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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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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

6 days ago

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?

Joey, it’s time: You’re the 2018 NSW Blues Origin coach

Joey, it’s time: You’re the 2018 NSW Blues Origin coach

14 Jul 2017

With New South Wales losing their 11th series in the last 12 years, it’s not time to hit the panic button. That time was about six years ago. The Blues are way past the stage of anxiety kicking in; they’re firmly entrenched in the ‘what the hell do we do now?’ stage.

State of Origin 3: Two factors that will decide the decider

State of Origin 3: Two factors that will decide the decider

12 Jul 2017

So, here we are. Game 3 of the 2017 State of Origin series. Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The series tied at one game apiece. It’s no big deal, only the future of the planet at stake. Or something like that.

NSW Blues team for Origin 3: Expert reaction

NSW Blues team for Origin 3: Expert reaction

3 Jul 2017

The New South Wales Blues have named an (almost) unchanged squad for the third game of the 2017 State of Origin series, meaning the team will likely go through the series with the same 17 players – an impressive feat not achieved by the Blues since 1996.