Tag: Todd Greenberg

How Immortality reminded us just how much we love the Greatest Game of All

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Sitting down last night to watch the Immortals inductions on Fox Sports, I couldn’t help but keep playing The Rolling Stones’ ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ over and over in my head. I was prepared for whomever the NRL decided to announce. All along I believed Dally Messenger, Frank […]

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The Quick Tap: Is Brad Arthur a protected species? Anthony Griffin, Immortals and the problem with modern referees

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis IS BRAD ARTHUR A PROTECTED SPECIES OUT AT PARRAMATTA? Why is nobody talking about Parramatta coach Brad Arthur and his failure to spark the Eels in 2018? This team went within a whisker of upsetting the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park in week one of last year’s playoffs before being bundled […]

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Code Wars: Why proposed rule changes in AFL can only help the NRL in ongoing battle

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Anyone that says there isn’t a code war between the NRL and AFL can keep their heads in the sand. That’s their prerogative. Anyone with half a brain however will acknowledge these organisations are after the same sets of eyes. You’re not going to win over the rusted on fans from […]

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Nothing wrong with crackdown on cheating teams but where’s the common sense in our game gone?

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Sydney Roosters enforcer Dylan Napa has broken his silence on the tackle that left mate Ashton Sims sidelined with a broken jaw. Napa was sin-binned in Sydney’s loss to the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium but was subsequently cleared by the match review committee. At the time of the incident, social […]

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Uncle Rupert, #CodeWars and double agents: The revolution and why rugby league is fighting back

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis “What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award […]

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Earth to media: We’ve known this penalty crackdown was coming since December

BY STAFF WRITERS    It is a fact – NRL referees are taking the game back from the coaches. In a blitzkrieg to start season 2018, on-field officials have clamped down on illegal play from sides giving away offside and ruck penalties instead of letting the game flow. Certain sides have benefited from the ploy […]

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How far is too far? Why social media’s rage could make Matt Lodge a victim too

BY A.J NASH   As we speak, social media, the modern world’s moral compass, is hammering the NRL and CEO Todd Greenberg for allowing Matt Lodge to play rugby league again. Tonight, the prop debuts for his new club the Brisbane Broncos against St George Illawarra at Kogarah.   We all know what Lodge did. […]

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Why should other clubs be penalised because rivals overshot $9.2 million salary cap target?

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Clubs lobbying for a higher salary cap in 2018 only have themselves to blame as they prepare to meet with NRL officials on Thursday at League Central. Tensions are at boiling point but how much should you believe from the powerbrokers in club land? Canterbury Bulldogs Chairman Ray Dib invited a […]

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