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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Two issues for the price of one: The Kiwis and Magic Weekend

Two issues for the price of one: The Kiwis and Magic Weekend

7 hours ago

This week I couldn’t make up my mind whether to write about Magic Weekend or the Kiwis – so I’m going to have a bet each way.

Rugby league is snubbing the entrepreneurs and chancers who created it

Rugby league is snubbing the entrepreneurs and chancers who created it

12 Jun 2018

New Zealand and Wales played the very first rugby league international on Aberdare Athletic Ground on January 1, 1908.

Don’t worry about rugby league’s big issues – just read the tea leaves

Don't worry about rugby league's big issues - just read the tea leaves

5 Jun 2018

When you’re around something for a long time, you get a feel for the direction things are moving in. There are lots of curses with age; this is one of the blessings.

Remember 1995 before you predict who’s going to win Origin 1

Remember 1995 before you predict who's going to win Origin 1

29 May 2018

Nineteen ninety five. That’s the first thing I thought of when I saw the respective teams for Origin I this year.

Todd Carney’s signing could be more significant than you think

Todd Carney's signing could be more significant than you think

23 May 2018

Todd Carney to North Sydney is of enormous interest to NRL fans – but not for the same reason it interests me.

Why are we so obsessed with sports merchandise?

Why are we so obsessed with sports merchandise?

15 May 2018

One day last week, I found myself sifting though an entire room full of rugby league replica jerseys; 15 boxes of the blighters.