Posts Tagged "Rugby League"

Ignoring Billy Slater became more critical for Queensland when Johnathan Thurston was ruled out of next Wednesday’s Origin opener at Suncorp.

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Each week in preparation for writing this piece, I spent half an hour each morning scouring the news looking for my favourite stories in women’s sport.

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Friday Night Football shapes as a crucial encounter to the finals aspirations of both South Sydney and Parramatta as they headline round 12 of the 2017 NRL season.

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With State of Origin on the horizon, the first fragmented round of regular season footy is upon us and the absentee list makes for some interesting tipping!

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NBA playoffs are really peaking, Origin week is here and we all need some musical inspiration. Which tunes are we cranking as the soundtrack to our sport viewing this week?

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Axed NSW State of Origin vice-captain Robbie Farah may have a point to prove when South Sydney meet Parramatta on Friday night – but not to Eels coach Brad Arthur.

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When Nathan Peats thinks about tough, his mind doesn’t wander to the 80-minute test of attrition that awaits him during Wednesday’s State of Origin series opener, but rather his mum.

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They got their opportunities because of the misfortunes of others and now the State of Origin series rests in the hands of rookies Nathan Peats and Anthony Milford.

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That’s right. You heard me: State of Origin belongs to Queensland.

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The last decade as a New South Welshman has left me feeling nothing for Origin except violent dysentery.

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Paul Vaughan must be wondering to himself what more he could have done to impress Blues coach Laurie Daley.

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The State of Origin teams have been announced and it means only one thing for NRL teams – absolute mayhem. Shortened rounds, byes, weakened teams and everyone putting forward a new competition structure.

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The only positive for following the NRL’s so-called ‘professional’ side would be planning overseas trips in late August, knowing the New Zealand Warriors’ season would be done.

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There have been some superb Indigenous players over the years. From Australian captains and Dally M winners to grand final winners and Churchill medalists, this top ten list of the best Australian Indigenous players to step foot on a rugby league field has it all.

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Firebrand federal MP Bob Katter says Billy Slater has been shafted by Queensland State of Origin selectors and incumbent fullback Darius Boyd wouldn’t know a line break if he tripped over one.

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Sunday looms as D-day for recovering Queensland playmaker Johnathan Thurston.

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This State of Origin series is already fascinating and we’re still a week out from the first game being played.

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There is little wonder so much anger and amazement came from Queensland Origin fans after selectors left out Billy Slater for Game 1 of the series next Wednesday.

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Unlikely allies have emerged for maligned NSW halfback Mitchell Pearce ahead of next week’s State of Origin series opener – Queenslanders.

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Queensland captain Cameron Smith says he was consulted about the new-look Maroons team named for next week’s State of Origin opener but had no hand in Billy Slater’s surprise snub.

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