Our NRL heroes: Legends on and off the field

Tonight it seems like the entire NRL world has forgotten about Robbie Farah and is now talking about Paul Gallen. If you haven’t read the story I encourage you to go elsewhere because I’m not interested in sharing it. And here’s why. For every story about a player behaving in a poor way, there are […]

Jarryd Hayne: An opportunity?

Last week I wrote a story about how proud I was of Jarryd Hayne following his pre-season hit out for the San Francisco 49’ers against the Houston Texans (you can read that story here). Can you imagine how I am feeling today after his second game which was yesterday? Excited is an understatement and I […]

Bring a friend along!

On Thursday night I was on cloud 9. I was privileged enough to be at an event where the special guests were none other than Dave Smith (CEO of the NRL), Suzanne Young (COO of the NRL), Raelene Castle (CEO of the Canterbury Bulldogs) and Marina Go (Chairperson of the board of the Wests Tigers). […]

Why are we still talking about WAGs?

Before I dive head first into this story, there are a couple of things you need to know. I like cricket. I know what a maiden is. I know what an LBW is and I could name a couple of the members of the Australian cricket team. However, my knowledge about cricket is nothing compared […]


This blog is coming to all of you live from the top end. That’s right – this weekend I’ve made the trip to Darwin to watch my Parramatta Eels take on the Penrith Panthers at TIO Stadium in what is probably the most perfect weather for football. The sun is shining, there is a cool […]

Belinda Sleeman: Gender is no restriction

Belinda Sleeman brings new meaning to ‘Women in League.’  Or alternative titles – Female ref says her gender is no restriction. Female ref wants suburban rugby league grounds to stay. As I watched my then 4 year old son run towards the tackle bag I felt a surge of pride, even as he stopped short […]

Nate Myles: Thanks for changing my mind

Sometimes here at Ladies who League, I make a mistake. I’m only human and am as guilty as the next person at passing judgement and then holding a grudge. Player behaviour is something which I am extremely passionate about. It disappoints me that the actions of a small minority often tarnish the sport that I […]


The phrase ‘darkest day in Australian sport’ is one which is used more often than it should be. In the past it has been used in relation to allegations that Australia’s top sporting codes were rife with increasing use of performance enhancing drugs. It was also used in reference to the Melbourne Storm salary cap […]