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Steve Mascord

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About

Steve Mascord has covered rugby league in 15 countries and worked for most media organisations that regularly feature the sport, on both sides of the globe. He started off as an 18-year-old cadet at Australian Associated Press, transferring to the Sydney Morning Herald just in time to go on the last full Kangaroos Tour in 1994. He spent three years at Sydney's Daily Telegraph from 2006 before going freelance at the conclusion of the 2008 World Cup. Steve is the author of the book Touchstones, host of the White Line Fever podcast and propriety of rugbyleaguehub.com, hardrockhub.com and hotmetalonline.com. He is married to Sarah and splits his time between London and Sydney.

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What Michael Maguire has to do as the new referees coach

What Michael Maguire has to do as the new referees coach

5 days ago

What should Michael Maguire and Donald Trump both have in common? They should each have limited terms.

Needs of the many against loyalty to a sport: Sydney’s stadium upgrade dilemma

Needs of the many against loyalty to a sport: Sydney's stadium upgrade dilemma

6 Dec 2017

I always had a slight problem with the Papua New Guinea government putting so much money into rugby league.

The tangled web of the troubled NRL star

The tangled web of the troubled NRL star

9 Jul 2016

It is a tangled web, these troubled players weave.

Post-Origin inquisition is a mesmerising mess

Post-Origin inquisition is a mesmerising mess

24 Jun 2016

The investigations, self-immolation and recriminations in NSW since Wednesday night’s Origin II defeat create different impressions depending on your vantage point.

Rugby league not up to the (World Club) challenge

Rugby league not up to the (World Club) challenge

17 Jun 2016

It’s a throwaway line at the bottom of a rugby league story in The Australian and it seems to represent yet another embarrassing climb-down by a sport that just doesn’t know what to do with itself.

Who cares what Eddie Jones thinks?

Who cares what Eddie Jones thinks?

11 Jun 2016

A couple of years ago, your correspondent would have tripped over himself running to his laptop to condemn England rugby union coach Eddie Jones for saying rugby league “is not a skilful game”.