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When it comes to grand final day entertainment, both the NRL and the AFL either get it very wrong or very right. Sadly, the NRL more often than not opts for the former. While last year’s meeting of the minds between ‘our’ Jessica Mauboy and the Nine Network’s Ricky Martin was suitably bright and bubbly, […]
It’s hard to go past Johnathan Thurston and Sam Burgess as the finest brains and brawn respectively in the NRL this year, but neither player is the one other teams are trying to emulate. I headed along to the SFS last Friday night, despite (or perhaps because of) last week’s piece that had me misconstrued […]
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 […]