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Fri 25 May 2018

Broncos' Bellyache is Wayne's pain

premium_icon Broncos' Bellyache is Wayne's pain

Broncos need to usher in a coaching change. And that change should be in 2019, not the year after.

Thu 24 May 2018

McCullough’s not the man for Maroons

premium_icon McCullough’s not the man for Maroons

ANDREW McCullough is the frontrunner to replace Cameron Smith as Queensland’s hooker, but a left-field option at No. 9 is the way Queensland should go for State of...

Beams shows why he was right choice as captain

premium_icon Beams shows why he was right choice as captain

DAYNE Beams’ decision to step down as Brisbane captain as he battles with the death of his father illustrates why he was the right choice as captain in the first...

The one thing keeping Bellamy in Melbourne

premium_icon The one thing keeping Bellamy in Melbourne

THE almost unbreakable bond between Craig Bellamy and his champion hooker Cameron Smith is all that is swaying the Storm super coach from signing with the Brisbane...

What Queensland is looking for to replace legends

premium_icon What Queensland is looking for to replace legends

THE task for Kevin Walters and the Queensland selectors this year is not finding the new Smith, Thurston and Cronk, it is finding players who share two important...

Wed 23 May 2018

Tallis: Why it’s time for Bennett to go

premium_icon Tallis: Why it’s time for Bennett to go

THREE weeks ago, the Broncos held an old boys’ lunch. Much of the conversation among the ex-players was around the direction in which the club is headed. And many...

This is the team to beat the Blues

premium_icon This is the team to beat the Blues

CHIEF league writer Peter Badel has picked the team he believes Maroons coach Kevin Walters should field for this year’s State of Origin opener at the MCG. And some...

Fri 18 May 2018

Cameron's timing intrigues

premium_icon Cameron's timing intrigues

Strange time for Cameron Smith to call it quits for rep football.

Thu 17 May 2018

Kent: 14 players on minimum wage would still bust Dogs’ cap

Kent: 14 players on minimum wage would still bust Dogs’ cap

THE Bulldogs’ dire salary cap position has been laid bare by PAUL KENT who says the club would bust next year’s salary cap by $390,000 even if they filled their...

Mon 14 May 2018

Woosha passing the Bomber buck: Cooney

premium_icon Woosha passing the Bomber buck: Cooney

FORMER Bomber Adam Cooney has accused coach John Worsfold of deflecting blame to his players as Jake Stringer’s form slump jeopardises his place in Essendon’s...

Monday Buzz: Weekend highlights, lowlights

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Weekend highlights, lowlights

SUPER Sea Eagles, Blues bolter and the best story in rugby league right now — check out the highlights, lowlights and talking points from another memorable weekend...

Players win praise in pain game

premium_icon Players win praise in pain game

PHIL Rothfield marvels as rugby league players put bodies on line in what he labels the most brutal body-contact sport on this planet.

Thu 10 May 2018

Exodus still hurting Lions, Suns: Lynch

premium_icon Exodus still hurting Lions, Suns: Lynch

AS Brisbane and Gold Coast suffered heart-breaking losses on the weekend, it’s hard not to think how different both clubs’ fortunes would be if there hadn’t been a...

The ‘genius’ lesson JT and Benji can teach Ponga

premium_icon The ‘genius’ lesson JT and Benji can teach Ponga

TWO legends of the game in Johnathan Thurston and Benji Marshall will clash for what might be the final time on Thursday night, and Kalyn Ponga should tune in....

Wed 9 May 2018

Why Thorn would be perfect coach for Folau

premium_icon Why Thorn would be perfect coach for Folau

WOULD Israel Folau be a good signing for the Reds? Hell yeah. An enormously talented athlete who can lead them from the wilderness of the past seven years, writes...

Scott must sacrifice Origin for Cowboys

premium_icon Scott must sacrifice Origin for Cowboys

THE Cowboys need Matt Scott to stand down from State of Origin selection this year as the most important player in North Queensland’s tough premiership puzzle,...

Mon 7 May 2018

Ennis: How Dragons will cope with six picked for Origin

Ennis: How Dragons will cope with six picked for Origin

MICHAEL Ennis has tipped a whopping SIX Dragons players to be selected for the State of Origin opener next month. But even with half a dozen stars out he expects...

Monday Buzz: Referee stats that will shock supporters

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Referee stats that will shock supporters

AS soon as the ­Broncos beat the Bulldogs in controversial circumstances on Thursday night, an interesting statistic emerged on social media.

Sun 6 May 2018

Grand final ratings: Thomas is star of show

premium_icon Grand final ratings: Thomas is star of show

MELBOURNE Victory are A-League champions and they can thank their impressive defensive line - headlined by a heroic goalkeeping performance - for delivering a...

Wed 2 May 2018

Paul Kent: Sea Eagles’ double standards

premium_icon Paul Kent: Sea Eagles’ double standards

MANLY have decided Jackson Hastings doesn’t fit the their culture — but what sort of culture do the Sea Eagles have if the club captain ignores the coach, asks PAUL...

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