Category: Feature Story

Legends, stars and heroes: Players that never should have left their first loves

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Some players become ingrained in a club. Whether as captain, the superstar playmaker or because of the blood, sweat and tears they’ve spilt for the team and their fans. Sometimes, for different reasons, those players end up somewhere else.   Steve Rogers Dragons An icon of the Cronulla club, Rogers played […]

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Qantas, Hugh Jackman and Vegemite: What Origin can learn from Australia’s greatest exports

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis The Flying Kangaroo – we all know it. You could be anywhere in the world and get just a little homesick if you spotted that famous red tail. It’s Australian and we’re damn proud of it. From a shack in Winton, Queensland, something special was born way back in 1920 – […]

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Fantasy trades: Who should your club be trading today?

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Player movements in the National Rugby League never end and despite the season nearing, some clubs are still putting finishing touches to their 2018 roster. But what if we actually had a trade window? You know, like most other sports? Why aren’t we embracing the madness? We’ve put together some fantasy […]

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The Glamour Club and Uncle Nick: Where only premierships can save Trent Robinson

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis The late Graham Murray walked into the Sydney City Roosters at the end of 1999 knowing he needed to win chairman Nick Politis a premiership. Murray had found success elsewhere and Politis was hungry for some of that shine to rub off on his club. The former halfback took Illawarra to […]

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Why the Warriors are fighting impossible battle with Tuivasa-Sheck’s kingpin rugby manager

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Roger Tuivasa-Sheck’s manager Bruce Sharrock has denied the Warriors captain is on his way to the Auckland Blues in 2019. Radio New Zealand reported on Thursday that the NRL superstar had agreed to switch codes at the conclusion of this rugby league season but was yet to tell teammates while only […]

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Rugby league’s history: Long before football there was a Greek game called episkyros

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Primitive primates evolved more than 50 million years ago. A few short years later and here we are. Doesn’t time fly? As human beings, we are constantly digging, researching and learning. Who we were, where we came from, how we got here. It’s in our DNA. But as rugby league supporters […]

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What They Were Saying: Before the Melbourne Storm scandal

BY STAFF WRITERS Welcome to our new off-season series – What They Were Saying. A look back and some of the quotes and thoughts way back when. In our first installment, we take a look back at the mighty Melbourne Storm in the years leading into that scandalous salary cap saga – 2007 to 2010.  […]

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