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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...

Who Will Make the Top 8?

Round 20 is a joyous time for NRL fans every year because it means the State of Origin period is over and the business end of the season begins. All the byes are over which means that there is...

Is There a Future for Pokies and the NRL?

Sport and gambling have always had a tight bond in Australia. Thanks to the relationship between pokie machines and rugby clubs at all levels of the game, money has flowed freely for the last few decades and that's made...

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...

When will Warrington Wolves turn their season around?

What a difference a year makes. Warrington Wolves headed into round seven 12 months ago with an unbeaten start to the season, playing an entertaining and expansive brand of rugby league and their confidence sky high. The Wire went on to...

What we learnt from NRL Round 2

Our writers have a look at some of the talking points out of round 2 of this year's National Rugby League Premiership. WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH TAUMALOLO Dan White questions whether Jason Taumalolo should have been in hot water for the...

Cronulla’s shot at Premiership glory

A couple of years ago South Sydney tasted Premiership glory for the first time in 43 years beating the Canterbury Bulldogs to claim the NRL Grand Final. It was a feel good story for Rugby League breaking a long...

State of Mind: Five years of raising awareness of metal health problems in rugby...

For the past five years State of Mind has been asking one question. What’s yours? The charity was set-up following the tragic death of Terry Newton by Dr Phil Cooper, a Nurse Consultant in Dual Diagnosis at 5 Boroughs Partnership...

GAME OVER: Chris Sandow has gone one step too far yet…again

Another off-field incident for decorated halfback Chris Sandow will ensure no National Rugby League club will take him on. Going blow-for-blow in a fight with a local from his home town in Cherbourg, 250km north west of Brisbane on New...

The Armchair Pundit: Hull’s Wembley curse and other Challenge Cup myths

AS THEY cruised to a 47-18 over St Helens at a blazing hot Langtree Park on Sunday afternoon, there was plenty of talk over whether or not 2016 could finally be the year when Hull FC end their dismal...

Should Semi go now?

It was announced overnight that Semi Radradra would leave the Parramatta Eels and effectively the National Rugby League for a new venture into rugby. He's not the first, nor will be the last to make switch codes. From a pure rugby...

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...

8 Uncanny Similarities Between Panthers ’16 & Eels ’09

The Panthers might not be considered much of a chance to win the premiership considering the elite level of the top teams in the competition, but the Panthers might have a little bit of luck on their side. They just...

#PantherPride has winning feeling

After seven wins in their last eight matches the Penrith Panthers are one side from the bottom four in the finals series capable of having a good tilt at the premiership. Their first challenge of the campaign comes on Sunday afternoon when the...

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...
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