Kieran Foran: Return whenever you’re ready

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. As a Parramatta Eels fan, all I want right now is for my playmaker to be given respect and privacy as he takes a break from his football commitments. On Thursday evening it was announced by the Eels that Kieran Foran had been granted indefinite leave […]

Trans Tasman Test series – Here we come!

Lizzie Campbell. Nick Good. Cam Nicholls. By the end of this story, you will have all been introduced to these talented humans. As most of you know, at the beginning of this year I was lucky enough to go to Coffs Harbour with Touch Football Australia to watch their National Touch League tournament. I learnt […]

The NRL teams of Westeros

Rugby League the Musical. Who knew such a concept even existed? I’m here to tell you that it does. This week, Denis Carnahan will be sharing his creation Rugby League the Musical for four stellar nights at the Factory Theatre. It is on from the 27th to the 30th of April and for those of […]

Privacy please? Balancing players’ right to privacy with society’s desire to know

It is unfortunate that this year’s pre-season was overshadowed by media reports of poor off-field behaviour by a number of young players, most notably a handful of Queensland’s Emerging Origin squad and of course, Mitchell Pearce.  The Pearce saga was particularly newsworthy, and while it raised a number of important societal issues it also raised […]

Grow the game by taking the grand final north and south

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  Last week, the winner of the Sydney stadium stoush was finally announced. After a heated final month of negotiations the $1.6 billion set aside for stadium redevelopment was finally allocated, with $700 million going to ANZ Stadium for its redevelopment into a rectangular stadium, $350 million […]

Penrith Panthers step up to tackle violence

Another week, another example of rugby league using its power and influence to promote a strong community message. This time it was the Penrith Panthers who took the lead, launching the 2016 season of a program called “Tackling Violence” which seeks prevent domestic violence and violent behaviour at the Panthers Academy on 12 April 2016. […]

Mums and dads, please let your daughters be footy fans!

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. On Sunday afternoon, Daily Life published an article by Kasey Edwards entitled ‘Why I don’t want my daughter to be a footy fan‘, which painted a bleak future for women in sport. The story points out the barriers and problems facing female participation in sport, but […]

White Lightning and his journey to the NRL

When we think of the men that play rugby league for our Clubs each week, I don’t think I am alone in thinking – ‘how lucky are they’. These men are given the opportunity each week to wear the jersey of a team which is a focal point of their local community and play rugby […]