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Forgive me footy fans, for I have sinned. I only attended two NRL games this year, and I didn’t enjoy either of them. I have a valid excuse, though. Being a Canberra Raiders fan absolutely blows at the moment. Particularly when you’re watching your team wave Manly past like they’re directing traffic at a rain-sodden […]
At the midway point of the NRL season, the bottom-eight bound North Queensland Cowboys looked as likely to feature come September as I did to be dating Katy Perry. The Cowboys are now three wins away from the grand final, and KP is two months from a tour of Australia. If you believe in miracles […]
If you’re still waiting for the Penrith Panthers to curl up on a couch and sleep through the cold months, you really should lay off the catnip. Spring is here, and the Panthers are very much finals-bound. The crowds might not reflect it, but there hasn’t been this much excitement in the air out Penrith […]
I switched on last Thursday night’s NRL contest between the Bulldogs and the Tigers almost as an afterthought. The swathes of vacant sky-blue seating at the Olympic Stadium confirmed I wasn’t alone in my ambivalence. When the Nine Network brains trust booked this kinda-sorta western Sydney derby into the Round 24 Thursday night slot a […]
Being the optimistic, understanding type, I’ve been willing to give Ricky Stuart until mid-2015 to reverse the fortunes of the Canberra Raiders. After witnessing last weekend’s post-match presser, I’m no longer certain he’ll make it that far. As an amateur workplace psychologist, I’ve witnessed several senior colleagues slowly crumble under the weight of relentless pressure […]
There’s no surer sign that a hard-nosed reporter is buckling under the grind of a long NRL season than writing a listicle – and this isn’t the first time I’ve buckled. But rugby league reporters are fans as well – most of us, anyway – and every year we’re confronted with the same relentless barrage […]