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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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State of Origin Game 2 preview: Two key factors that will decide the game

State of Origin Game 2 preview: Two key factors that will decide the game

4 days ago

The second game of the 2017 State of Origin series will be played at ANZ Stadium in Homebush tonight, with the NSW Blues looking to close the series out, and the Queensland Maroons hoping to take it to a decider in Brisbane in a few weeks time.

NSW Blues team for State of Origin Game 2, 2017: Expert reaction

NSW Blues team for State of Origin Game 2, 2017: Expert reaction

12 Jun 2017

The New South Wales Blues have named an unchanged side for the second game of the 2017 State of Origin series, as you would expect after an impressive 28-4 victory in Queensland’s backyard.

State of Origin 1 preview: Where State of Origin 1 will be won and lost

State of Origin 1 preview: Where State of Origin 1 will be won and lost

31 May 2017

The opening game of the 2017 State of Origin series kicks off in Brisbane tonight.

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

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

22 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.