Author: The81stMinute

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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Victorian rugby league fans blast Channel Nine over post-match State of Origin presentation snub

Angry rugby league fans in Victoria have blasted Channel Nine after last night’s third and final State of Origin for not showing the post-match presentation. Many took to Twitter to vent when Nine Melbourne went straight to the AFL Footy Show at full-time instead of showing New South Wales hold up the shield and Melbourne […]

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Dear New South Wales: If you know anything about history, for the love of God, leave the bullshit at home

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis It is the year 2000 and Queensland captain Gorden Tallis doesn’t want to play Game III. The Maroons are already down 2-0 and facing an embarrassing whitewash and the broken raging bull has seen enough. Tallis even told the media they shouldn’t play the third match such was the lack of […]

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Blake Austin headed to England while report suggests Cronulla has scored another Dogs discard

Canberra Raiders ace Blake Austin is headed to England after agreeing to join Warrington on a three year deal. The 27-year-old is set to replace the outgoing Tyrone Roberts. “I’ve watched Blake closely for a number of years over in the NRL and he’s a guy who, when you come to review the opposition, your […]

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State of Origin’s greatest ever 100 players

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Think of all the players that have ever had the chance to stand in the bright lights of State of Origin. All the legends, the moments and the blood that stains the hallowed grass beneath them. Now try picking the greatest 100. Consider the great players that didnt make the list: […]

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