This story was first written for and published by NRL.com. Rugby league family – this is it. We made it. On Sunday a spectacular season will conclude when the Melbourne Storm take on the North Queensland Cowboys in this year’s NRL Grand Final. I have some fond (and some not so fond) memories of grand […]
This story was written by Melissa Muscat – Parramatta Eels member and Members Councillor 2017. So here we are, season over…almost. It’s taken me this long to pen my thoughts after Parra’s finals exit to the Cowboys. I was shattered, like most loyal supporters. It took me till around the Thursday to feel half happy […]
This story was first written for and published by The Roar. Over the past few of years, the NRL has been very good at dealing in the business of fairytales. In 2014, the South Sydney Rabbitohs broke a 43-year premiership drought with a 30-6 win over the Canterbury Bulldogs in the grand final.
This article was first written and published for The Roar. I’ll always remember this week as the week where I really felt like for the first time, the Australian public really embraced the Matildas. It has truly been an incredible week for this team – it started last Saturday when Sam Kerr was on the […]
This article was first written and published for NRL.com. There really is no off-season when it comes to footy and never has this been clearer to me than this year with a Rugby League World Cup approaching. The good news is that although my Parramatta Eels might be out of the finals race, I don’t […]
This story was first written for and published by The Roar. Last weekend was what finals football is all about – two entertaining contests with plenty of thrilling match-ups, some outstanding defence, and a little bit of controversy to make things interesting. On Friday night, Brisbane defeated Penrith 13-6. Ben Hunt made sure his last […]
This article was first written for and published by The Roar. Football fever has hit Sydney and it all kicks off tomorrow when the Westfield Matildas will play Brazil in the first of a two-game international series at a sold out Pepper Stadium. Over 17,000 people are expected to attend the game and this will […]
This story was first written and published for NRL.com. As a rugby league fan I have certain expectations of my team. Some of you might find these expectations surprising. I always tell people that I do not expect my team to win. Sure, I want my team to win, but part of life and professional […]
This article was written by Melissa Muscat – Parramatta Eels member and 2017 Parramatta Eels Members Councillor. My article this week almost came with an element of controversy. Thankfully the Eels face the Cowboys in this weekend’s elimination semifinal. There is a lot of stipulation and rules about who people should support. Is it the […]
This article was first written for and published by The Roar. That was the best opening weekend of an NRL finals series I can ever remember. Three out of the four games were decided by two points or less, and each game had controversy.