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Of all the ritual humiliations I’ve suffered as a Canberra Raiders fan in recent years, none are seared so deep into my retinas as the events that transpired at Brookvale Oval in Round 8, 2014. Considering I flew across the Tasman to watch Shaun Johnson and Manu Vatuvei rack up hat tricks in the Warriors’ […]
When New South Wales finally ended eight years of misery by officially wresting the State of Origin shield from Queensland last week, one of Australian rugby league’s greatest recurring storylines came to a close. In terms of significance to the game’s history, the Blues’ Origin triumph is up there with Scott marrying Charlene on Neighbours, […]
Much has been written about the generation of underprivileged New South Welshchildren who’d never basked in the reflected glory of an Origin series win until three weeks ago. Forgotten in all the excitement? The Queensland kids who’d never tasted defeat. All around the Sunshine State parents had to placate stricken children last month, explaining to […]
After noticing my face streaked with maroon tears following Game 2 of State of Origin 2014, The Roar editor kindly offered up the New South Wales team for Game 3 for my appraisal. What happens next won’t surprise you. With 2014 State of Origin glory already going the way of the Blues, the dead-rubber chatter […]
Cricket lovers often wax lyrical about which batsman they’d like taking guard if their life were on the line. But if I needed a current Australian sporting champion to save my soul from oblivion, it’d be Billy Slater. With two tries against the Parramatta Eels on Sunday, Slater quietly cruised past Terry Lamb and drew […]
Wally Fullerton-Smith. Wayne Bartrim. Dallas Johnson. These are but a few of the faceless men on whom Queensland’s State of Origin mythology has been built. For every Shane Webcke there’s a Gary Larson. For every Michael Hancock there’s an Adam Mogg. For every Mal Meninga there’s a Michael Hagan. And so on and so forth, […]