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England Squad Controversy

There can be but one question hanging on  most people's lips about the England squad announced by the great Wayne Bennett today, that question is, Has he even been watching the First Utility Super League this year? As great as...

Why Leeds Rhinos can win the Super League Grand Final

Ahead of the sold-out Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday, we look at five key areas which could lead to Leeds Rhinos lifting the trophy this weekend. The back line Leeds posses the most exciting set of backs...

Time required for Walker to succeed at Manly

Despite Walker being one of the most talented centres in the game, Sea Eagle fans must be patient. When Manly announced that Dylan Walker had signed a four-year deal with the club, the Brookvale faithful would have been thrilled. Upon his...

Earl’s Decision Day could see immediate return to NRL

If everything goes to plan this week Sandor Earl is set to return to the National Rugby League following the ASADA judgment being handed down. Last Thursday, 749 days since being stood down by the governing body and following numerous...

The Golden Point – The Winger

Episode 21 of The Golden Point is now available! This week JC and Mac talk with former State of Origin winger Steve Turner about what every winger needs to succeed in the NRL. Segments for this week features: The Round Up Fan’s Verdict 60 Seconds of Trivia An Interview with Steve Turner Question Time Who […]

The Armchair Pundit: Super League’s low-scoring weekend

UNTIL Danny Kirmond went over for what proved to be the only try of the game in Wakefield Trinity’s 10-2 win over Huddersfield Giants, it might have seemed as if the highlights were going to consist of little more...

The biggest games need to be held at the biggest venues – Not Perth

The Australian Rugby League Commission needs to protect the endangered species that is international rugby league by giving the game the respect it deserves. Playing the biggest games at the biggest venues would be a good way to start. To...

The Armchair Pundit: Oldham keep Challenge Cup magic alive

There are no accurate figures on how many Oldham Roughyeds fans regularly tune into BBC Radio Four’s Today programme, but one suspects a few more than usual might be doing so come 8.30am on Thursday. That is because the Corporation’s...

OPINION: NRL approach towards the Eels’ salary cap breach is admirable

Only six weeks into the job and Todd Greenberg was tasked with the most difficult situation. How should he effectively punish the Parramatta Eels for breaching the salary cap? Twice in NRL history, clubs have been penalised significantly for spending over...

Forecast suggests a Storm on the horizon, threatening reign

Nervous and uncertain times face the Melbourne Storm in 2016. Whilst critics and pundits again write the southern franchise off, citing that age will again be the factor of their demise along with a lack of notable depth and not being active in the player market as their counterparts have been, that is the least…

End of Season Awards

At the mid-point of the season I specified who I thought was worthy of receiving the end of year awards based on the season so far and how I thought the rest of the season would play out. I...

International Rugby League: ‘The Greatest Laugh of All’

(Australia will go in favourites to next week’s mid year test and the Four Nations at the end of the year. Photo courtesy of http://www.foxsports.com.au) International Rugby League is in complete and utter disarray after the Semi Radradra defection from...

The Armchair Pundit: Geordies in wonderland

A crowd of 3,033 were at Kingston Park last Friday evening ahead of Super League descending on Newcastle-Upon-Tyne for the annual Magic Weekend. Not since Gateshead Thunder’s single season in the top flight of British rugby league have there been...

OPINION: How Long Does Trent Robinson Have?

We are about to start round 11 of the 2016 NRL season and all coaches still have their jobs. We haven’t had a season in 11 years where all coaches kept their jobs for the whole season, and I...

What can Benji bring to the Broncos?

The off-season can be a frustrating time for sports fans, no live games to watch (unless you want to try and live stream a 2017 Rugby League World Cup Qualifier), lots of rumours in the media but little to...
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