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Ryan O'Connell

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"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words, it is war minus the shooting." - George Orwell

Member Since:
 
February 2011
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, League, Rugby,

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Ref bashing, the low-hanging fruit of rugby league journalism

Ref bashing, the low-hanging fruit of rugby league journalism

30 Jul 2018

In the battle for the attention of rugby league fans, there’s a sure-fire way to appeal to as many of them as possible: bash the refs.

The 2018 NRL premiership is headed to…

The 2018 NRL premiership is headed to...

24 Jul 2018

With six rounds to go in the 2018 NRL season, the Telstra Premiership is well and truly up for grabs.

The King comes to Hollywood

The King comes to Hollywood

3 Jul 2018

Yesterday, NBA superstar LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year deal worth $153.3 million.

Judging Jordan: What if Twitter was around for the MJ era?

Judging Jordan: What if Twitter was around for the MJ era?

15 Jun 2018

Given LeBron James’ epic performances in the 2018 NBA Playoffs, the debate about who is the greatest basketball player of all time has really heated up of late.

Three keys to NSW Origin 1 victory

Three keys to NSW Origin 1 victory

5 Jun 2018

For roughly the last decade, this is the period of State of Origin football where New South Wales and their fans have traditionally felt the most optimistic: before the series. Before that pesky thing we call ‘reality’ kicks in.

A pessimist’s review of every NRL team after 10 rounds

A pessimist’s review of every NRL team after 10 rounds

16 May 2018

It’s hard to believe we’re already over a third of the way through the 2018 NRL season, but as they say, time flies when you’re having fun.