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Ryan O'Connell

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Seven questions from Round 1 of the NRL finals

Seven questions from Round 1 of the NRL finals

6 days ago

The first weekend of the NRL finals didn’t disappoint rugby league fans, with plenty of tension, excitement, upsets, controversy and scintillating play. Though this weekend’s semi-finals can’t come quick enough, there remains plenty to discuss from Round 1 – including the following seven questions. Are Penrith the real deal? No. They’re not. They got lucky. […]

Irresponsible gambling: Ryano’s NRL finals predictions

Irresponsible gambling: Ryano's NRL finals predictions

9 Sep 2014

After a tremendous finish to the regular season, the top eight has now been finalised. The NRL finals series will kick-off this weekend with four intriguing match-ups and plenty of sub-plots to analyse. With only quality teams left in the competition – along with the Bulldogs and Broncos (zing!) – it ensures bold prognostications are […]

Boomers’ loss to Angola: ‘Tournament strategy’ or ‘un-Australian’?

Boomers' loss to Angola: ‘Tournament strategy’ or ‘un-Australian’?

5 Sep 2014

Last night, Australia’s mens basketball team received some criticism for their performance against Angola in the FIBA 2014 World Cup. The Boomers were ‘upset’ by Angola 91-83, yet it wasn’t the loss that angered people, it was the fact that Australia didn’t do everything in its power to win. From the tip-off, Australia’s intentions were […]

Every NRL game is equal, but this round, some are more equal than others

Every NRL game is equal, but this round, some are more equal than others

2 Sep 2014

The final round of the NRL this coming weekend features eight games, all of which will have a massive influence on the ladder, the top eight and the final series. OK, I may have just told a little white lie, for a couple of the games will have less of an impact than me punching […]

What iconic sporting event were you lucky enough to be at?

What iconic sporting event were you lucky enough to be at?

29 Aug 2014

NBA podcaster Tom Read gave me the inspiration for this article when he tweeted that he was there in person to see Carmelo Anthony’s 37-point explosion at the 2012 London Olympics. For the uninitiated, Team USA smashed Nigeria 156-73 and ‘Melo’ caught proverbial fire. In just 14 minutes he went crazy, scoring 37 points and […]

What if the Sharks had won the premiership in 2011?

What if the Sharks had won the premiership in 2011?

26 Aug 2014

Despite the 17 members of the 2011 Cronulla Sharks team accepting a deal from ASADA that involved backdated suspensions, I’m sure we haven’t heard the last of the drugs scandal that has dominated rugby league headlines of late. However, one narrative that I’ve yet to hear is just how lucky the NRL is that the […]

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