Back to square 1 for NSW

I really rate Moylan. He's a great athlete and a natural footballer but surely we need more than one good NRL season before we throw him into a key position. He's 24 I think so he's had plenty of seasons where he hasn't been good. Let's see if he can deliver again next year. I think he will but I'd be more comfortable seeing what happens. In the SCG game against Souths this year Brett Stewart made two of the greatest fullback tackles I've ever seen. Inglis and Sam Burgess made clean line breaks and Stewart took them both down with brilliant one-on-one tackles. That's on top of everything he offers in attack as a ball-runner, ball-player and kick chaser. I don't care how old he is - the others can have the jumper when they can do what he can do better than he can.

4 days ago
Back to square 1 for NSW

Terry Lamb.

4 days ago
Jarryd’s dream makes a very small pond of the NRL

Tim - do you really think this year has been an Annus Horribillus? The McKinnon tragedy was truly horrible but you've overstated the rest of it. SBW returning to league overall has been a great story for the game. It should be looked at that we got two years out of him instead of the one that everyone expected. The Packer incident was disgusting but he's spent jail time and time out of the game. The Hurrell incident wasn't pleasant but no one was hurt or taken advantage of. The Pearce incident was a non-event. Are Newcastle not better off without Tinkler? Are they not better off financially than before he came on the scene? The sharks / ASADA scandal is finally over and things were nowhere as bad as we were led to believe on sports darkest day. There was only ever one official in the heat of the moment maybe blaming the ballboy - no one else did. Carney hurt and embarrassed himself and his family more than the game. This year we had the 'fairytale' of Souths winning the como and everything that went along with that. Rusty ringing the bell and finally getting to eat some more grand final cake, Burgess' heroics and 'yo adrian' tears. NSW broke the Origin hoodoo. St George broke the Canberra hoodoo. There was the romance of Penriths ongoing success when everyone was waiting for them to fall and the 5 year plan. Their miracle last second win against the Roosters. Three semi-finals decided by a point. We saw the Tigers young guns coming through and the shadow of a possible premiership. The Roosters won back to back minor premiers. The Dogs came from 7th to within a game of the title. Parra's resurgence after two wooden spoons. Geoff Toovey. Alex McKinnon aside it was a great season.

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