The diamond ring is a Storm in a teacup

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. When it comes to men’s rugby league, at the moment there is genuinely only one thing I care about: the Parramatta Eels playing finals football. Given the team’s strong win against the Gold Coast Titans on Friday night, it’s looking pretty good, with the […]

Shannon’s rise makes a strong case for the Defence

This article was first written for and published for The Roar.  Leading Seaman Shannon Evans grew up in Newcastle and has supported the Knights for as long as she can remember. With a couple of older cousins and a younger brother, weekends were spent going to the park and kicking the footy around.

Women in League 2019

This article was written by Melissa Muscat – 2017 Parramatta Eels Members Councillor. I do love a celebration. Especially when prominent organisations celebrate the dedication of those who give of their time and talents for something they love. Regardless of gender, race, age or background, anybody who serves the community deserves recognition, and this is […]

Manly and Canberra debunk the rebuild myth

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  Far too often in rugby league, the word ‘rebuild’ is used as a deflection or as a replacement for the words ‘my team simply isn’t good enough’. This year’s competition has completely debunked the rebuilding myth, thanks to two teams: the Canberra Raiders and […]

Multi-talented Millie makes 2019 a magical year

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. It has been a big 2019 for Millie Boyle, and she’s not done yet. Representing NSW in the Women’s State of Origin win over Queensland, playing for the Wallaroos (rugby union) in their two Test matches against Japan have kept her busy over the first […]

Leeds Rhinos women win the Challenge Cup final

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  It certainly is an exciting time for women’s rugby league – and I don’t just mean here in Australia. Two weeks ago the eight teams who will be contesting the Women’s Rugby League World Cup in the United Kingdom in 2021 were announced.

“Ref’s fault” culture ruining rugby league

This article was first written and published for the Roar.  Over the State of Origin period, the quality of rugby league certainly takes a back seat. But over the last two weekends we’ve all been reminded how glorious rugby league can be due to the quality of the footy that’s been played.

Fiji’s 2021 WRLWC miss highlights murky qualification process

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. Last week the eight teams which will contest the 2021 Women’s Rugby League World Cup in England were announced, and it’s fair to say there were some surprises. With an additional two spots up for grabs this time around due to expansion of the […]