The NRL sure must enjoy controversy, what do they say, any news is good news. Are they actually trying to recruit fans or alienate them? What till you hear this. Mathew Lodge, a former player who had his contract registered with the NRL this season to play for the Brisbane Broncos in 2015 harassed two women on a Upper west side street in Manhattan, NY. Continue reading The NRL is a disgrace
Next Thursday the St George Dragons and Brisbane Broncos kick off the 2018 NRL season at Jubilee Oval which means its time footy fans to enter those tipping comps and fill up your Sportsbet account. Melbourne shellacked an injury riddled Cowboys in last year’s Grand Final, lets take a look at what your team has done in the offseason and where they might go: Continue reading NRL Season Preview 2018
Twenty-six rounds have been played and we’ve reached the finals, my pre-season Grand Final prediction of a Raiders v Cowboys battle was way off, although the boys from the North could still make the big one, though its unlikely as they’ll have to come from 8th spot. Continue reading NRL Finals Preview 2017
Here we are at the mid season point of the NRL, after 13 rounds most teams are clearly defined ‘who’ they are, reliable or wildly unpredictable. We’ll unravel the current Premiership ladder and give some clues as to what the final top 8 may look like.
Its time to raid the wardrobe and break out your footy jersey, the NRL season kicks off on Thursday night with reigning premiers Cronulla taking on the Brisbane Broncos at Shark Park. Its been five months since the Sharks won their maiden Premiership over the Melbourne Storm when in the dying minutes prop Andrew Fifita crashed over for a barnstorming try, then as the clock ticked down the Sharks defense survived for a 14-12 victory. Continue reading NRL Season Preview 2017
Far be it from me to be the wet blanket that covers the Blues victory in the 3rd and meaningless State of Origin game on Wednesday night, but I figured that after my indifference to especially game 3 now was as good a time as any to go on a mini rant. Continue reading Is State of Origin dead?
What responsibility does the athlete have if their behavior impacts children in a negative way? It’s the age-old question. In this politically correct culture should we be holding our star athletes to an even higher standard? Continue reading The Role of the Sports Role Model
I think I was about 13 at the time, my cousin Adrian had a motorbike, which I thought was cool. He was a big Manly fan. One day after I’d finished running Track and Field at Narrabeen he said, “Do you want to go to Brookvale to watch Manly play?” My eyes lit up. “I can take you on the back of my bike”. My eyes really lit up, I looked at Mum and she nodded with cautious approval. At this stage I didn’t really follow any team, Mum wanted me to barrack for Souths, ‘The Mighty Rabbits’ she’d say. Continue reading Go Manly
With the lasting memory of perhaps the best Grand Final in NRL history last season when the North Queensland Cowboys defeated the Brisbane Broncos 17-16 in overtime on a Johnathan Thurston field goal, the 2016 season kicks off tonight when the Parramatta Eels play at home against last seasons’ Grand Finalists, the Brisbane Broncos.