Tag: BALMAIN TIGERS

Hall of Fame #44: Keith Barnes

Keith “Golden Boots” Barnes is an iconic Balmain Tigers legend and former Australian captain. Originally born in Wales, Barnes grew up in Wollongong before heading to Sydney to join the Tigers. Such was his talent, Barnes walked straight into the Balmain first grade side as a youngster and never played a reserve grade game at […]

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The Hindsight Series #2: Alternative Mergers

BY CURTIS WOODWARD Hindsight: Recognition of the realities, possibilities, or requirements of a situation, event, decision, after it has occurred. Hindsight you beautiful, evil thing. It’s a term used all too often in rugby league as if they were meant to be. Married. Glued at the hip. Rugby league has been at the fork in […]

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Hall of Fame #32: Arthur Halloway

ARTHUR ‘PONY’ HALLOWAY Long before the halfback rivalries of Peter Sterling vs. Chris Mortimer, Ricky Stuart vs. Allan Langer and Johnathan Thurston vs. Cooper Cronk, rugby league’s first halfback duel roared between Arthur ‘Pony’ Halloway and Chris McKivat. Halloway played in the first season of Australian rugby league in 1908 for Glebe before transferring to […]

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Hall of Fame #31: Harry Bath

      HARRY BATH Regarded as the greatest player to never represent Australia – Harry Bath takes his place in The81stMinute Hall of Fame for everything else he achieved in the game. After starting his playing career in Queensland where he represented his state, Bath shifted to the Sydney premiership and joined Balmain and […]

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Hey Woodsy – time to drop the #2040 hashtag and start promoting the WESTS Tigers

So I am sitting at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday afternoon after New Zealand Warriors’ demolition job of Wests Tigers in the Intrust Super Premiership and was probably (actually I was) the only bloke in the world who saw the scoreboard attendant hastily switch the Warriors sign with Manly-Warringah’s as they were playing on the Monday […]

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OffSeason with Curtis Woodward

THE CONTRACT KILLER: KHODER NASSER It is July 2008 and if you are a Canterbury Bulldogs fan you probably know the time well for all the wrong reasons. This is when their golden boy, the next megastar of the National Rugby League, Sonny Bill Williams skipped town in the dead of night bound for French […]

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