Mate Versus Mate? Nah. Just Mates!

This article was written by Pip Lee. It can often be said that when you smile, you’ve made a new friend. Friendships can last for moments, months, or years. You can have everything in common; or very little in common. A solid friendship is one that includes respect, trust, love, laughter, chatter, or just “being. […]

Women’s Sport Weekly Wrap: Get ready for the Interstate Challenge

This story was first written for and published by The Roar. Good news Australian sports fans. Not only did Channel Nine broadcast the Australian Women’s Cricket team’s semi-final in the Women’s World Cup against India last night, but it has also been announced the Women’s Interstate Challenge, which will be played on Sunday at 11.45am […]

Ladies who League: A letter to the future

This story was first written for and published by NRL.com. My dearest Khloe, Three years ago, your mother asked me to be your godmother. It was one of the proudest moments of my life. You were a perfect, tiny little human and to be asked to play a role in guiding you through this messy, […]

The Importance of Rugby League Family

This article was written by Pip Lee. Family. They are funny things. Some of us are born into the “traditional” tree, with branches of mother, father, and grandparents. Others, particularly in this modern time, have trees with many different branches; same branches; broken branches; aging branches. Some people are able to grow their own tree, either through opportunity or […]

What’s the point of Women in League round?

This story was first written for and published by The Roar. This week the NRL celebrates Women in League Round. Throughout the week and among the celebrations, one question I’ll be asked is ‘what’s the point?’ The people who ask this question often think the round is tokenistic. That it’s unnecessary. That it gives the […]

Is there a ‘State of Origin’ in your workplace?

This story was written by Athena Chintis Cahri. As the excitement built for last night’s State of Origin decider, I thought about the unique team environment that Origin players must operate in. We’ve all heard the “Mate Against Mate” line and watching week-in-week-out teammates play against each other usually gives us a really exciting game of […]

Ladies Who League: Overcoming disappointment

This story was first written for and published by NRL.com. The sport of rugby league is something I enjoy watching, but what I enjoy hearing about much more are the stories and characters behind the men and women that take the field each week to represent their communities, clubs, states and countries. The stories behind […]

Why I can’t see NSW winning SOO Game III

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. In the lead up to the State of Origin decider, the call to action is always the same – most media outlets demand content about Origin and most rugby league fans want to read it. We all know that Australians (particularly in New South […]

Why DCE is MIA from State of Origin: Game III

This article was first written for Ladies who League by Sarah Krause.  An injury cloud would be insufficient to describe the maelstrom that descended upon the Queensland camp this year – an injury typhoon would be a more fitting sentiment. Yet not even the absence of seasoned Origin campaigners Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott, Greg Inglis and […]