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Ryan O'Connell

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"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words, it is war minus the shooting." - George Orwell

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NSW Blues team for State of Origin Game 1, 2017: Expert reaction

NSW Blues team for State of Origin Game 1, 2017: Expert reaction

5 days ago

The New South Wales Blues have announced their team for Game 1 of the 2017 State of Origin series, and as usual there is a mix of surprises along with the totally anticipated selections.

NSW Blues team for State of Origin Game 1, 2017: Expert reaction

NSW Blues team for State of Origin Game 1, 2017: Expert reaction

19 May 2017

The New South Wales Blues have announced their team for Game 1 of the 2017 State of Origin series, and as usual there is a mix of surprises along with the totally anticipated selections.

NSW selectors’ credibility on the line with Mitchell Pearce

NSW selectors’ credibility on the line with Mitchell Pearce

16 May 2017

Though you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise, this is not a recycled piece. You may look at the headline and surmise that The Roar is malfunctioning and serving up articles from 2015 – or earlier – but it’s really not.

We’re to blame for the rise of ‘Hot Takes’

We’re to blame for the rise of 'Hot Takes'

9 May 2017

Do you know who is to blame for the rise of Hot Takes when it comes to sporting discussions? I’ll give you a not-so-subtle hint – go take a look in the mirror.

The NRL deserves better than the Wests Tigers

The NRL deserves better than the Wests Tigers

26 Apr 2017

A lot has been said and written about the Wests Tigers over the last few weeks, and up until their brave and impressive victory over the Bulldogs on Sunday, very little of it had been positive.

Do it, Des: Mbye to 9 and Frawley to 7

Do it, Des: Mbye to 9 and Frawley to 7

18 Apr 2017

Just three weeks ago, Bulldogs coach Des Hasler was in the hot seat, battling for his future at Canterbury.