Tag: NRL

News outlets are rabid vampires ripping at the flesh of a game that keeps them alive

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Rugby league has taken plenty of abuse over the years. Ever since Mrs. Messenger gave Dally her blessing to switch codes, rugby league has been the victim of all kinds of skullduggery. You name it and rugby league has survived it. From the Super League War to sex scandals, salary cap […]

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Separated at birth: Why the rivalry between Penrith and Cronulla almost didn’t happen

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Penrith and Cronulla could not be any different. A world away from each other on opposite sides of a little thing called Sydney. Out west, at the foot of the Blue Mountains, all the way down to the south where land gives way to the Pacific Ocean. On Friday night, more […]

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Mitchell Pearce feels Ben Hunt’s pain but says Saints can beat Souths

Mitchell Pearce knows a thing or two about media and fan scrutiny so it’s little surprise the Newcastle half has come to the defence of embattled St George Illawarra playmaker Ben Hunt who returned to form last weekend against Brisbane. Despite eliminating the Broncos, Pearce admits the Dragons will do it a lot tougher against […]

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Bellamy admits 2018 has been “very challening” in more ways than one

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy admits 2018 has been “very challening” and losing Cooper Cronk to the Sydney Roosters has been a major factor. Despite that, the Storm are still sitting pretty in the preliminary final awaiting the winner of Cronulla and Penrith. “With the events of this year, it’s been a very challenging year […]

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From Albert to Villasanti: The heroes and villains of grand final day we will never forget

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Rugby league grand finals have a funny way of catching players in time. For one set of fans, they can be the heroes for all eternity with a miracle tackle or a rampaging run. Supporters on the losing side see them forever as the villain from a horror movie that plays […]

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Sam Burgess once offered Tariq Sims into the car park in front of full dressing room

BY A.J NASH There will be no love lost between Sam Burgess and Tariq Sims this weekend if comments from Fox Sports’ James Hooper are anything to go by. According to Hooper, Burgess and Sims have some legitimate history and it all stems from some Sims “cheap shots”. “He and Tariq Sims have got a […]

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McGregor confirms Widdop’s role for remainder of finals campaign

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has confirmed the extent of captain Gareth Widdop’s shoulder problem which will see the five-eigth miss the remainder of the finals. Widdop hurt his shoulder again against Brisbane on Sunday – with doctors unable to put it back in until more than 30 minutes after incident. “His shoulder didn’t […]

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