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Robert Burgin

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Sports writer of 20 years with a particular appetite for Rugby League's exotic and bizarre tales. @RobBurginWriter

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December 2016
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League pioneer’s dream: To live to the next World Cup

League pioneer's dream: To live to the next World Cup

5 days ago

One of the most important people in international rugby league will be almost 20,000 kilometres away when the World Cup quarter-finals begin this week, fighting a battle well outside the spotlight.

Who will contest the next Rugby League World Cup?

Who will contest the next Rugby League World Cup?

1 Nov 2017

While there were no doubt financial and competitive reasons why the 2017 Rugby League World Cup was again limited to 14 countries, it seems an awkward number. So, many fans are looking ahead to the 2021 tournament, when the event will grow to 16 teams.

Rugby league sells itself short again

Rugby league sells itself short again

22 Oct 2017

How would you feel if, on the eve of the Rugby League World Cup, Ben Hunt was forced to stand on stage and repeatedly replay his 2015 grand final mea culpa as a way of guaranteeing his selection?

Who will join the Purple Pride in the NRL final?

Who will join the Purple Pride in the NRL final?

23 Sep 2017

A lot of people, particularly some vocal ones in Melbourne, would like me to overlook the fact that the first team qualified for the NRL grand final plays out of Victoria’s most ‘proud’ suburb, boasts one of Australia’s most openly ‘eccentric’ supporters – Molly Meldrum – and even dresses in bright purple.

If you’re going to introduce fair play, go the whole hog

If you're going to introduce fair play, go the whole hog

16 Sep 2017

Is there room for greater displays of sportsmanship in rugby league? Or is there no place for fair play when your season is on the line?

This year’s premier will alter history. Here’s how

This year's premier will alter history. Here's how

9 Sep 2017

A premiership creates history in more ways than are instantly apparent.