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

Member Since:
 
December 2016
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Brisbane
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If you’re going to introduce fair play, go the whole hog

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

5 days ago

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.

The World Cup can save us from an annus mediocre – if we let it

The World Cup can save us from an annus mediocre - if we let it

2 Sep 2017

Last week, in the space of five days, I attended one NRL game at a stadium, watched four other NRL games on TV, drove three hours to watch a mate play a country semi-final, coached two training sessions and wrote three funding applications for my team.

“If you’re walking through hell, you might as well keep on walking”

"If you’re walking through hell, you might as well keep on walking"

26 Aug 2017

On top of having his NRL career snatched away, Johnny Manning has witnessed the death of two brothers, his sister and his wife – all in heartbreaking circumstance and all before his 40th birthday.

Taking histrionics out of lauding halves

Taking histrionics out of lauding halves

19 Aug 2017

Is it possible to discuss halves without being lured into histrionics?

League in Los Angeles?

League in Los Angeles?

5 Aug 2017

For 99 per cent of people reading this story, rugby league’s sole connection to Los Angeles is a 1987 State of Origin game largely remembered as a kind of athletic spoof movie.