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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

Member Since:
 
December 2016
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Brisbane
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Any success from this tournament belongs to the players

Any success from this tournament belongs to the players

4 Dec 2017

“So Fiji is actually a real place?”

Rugby league’s G20 strategy: Who are the next two elite nations?

Rugby league's G20 strategy: Who are the next two elite nations?

30 Nov 2017

In the week of the Rugby League World Cup final, a friend pointed me in the direction of an interesting document.

Taking rugby league to the other side of the world

Taking rugby league to the other side of the world

29 Nov 2017

Roar Expert Robert Burgin helped administer the first Latin American Championship of rugby league on November 17-18. Here he tells of how this bizarre adventure became reality – and how it gives hopes to other average fans who want to play a part in growing their sport.

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

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

16 Nov 2017

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?