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Mon 10 Sep 2018

Monday Buzz: Real stars stand up in finals

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Real stars stand up in finals

IT’S not always the most brilliant playmakers who win big NRL finals in September. At this time of the year it’s as much about mental and physical toughness.

Sun 9 Sep 2018

Why Sharks are no hope of winning title without Graham

Why Sharks are no hope of winning title without Graham

RUGBY league experts are writing off Cronulla after Wade Graham’s horror knee injury. A former Sharks player explains how much of a loss he’ll be to the team.

The Tackle: Only the tough survive September

premium_icon The Tackle: Only the tough survive September

TOM Hafey said it best in the 1975 preliminary final when he told Kevin Sheedy to stop ‘finessin’.

Sat 8 Sep 2018

JT’s tips for NRL finals blockbusters

premium_icon JT’s tips for NRL finals blockbusters

FIND out who retiring legend Johnathan Thurston thinks will get up in the NRL finals blockbusters on Saturday between the Panthers and Warriors and the Roosters and...

Fri 7 Sep 2018

Buzz: NRL had to hit Bulldogs hard

premium_icon Buzz: NRL had to hit Bulldogs hard

THE NRL’s decision to fine the Canterbury Bulldogs $250,000 for their Mad Monday stupidity could appear excessive, but in truth, it was a landmark moment for the...

Thu 6 Sep 2018

Meninga: How Hunt can hurt Brisbane

premium_icon Meninga: How Hunt can hurt Brisbane

ST GEORGE Illawarra are a good chance of beating Brisbane on Sunday, and to do it, Ben Hunt will need to be at his best, writes MAL MENINGA. Plus, my take on the...

Wed 5 Sep 2018

‘I look like a goose’: How Bulldogs’ Mad Monday embarrassed Beattie

‘I look like a goose’: How Bulldogs’ Mad Monday embarrassed...

PETER Beattie has been left red-faced by the Bulldogs’ Mad Monday antics, with the ARL chairman currently trying to secure funding for the NRL from Western...

Mon 3 Sep 2018

Rocky’s finals outlook: Eagles are flying under radar

Rocky’s finals outlook: Eagles are flying under radar

FINALS a one-horse race? Not according to Port Adelaide midfielder Tom Rockliff.

Monday Buzz: Eels sink to record low

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Eels sink to record low

IN a stunning realisation of just how bad things are for Eels fans, Parramatta’s latest addition to the cutlery drawer means the club produces last-place finishes...

Thu 30 Aug 2018

Broken system: The fundamental flaw Aussie rugby must fix

Broken system: The fundamental flaw Aussie rugby must fix

TUNE out from social media, move towards a centralised system and back the coach you hired. That’s the impassioned plea from Daniel Herbert.

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Robbo: Is Buddy a ‘ceremonial’ skipper?

premium_icon Robbo: Is Buddy a ‘ceremonial’ skipper?

LANCE Franklin’s selection as All-Australian captain has sparked debate.

Which coach needs a flag the most?

premium_icon Which coach needs a flag the most?

WHICH coach is under the most pressure to deliver a premiership in this year’s finals series? Which coaches are getting a free hit at September?

Tue 28 Aug 2018

It’s a Broncos-Sharks grand final — this week

premium_icon It’s a Broncos-Sharks grand final — this week

SO, it’s a Broncos-Sharks grand final then. That’s this week. Next week it will be something different. That’s the only thing that is consistent about this season....

Kent: Concussion cannot be ignored

premium_icon Kent: Concussion cannot be ignored

MUHAMMAD Ali never got knocked out but he knew what concussion felt like. And we all witnessed its effects on the champ.

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Monday Buzz: Ref officials leave all their worries behind

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Ref officials leave all their worries behind

AFTER one of the worst years of NRL refereeing in history, the game’s two most senior officials have disappeared for a week in the United States.

Matty Johns: Bennett’s Broncos have shades of ‘06 premiers

Matty Johns: Bennett’s Broncos have shades of ‘06 premiers

MATTHEW Johns explains why Wayne Bennett’s Brisbane side is looming as an NRL finals smoky, while the Roosters and Rabbitohs shouldn’t be too worried about their...

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Johns: Was JT better than Joey?

premium_icon Johns: Was JT better than Joey?

A few years ago I wrote a column suggesting Thurston could surpass Andrew Johns as the game’s greatest halfback. Boy, did I cop it — but was I wrong?

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Monday Buzz: My Dally M team of the year

premium_icon Monday Buzz: My Dally M team of the year

THE race for the Dally M is wide open and Phil Rothfield has taken a crack at naming his outstanding player in each position for 2018.

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Meninga: The brutal reality of Broncos fallout

premium_icon Meninga: The brutal reality of Broncos fallout

AS a rugby league fan, watching the relationship between the Broncos and Wayne Bennett unravel has saddened me a little. And the club must remember, this is about...

NRL Run Home: Broncos made to sweat

NRL Run Home: Broncos made to sweat

Fox League commentator COREY PARKER assesses the run home in the NRL

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