Matt Lodge: Take your second chance and ‘pay up’

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. When I was younger, I had very strong and stubborn views on what should happen to rugby league players that misbehaved. Players that had been convicted of serious offences were not welcome in our game and I particularly had a problem with players that […]

What fans really want from new Commission

This article was first written for It has been a week of celebration and chaos in rugby league – but that’s nothing new. There has been celebration for the achievements of outgoing ARL chairman John Grant and commissioner Catherine Harris and chaos for the new boss, Peter Beattie.

NRL Women’s: Lack of bids doesn’t mean lack of interest

This story was first written and published for The Roar.  Over the last couple of days I have seen some exceptionally lazy commentary about the upcoming NRL Women’s competition, particularly following Friday, when bids to have a team in the inaugural competition officially closed. According to reports, the teams that have expressed interest and put […]

From highs to heartbreak

This article was written by Melissa Muscat. I couldn’t follow two more contrasting sporting teams. Sydney FC and Parramatta Eels. One arguably the most successful A League team the competition has ever seen, the other holding the current record for longest NRL premiership drought. This article is by no means bringing down my beloved Eels. […]

The NRL player transfers it’ll take time to get used to

This article was first written for  Cricket season officially ended for me last Sunday when the Sydney Sixers won the WBBL final and the Adelaide Strikers took out the BBL, but the end of summer isn’t a bummer because it means the NRL is nearly here. While most people lament the loss of long summer days, […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: Leaked memos and the cost of a competition

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. At 7pm tonight, AFLW returns to Sydney when the Giants take on Carlton at Drummoyne Oval. After last year’s scheduling debacle, which saw Greater Western Sydney play a game played at Blacktown International Sports Park at 5pm on a Friday night (who can get […]

Ladies who Lob: Roger, the greatest?

This article was written by Melissa Muscat. As I mentioned in my last article, I can’t really name a favourite sport as I get enjoyment from many, but the Australian Open is my favourite time of year. The hype and intrigue of some of the best sportsmen and women in the world coming to play […]