My top ten moments of the 2018 NRL season

This article was first written for and published for The Roar.  With the Brisbane Broncos winning the women’s NRL Premiership by 34-12 over the Sydney Roosters and the Sydney Roosters being crowned Premiers in the men’s competition, the NRL season is now at a close for another year. 2018 was a year that personally, I’ll […]

Will the Broncos or the Roosters be the first NRLW Premiers?

This article was first written and published for the Roar. For so many people there is a tremendous sense of pride about what has been achieved in the first year of the inaugural NRL Women’s Premiership. On Wednesday night at the Dally M Awards, former Australian Jillaroos captain and first ever women’s New South Wales […]

Grand final week like a second Christmas for all NRL fans

This article was first written and published for NRL.com.  I often tell people I get the opportunity to celebrate Christmas twice a year – once in December and once during NRL grand final week. This week is the culmination of a season of hard work for two teams – the Sydney Roosters and the Melbourne […]

Here’s to you, Mister Robinson

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. With their 12 points to four victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night, the Sydney Roosters have booked their place in the 2018 NRL grand final. This game was set up as a blockbuster from the outset. The final […]

Almost impossible to separate Dally M women’s contenders

This article was first written for NRL.com. In line with a lot of recent developments in recent years, the women’s Dally M has only been around for a few years but is quickly building a tradition of its own. The date has been marked in my calendar for several weeks now – next Wednesday is the […]

Who will play in the NRLW Grand Final?

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. It has been short, but sweet. This weekend marks the conclusion of the regular round of the inaugural NRL Women’s Premiership. By Sunday evening, each team will have played each other once and we will know which two sides will progress to the grand […]

I love September!

This article was written by Mel Muscat.  I love September. Not for the reason many love September though, the weather. Spring just means allergies for me. I love it for the footy finals. Rugby league is known for its toughness, but it is also an exciting game to watch. If you have been following the […]

The 2018 Penrith Panthers: Success or failure?

This article was first written for the Roar.  And then there were four. Following the results in the NRL on the weekend, only four teams remain in the hunt for the 2018 premiership – the Melbourne Storm, Sydney Roosters, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Cronulla Sharks. For the Sharks and the Bunnies, it was as close […]

NRLW silences critics to become overnight sensation

This article was first written for NRL.com.  If there were any doubts about whether the Holden Women’s Premiership would be a success, surely the opening round silenced all that. The NRLW arrived with a bang last weekend. More than 14,000 people headed out to ANZ Stadium and Suncorp Stadium to watch the two opening games and […]