Tag: Rugby league

Steele Sports to present all six ISP games this weekend

BY SCOTT DILLON Steele Sports will this weekend broadcast every game of the Intrust Super Premiership Magic Weekend round covering six games at historic venues Henson Park and North Sydney Oval. It continues Steele Sports’ unrivalled support of the NSW Cup. Coverage begins Saturday at 11am when Mounties and Wentworthville clash in a battle of […]

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‘I had a fear of letting people down’: Smith retires from rep footy

BY STAFF WRITERS Legendary hooker Cameron Smith has officially retired from retirement football effective immediately after calling a press conference in Melbourne on Tuesday afternoon. Flanked by Queensland coach Kevin Walters and watched on by Craig Bellamy and other Melbourne Storm officials – Smith explained what drove him to play on – and so well […]

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Cameron Smith retires from rep football effective immediately

Australian and Queensland captain Cameron Smith has sent shockwaves through the rugby league world by retiring effective immediately from all representative football. It is understood Smith will officially make the announcement this afternoon and has already told Melbourne Storm teammates. His Maroons teammates, such as South Sydney’s Greg Inglis, were seemingly unaware of his decision […]

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Oddball Footy History: Wests Tigers melt in Townsville, Matt Ridge place kicks for touch, Brad Fittler the halfback?

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis  Rugby league is a funny game. It’s also a crazy, strange, wonderful place full of forgotten memories and bizarre events. Welcome to Oddball Footy History. WESTS TIGERS WEAR BLACK FOR SUNDAY GAME IN TOWNSVILLE It is round 23 of the 2000 season and the 7th placed Wests Tigers take the field […]

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Flower children, man buns and harem pants: The Wests Tigers back at their “spiritual home” tonight

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Tonight an annual festival begins in Sydney’s Inner West where hippies, flower children and bohemians come together to celebrate their spirituality. Where freethinking, folk music and harem pants run free. This is the Festival of the Tiger at the legendary Leichhardt Oval. Finish your craft beer, put that hair up in […]

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From Stolen Generation to champion boxer: John Patten was also a handy league player

BY CURTIS WOODWARD  @woodward_curtis    Boxing historians know him as former Australian bantamweight champion Johnny Jarrett. So dominant he was in his own division, very few pugilists would challenge him. In fact, even the featherweights wouldn’t fight him. Jarrett was a rare talent. So rare that he often had to give up his own purse […]

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Greg Inglis reveals the price rugby league players pay to be at the top of their game

Legend Greg Inglis has given some insight into the things rugby league players are forced to miss in their pursuit of professional careers including funerals of loved ones and even their children’s births. Speaking to QRL Media alongside Matt Gillett, Inglis  acknowledged how difficult life can be for top sports stars. “You sacrifice birthdays – […]

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