Tag: nswrl

From Tutty to Tallis: When rugby league contracts go wrong

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Like sands through the hourglass, these are the rugby league contracts that didn’t quite work out. Yep, like death and taxes, it seems we can’t go a week in rugby league without a contract saga somewhere in our fair game. Check these out!   Kirk Reynoldson vs. Newcastle Kirk ‘The Bushranger’ […]

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Netflix, WWE Network, Stan… Rugby League on Demand? NRL needs to get with the times

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis It is a slow old Sunday and the wife tells you she is off to lunch with her friends for an hour or three. You’re all alone with nothing to do. Magically, you find yourself – feet up – on the recliner, remote in one hand, cold beer in the other. […]

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Demolished rugby league grounds we loved

BY STAFF WRITERS They hold some of rugby league’s greatest memories but are sadly no longer around to see the light of day. No longer here to share. They are rugby league’s demolished grounds of the past.   Lang Park Location: Milton, Brisbane Opened: 1914 Demolished: 2001 Tenant: Brisbane Broncos Built on a cemetery, the […]

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Western Suburbs Magpies will return to NSW Cup in 2018

EXCLUSIVE BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis The Western Suburbs Magpies will return to rugby league’s second biggest rugby league competition in 2018 when they run out in the Intrust Super Premiership as the direct feeder club to Wests Tigers. Despite whispers to the contrary, the Magpies will compete in the NSW Cup – a competition they […]

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Opening of Harbour Bridge began slow death of once mighty North Sydney Bears

@woodward_curtis There is no doubt almost everybody in rugby league has a soft spot for the North Sydney Bears – a foundation club chewed up and spat out by a game that was meant to love it. The spirit of the Bears remains as an entity in the lower grades but the National Rugby League […]

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Wests Tigers vs Bears Player Ratings

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Th81stMinute Call Team travelled to Leichhardt Oval on Saturday for the Intrust Super Premiership clash between Wests Tigers and the North Sydney Bears. The Bears were heavy favourites but not even Wests Tigers could have seen this ambush coming as North Sydney took a 30-0 lead into half-time. Wests Tigers were […]

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Alby Talarico: The little Italian kid that turned his love into a reality and why he’s not done yet

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Alby Talarico has a love for rugby league that all of us can relate to. But while some are simply content to buy a jersey or a membership – Talarico has turned his passion into something more. Born in Balmain, Talarico’s obsession began as a small boy. On weekends he would […]

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Kangaroos, Blues and Parramatta legend Brett Kenny has been diagnosed with cancer

The rugby league community was in shock on Wednesday when it was revealed premiership-winning Parramatta legend Brett Kenny had been diagnosed with lymphoma cancer. Kenny was an integral part of the Eels’ grand final gory throughout the 1980’s and played countless games for both Australia and New South Wales: Enough cancer – now #BrettKenny diagnosed […]

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