Tim Prentice is a professional sportswriter with more than four decades experience. He covered rugby league and tennis for the Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph as well as having a weekly all sports column. Tim loves roaring and loves nothing more than you roaring back!
- Member Since:
- April 2012
- Favourite Sports:
- Cricket, Football, League,
A number of rookies pressed the excitement accelerator in the weekend’s NRL Auckland Nines, but it was a seasoned professional who made me sit up and take notice as we hurtle towards the 2016 premiership kickoff.
Is there a major discipline and recruitment problem at the Sydney Roosters, or is the club just unlucky?
I usually write about rugby league on this forum, but today I digress. Cricket is my subject and – apart from the garden or backyard variety – this column is about the most Australian form of cricket ever played: street cricket.
Rugby league’s preseason is great and I have always loved it.
How could anyone even contemplate branding the likes of Sam Burgess, Jarryd Hayne or Israel Folau, as ‘losers’ or ‘quitters’ after the enormous gambles they took to expand their fabulous sporting careers?
I’ve got rugby league pumping trough my veins. That code has literally been my bread and butter since I was 20 years of age but as a kid, rugby union was my sport.