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Hasler’s Dogs of Bore need a refresher

DESSY’S Dogs have their tails between their legs, struggling to outplay the last-placed Newcastle Knights and looking abysmal in almost every other game this season. So what’s the problem? The team, on paper, is strong. There are rep players scattered...

Why the Newcastle Knights biggest problem is head coach Nathan Brown

Should the Newcastle Knights sack Nathan Brown? Many seem to forgive Newcastle Knights head coach Nathan Brown for the clubs’ woes over the past two years of football. With an inexperienced squad and a football department deep in debt, Brown’s...

Cutting the Grub- Josh Reynolds exit from Belmore

http://gty.im/811033340 Bulldogs attempt to build on field success by discarding an off field champion One of the best spectacles from the latest weekend in the glorious world of rugby league was the match between the Knights and the Bulldogs and the...

Why the Canberra Raiders are underperforming?

Embed from Getty Images At the start of the year many of the experts had the Canberra Raiders taking out the title in 2017, oh how wrong they were. It’s not all over yet but things just haven’t worked for...

Stats don’t lie – Tame Tigers enduring their worst season ever

It hasn’t been a good year for the Wests Tigers. Tim Simona has been de-registered for betting on NRL games. Coach Jason Taylor was sacked three weeks into the season. And James Tedesco, Aaron Woods, and Mitchell Moses have...

What’s the best solution to combat player fatigue?

Should the NRL shorten the season for player welfare? The length of the NRL season is a common talking point among fans and experts alike, some believe it's too long and other see it as being too short. Personally, I think...

What missing the top eight could mean for the Dragons future

Seeing the Dragons drop down the ladder is an all too familiar sight for fans of the club. In 2015, they were sitting in first position heading into the Origin period. But things quickly turned sour and they ended up...

Who under-performed and who improved the most in the 2017 Origin series

So another State of Origin series has come and gone and for the 11th time in 12 years Queensland hoisted the shield. The 2017 series looked promising for Laurie Daley's New South Wales who demolished and old, run down,...

The Forward Pass: Titans’ surprise signing

Controversial tennis player Bernard Tomic is now a Gold Coast Titan. Tomic planned the move with best mate Jarryd Hayne. 'I was partying with the Hayne Playne and said I was bored with tennis, there's no challenge anymore. The Planester started digging...

Is a lack of club loyalty ruining the NRL?

I think it is fair to say the 2017 NRL season has been hijacked by shock announcements of players swapping teams mid-season and new signings for 2018. This season has been messy as countless players have shuffled teams while...

Five suggestions to improve British Rugby League

Rugby leagues demise in the northern hemisphere has always been greatly exaggerated. But I don’t believe it is a controversial to suggest that the sport is in a real rut. The following are my 5 suggestions to help get...

The Forward Pass: Could this be Melbourne’s new home ground?

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has requested the NRL move all the Storm's away games to Suncorp Stadium from 2018. 'The boys love Lang Park, how many other teams constantly smash the Broncos on their home ground? We'd rather play our...

Ben Hunt vs DCE – was the right choice made?

The selection of Ben Hunt in the Queensland side for the Game III decider against New South Wales reeks of pure Broncos bias. Ben Hunts’ form since his error ridden Grand Final performance in 2015 against North Queensland has...

NSW must adjust their attitude if they are to change their Origin fortunes

There is a sense of what could have been about this Origin series for New South Wales. After game one they were heavy favourites having outplayed a Queensland side that was on the verge of being forced to make the...

On the brink: Former Rugby League star Danny Sculthorpe on his battle with depression

“I ended up on a car park in Wigan with a litre bottle of gin and a box full of pills, and I nearly did take my own life.” As Danny Sculthorpe tells his story on how depression drove him...
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