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Tom Rock

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About

As a full-time pharmacist, part-time Roarer and fair-weather Newcastle Knights fan, Tom doesn’t leave anything on the field. He always gives 110% and never forgets to give full credit to the boys. But in a game of two halves, it’s important not to look too far ahead, so Tom’s just taking it one week at a time. Follow Tom on Twitter @_TomRock_

Member Since:
 
February 2016
Based In:
 
Sydney
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The best and worst of the 2017 NRL season

The best and worst of the 2017 NRL season

4 Sep 2017

The regular season is done and dusted for another year, but the outcome feels strangely familiar. Almost like history repeating itself.

Forget the coach: The Gold Coast Titans should hire a general manager of football

Forget the coach: The Gold Coast Titans should hire a general manager of football

28 Aug 2017

What’s more important to a football team – a great coach or great players? A team of great players can be successful with a mediocre coach, but a great coach won’t be successful with a team of mediocre players.

50 years left to live: Rugby league’s inconvenient truth

50 years left to live: Rugby league's inconvenient truth

21 Aug 2017

Rugby league in Australia is dying. Interest in the code is waning, participation is dropping, and the on-field product has become dull and predictable. At its current rate, the game has only 50 years left to live.

NRL stocktake: Who is rising and who is falling?

NRL stocktake: Who is rising and who is falling?

14 Aug 2017

With 23 rounds of NRL action in the books and only three rounds of the regular season remaining, it’s the perfect time to take stock. So whose future is looking rosy and who’s going the way of Patinack Farm? Here’s three of each.

Back to the Future: A rugby league retrospective

Back to the Future: A rugby league retrospective

7 Aug 2017

How good was rugby league in the 1980s!? The jerseys, the hairstyles, the characters, the fights – it truly was a glorious time to be alive. But was the game better ‘back in the day’ than it is today? Here are three arguments for and against:

Hounding Hasler: Is Des a dying breed?

Hounding Hasler: Is Des a dying breed?

31 Jul 2017

Another week, another painful loss for the Canterbury Bulldogs, and another fresh round of speculation over Des Hasler’s future.