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#RLWC2017 | Are the New Zealand national side just the Warriors in disguise?

The postmortem has begun on the failure of New Zealand's national team to make the semi-finals. It's the first time since 1995 when the expanded World Cup format was introduced that the Kiwis have failed to qualify for the final...

Phil Veivers slams RFL for creating ‘mentally damaging’ Super League Structure

Former Super League coach Phil Veivers has urged the RFL to change the structure of Super League in a bid to prevent players mental health from continuing to decline. The current format involves Super League and Championship sides splitting after...

#RLWC2017 scheduling disaster – where it has all gone wrong

If you build it, they will come. This might well be the case inside Papua New Guinea’s recently refurbished National Football Stadium, which has been bursting at the seams for the two group games played there so far, but...

Matt Lodge doesn’t deserve another chance

The National Rugby League need to hang their head in shame for allowing the registration of controversial twenty-two year old forward Matthew Lodge. http://gty.im/474456110 Lodge lost his right to play in our game following his most recent misdemeanour.  It landed the...

#RLWC2017 OPINION | England’s campaign at risk of humiliation

Supporters of the #WallofWhite were expecting better of their team when taking on the 18th ranked rugby league minnows Lebanon in Sydney on Saturday night. http://gty.im/870074450 With the score 22-6 in England's favour at half-time thanks to four first half tries,...

Who gets the punt from Bondi – Keary or Pearce?

“Yeah, Jesus. How do they fit everyone?” That's the tongue-in-cheek comment Australian winger Josh Mansour made after hearing the news that Cooper Cronk had signed with the Roosters. Most of the rugby league public were thinking the same. http://gty.im/824187780 While Mitchell Pearce has...

Field of Dreams: World Cup offers big opportunities for minnow nations

If you’ve blinked at some point over the last few weeks, you might have missed the news that the Rugby League World Cup begins later this week. That’s right, Australia take on England in Melbourne on Friday night to...

Administrators must help in player rehabilitation

It was revealed this week that Castleford Tigers fullback Zak Hardaker had failed a drug test following his teams Super Eights match against Leeds on September 8. http://gty.im/804581050 Finally rugby league fans, especially those who follow the mighty Cas' had an...

Does the Rugby League World Cup mean anything?

The 15th instalment of the Rugby League World Cup is just three weeks away and while die-hard league fans will be keen to see the best players in the world, this writer fails to see the hype. Don’t get me...

Five Things we’ve learnt from this week’s Super League

Luke Gale is the main man for Tiger’s pursuit of Grand Final glory Ahead of the play-off semi-final between Castleford and St Helens, the major news was that Luke Gale had required surgery to remove his appendix, meaning that...

STAT’S DON’T LIE GRAND FINAL SPECIAL | “Same Love” for both teams

Other than Macklemore singing Same Love, the biggest debate surrounding the NRL Grand Final is which team is the neutral going to go for? With no Sydney teams, New South Welshman are still tossing up who they’re going to...

Grand Finalists To Dominate RLWC Squads

After the fanfare and drama of the NRL Grand Final has come to an end, the rugby league world will direct its attention to the Rugby League World Cup. http://gty.im/458665472 The competition kicks off with the highly anticipated battle between Australia...

Cowboys return to the Promised Land without their ‘Messiah’

For the second time in three years, a Grand Final featuring two non-Sydney clubs will be played at the Olympic Stadium. What an utter embarrassment this is for the Sydney clubs who purport to own the game. When Josh Dugan...

How the Cowboys have adapted to life without JT and Matthew Scott

One’s a future immortal and the other is one of the best props to ever lace on the boots. So, just how on earth did the North Queensland Cowboys make it to the 2017 NRL grand final without their...

Storm Warning-Forecast for this years Grand Final

David vs Goliath. Mighty Ducks vs Iceland. Add Melbourne vs North Queensland to the list of events with seemingly insurmountable odds. While on paper this years Grand Final might seem like a one sided affair, I am predicting that...
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