This article was first written and published by The Roar. On Friday evening, following the North Queensland Cowboys 24-12 loss to the Canterbury Bulldogs, the overwhelming feeling for Cowboys coach Paul Green seemed to be disappointment and frustration. During his press conference Green alluded to the older and more experienced players in his group who […]
This article was first written and published for NRL.com. On Monday afternoon 29,047 people attended the first match at Bankwest Stadium, starting a new chapter in the proud history of the Parramatta Eels. If like me, you are a Parramatta Eels fan who was born after 1986, then you have not had the opportunity to […]
This article was first written and published for The Roar. I tell you what, at this point in this season I would prefer to support the Canterbury Bulldogs than the Newcastle Knights or Penrith Panthers. One of these teams is coming out each week and giving it everything they have, while the other two are either […]
This article was first written and published by The Roar. Jack de Belin is not bigger than the game of rugby league. But this week, De Belin found himself in court again, challenging the validity of the NRL’s new ‘no-fault, stand down policy’ and fighting for his immediate playing future.
This article was first written and published for NRL.com. The 24-game grind that is the NRL season shouldn’t lull anyone into thinking their team can afford a slow first half of the season and then storm home and make the finals.
This article was first written and published for The Roar. The Newcastle Knights are one of the darling teams in the NRL. If you ask an NRL fan who their second team is, many will say the Knights. One of the reasons for that is that we all love an underdog and in the last […]
This story was first written for and published by NRL.com. If you’re a Parramatta Eels fan born after 1987, the month of September holds some memorable finals moments, unfortunately not always for the right reasons.
This article was first written and published for The Roar. After four rounds of this year’s NRL competition, the Brisbane Broncos find themselves in twelfth position. This is a far cry from the top-four position that many NRL fans (including myself) predicted before the season commenced.
This article was first written and published for NRL.com. The round three clash between the Storm and Knights at AAMI Park in 2014 ended in tragedy when Newcastle player Alex McKinnon was seriously injured. When McKinnon was taken from the field on a stretcher, everyone held their breath. Over the next week, the severity of his […]
This article was first written and published for The Roar. The last two weeks have been amongst the most challenging the city of Christchurch has ever faced following a terrorist attack the likes of which New Zealand has never seen before. This terrorist attack has provoked deep sadness globally, prompted calls for unity and togetherness […]