Indigenous pride fuels Rebecca’s All Star fire

This article was first written for NRL.com. Rebecca Young is a proud Worimi woman. The Worimi people are Indigenous Australians whose territory lies in the eastern Port Stephens and Great Lakes regions of New South Wales. Rebecca’s family are native title holders and are traditional owners of the land in the Port Stephens area. Her […]

Stand De Belin down until his case is resolved

This article was written and published for The Roar.  On Tuesday, St George Illawarra Dragons player Jack de Belin left Wollongong Local Court having pled not guilty to charges of aggravated sexual assault. There have been some very serious allegations being levelled at De Belin, including that he repeatedly raped a 19-year-old woman while his […]

Why rugby league still has so much to celebrate

This article was first written for NRL.com.  If you have found yourself travelling through Atlanta, Georgia over the last couple of weeks, you may have been lucky enough to have seen the NRL’s new ad campaign in the form of four billboards displayed across the city. The new campaign is a cheeky jibe at the […]

What does the women’s game look like in 2019?

This article was first written and published by The Roar. When I reflect on the 2018 rugby league season, there are a couple of highlights that immediately spring to mind. The New South Wales Blues men’s team winning the State of Origin series for the first time since 2014. The emergence of the next crop […]

A Cowboy named JT

This article was first written by Kate Cornish and published by the North Queensland Cowboys.  Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting – Napoleon Hill It’s happening, there is no stopping it now, the wheels of time are in motion. We are well and truly in the countdown for JT’s […]

#TimesUp NRL – we need to make a stand

This article was first written and published for The Roar. It was a cold Saturday afternoon in Sydney, and with clouds swirling overhead I found myself at the home ground of the Helensburgh Tigers rugby league team for a fundraiser for a little man named Slater. The Helensburgh community had gathered to raise money for […]

Key WBBL match-ups happening in Hobart

This article was first written and published for The Roar. This weekend is the third of the WBBL Opening Weekend carnivals and will see most teams headed south to Blundstone Arena in Hobart for their next two matches in the competition. With each team now having played three matches, the ladder is looking a little […]

Let’s cut the NRL some slack

This article was written by Natalie Akle.  Yet again the media has persecuted an elite list of players during this year’s rugby league season, maintaining the stereotypical stigma of Australian NRL players. As the news tabloids shift their attention to the next drama, we are all left wondering how will Greg Inglis bounce back after […]