Tag: Rugby league

Rugby league’s history: Long before football there was a Greek game called episkyros

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Primitive primates evolved more than 50 million years ago. A few short years later and here we are. Doesn’t time fly? As human beings, we are constantly digging, researching and learning. Who we were, where we came from, how we got here. It’s in our DNA. But as rugby league supporters […]

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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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Former teammate takes dig at Joel Thompson

One of Joel Thompson’s former teammates at the St George Illawarra Dragons, Peter Mata’utia, has taken a light-hearted dig at the forward who has just linked with the Manly Sea Eagles. Thompson tweeted, “First day at @SeaEagles . Didn’t think the move was going to happen but here now for a big 2018.” Mata’utia was […]

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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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Rex Mossop, Ken Kearney and Col Pearce join our Hall of Fame

BY STAFF WRITERS Col Pearce – Referee – 1917-2004 Long before Bill Harrigan, there was Col Pearce. A consummate professional, Pearce lived the rules of rugby league and amassed 343 first grade games and countless representative matches before retirement. Pearce commanded respect and got it because of the respect he gave to the players.   […]

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