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Stuart McLennan

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Stuart is a sport and media fanatic who has been on both ends of the phone, spending many years as a sports media manager before going freelance and writing for sporting sites, newspapers and magazines. Growing up catching trains and buses to Leichhardt, North Sydney and Redfern Ovals he developed a lifelong love of rugby league that included playing, watching, coaching and writing about the sport. Stuart currently lives in Athens Greece where he coaches a local rugby league club while keeping a sharp eye on all things NRL. On Twitter @discomclennan

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Paul – the Eels are on track for a top 4 spot and Moses has been consistent this year as opposed to other seasons. His stats are good.

Holy Moses! Why Mitchell is now the real deal

They have been very good Elliot and much improved from last year. I wrote an article on Tom T and Manly recently.

They will play finals and win a game or two. Just don’t see them as a premiership team this year. We will see if I am in the money in October.

Then there were three – and the green vote is rapidly gaining momentum

I have been impressed with Manly Geoff particularly considering where they have come from last season but for premiers it’s a 3 team race for me.

Then there were three – and the green vote is rapidly gaining momentum

We can talk about 5 or 6 teams that will be playing finals Baz but sometimes you want a make a call and this is mine. We will know in 8-9 weeks whether I am on the mark.

Then there were three – and the green vote is rapidly gaining momentum

It will be the ultimate test, particularly the next two weeks. I’m backing them to come out in the top 4

Then there were three – and the green vote is rapidly gaining momentum

Blake’s defence was not his best asset either

Then there were three – and the green vote is rapidly gaining momentum

Manly have been good and wil, play finals but I don’t think they have enough to win the comp

Then there were three – and the green vote is rapidly gaining momentum

I believe they have never won at Leichhardt

Wests Tigers vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL Thursday night forecast

Agree the women’s game is the participation growth area for rugby league Mary. Starting to make waves here in Greece.

Leeds Rhinos women win the Challenge Cup final

To be honest I didn’t realise we should be double dipping Papi

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 20

Cook has credited him for playing a mentor role when he was at Souths which goes against the selfish player perception that is in some people’s minds.

What did fans really expect from Robbie Farah?

A lot of emotion seems to come into play for some when assessing Robbie’s playing ability. These stats are interesting

What did fans really expect from Robbie Farah?

Like that day at Leichhardt with Anthony Watts it consumes him.

What did fans really expect from Robbie Farah?

At least he is honest about his feelings and not vanilla Barry

What did fans really expect from Robbie Farah?

A standout Leichhardt moment. Don’t poke the bear.

What did fans really expect from Robbie Farah?

They don’t have other options besides Liddle at this point. Signed a young Brisbane hooker but he is unlikely to be ready in 2020

What did fans really expect from Robbie Farah?

Yeah I’m going with you Jimmy. Was always a fan of City vs Country.

Liking that more NRL games are going to regional venues and I am sure we could fit a representative fixture involving Country into the calendar.

How the return of City vs Country can revitalise league in Australia

Good piece Mary.

The qualification process is a mystery but I certainly don’t begrudge any nation that has made the cut. International women’s rugby league is growing rapidly band will look very different by 2021.

Besides my team here in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Serbia are playing international matches.

Fiji's 2021 WRLWC miss highlights murky qualification process

Always felt with Anasta he was capable of doing something special but never did. A junior star that never really reached his potential. His retirement find years at Wests Tigers were painful to watch.

How do you feel? Turbo drives a Brookvale renaissance

Think he’d just end up being part of the furniture John

How do you feel? Turbo drives a Brookvale renaissance

Love the Hasler quote.

How do you feel? Turbo drives a Brookvale renaissance

Yeah Benji was my equivalent at Wests Tigers. Ben Elias was a crowd pleaser at Balmain. Didn’t enjoy the wider fan love that Tommy T genrates though.

How do you feel? Turbo drives a Brookvale renaissance

Aah peanuts and focus on the job. My life could have been so much different.

How do you feel? Turbo drives a Brookvale renaissance

To be honest I would like to see WT focus on the short term i.e. finals this season or next. The rebuilding forward plan is tedious when there is no progress.

‘Third phase’ Benji should give retirement the flick

They definitely need a roster shake up Fred. Unfortunately the salary cap dollars are tied up in deals that are not ideal.

‘Third phase’ Benji should give retirement the flick