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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

Member Since:
 
February 2011
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, League, Rugby,

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Rebrand the Rugby League World Cup – and ditch the Kangaroos

Rebrand the Rugby League World Cup – and ditch the Kangaroos

6 days ago

In light of the reports that a hybrid game of rugby league and rugby union might be in the works again – this time between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand All Blacks – I’d like to remind those behind the push for that game that they don’t have a mortgage on bad ideas.

Revisiting my five fearless predictions for the 2017 NRL season

Revisiting my five fearless predictions for the 2017 NRL season

10 Oct 2017

With the 2017 NRL season now completed, it’s time to rewind all the way back to the pre-season, and revisit my fearless predictions for the year.

The Melbourne Storm are great, not boring

The Melbourne Storm are great, not boring

3 Oct 2017

The Melbourne Storm ran roughshod over the North Queensland Cowboys in Sunday night’s NRL grand final, capping off a season of absolute dominance with an exclamation mark.

Sorry Brisbane and Sydney fans, but a Storm vs Cowboys grand final should have everyone salivating

Sorry Brisbane and Sydney fans, but a Storm vs Cowboys grand final should have everyone salivating

19 Sep 2017

After a somewhat lacklustre regular season, the NRL finals have been scintillating, with plenty of drama and, more importantly, some exceptional football.

The NRL is going stale, so let’s blood some new coaches to freshen things up

The NRL is going stale, so let's blood some new coaches to freshen things up

5 Sep 2017

Rugby league in Australia has gone a little stale and needs some new ideas from some new coaches.

Reduce the number of Sydney NRL clubs and make our competition truly ‘national’

Reduce the number of Sydney NRL clubs and make our competition truly 'national'

22 Aug 2017

What would you do if you were starting the NRL from scratch tomorrow?