Women’s combine part of Knights’ NRLW push

This story was first written for and published by NRL.com. Knights recruitment manager Alex McKinnon’s belief that Newcastle is the “gateway to NSW rugby league” will be further enhanced by Sunday’s women’s combine. With the club in the process of chasing a spot in an expanded NRLW competition, the Knights plan to build a Women’s Academy […]

Predicting the 2020 NRL top eight

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. I actually relish a small part of the preseason, because anything is possible. At this point we all still think that our team can win the premiership. My excitement this year is even more because on the whole, the off-season has been relatively drama-free. […]

Kiana relishing cultural education at All Stars

This story was first written for and published by NRL.com.  Kiana Takairangi has fond childhood memories of following her older brother Brad around the house mimicking him as he would try and perform the Haka. Despite growing up with a dad and a brother who played rugby league, Kiana didn’t yet know women could play […]

Travel-weary Hill aims to emulate UK success at Nines

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. A five-hour flight from Sydney to Perth was a walk in the park for Sydney Roosters Nines player Courtney Hill following the journey she took to get to Australia. After an almost 24-hour trip from England to Sydney ended on Monday morning at 8am, Hill […]

Has international rugby league finally turned a corner?

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  2019 was a watershed year for international rugby league, with more coverage than ever before. The Papua New Guinea Orchids registered their first ever international win, defeating England, the teams for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup were decided, and there was an international […]