Author: The81stMinute

Code Wars: Why proposed rule changes in AFL can only help the NRL in ongoing battle

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Anyone that says there isn’t a code war between the NRL and AFL can keep their heads in the sand. That’s their prerogative. Anyone with half a brain however will acknowledge these organisations are after the same sets of eyes. You’re not going to win over the rusted on fans from […]

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Hall of Fame: Iconic figures Walters and Moir overlooked for modern day greats

BY A.J NASH The81stMinute Call Team’s head commentator and editor of the81stminute.com Curtis Woodward has called on the NRL to review how they evaluate the Hall of Fame ballot after all six players announced to be inducted in 2018 come from the modern era. Former players, historians and media identities – 25 in total – […]

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Is there a new crisis gripping rugby league or are the merchants just getting really desperate?

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Outrage! Crisis! The world is ending! Rugby league is dead! There must be an investigation! Where’s the consistency!? All code for click bait, of course, but don’t let that stop you from a big, fat, juicy side of #TalkTheGameDown. Everywhere you look it seems somebody, somewhere, has an axe to grind […]

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Wayne Bennett blames Origin for Brisbane’s shock loss to New Zealand Warriors

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has blamed his team’s 26-6 loss to the New Zealand Warriors on State of Origin. The Broncos only had four players involved last Wednesday but said build-up to the rare Sunday game in Brisbane was hindered. “We didn’t have a lot of players (four) in Origin as much but the […]

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RLIF calls out the ARLC over announcement of international fixtures

The Rugby League International Federation has called out the ARLC over its announced plan for future international fixtures. Read the RLIF statement below: The RLIF (Rugby League International Federation) today reacted with surprise to the Press Release issued by the ARLC (Australian Rugby League Commission) concerning the international calendar. RLIF CEO Nigel Wood commented “It […]

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Broncos insider confirms the future of young gun Jamayne Isaako

BY A.J NASH Gun Brisbane Broncos youngster Jamayne Isaako isn’t going anywhere and will re-sign soon with the powerhouse Queensland franchise. That’s according to a Broncos insider who has told the81stminute.com recent reports the Kiwi International would be lured to the Sydney Roosters are false. “Jamayne will be here for a while I dare say,” […]

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