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Mary Konstantopoulos

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Lawyer, sports advocate and proud owner and founder of the Ladies Who empire, including Ladies who League, Ladies who Legspin, Ladies who Lineout and Ladies who Leap. Send me love on twitter at @ladieswholeague! x

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Great to hear, Russell!!

'If I had to become Prime Minister to change the rules': Katherine Smith's AFL dream

Gyfox, it’s an important question that I think a lot of people will be looking into over the coming weeks.

There’s so many factors at play here – the summer weather, that the athletes are not full-time professional. But additionally we have so much more work to do in understanding the female body – how things like the menstrual cycle can impact things like concussion.

'If I had to become Prime Minister to change the rules': Katherine Smith's AFL dream

Terry it’s a great point. If your daughter is keen on rugby but is struggling to find somewhere to play shoot me an email at ladieswholeague@gmail.com and I will see if I can help.

Melbourne Rebels become first Super W club to pay players

It’s a good question, ozinsa and one I don’t think I can answer properly. The Super W and the VX version of the game has been so disrupted due to COVID over the last two years… from memory last year’s competition was significantly reduced.

Melbourne Rebels become first Super W club to pay players

Doctorbdx, I’m not sure of the point you are trying to make her?

If every investment was linked to viewership and revenue, then no sport would ever grow…

Melbourne Rebels become first Super W club to pay players

liquorbox_ I am not sure of the amount, but I can do some digging and keep you posted.

Melbourne Rebels become first Super W club to pay players

Thanks for reading!

Melbourne Rebels become first Super W club to pay players

Thanks for this recap, I just loved it!!

Courtney Webb relishing her opportunity up the order

Paul, I feel like the fielding is the area of the women’s game which has improved the most in recent seasons. I think the next big area of improvement is the fast bowling – given the likes of Darcie Brown and Stella Campbell coming through, you can really see how much benefit those young women have received from such a strong pathway.

Courtney Webb relishing her opportunity up the order

😂 😂 😂 😂

Pure joy: The TV sports show about human connection that is perfect for our times

Let me know what you think, Anthony!!

Pure joy: The TV sports show about human connection that is perfect for our times

Thank you so much for sharing this!!

Maisy just crazy to get back to playing cricket

Nat, I don’t usually write the headline – but I can’t remember what my suggested one was either. 😂

How is the NRL still getting Mad Monday so wrong?

Souvalis, I feel like it depends on the ‘crime’.

How is the NRL still getting Mad Monday so wrong?

I think that’s the point though, Duncan. Players need to realise, as abhorrent as it is, that there are people out there willing to film without their consent and then distribute that content more widely.

How is the NRL still getting Mad Monday so wrong?

Could not agree more WB! I was glad to hear that the Wests Tigers made the decision to keep Madge.

Parra's players deserved more but Brad Arthur has done enough to remain as Eels coach

I see where you are coming from Rob. My concern with To’o in particular was that Parramatta’s edge defence has, at times, really struggled this year.

Parra's players deserved more but Brad Arthur has done enough to remain as Eels coach

Dirk, I honestly cannot even remember. 😂 😂 The 2021 season seems so long ago… but from memory you are right in that the Eels have traditionally struggled away from home and agree that the coaching staff have a role in managing this one.

Parra's players deserved more but Brad Arthur has done enough to remain as Eels coach

Thanks Dirk.

It’s been a weird couple of years that’s for sure.

Re the mid season swan dive, I really am not trying to make excuses here, but I am really interested to hear how the re-location impacted different teams and players. It may not have impacted some players at all, for some it may have had a big impact. Perhaps the resilience of the squad is a factor here too.

I just know that I haven’t been at my best during this lockdown period and whilst I am not a footy player, I can understand how some of them may not have been at their best either.

It was also my preference this year that the team started strong given how hard the back end of the draw was… for me that was the only sensical thing to do to try and ease the pressure towards the back end of the year.

Parra's players deserved more but Brad Arthur has done enough to remain as Eels coach

I’ve got to disagree with that assessment Tom.

When Arthur started, Parramatta was in worse shape than the Tigers from a governance perspective.

As for us not looking any closer, again I disagree. You cannot compare the team that exited on Saturday night with the team from 2 years ago which went out in round 2 to the Storm and didn’t even look like they were in the game.

Parra's players deserved more but Brad Arthur has done enough to remain as Eels coach

I really wish I knew the answer!!

Parra's players deserved more but Brad Arthur has done enough to remain as Eels coach

Me either, truth be told.

Parra's players deserved more but Brad Arthur has done enough to remain as Eels coach

Terry I get your point and it’s really hard.

If Brad takes us to the finals for the next four years but continues to bow out at week two, how long do you keep him in the position for?

Do you risk it all for a new coach that could leave the team missing the eight? That happened with Brian Smith and look where we ended up with Michael Hagan.

Parra's players deserved more but Brad Arthur has done enough to remain as Eels coach

Sure, but my question is how much hungrier could they have been on Saturday night?

Parra's players deserved more but Brad Arthur has done enough to remain as Eels coach

I guess I also wonder what would have happened if To’o played.

Parra's players deserved more but Brad Arthur has done enough to remain as Eels coach

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