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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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February 2011
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Time to pull heads out of the sand and admit Australian rugby is dying

Time to pull heads out of the sand and admit Australian rugby is dying

5 days ago

Early on in my time with The Roar, I was guilty of writing pieces that were ‘comment chasers’; pieces designed to do little else than generate debate.

In the interests of fairness, the NRL needs in-season player trades

In the interests of fairness, the NRL needs in-season player trades

15 Mar 2017

We are now just two rounds in to the 2017 NRL season, yet that has been more than enough time for a case to be made that player trades should become part of the landscape.

Five massive overreactions to Round 1 of the NRL

Five massive overreactions to Round 1 of the NRL

6 Mar 2017

There’s nothing better than taking a mere 80 minutes of football – or more, if the team in question went to golden point – and using it to judge how the rest of the NRL season will unfold.

Five fearless predictions for the 2017 NRL season

Five fearless predictions for the 2017 NRL season

27 Feb 2017

The footy is back! After what felt like a longer than usual off-season, the NRL returns this Thursday night, with the defending premiers, the Cronulla Sharks, taking on the Brisbane Broncos.

Revisiting my XI non-bold predictions for Australia’s summer of cricket

Revisiting my XI non-bold predictions for Australia's summer of cricket

14 Feb 2017

Now that Australia’s summer of cricket has finished – along with that immensely forgettable one-day series in New Zealand – it’s time to look back on my prognostications and see how well I did.

Rugby league in 2016: The good, the bad and the ugly

Rugby league in 2016: The good, the bad and the ugly

1 Jan 2017

With 2016 now in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to look back at some of the big things that happened last year.