Does a sex tape make you king of the dressing room?

This article was first written and published for the Roar.  There are just eleven sleeps until the NRL season starts again and for this I’m very grateful. Not just because it means footy will be back on my television screen, but also because I’m hopeful that the actual footy will give fans something else to […]

Rugby league’s chance to send a message of inclusion

This article was first written and published for NRL.com. Some say that sport and politics have no place mixing. But my view is these two things are inextricably linked because sport has an ability to bring people together in a way that almost nothing else can and therefore promote community messages, particularly about tolerance and […]

Tigers, Titans, Bulldogs ready to rise and surprise

This article was first written for NRL.com. A lot of NRL fans are predicting Newcastle to be the team that makes a big leap into the finals in 2019 but the Wests Tigers are nicely placed to be this season’s surprise packets. It was a prediction of mine the last couple of years that the […]

The Roar’s top 50 NRL players: 40-31

This article was first written and published for the Roar.  It’s a question every rugby league fan loves to debate: who’s the best player in the NRL? Yesterday, we counted down players 50-41 as ranked by The Roar’s experts. Today we continue with players 40-31. And yes, there are some surprises in there!

What should the ARLC be focusing on right now?

This article was first written and published for The Roar.  You can say plenty of things about current Commissioner of the Australian Rugby League Commission, Peter Beattie, but one thing you can’t accuse him of is being unwilling to listen to the views of fans. Since Beattie has joined the ARL Commission and since taking […]

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 […]