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Ryan O'Connell

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Should the salary cap include head coaches?

Should the salary cap include head coaches?

2 days ago

Before the Brisbane Broncos announced yesterday that they had lured Wayne Bennett back to the club, the rugby league rumour mill had the star coach returning to the St George Illawarra Dragons on a three-year deal worth approximately $3 million. This in turn had generated talk of the NRL introducing a salary cap for coaches; […]

Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale should stay in rugby union

Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale should stay in rugby union

3 days ago

When Israel Folau was spotted having a coffee with the NRL’s head of football Todd Greenberg last week, it fuelled speculation that a return to rugby league was on the cards for the dual international. Combined with sightings of Bulldogs coach Des Hasler at a Waratahs match – reportedly to watch Kurtley Beale play – […]

10 common sense changes the NRL should make

10 common sense changes the NRL should make

15 Jul 2014

In a piece I wrote last week about State of Origin 3, I paraphrased the saying “The problem with common sense is that it’s not very common.” It was in relation to the Origin shield not being awarded to the winning team until after Game 3, even if the series has been decided. I find […]

The return of the King: LeBron goes home

The return of the King: LeBron goes home

14 Jul 2014

The best basketballer on the planet, LeBron James, has made the decision to return to the franchise he started his career with, the Cleveland Cavaliers. The move back to his home state of Ohio had been rumoured over the last week or so, though most pundits expected him to remain in Miami. That includes yours […]

Five talking points from State of Origin III

Five talking points from State of Origin III

10 Jul 2014

The Queensland Maroons have defeated the New South Wales Blues 32-8 in the third and final game of the 2014 State of Origin series, played last night at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Though the series was decided in Sydney when the Blues won Game 2, the game had all the characteristics we’ve come to expect […]

State of Origin game III: Still plenty to play for

State of Origin game III: Still plenty to play for

8 Jul 2014

The New South Wales Blues have already wrapped up to the 2014 State of Origin series, but anyone who thinks that the dead rubber in Brisbane will be a fizzer will be sorely mistaken. That’s not a case of me trying to drum up interest in a game that essentially means nothing. The simple truth […]

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