Tag: Billy Slater

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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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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Are the Maroons really any hope with new-look spine in Game III?

BY STAFF WRITERS  Outgoing Queensland legend Billy Slater says New South Wales have beaten the Maroons at their own game in the 2018 series as the legendary fullback prepares for his final ever State of Origin appearance. Slater will also captain QLD for the first and last time. “A lot of these guys (Maroons), it […]

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Fifteen players with State of Origin experience set for Adelaide grudge match

Sports-loving fans in South Australia will get a preview of what they can expect when State of Origin comes to the Adelaide Oval in 2020 as the Sydney Roosters prepare to face Melbourne in a Friday night blockbuster. A massive fifteen players will take the field for the clash with Origin experience including 8 from […]

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The final act 16 years in the making: The epic saga of Cooper Cronk and the Melbourne Storm

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Not long ago, in a galaxy far away, Cooper Cronk, Cameron Smith and Billy Slater wear the same coloured jersey, train in the same gym, devise tactics under the same coach. It was a golden era for the Melbourne Storm who wished it would never end. Unfortunately for the Storm – […]

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Beware the wizardry of the Queensland spin doctors and State of Origin madness

BY CURTIS WOODWARD  @woodward_curtis    The world’s most exciting young rugby league player – Kalyn Ponga – will not make his State of Origin debut for Queensland tomorrow night at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. There was talk the prodigious utility was set to replace injured veteran Billy Slater only for reports to surface on Tuesday […]

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2018 Storm Depth Chart

  FULLBACK BILLY SLATER 92 CAMERON MUNSTER 91 JAHROME HUGHES 86 WINGERS SULIVASI VUNIVALU 91 JOSH ADDO-CARR 90 CHEYSE BLAIR 87 YOUNG TONUMAIPEA 87 SANDOR EARL 86   🇫🇯 @tui_kamikamica & @SuliVunivalu focus during @storm training yesterday #NRL pic.twitter.com/9FLfkS01zj— FIJI NSWRL Team (@FijiNSWRLTeam) January 18, 2018   CENTRES WILL CHAMBERS 89 CURTIS SCOTT 89 CHEYSE […]

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