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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...

Unlucky Wighton pays finals price

Today Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton was charged by the National Rugby League Match Review Committee with a grade two shoulder charge from their huge win over Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval. Wighton's "moment of madness" came ten minutes before...

How do you bounce back from Challenge Cup Final defeat?

By Adam Leah Winning is everything in sport. The reason athletes train, work and push themselves so hard is to be the best, to fulfil their potential and to reap the rewards that success brings. Another big component of sport however is...

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. […]

6 Teams On The Rise for 2017

The NRL is quickly approaching the most exciting part of rugby league calendar, the off-season. All jokes aside, I am personally looking forward to the months of player movements and other chaos which help us speculate which teams will...

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...

Why Warrington Wolves’ 2009 Challenge Cup Final win was more historic than you think

By Adam Leah Real men cry and that was the case at Wembley Stadium on 29 August 2009. As the final hooter rang around London’s iconic venue to give Warrington a 25-16 win over Huddersfield, the most striking image that still...

NSW Blues weigh up candidates for State of Origin captaincy

The New South Wales Blues currently find themselves in a period of transition at the Sydney Olympic Park as speculation on who will take over team captaincy mounts. While there is promising news of a new training center of excellence...

Why the #HaynePlane landing at Coolangatta is the shot in the arm Titans and...

(Star acquisition. Jarryd Hayne once an Eel, now a Titan. Photo courtesy of https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/aug/03/jarryd-hayne-to-sign-record-deal-with-gold-coast-titans-in-return-to-nrl#img-1) About 18 months ago, the fledging, embattled Gold Coast Titans franchise were treading water. Financially, they were a club in ruins with next to no revenue coming in and were haemorrhaging expenditure. So dire the situation was, the NRL had to step in…

The Armchair Pundit: Tradition isn’t what it used to be

Aside from a noticeable section of empty seats at the Keepmoat Stadium and Brian Noble’s appalling taste in neckwear, Friday night’s Challenge Cup semi-final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors once again showcased everything great about rugby league to...

Fantastic five weeks to determine top 8

This year's National Rugby League battle for the top eight will come down to the final game of the regular season when Penrith Panthers host Manly Sea Eagles at Pepper Stadium. After this round it's expected that two wins will...

The Golden Point – The Man of Steel

The Golden Point episode 22 has now arrived! This week Mac and JC chat with former Queensland representative and Man of Steel winner Adrian Vowles. Segments in this week’s episode include: The Round Up Fan’s Verdict 60 Seconds of Trivia An Interview with Adrian Vowles Question Time Who Am I Twitter: @The_GoldenPoint Instagram: The Golden Point […]

Wholesale changes afoot for Dragons at season’s end

I like many other Red V fans sat frustrated for the better part of seventy-minutes on Sunday, as the Dragons turned out yet another performance bereft of attacking flair and defensive solidity. Unfortunately, this has become an all too familiar sight...

OPINION: At what cost is the signature of Jarryd Hayne?

This morning Dean Ritchie reported in News Limited that the Sydney Roosters, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Newcastle Knights are out of the race for Jarryd Hayne's signature. He goes on to say the Gold Coast Titans, St George-Illawarra and former...

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...
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