NRLW has learnt from AFLW’s disrespect

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There has been overwhelming positivity leading into Season 2 of the NRLW.

But still there have been people who assume they know what’s best for the women’s game. These people accuse the NRL of sexism for having only a four-week competition with four teams and the majority of games scheduled before the men’s finals fixtures.

The Parramatta Eels regular season 2019 in review..

This article was written by Melissa Muscat, Inaugural Parramatta Eels Members Councillor – 2018.

Here we are Parramatta Eels fans. At the backend of another season, but the difference this year is that we’re still playing footy in September. For only the second time since I’ve been a member in ten years, the Eels are about to play finals footy. And I am so excited, I’m telling anyone who’ll listen. What a season it’s been too. Momentous is what comes to mind so here I’ll attempt to cover all that was big for the blue and gold since March. 

The biggest moments of season 2019

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Eight teams can now look forward to end-of-season holidays in Bali, with the other eight sides starting finals football.

Rugby league is the game that keeps on giving, both on and off the field, and 2019 was no exception. So before we say goodbye to the eight bottom teams, here are some of the biggest moments that shaped the 2019 season.

History shows rags-to-riches Cowboys have come a long way

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From the days of players laying turf instead of training to a state-of-the-art venue in 2020, the Cowboys have come a long way.

It was a nod to history last Thursday when the Cowboys hosted the Bulldogs in a farewell to 1300SMILES Stadium. It was fitting the last fixture featured the same two teams that opened the stadium on March 11, 1995.

The countdown to NRLW’s second season is on

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The start of the 2019 NRLW season is just over three weeks away.

While there are still a couple of unknowns (including the draw), the squads came together last week to commence training, and given the player movement over the off-season, there are plenty of new faces in each squad.

The diamond ring is a Storm in a teacup

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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.