Fans, media listen up: Making refs the scapegoat is boring

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. Not only is the constant whingeing about refereeing after a match boring, but it is all but pointless. As footy fans we need to get better at accepting that and also accepting that sometimes calls go your way and sometimes they do not. Mistakes also […]

How is the NRL still getting Mad Monday so wrong?

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  With most NRL teams finishing their seasons over the last month, it’s time for the players to celebrate ‘Mad Monday’ Perhaps this year, more than ever, they deserve the opportunity. Many players have had to relocate, some have been without their family for an […]

Eels fans again riding the finals rollercoaster

This article was first written and published for NRL.com. As a Parramatta Eels fan, this is starting to feel all too familiar. For the previous two years, this was the week of the finals where the Eels season finally came to a painful end. In 2019 it was at the hands of the Storm. The […]

Hot issue: Roberts happy to support ‘The Cool Down’

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. When Ian Roberts took a phone call from former Wallabies star David Pocock asking if he would be interested in being part of “The Cool Down”, he didn’t hesitate before saying yes. “The Cool Down” is a movement established by athletes encouraging bold action on […]

The Concussion Conversation: addressing medical inequality

This article was first written for and published for Siren Sport.  When it comes to conversations about fairness and equality for women in sport there are many battlegrounds; access to facilities, the importance of media coverage and of course, pay. But there are so many other factors to consider.

How did everyone get the Latrell Mitchell hit so wrong

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  This year ‘player welfare’ has been the catch cry for the NRL. It’s the reason that was proffered for the crackdown on contact to the head. It was one of the main discussion points during the conversation about whether to postpone the Rugby League […]