The diamond ring is a Storm in a teacup

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.

When it comes to men’s rugby league, at the moment there is genuinely only one thing I care about: the Parramatta Eels playing finals football.

Given the team’s strong win against the Gold Coast Titans on Friday night, it’s looking pretty good, with the real question is where the team will finish.

Women in League 2019

This article was written by Melissa Muscat – 2017 Parramatta Eels Members Councillor.

I do love a celebration. Especially when prominent organisations celebrate the dedication of those who give of their time and talents for something they love. Regardless of gender, race, age or background, anybody who serves the community deserves recognition, and this is where I believe the NRL masters it well. There are various rounds in the season that celebrate groups for their contribution to the game including Indigenous, Stay Kind and Member Appreciation, to name a few. Cue in the Women In League Round this weekend. One of my favourites of the season. 

Manly and Canberra debunk the rebuild myth

This article was first written for and published by the Roar

Far too often in rugby league, the word ‘rebuild’ is used as a deflection or as a replacement for the words ‘my team simply isn’t good enough’.

This year’s competition has completely debunked the rebuilding myth, thanks to two teams: the Canberra Raiders and the Manly Sea Eagles.

Multi-talented Millie makes 2019 a magical year

This article was first written for and published by NRL.com.

It has been a big 2019 for Millie Boyle, and she’s not done yet.

Representing NSW in the Women’s State of Origin win over Queensland, playing for the Wallaroos (rugby union) in their two Test matches against Japan have kept her busy over the first seven months of the year.

Fiji’s 2021 WRLWC miss highlights murky qualification process

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.

Last week the eight teams which will contest the 2021 Women’s Rugby League World Cup in England were announced, and it’s fair to say there were some surprises.

With an additional two spots up for grabs this time around due to expansion of the tournament (only six teams contesting the last women’s RLWC held in Sydney in 2017) there was plenty of conjecture about which teams would be selected, especially given the pace at which women’s rugby league is growing around the world.