Is Nathan Brown’s time up as Knights coach?

This article was first written and published for The Roar.  The Newcastle Knights are one of the darling teams in the NRL. If you ask an NRL fan who their second team is, many will say the Knights. One of the reasons for that is that we all love an underdog and in the last […]

Something has to change at the Brisbane Broncos

This article was first written and published for The Roar.  After four rounds of this year’s NRL competition, the Brisbane Broncos find themselves in twelfth position. This is a far cry from the top-four position that many NRL fans (including myself) predicted before the season commenced.

McKinnon’s courage to be celebrated once again

This article was first written and published for NRL.com. The round three clash between the Storm and Knights at AAMI Park in 2014 ended in tragedy when Newcastle player Alex McKinnon was seriously injured. When McKinnon was taken from the field on a stretcher, everyone held their breath. Over the next week, the severity of his […]

The Warriors have already bottled 2019

This article was first written and published for The Roar. The last two weeks have been amongst the most challenging the city of Christchurch has ever faced following a terrorist attack the likes of which New Zealand has never seen before. This terrorist attack has provoked deep sadness globally, prompted calls for unity and togetherness […]

It’s not too early to talk about Origin

This article was first written and published for The Roar.  We’re only heading into Round 3 of this year’s NRL competition, but that certainly hasn’t stopped the media talking about State of Origin. Despite the men’s three-game series being several months away, experts are already selecting their teams and suggesting players that could potentially make […]

What a difference a year makes for the Eels

This article was first written and published for NRL.com.  When I woke up on Monday morning and checked the NRL ladder I saw something I hadn’t seen in a long time. For the first time in over a year, the Parramatta Eels sit in the top eight after beginning the season with two consecutive wins. […]

Musical chairs will cost the Dragons a finals spot

This article was first written and published for The Roar.  In the last couple of seasons, the St George Illawarra Dragons have often ended the opening month of the NRL competition with the dreaded ‘March premiers’ tag. That’s almost like the kiss of death for a footy team.

Studdon relishing chance to get back in the swim with Sharks

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com.  It’s an oft-used cliché, but 2018 really was a rollercoaster for one of Australia’s most recognised female rugby league players, Maddie Studdon. The highlight definitely came in June when she was selected to captain NSW in the inaugural Women’s State of Origin in June.