Why is Cronulla coach John Morris under pressure?

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  On Saturday night at Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta beat Cronulla 28-4. It’s a cliché often used in sport, but in this case the scoreline really wasn’t an accurate reflection of the match. At halftime the score was 10-4 but the Sharks were in trouble, having […]

Eels for real: Why Parra are now genuine title contenders

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. It only took until round two for the Parramatta Eels to make a statement about their premiership credentials in 2021 with an impressive 16-12 win over the Melbourne Storm at Bankwest Stadium last Thursday. After an extremely disappointing first half against Brisbane the week before, […]

The Dally M system is well overdue for reform

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  Dally Messenger is remembered as one of the greatest rugby league players of all time, held in such high esteem that the Dally M Medal was named after him. This medal is awarded annually to the best player in the NRL as judged by […]

Wheels in motion: Holli’s hectic return

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. Plenty of players have come back from ACL injuries, but it would be safe to say none have done it the way Holli Wheeler did. The mental and physical questions after having not played for more than 12 months can be expected on game day.

Joseph Suallii should not be playing in the NRL until he turns 18

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. On Monday, the NRL announced that the Roosters have been granted special dispensation to allow 17-year-old Joseph Suaalii to play in their first-grade team, despite the existing rule in place that requires players to turn 18 before they are eligible. On Tuesday, NRL CEO […]

Picking my 2021 top eight

This post was first written for and published by the Roar. s a footy fan, this week is almost the best part of the season. You can feel the anticipation! Before the first whistle has blown, anything is possible.

No easy solution to cheerleaders debate

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. The phasing out of NRL cheerleaders comes at a time when women have never been more welcome in the game. The rise of women’s rugby league – culminating in the NRLW competition and standalone State of Origin matches – has added a rich new chapter […]

I want more for the NRLW in 2021

This post was first written for and published by the Roar.  In what was an exceptionally difficult year for all of us, the NRL managed admirably in 2020. Not only was the NRL the first Australian domestic sporting competition to return to screens during COVID-19 (thanks Peter V’landys), but in a year when there was […]