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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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Rugby league sells itself short again

Rugby league sells itself short again

21 hours ago

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.

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.