"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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As the combatants for next Sunday’s NRL grand final were confirmed on the weekend, a popular narrative surfaced that it was the season finale that no one wanted.
There is nothing quite like the emotional overreaction that comes after a loss. When said loss also happens to translate into an early exit for a team that had high expectations, the irrational response is even greater.
After a short hiatus from writing, there is no better time to return to The Roar than on the eve of the 2016 NRL finals series, for it is shaping up to be one for the ages.
Immediately after you have witnessed history unfold is a sub-optimal juncture to attempt being objective.
The New South Wales Blues defeated the Queensland Maroons 18-14 at ANZ Stadium in Homebush last night, preventing a clean sweep in the 2016 State of Origin series.
The Queensland Maroons defeated the New South Wales Blues 26-16 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane last night, thus clinching the 2016 State of Origin series.