Losing is a disease. Does Laurie have the cure?

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. “Losing is a disease… as contagious as polio. Losing is a disease… as contagious as syphilis. Losing is a disease… as contagious as bubonic plague. Attacking one… but infecting all. But curable.” This is a quote from one of my favourite movies of all time […]

Meet Eddison: A young Titans fan

When season 2016 began, it was agreed amongst rugby league fans that the Gold Coast Titans were going to have a rough year. 2015 had been difficult enough with the loss of Aiden Sezer and the Daly Cherry-Evans back-flip and 2016 did not start much better with a season ending injury ruling our young Kane […]

What did I learn from State of Origin Game II?

This week I went on an adventure. I’m very lucky that rugby league has taken me on plenty of adventures. So far though, none of those adventures have seen me travel to the cauldron – Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for State of Origin. It has been on the bucket list for so many years because […]

Sport and our attitudes towards women

Last week I was at an event with some clients. Following some normal chitchat about how busy work had been and how quickly this year had passed, conversation turned to plans for the weekend. From February to October, my weekend plans are always the same – sport, but mainly rugby league. Often when I declare […]

Tackle like a girl!

There’s been a lot of competition this week about my favourite sport story. Could it be the news that the AFL has announced the teams who were successful in their bid to have a team in the inaugural women’s competition in 2017? Could it be that the Wallaroos, for the first time have a naming […]

Time for the Eels board to step down

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. I have spent the better half of the last week in Darwin. The Parramatta Eels have a relationship with the Northern Territory Government which sees them take two games a year to the top end – the first is a trial in Alice Springs and […]

Match-fixing and the NRL’s relationship with betting agencies

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. Flashback to the 1995 Australian Rugby League season, which was celebrated as the 88th year of professional rugby league competition in Australia. That year, the grand final was played between the Sydney Bulldogs and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. The Bulldogs finished sixth at the end of […]

Parramatta Eels – The players, fans and Game have suffered, but will those who are responsible for this salary cap mess?

Despite reports to the contrary, the club officials temporarily suspended from their positions at the Eels have maintained their Supreme Court action against the NRL.  Club chairman Steve Sharp, chief executive John Boulous, head of football Daniel Anderson, deputy chairman Tom Issa and director Peter Serrao allege that the NRL failed to provide them with […]

Why women really should watch State of Origin tonight.

This article was first written for and published by Mamamia. Women of Australia. If you love sport as much as I do or someone in your household does, you’ll know that the State of Origin (SOO) has arrived. You’ll probably notice a lot of people wearing maroon and blue jerseys today. Sausage rolls, packets of chips and tomato sauce will […]

Thanks for the memories, Ennis, Hoffman and Scott

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. The past couple of months have seen plenty of speculation about who NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley would pick to take on the Queensland Maroons in this year’s State of Origin series. Following the Blues’ heavy defeat at the hands of the Maroons in Game […]