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It’s more the fact that it was JWH than anything I think. He’s pretty notorious for that kind of tackle and the refs keep the softly softly approach with him. And I really don’t think it’s a matter of toughening up either. The guy played in the 2nd row on debut in SOO and made 30 tackles, ot too bad for a fullback.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 11

I actually grew up playing union, but in Tasmania, which actually has more of a rugby league vibe than anything. Sure there’s a private school that plays, but the majority of the teams are solidly working class. And the uni is only involved for the cheap beers. I’m one of the lucky fans that actually likes to watch both codes.

Spare us this 'emerging trend' rubbish, Annesley. Deliberate cheating is entrenched

Then you make all of us uncomfortable because then you’ll next suggest tries are worth 5 points and scrums should be a thing again. Then we’re just one Sam Burgess sabbatical away from union and then we’ll have to send all our kids to private boarding schools and we’ll have to drink chardonnay at the footy and talk about stocks, bonds and yachts at half time.

Spare us this 'emerging trend' rubbish, Annesley. Deliberate cheating is entrenched

It’s about the vibe!

Spare us this 'emerging trend' rubbish, Annesley. Deliberate cheating is entrenched

They are at a crossroads but there is no reason that it cannot thrive. It might not be the “traditional” version of union, but 7s is a bit of a sleeping giant in my view. It is easily brought into schools and non-traditional union/league areas and the female 7s side is a genuine world class side that will continue to bring a lot of women and girls into union.
Sure union might be having a bit of its super league moment, but it’s not that long ago that league was on its knees in Australia, so it’s hardly worth gloating.

League and union cannot afford an all-out Pacific code war

I live in Hobart now so not really going to either. In Tassie there are 10 union clubs and a total of 0 league clubs. But when I was in Canberra I would go to the Brumbies three times for every Raiders game I went to. But then I went to probably 2x Canberra Cavalry games as Brumbies games.
It’s a bit of horses for course really.

League and union cannot afford an all-out Pacific code war

Might be time to have a cup of tea…

League and union cannot afford an all-out Pacific code war

Mate, lots of people can actually follow both codes without their brain disintegrating…

League and union cannot afford an all-out Pacific code war

That’s really not the kind of penalty that people are talking about though. The issues is the penalties where there is a defensive line that’s maybe a little fractured but they hold down a player to ensure the line is more organised. It’s not an obvious professional foul because there is other defenders in play

Two simple ways to solve the NRL’s creeping penalty trend

You know what Greenberg does? He flip flops! Sometimes he doesn’t know whether he is coming or going…

Spare us this 'emerging trend' rubbish, Annesley. Deliberate cheating is entrenched

The ball sure does want to explore its options…

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak granted immediate release from Panthers

Thankyou for highlighting the mythical “flow” argument in the NRL. Just sin-bin the players. One day the message will get through and until that happens the attacking team will actually get rewarded for being on top

Two simple ways to solve the NRL’s creeping penalty trend

Tell us what you really think…

Ivan Cleary learning from Anthony Griffin’s mistakes by avoiding top four

And that’s probably not due to happen until 2040

Cooper Cronk's retirement signals the end of a magnificent era

What’s watching JT play his grand final got to do with Cooper?
Was he even invited to the wedding? Were they ever in that kind of a friendship? Finchy said they were never the best of friends anyhow, not in those exact words mind you. But hey a couple of instances pieced together points to a feud.

Cooper Cronk calls time on magnificent NRL career

He could play hooker!

Cooper Cronk calls time on magnificent NRL career

The Thursday night game is shaping up as pure dross.

The Parramatta Eels cop a reality check

I wonder if there was really ever a feud? Or was it a case of some work colleagues are close and others are not. I always got the impression that Cronk and Smith were vastly different personalities at different points in their lives and were never actually “close”

Cooper Cronk calls time on magnificent NRL career

We can argue semantics until the cows come home, but the fact that the NRL is doing relatively well at the moment doesn’t mean they should stop acting on these kinds of scenarios.

Hit the road, Jack: Federal Court finds in favour of NRL

Cool story. By that reasoning they should ignore all bad behaviour cause hey it’s all good. Any news is good news right?

Hit the road, Jack: Federal Court finds in favour of NRL

That’s kind of how the redistribution of wealth works though. Not saying I agree with a lot of various party policies, but I’m pragmatic that funding goes and will continue to go to things I don’t necessarily agree with

Vote 1: Women's sport

He has literally made a tonne of posts with religious references in the past 12 months with no issues. But then made one discriminating against a group of people with a certain sexual orientation and subsequently was found in breach of his contract to his employer. It had nothing to do with his religion.

Folau fired: Rugby Australia axe Israel

You don’t want to pay for me to play sport?
On the flip side, do you see the irony in paying to watch people play sport, either through direct payments – tickets, merch etc – or indirectly through advertising but complaining about taxation going to sport?

Vote 1: Women's sport

A saying incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain.

Vote 1: Women's sport

I beg to differ. Not everyone wants to fork out for Fox. But many would watch it if it was on FTA

Will Raelene Castle survive the Folau scandal?