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Thu 10 May 2018

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...

Tue 1 May 2018

Who is worthy of the NRL Hall of Fame?

premium_icon Who is worthy of the NRL Hall of Fame?

SIX players will enter rugby league’s revamped Hall of Fame at the end of the season.

Mon 30 Apr 2018

Monday Buzz: Manly in turmoil on and off the field

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Manly in turmoil on and off the field

THERE should be genuine concern in the NRL about the long-term future of the Manly Sea Eagles, writes PHIL ROTHFIELD.

Where has it all gone wrong for Cowboys?

premium_icon Where has it all gone wrong for Cowboys?

THE Cowboys are second last on the ladder a third of the way through the season. How did it come to this for a team boasting Johnathan Thurston, Michael Morgan and...

Sun 29 Apr 2018

Young Reds a roller coaster ride

premium_icon Young Reds a roller coaster ride

THERE’S one certainty about teams whose personnel is largely made up of youngsters trying to establish their bona fides in the big time — they’ll take their...

No place like home for eager Crows – or Suns

premium_icon No place like home for eager Crows – or Suns

ADELAIDE extended its winning streak against Gold Coast to 11 AFL games while the Crows made themselves very much at home at Adelaide Oval

Fri 27 Apr 2018

‘You’re witnessing the birth of a superstar’

premium_icon ‘You’re witnessing the birth of a superstar’

BUILT like that kid who could never seem to find his birth certificate in juniors, Payne Haas finally made his hyped NRL debut against South Sydney and didn’t...

Wed 25 Apr 2018

Something has changed in Wayne Bennett

premium_icon Something has changed in Wayne Bennett

I CALLED Wayne Bennett on Tuesday to discuss a range of issues at the Broncos. The conversation lasted 31 seconds. It is the first time he has flatly refused to...

Why Tigers are a cut above the rest

Why Tigers are a cut above the rest

SCORING may be at an all-time low but the Tigers are on a high and their stingy defence is one of many reasons why Damien Hardwick’s men deserve to be favourites...

Wed 18 Apr 2018

Who should replace Wayne Bennett ... and when

premium_icon Who should replace Wayne Bennett ... and when

AS Wayne Bennett moves deeper into what could be his penultimate season of coaching, Broncos hierarchy need to get serious about a succession plan and there is only...

Mon 16 Apr 2018

Athletes who defined the 2018 Games

Athletes who defined the 2018 Games

THE Clark Kent of the pool finally found his phone box, a 17-year-old tied the record for most medals at a single Games, and we witnessed one of the most inspiring...

Sun 15 Apr 2018

Brutal reality of the marathon

Brutal reality of the marathon

GOLD Coast local Michael Shelley has defended his Commonwealth marathon title in extraordinary circumstances after race leader Scotland’s Callum Hawkins collapsed...

Chappell: Farewell to Channel 9’s golden era

premium_icon Chappell: Farewell to Channel 9’s golden era

IAN Chappell reflects on the good times and sad as four decades of Channel 9’s extensive coverage of cricket in Australia — long established as essential viewing —...

Sat 14 Apr 2018

Why Fearnley must carry the flag at the closing ceremony

Why Fearnley must carry the flag at the closing ceremony

Kurt Fearnley must be Australia's flag bearer for the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

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