Month: September 2016

Prime Minister shoots down Mundine’s call for players to boycott anthem

The Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shot down former St. George Dragons and boxing champion Anthony Mundine’s call for NRL and AFL players to boycott the national anthem. Turnbull, asked on Melbourne radio whether Mundine’s calls were “divisive”, with the PM replying: “I couldn’t agree with you more.” “Both codes, AFL and NRL, work […]

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Forget tactics: Wade Graham is just gonna play footy

Wade Graham is an old school footy player and isn’t worried about breaking down the technical side of beating the Melbourne Storm. The Storm boast two of the best exponents of rugby league game management in Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith but Graham isn’t fussed. “I don’t really get caught up in dissecting it,” Graham […]

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Bromwich says 2007 and 2009 Storm premierships still stand

Kiwi International and leader of the Melbourne Storm forward pack Jesse Bromwich has no doubt how many premierships Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith have won. History shows the Storm were stripped of their 2007 and 2009 titles after systematic cheating of the salary cup. “If you ask me, they still have those premierships. I don’t […]

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It’s a great storyline no matter the winner: Ricky Stuart

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart wouldn’t mind seeing either Melbourne or Cronulla win the big dance on Sunday night. The Raiders were eliminated by close friend Craig Bellamy’s Storm in the preliminary final. Stuart also coached the Sharks between 2007 and 2010. “I know what it means for the Cronulla supporters in being involved in […]

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Lost in the light: Forgotten figures of grand finals

BY CURTIS WOODWARD   NRL Grand Final day can be the stuff of legend. For a lucky few, all their wildest dreams come true. Whether it’s Johnathan Thurston’s field goal, Benji Marshall’s flick pass or Andrew Johns to the blind. Sometimes, everything works out but there are many other stories lost in the history of […]

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Tagataese downplays rugby switch and backs faith to keep him at Cronulla

Unsung Cronulla Sharks Sam Tagataese wants to stay in the Shire despite previously meeting with the NSW Waratahs rugby club. “It’s definitely still in my heart,” Tagataese told foxsports.com.au. “I’ve built some good relationships here and it would be good to finish my career here too. That would be nice. “There’s some big decisions there. […]

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Embracing grand final week will only help the Sharks: Buderus

2001 premiership-winner Danny Buderus says embracing grand final week is the best way to tackle the nerves ahead of the biggest match of the season. “The Sharks already look as though they’re focused on their vision of how the game will go and what the trophy celebration will look like,” Buderus wrote in this week’s […]

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