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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...

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: Huddersfield Giants ready for Rick’s age of Stone

When he gave his first interview since being sacked as Newcastle Knights head coach last year, Rick Stone spoke of how he would like to try coaching in Super League if the chance arose. “England is something that really interests...

How the NRL is holding us to ransom over the National Youth Competition

For the past eight seasons, the NRL’s National Youth Competition (NYC) has been at the vanguard of junior player development. The new broadcast rights deal will however, bring an end to the competition responsible for identifying and facilitating the...

The Golden Point – The NSW Five-Eigth

Episode 19 of The Golden Point is now available! This week JC and Mac will be discussing all the big news as we head into round 18 and Origin 3. Segments in this week’s episode include: The Round Up Fan’s Verdict 60 Seconds of Trivia An Interview with NSW Five-Eigth James Maloney Question Time Who […]

The Armchair Pundit: Poachers turned gamekeepers

THESE are interesting times in RFL Match Official Land, particularly given how the men in the middle have found themselves in the spotlight in the past week. Perhaps most disconcerting was the respective suspensions of referees Richard Silverwood and Sam...

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...

Dylan Walker: Why he’s NSW’s most dangerous player

New South Welshman aren’t supposed to agree with Queenslanders when it comes to Origin, but both sets of fans may be in unison when Dylan Walker runs on to Suncorp Stadium for his first Origin start on Wednesday. A scapegoat...
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