Steve Mascord Columnist

Steve Mascord

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About

Steve Mascord has covered rugby league in 15 countries and worked for most media organisations that regularly feature the sport, on both sides of the globe. He started off as an 18-year-old cadet at Australian Associated Press, transferring to the Sydney Morning Herald just in time to go on the last full Kangaroos Tour in 1994. He spent three years at Sydney's Daily Telegraph from 2006 before going freelance at the conclusion of the 2008 World Cup. Steve is the author of the book Touchstones, host of the White Line Fever podcast, partner in international rugby league merchandise start-up Mascord Brownz, and proprietor of rugbyleaguehub.com, hardrockhub.com and hotmetalonline.com. He is married to Sarah and splits his time between London and Sydney.

Member Since:
 
October 2009
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Australia
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Deciphering the morality at the heart of the NRL’s coaching soap opera

Deciphering the morality at the heart of the NRL's coaching soap opera

6 days ago

Phil Gould, Anthony Griffin, Wayne Bennett – what does it all mean?

We wuz robbed!

We wuz robbed!

7 Aug 2018

Yes, this column is about the whole #refsfault thing, but I’m going to start with my new merch company actually being robbed.

RLIF outcomes were… Actually not too bad at all

RLIF outcomes were... Actually not too bad at all

31 Jul 2018

A column that starts with “actually, that’s not bad” is not going to attract a lot of curious readers, I guess.

Singapore mud slinging shows rugby league’s international imbalance

Singapore mud slinging shows rugby league's international imbalance

24 Jul 2018

Japanese occupation, allied liberation, independence – and now the Rugby League International Federation meeting. Singapore’s sure had a violent history.

Are Super League really going to refuse entry to Toronto?

Are Super League really going to refuse entry to Toronto?

17 Jul 2018

Your columnist has been taken to task more than once here for being an Anglophile.

Do commentators have a duty to ‘talk up’ their sport?

Do commentators have a duty to 'talk up' their sport?

10 Jul 2018

It’s a tricky one. As a reporter, you can always defend yourself against accusations that what you are writing or saying is hurting rugby league.