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Top five Moments for 2015

2016 is a new year for the NRL: last year is a tough act to follow. Controversies both on and off the field rattled the year in a season the media were able to lick their lips and dig...

2015 – We will remember them

We pay tribute to current rugby league players and officials that passed away during 2015. 1. Danny Jones (1986-2015) In early May the rugby league world was coming to grips with the death of Welsh rugby league player Danny Jones. During Keighley Cougar's match...

2015 – The Triumphs

2015 is a year to remember in more ways than one.  Breakthrough premiership wins were tinged with sadness and a growing list of issues for administrators to resolve in our game. Here's my five highlights for the year. 1. North Queensland...

Writing on the wall for Wallace

Peter Wallace will have a lot to think about over the Christmas break. With one year remaining on his contract at the Panthers, Wallace's future has been in the headlines since Anthony Griffin joined the club.  It's common knowledge both...

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...

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...

Why Foran should replace Mannah as Eels Skipper

Kieran Foran’s move to Parramatta is a disappointing outcome for Manly Sea Eagles club and fans, not only because of his combination with Daly Cherry Evans but his leadership skills displayed on the field. The big move for Foran...

Ryan Brierley: The Interview

Many will know Ryan Brierley as the try scoring scrum half extraordinaire for Super League chasing Leigh Centurions. The 23 year old has scored 130 tries in 122 appearances so with an average of over a try a game...

Chiro With The Bulldogs: Spine Repair

The core of a team nowadays is not restricted to one position per se – it is an amalgamation of a few positions. The fullback, the five-eighth, the halfback, the hooker. This is what we call the spine. The Bulldogs...

Broadcast TV Rights (and wrongs)

Dave Smith was a much maligned figure in the rugby league community for reasons that weren’t really that justified – he banned this, he banned that, he changed it now it sucks, etc. Suffice to say that history probably...

World Cup 2017: Who has qualified so far?

With less than two years to go until the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, qualifying for the tournament is already well underway to determine the 14 nations who will bid to be crowned world champions. As hosts, Australia, New Zealand...

Inclusion not segregation is the way forward for the NRL All Stars match

The NRL All Star match has always been an interesting concept. However, in the game’s short history the finished product has missed the mark. When the NRL announced that the 2016 edition will be played between an Indigenous team and...

Week In League: Burgess is back, Farah’s future and Bennett’s tough week

SAM BURGESS Friday's announcement that Sam Burgess was returning to rugby league with South Sydney Rabbitohs was warmly welcomed by the Burrow Faithful. But it looks like it will come at a heavy cost with several players to clear the decks...
Intrust Super Cup 2015

Intrust Super Cup “Summer Bash” weekend would benefit the game

With the standard of the Intrust Super Cup at it's highest level ever and the success of Ipswich Jets breaking through for their maiden premiership, it’s time to build on Queensland's fascination with the competition. The competition already does a great job to promote their game...

Sam Burgess – Easy Way Out or Sensible Option?

Even with all of the speculation that has surrounded the future of Sam Burgess since England were knocked out of the Rugby Union World Cup, I was still surprised to open up the BBC website on Thursday afternoon and...
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