Mary’s Wonder Women: Cricket, netball and State of Origin

This article was first written for and published for The Roar, My favourite thing that happened in women’s sport this week was watching history being made in India when the first ever IPL Women’s T20 challenge took place in Mumbai. I have to be honest, I didn’t really care about the result because the Supernovas […]

JT’s game is broken and cannot be fixed

This article was first written for and published for The Roar. Heading into Round 12, North Queensland sit in 15th spot on the ladder with six points. It’s fair to say that for the Cowboys to play finals in September, they will require some sort of miracle – or an epic turnaround in form. 2018 […]

How Cameron Smith turned around his public persona

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. I am ashamed to reveal this, but I was once a rugby league fan that disliked Cameron Smith. To be fair, my distaste was not just about Cameron. It extended to the entire Melbourne Storm team, particularly Smith, then Greg Inglis, Cooper Cronk and Billy […]

Where have the NRL’s ‘little men’ gone?

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  Last week it was revealed that the NRL was considering reducing the number of interchanges from eight to six, so as to combat the game’s growing injury toll. Serious injuries have reportedly increased this season, with 12 players suffering injuries which will keep them […]

Sorry Israel, I don’t want you back in the NRL

This article was first written for and published for The Roar. Last year at the NRL grand final, Macklemore performed his smash hit ‘Same Love’ in front of 79,722 people. While he sang that song, on the big screens at ANZ Stadium the following words played on loop – ‘we stand for diversity’, ‘we stand […]

King, Peats, Boyd will always be Mummy’s boys

This article was first written for and published for NRL.com. “I am very proud that he has persevered. If you want someone who is resilient, that’s Cam. He’s a great footballer, but it’s the more personal stuff that makes my heart swell with pride.” – Amanda King [Cameron’s mum] Headgear. Mouthguard. The jersey tucked into […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: The Sharks are Tarsha Gale premiers

This article was first written for and published for The Roar. The Cronulla Sharks are the 2018 Tarsha Gale Cup premiers, after defeating the Newcastle Knights 36-22 in the grand final at Leichhardt Oval last Saturday. The standout performance of the match belonged to Faith Nathan, who scored the first try, then followed it up […]

Crowds no crisis as clubs target family deals

This article was first written for and published for NRL.com. Todd Greenberg has been encouraging all of us to #NRLTalkTheGameUp and for all of us, as fans and advocates, to share our positive stories and experiences about the game we love so much. Our game is not perfect and just like many other sports has […]