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Blake was at a different club (and a Kiwi international played centre in his place), D Brown had played a grand total of three first-grade games, and Evans didn’t play because he’d been dropped to reggies. The Storm didn’t beat an undermanned side, they flogged the best Parra had to throw at them (sans N Brown). Don’t kid yourself with false equivalence.

Win or lose today, Parramatta are the NRL's walking dead

Where the coach chooses to play them doesn’t change the fact the choice of troops from Round 9 is essentially the same as this afternoon. The team that lost to the Storm were not viciously understrength.

Win or lose today, Parramatta are the NRL's walking dead

Right you are, that’s my bad. Story has been updated.

Win or lose today, Parramatta are the NRL's walking dead

Best comment ever.

Giving to Israel Folau isn't patriotic, it's funding fanaticism

You take “factionalised gang of old white men” wearing robes and come up with a guy born in Nazareth, who died at a young age, and his closest mates?

Israel, please shut up about God – oh, and happy Easter!

Cool, enjoy watching them not make the finals again.

Hey Waratahs, welcome to NSW (you probably won't be back, hey?)

When you’ve got three years of history and two of them came up with wooden spoons, yes, 2016 matters.
More importantly than 2016 (which I noted but you’ve conveniently left out), they are the incumbent wooden spooners.
Don’t be disingenuous. The Sunwolves have been the worst team in the comp their whole history. That’s my point. It’s self-evident.

Hey Waratahs, welcome to NSW (you probably won't be back, hey?)

Dead last in 2016.
Second last in 2017.
Dead last in 2018.
Third last now 2019 (and were dead last leading into this round).
The Sunwolves are “an advertisement of what our sport can be”? Get a better agency.

Hey Waratahs, welcome to NSW (you probably won't be back, hey?)

The NRL needs a page-one rewrite on player behaviour

By that logic, Cam Smith and Billy Slater aren’t Melbourne through and through.

Salary cap? C'mon, we all know why we hate today's grand finalists

Thanks for the clicks and comments The Barry.
As I’m sure you’re aware, they’re all Buzz and I care about.

The Bulldogs' short memories – among other things – on show at Mad Monday

“… make the decision to move home after things have run their natural course…”
My ‘hypocrisy’ is kind of the point.

Homesick? Suck it up, be a man, and blame someone else instead

Bonehead? Ouch.

Homesick? Suck it up, be a man, and blame someone else instead

“The NRL has confirmed it is investigating the Cronulla Sharks over alleged illegal payments to players during the 2015 and 2017 seasons.”
https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/08/28/cronulla-sharks-confident-they-are-salary-cap-compliant/

Sorry Cronulla, but violating the salary cap in the past isn't just a "historical issue"

Yeah, win the Tour de France seven times.
That’ll get you kicked out of sport for good.

For John Hopoate, a ten-year ban just isn't enough

Right you are Nat, copy has been updated to reflect this.

What the hell do Benny and Baz know that the rest of us don't?

Right you are Jack. The piece has been edited to better reflect the current situation.
I apologise for my shoddy maths (I’m going to blame it on the fact I don’t have all my fingers, which makes it hard for me to count).

Kiss your semis goodbye

Actually, Wales, England and Scotland are all countries. Great Britain is the name of the island they share. Four countries (Eng, Wal, Scot and N Ire) then form the United Kingdom.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countries_of_the_United_Kingdom
Just a short geography lesson. Otherwise, your point regarding Unions stands.

It's time for an international window across all rugby leagues

That’s the one Torchbearer – meant in track and field. Piece has been modified.

37 days to Rio: Betty Cuthbert wins three golds in Melbourne

Right you are – colour my face Maroon, that’s a shocker (which, obviously, I’ve fixed).

State of Origin Game 2: Why NSW will win

Chaves wins the stage and he thanks the OGE team back in the office.
He’s just the classiest bloke.

Giro d'Italia 2016: Stage 14 live race updates, blog

Champion call Brendon, cheers.
I’ll have to put a tenner on your prediction for tomorrow night too!
Give us a preview – who’s going to win the mountain TT?

Giro d'Italia 2016: Stage 14 live race updates, blog

Fantastic stage. Feel for Atapuma, he was so brave.
But Chaves, what a champion. A big TT tomorrow and… Nah, not going to jinx it!

Giro d'Italia 2016: Stage 14 live race updates, blog

Haha! You beauty!

Giro d'Italia 2016: Stage 14 live race updates, blog

That’s it, kick lad!

Giro d'Italia 2016: Stage 14 live race updates, blog