RCG and the Panthers surge into September reckoning

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. If we rewind to nine weeks ago, many (including myself) had all but written off the Panthers. They were languishing towards the bottom of the ladder after losing eight of their first 10 games. At one point they suffered six straight defeats. So, what’s the […]

Knights, Titans and Sharks must clean up off-field mess

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  Sport and big business are not identical, but the sooner clubs understand that the NRL is a multi-million dollar industry and they need to run their businesses accordingly, the better our sport will be. There have been two stories that have emerged out of […]

Women’s contribution brought into Sharpe focus

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. When I look back at my early years of watching and following rugby league, I do so with a slight sense of shame. As a young girl, it never occurred to me that women could play rugby league. In fact, I don’t even remember asking […]

Blues’ sweep made possible by wheelchair success

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com. There was more pressure on Brad Fittler and his team on Wednesday night than they probably realised – there was a State of Origin clean sweep on the line. After claiming the Women’s State of Origin title at North Sydney Oval, the NSW Wheelchair Rugby […]

State of Origin fatigue has officially set in

This article was first written and published for the Roar.  Can I make a confession? I’ll be absolutely thrilled come Wednesday night at around 10.15pm when the siren will sound and State of Origin will be over for another year. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty to love about State of Origin. It’s a time […]

Nice work Freddy, now bring on Game 3

This article was first written and published for The Roar. New South Wales may have won State of Origin Game 2 by a whopping 38 points to 6, but leading into Game 3 coach Brad Fittler cannot afford to rest on his laurels. We saw a much improved NSW in Game 2 and they dominated […]