Shut-out shouldn’t stop fans from supporting their team

This article was first written for and published by It’s staggering how quickly the world has changed. Many things in life we take for granted have been cancelled. Health and safety come first but, as a fan, I’m thrilled the NRL is still on and, given how little live sport is on at the […]

Lay off Cameron Smith

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. At the beginning of the season, I promised myself that I wouldn’t fall for any rugby league clickbait. Is it too early to admit that I’ve failed, after reading an article about Cameron Smith promoted by Fox League?

Why I’m not sold on the Cowboys in 2020

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  Last month I predicted my top eight for the season ahead – a bold move before the season has even started, which no doubt will come back to bite me. There seems to be consensus among about a couple of teams making the top eight, including the […]

The next NRL great who should take on Survivor

This story was first written for and published by Rugby league has been compared to many things over the years. We can now add hit TV show Survivor to that list thanks to Mat Rogers. With his crack at the $500,000 first prize over, Rogers reckons Wendell Sailor should be the next big-name former […]

New NRL ad is ‘simply the best’

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. This week, the NRL launched its new ad to kick-off the 2020 season and, as always, nothing in rugby league is without controversy. For years, rugby league fans have been begging the NRL to bring back the most iconic rugby league theme song of […]

The Roar’s NRL top 50 players: 50-41

This article was first written and published for the Roar.  he NRL season is almost upon us, which means it’s time for The Roar’s annual countdown of the 50 best players in the competition. This year, Scott Pryde, AJ Mithen, Joe Frost, Tim Gore and I were asked to send in our top 60 players, with points […]