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Ryan O'Connell

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February 2011
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NSW Blues halves pairing looking very murky

NSW Blues halves pairing looking very murky

5 days ago

The opening game of the 2014 State of Origin series will be held in Brisbane on May 28, which means there are just five weeks of NRL football before the Blues squad is announced. That might seem like a long period of time but, when it comes to selecting the halves combination for the Blues, […]

Good luck picking the 2013/14 NBA Coach of the Year

10 Apr 2014

When it comes to voting for the 2013-14 NBA Coach of the Year, I wish those ‘fortunate’ enough to be asked to fill out a ballot all the very best of luck. Always a hotly contested award, this season has an even deeper field of worthy recipients than usual. I personally struggle to nominate the […]

Hollywood plots afoot in the NRL

Hollywood plots afoot in the NRL

8 Apr 2014

It’s often said that there is more drama, excitement and action in sport than there is in movies. While I certainly agree, it’s also become evident after five rounds of NRL football that there are plenty of rugby league storylines that have synergies with some famous Hollywood movie titles. Best of all, there isn’t a […]

NRL judiciary got Jordan McLean’s suspension horribly wrong

NRL judiciary got Jordan McLean’s suspension horribly wrong

3 Apr 2014

The NRL judiciary handed down a seven-week suspension to the Melbourne Storm’s Jordan McLean for his role in the tackle that left Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon in hospital with a serious spinal injury. Emotions are running very high in rugby league at present, but my initial response to the length of the suspension was […]

Bulldogs dodge a bullet on Fifita deal

Bulldogs dodge a bullet on Fifita deal

1 Apr 2014

The Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs have completed a dramatic backflip by terminating contract negotiations with prized recruit Andrew Fifita. The current Cronulla Sharks prop was due to join the Dogs for the 2015 season, after agreeing to a massive deal just a few weeks ago. It was worth a reported $3.5 million over four years. However, […]

Coverage of the NRL needs to drastically improve

Coverage of the NRL needs to drastically improve

25 Mar 2014

Though attention of late has been on crowd numbers for the National Rugby League, it’s my belief that there is a bigger issue facing the code. Coverage of the game needs to improve dramatically. After continually witnessing how well other sports are covered, both here and abroad, I can’t help but feel that the NRL’s […]

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