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Steve Turner

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Recently retired Bulldogs winger Steve Turner joins The Roar as an expert NRL columnist. Over a 10 year career, Turner played 164 first grade matches, including 105 for the Melbourne Storm.

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TURNER: Blues in disarray with Origin fast approaching

TURNER: Blues in disarray with Origin fast approaching

1 day ago

The NSW Blues look to be in trouble six weeks before the 2014 State of Origin series opens in Brisbane, with massive clouds gathering above the halves and front row combinations. Coach Laurie Daley will already be having sleepless nights as he mulls over worrying form slumps on top of injuries to many of his […]

TURNER: NRL refs getting away with more than the players

TURNER: NRL refs getting away with more than the players

8 Apr 2014

It is not my habit to write about referees but this week I am compelled to do so after a highly-confusing and – it must be said – very ordinary weekend from our men in pink. Their inconsistency is driving me crazy and it seems members of the public, along with the media, are scratching […]

STEVE TURNER: League urgently needs an extra provision for concussion casualties

STEVE TURNER: League urgently needs an extra provision for concussion casualties

2 Apr 2014

The league needs to take a long, hard look at its new concussion rules. They were designed with the very best intentions but they are not practical. In the last two weeks, three clubs that I can think of lost players after suffering head knocks in games. I refer to Greg Inglis (Souths), Glenn Stewart […]

STEVE TURNER: Five day turn-arounds treat footballers like cattle

STEVE TURNER: Five day turn-arounds treat footballers like cattle

25 Mar 2014

The NRL insists that player welfare is paramount, yet teams are still being asked to play with a meagre five days between games. As an ex-player, I think it is too great a strain on modern footballers, and I can only hope some common sense is shown when the match schedulers sit down to map […]

STEVE TURNER: Warriors woeful but don’t blame the coach

STEVE TURNER: Warriors woeful but don’t blame the coach

18 Mar 2014

I do not see why coach Matt Elliot is under the pump after two rounds of the NRL competition. Firstly, it was just about unanimous that his star-studded New Zealand Warriors team would be one of the top performers of 2014. Pundits everywhere suggested they had the roster to succeed and there was widespread agreement […]

STEVE TURNER: Observations from NRL Round 1

STEVE TURNER: Observations from NRL Round 1

11 Mar 2014

Great to have the footy back but just what did we see? Many so-called ‘heavyweights’ down on their high standards and a number of ‘unfashionables’ really catching the eye. I watched all eight games closely and here is what I made of the teams and their prospects for 2014: Rabbitohs 20-point winners over the defending […]

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