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Adam Bagnall

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Melbourne isn’t the sporting capital of Australia, I don’t think there really is one. But they do sport well, with two excellent stadiums and decent public transportation.

Melbourne will never be in thrall to rugby league, and that's marvellous

I thought they would come back to the pack a little after their 2006-2012 success but they’ve managed to stay at or near the top. Got to respect what they do.

Disappointment continues as Storm’s forecasted decline nears decade without fruition

The Barry was in the hotel room with them apparently. He’s full of facts just ask him

'It's Mabo. It's the vibe': The NRL's Federal Court defence

You do realise he is still training with the club don’t you? So he is still representing the game. I also don’t see how he has cost the game, in terms of lost fans, lost revenue, sponsors running for the hills? Todd Greenberg’s defence was laughable and thrown out of court

'It's Mabo. It's the vibe': The NRL's Federal Court defence

As it stands he is not guilty of anything. The no fault stand down policy is complete bs

'It's Mabo. It's the vibe': The NRL's Federal Court defence

De Belin should sue the NRL for as much as he can if he’s found innocent. As an Origin rep, and possibly Australian rep the way his career was going, this no fault stand down bs is killing any potential earnings. Not sure when his current deal expires, but unlikely to get a new contract anytime soon. Todd Greenberg must be sweating on a guilty verdict or his head will be on the chopping block

'It's Mabo. It's the vibe': The NRL's Federal Court defence

I think so. It looks to be an amazing stadium and will set the standard for sports stadiums going forward.

Start saying goodbye to watching NRL at suburban grounds

Had a look, and GA tickets at Bankwest are $27.50 for the upcoming Dragons and Eels game

Start saying goodbye to watching NRL at suburban grounds

But how often do suburban grounds get that crowd? Usually 10-12k is pretty standard. In a better stadium you might attract more fans. If I lived in Western Sydney I’d much rather go to Bankwest Stadium than somewhere like Campbelltown or Penrith.

Start saying goodbye to watching NRL at suburban grounds

With a name like yours I would have thought this article would be more thorough. Move the Bulldogs to NZ to avoid a name change? Why not. Merge to bitter rivals and throw a bunch of teams together and hope it works? Makes sense. You want expansion but throw up ideas that actually reduce the number of teams

NRL expansion needs to start soon

I’d like to see two stadiums, Bankwest and Allianz, house all Sydney teams. That way you get two excellent stadiums in line with a billion dollar sport.

Start saying goodbye to watching NRL at suburban grounds

No. A great player but not at immortal level. Had some great years in a star studded Storm side but wasn’t as good at Rabbitohs.

Should Greg Inglis be made an Immortal?

It’s not the Eels’ home ground. It may be based in Parramatta but they don’t have exclusive rights. We need to move away from this thinking.

The greatest NRL home ground advantage is in the spreadsheets

I would argue that it works in AFL because fans have 2 great stadiums to go to. I do that think tribalism down there is any more than Sydney

The greatest NRL home ground advantage is in the spreadsheets

I’m happy for suburban grounds to be used for a retro round event, but that’s about it. As a Dragons fan I’d be happy to travel to a great stadium in Sydney like the new Allianz when it is finished.

The greatest NRL home ground advantage is in the spreadsheets

All 4 Western Sydney teams should play at the new stadium which looks to be quite amazing. It’s not Parramatta’s home ground, and the sooner we move last this the better. Move out of tired old suburban grounds and into shiny new stadiums with all the trimmings that come with that. It is a billion dollar sport after all.

The greatest NRL home ground advantage is in the spreadsheets

The Knights went with quantity over quality and it shows. SKD is average, Guerrera was in decline at Roosters, and Pearce was made to look good in a great Roosters side. Klemmer is ok, but can’t do it all.

Has Newcastle's recruitment drive been flawed?

Freedom of speech is fine, but if it discriminates we’ll be prepared for the consequences. This article is very ignorant of this

Israel Folau does not deserve the sack

They have better access to third party deals which undermines the whole fairness of the salary cap. I’m sure the Roosters could offer a player a better sponsorship deal than Canberra or the Wests Tigers

Sydney Roosters are the NRL benchmark, but why?

Just like to point out Broncos haven’t won a title since 2006, so not really an advantage getting so many free to air games. Also free to air tv is dying, streaming is the future. Who cares what teams get free to air coverage? Kayo kills anything channel 9 has to offer

The 2019 NRL draw analysed: Sydney clubs easily get the best deal

Yes, clean up the game by bringing back the thuggish cowardly hits of the past. Makes sense. I’m sure there’s a park footy team nearby if that’s what gets you off

Is Tevita Pangai Jr worth one million dollars and/or a very naughty boy?

He’s worth half. One decent game out of four, and looks to have poor discipline.

Is Tevita Pangai Jr worth one million dollars and/or a very naughty boy?

First you praise Lino for his ability at six, then claim Watson at six. Which one is it? Haven’t been overly impressed with the Knights so far, bit it’s a long season. They need to fix their defense so they can hang in there when they have no possession. I’m predicting a 12th place finish

Keep the faith, Newcastle

Except the Illawarra side is broke, the merger consists of St George and WIN TV. Why reward mediocrity?

A controversial opinion on NRL expansion

Hoping to get to the new stadium when the Dragons and Eels play. By the looks of it,it leaves pretty much every other stadium in Australia for dead

Five must-see matches at the new Bankwest Stadium