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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 position Wests Tigers find themselves in ids not down to Benji). Surround him with a few quality players and they would be finals contenders.

‘Third phase’ Benji should give retirement the flick

Like it Drew!

Tomorrow's news today: Four potential Origin post-match headlines

Nice John. Who would have thought the Pearce name could conjure up so many headlines.

Tomorrow's news today: Four potential Origin post-match headlines

Woah. The double Pearce!

Tomorrow's news today: Four potential Origin post-match headlines

Ha ha! A headline with more than a touch of cynicism. Not bad BA.

Tomorrow's news today: Four potential Origin post-match headlines

Yes dropped on performance.
Could argue about whether it was harsh but Freddy was proved right it seems. Nothing to do with their heritage

Both Origin teams are tracking for a massive effort in Sydney

You are correct it is difficult issue and there is no one size fits all solution to the problem. The sport is not big enough to have international weekends like football where there is an agreed release of players from clubs but I suppose that’s the dream.

The other dream is having domestic competitions that can supply players to developing nations and still be competitive against other nations at the same stage of development.

Rep Round is a shining beacon but we are wading through murky international waters

Lolohea from Leeds played for Tonga off the top of my head.

Rep Round is a shining beacon but we are wading through murky international waters

The Cook Islands also had a World Cup qualifier against South Africa to play.

Rep Round is a shining beacon but we are wading through murky international waters

Agre it was a fantastic game. It is pure footy and good spectacle. North Sydney adds to the atmospheres but yeah it is becoming bigger than a boutique ground can handle.

Women's Origin reminds us why we love rugby league

What was highlighted was the activities played out in th media going on or not going on behind the scenes with Lebanon. Not whether they are a heritage team or not.

Rep Round is a shining beacon but we are wading through murky international waters

Give me all the blue humble pie you like if that means a NSW win Wayne.

Was that a collective sigh of relief we heard from Kevvie and Will after Latrell's omission?

Yeah I am not sure that he didn’t select the right players in the first place including Cleary. The fact that they didn’t perform well enough to get a win is another matter.

Agree with Josh Morris as I mentioned above.

Was that a collective sigh of relief we heard from Kevvie and Will after Latrell's omission?

That’s a good point. Under that new age exterior there seems to be a ruthless operator who has no trouble dumping non performers after a loss. Albeit a close one.

Was that a collective sigh of relief we heard from Kevvie and Will after Latrell's omission?

I didn’t think he did a great job of selling his new team at the media call either Baz. What happens on Sunday is what counts though and who knows he may be a genius.

Was that a collective sigh of relief we heard from Kevvie and Will after Latrell's omission?

I really do hope you are right. Tommy T in particular has the ability to create opportunities

Was that a collective sigh of relief we heard from Kevvie and Will after Latrell's omission?

It was more to demonstrate how close the game was. To be honest if NSW were good enough they would have gone on with it after the first half lead. Didn’t need to panic with selections

Was that a collective sigh of relief we heard from Kevvie and Will after Latrell's omission?

Yep. Can’t do any worse. There is a rumour that Packer will go the other way to Parramatta.

Chris Lawrence is a great club man and a glutton for punishment

The next few weeks should determine his fate. The Tigers have just signed another great club man and veteran from Parramatta in Tim Mannah which was a little bit surprising .

Chris Lawrence is a great club man and a glutton for punishment

Serbia have been eliminated for 2021. Upset in a group with Spain and Russia.

Opa! Let’s hear it for Greeks and rugby league

I don’t have a problem with free tickets. The punters still have to make the effort to turn up to to the game. Arrows have a bit of work to do by the look of it

Ask a Canadian for the solution to the rugby league expansion conundrum

So far the attendance figures in Toronto have been firmly in favour of the Wolfpack but early days for the Aroows I guess. Wollfpack set a record for a second tier match attendance recently.

Ask a Canadian for the solution to the rugby league expansion conundrum

You are making a lot of sense Mick

Stand by your fans: Every club should take the country road

Now that really would be magical James. There are enough suitable grounds in regional areas to make it happen. Let’s get it happening Todd!

Stand by your fans: Every club should take the country road

So in the absence of evidence do you presume they are guilty? Not sure the logic stacks up.

Trent Robinson is one of the great coaches of the modern era