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Country Rugby League chairman considers request to scrap City-Country

I was astounded to read the headline that even the chairman of the Country Rugby League, Terry Quinn, was calling for the City v Country Origin game to be scrapped by the NRL. Surely this fixture, a clash played...

The Armchair Pundit: Rugby league’s Easter extravaganza at a crossroads

Given how the Easter period again proved a scintillating one on the field for Super League and beyond, it is a shame two of the biggest talking points from the past five days are both negatives. Leaving aside the unsavoury...

VALE | An obituary to Monday Night NRL

Parramatta v St George Illawarra marks the final Monday Night NRL fixture for now as Foxtel moves the game to a Friday night. I wish to say goodbye to a friend, sometimes overlooked far too often. Well, I didn't have Foxtel for a...

OPINION | New Zealand can defy form and win Four Nations

Although the Kiwis have made it to the finals of the Four Nations and are set to battle it out against Australia on Sunday, their performance throughout the tournament so far has been underwhelming. A betting man would be sure...

Possible rep footy debutants in 2016: Queensland

As the NRL season awaits, I will be looking at three players who could make their representative debuts in 2016. This week I’ll be taking a look at Queensland. Dylan Napa Named 18th man for Game I last year, the young...

The Armchair Pundit: Marwan Koukash escalates war with The RFL

It would not be a surprise if, over the past couple of days, the scenes in the corridors of power at The RFL resembled ‘Dad’s Army’, with Nigel Wood running around like Lance Corporal Jones urging “Don’t panic, don’t...

The Armchair Pundit: Wayne Bennett’s flying visit leaves questions unanswered

THERE are few people in rugby league who carry an aura of mystique around with them in the way Wayne Bennett does. Last week’s flying visit to England was a case in point, where the England head coach availed himself...

Current State of the Origin Period is detrimental to club footy

They sell it as the greatest part of the year and the toughest contest in league. They sell it as the contest of mate against mate and brother against brother. Fans love it. Players love it. But State of...

The Armchair Pundit: No Varsity blues for Oxford University

Amid a compelling weekend of action and controversy, both on and off the field, the annual Varsity Match between Cambridge University and Oxford University almost slipped past unnoticed to the wider world. First played in 1981, the annual clash between...

NRL best imports for Super League XXI

Just over twenty players are on their way to Super League XXI after making the off-season move from the National Rugby League. As the norm, several players are set to play out the rest of their careers in England after...

The Steve McCormack Interview

Current Scotland coach Steve McCormack is one of the game's good guys. He is held in a very high regard within the game with current and ex-players, ex employers and friends all speaking about the gentleman Steve is on...

How Did Trent Barrett Get A Job At Manly?

This game has seen many great minds come through its ranks. Rugby League might not have a reputation as a thinking man’s game, but it is the thinkers that have always done the best. Some of them were also...

GI Injury a Great Opportunity for Johnston

Embed from Getty Images They say when one door closes, another one opens, and this is exactly case for the South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Alex Johnston. With fullback and captain Greg Inglis out for the season, the huge responsibility now lies on...

The Golden Point -The Unexperts

The final round of the NRL is upon us as The Golden Point reaches episode 27. This week JC and Mac look back at their predictions from episode one, discuss the teams most likely to make the grand final and consider whether the end of Monday Night Football is good or bad for the NRL. […]

With or without Wighton, the Raiders won’t win the Premiership in 2016

Not blessed with the financial firepower of rival clubs the Canberra Raiders have reached the 2016 NRL finals the hard way. Reached being an understatement. They’ve surpassed even the most biased expectations to finish second on the ladder for the...
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