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Diagnosing Red V Fever

Friedrich Durrenmatt once wrote ‘Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is’. His words would resonate with supporters of the St George-Illawarra Dragons as they watch their club continue to resist change or influence from fans...

Five reasons why Wigan Warriors will win the Grand Final

Wigan Warriors will play Warrington Wolves in the 19th Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday. Here are five reasons as to why I think Wigan Warriors will be the team to go on and lift the prestigious trophy...

PODCAST | The Golden Point – The Finale

The final episode for 2016 of The Golden Point is here! This week Mac and JC go over the 2016 Grand Final, talk about the Australian and New Zealand squad selections and make some very early predictions for 2017. Segments include The Round Up, Fan’s Verdict, 60 Seconds of Trivia, Question Time and Who Am […]

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...

Why the New Eligibility Rules Are the Cat’s Pyjamas

The International Rugby League Federation has finally addressed the issue of eligibility which has been problematic for a long time. The existing rules were not only confusing, ambiguous and annoying for players, but it was also detrimental to the international game...

Dally M Predictions

The Dally M awards are only a week away and for once Thurston probably won't win. The result has been decided, but will remain behind closed doors. The voting became private after round 16 at which point four players;...

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...

WEEK 1 | NRL Finals Wrap – Deflation, Elation and Distraughtness

A finals series wouldn't be complete without twists and turns, drama and controversy. That's what we've seen in the opening week of the 2016 NRL Finals. Here's a look at the first three matches and major talking points. WORSE PERFORMANCE IN 108...

#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...

Confidence the key for Cronulla Sharks to save their season

The Cronulla Sharks 2016 season should be something fans are proud of but instead it shapes as a probable embarrassment for the club who spent much of the season at first, but at the season end have slipped to...

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...
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