Tag: AFL

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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Uncle Rupert, #CodeWars and double agents: The revolution and why rugby league is fighting back

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis “What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award […]

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Bankwest cops social media backlash for discriminating against rugby league

BY A.J NASH Bankwest is copping a pasting from people on social media over their apparent discrimination against rugby league. An e-mail is doing the rounds which has been posted to Twitter countless times showing a Bankwest employee explaining why they refuse grants to rugby league clubs despite sponsoring rugby union and AFL. Bankwest ‘Easy […]

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Potential new Titans owner wants to crush the AFL on Gold Coast

The man behind the latest bid to buy out the Gold Coast Titans from the NRL has been revealed to be John Bridgeman managing director Stuart McAuliffe according to The Australian. And McAuliffe isn’t mincing his words when it comes to rugby league’s competitor in south-east Queensland – the AFL. “We’ll augment management skills and […]

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Bodene Thompson has done nothing wrong but who wins in Tele’s continued attacks on NRL?

BY SCOTT DILLON It is official – rugby league fans have had a gutful of the cheap, tabloid journalism infesting itself into the game. On Tuesday morning, New Zealand Warriors forward Bodene Thompson was thrown off a cliff by The Daily Telegraph after it ran a story, front page with a double page spread inside, […]

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COMMENT: Media to blame for constant NRL/AFL crowd comparisons

COMMENT BY SCOTT DILLON Week One of the NRL Finals had everything, four heart-stopping games with more drama than a Jerry Bruckheimer television series. There’s the usual referee bashing but that comes with the territory when your team loses. But there has also been a significant spike on social media in code war comparisons between […]

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NRL is winning the PR battle against the AFL as “king hits” and “dog acts” plague Aussie Rules

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis On Sunday afternoon at ANZ Stadium, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Penrith Panthers players came together for a slap fest that wouldn’t have knocked a pea off a chop. The aftermath saw referees sin-bin South Sydney’s Sam Burgess and Penrith winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak for a push and shove that would have had […]

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