Top 10 tips for NRL SuperCoach newbies

This article was first published by Scoop – The Daily Telegraph. Increasingly over the last year, one of my conversation starters has become ‘do you know what NRL SuperCoach is?’  This time last year I found myself in a very similar position to what some of you may be in now – the position of […]

Mary’s Magic Men: Top 10 revealed

This story was first written for and published by the Daily Telegraph. 1. Jackson Hastings (Sydney Roosters) – At rookie price and we have already had a good look at him.  Hastings will be the centre of the Sydney Roosters attack at the beginning of the season and will take shots at goal.  What more […]


This morning as my dad drove me to work, he asked me what my very favourite thing about rugby league was. For once, I paused before I spoke (otherwise the answer might have been Aaron Woods, Blake Austin or David Gower). I turned to my dad and I said ‘my favourite thing about rugby league […]

Reflections of a fan… on Fan Day

Something very special is building in Western Sydney. Saturday 20th February was one of my favourite days of the year – Fan Day. But not just one Fan Day. This year, I attended both Parramatta Eels Fan Day and GWS Giants Fan Day in one day. You might say I was in fan engagement heaven. […]

LwL Podcasts

    Podcast No. 1 Featuring Melanie Dinjaski, Jill Scanlon and Mo’onia Gerrard. Episode 1 done and dusted.  Mary K is joined by former Australian netball star Mo’onia Gerrard, Melanie Dinjaski from Fox Sports and Jill Scanlon to talk Superbowl 50, rugby 7’s and the Auckland Nines.  We cover all the big issues like Eli […]

Our NRL family and the Men of League Foundation

Rugby league is a sport made up of families. Each Club, from the grassroots to our first grade NRL teams, are a family – made up of the people involved in the administration, the players and the fans. When we hear players interviewed after games, they often speak about the importance of family and how […]

All hail, Captain Kieran!

It’s going to be a big year for Keiran Foran. New Club. New team. New supporters. New title. This morning it was officially announced by the Parramatta Eels that Kieran Foran would captain the Parramatta Eels in the 2016 season, with Tim Mannah remaining Club captain. The position of captain has always been one which […]

Ladies who Lily

This afternoon I spent a couple of hours trying to work out how rugby league and flowers are linked. Apart from Ben Flower from Wigan and George Rose, surprise surprise, it doesn’t feel like flowers and rugby league are linked in any way (this, in my view, is a shame). But then I thought about […]

The Parramatta Eels: Auckland Nines Champs!

This year marks a very special anniversary. It’s an anniversary that I wish did not exist. It’s an anniversary that supporters of rival teams like to remind me of time and time again. It’s an anniversary that I hope will not be a ’cause for celebration’ for much longer. The 2016 season marks 30 years […]