RECENTLY, Manly coach Geoff Toovey commented that the Minor Premiership is undervalued, especially given the length and toughness of the modern competition. And he is absolutely right.
LAST weekend the Newcastle Knights staged a magnificent victory against the Melbourne Storm... and it prompted Craig Bellamy to into a tirade...
EVERY week fans, officials and players have some gripe with the quality of the match officiating and some of the decisions made. A lot of these are 50/50 calls and people eventually accept them and move on.
CALL me old-fashioned, but if someone told me something in confidence and in private, that's where I'd leave it.
WITH just seven weeks until the NRL Finals commence, everyone's focus is firmly on the premiership ladder and whether their team will make the cut....
LAST week, Jeremy Hawkins was denied his opportunity to play for the Canberra Raiders in the NRL due to the second tier salary cap. In February this year this cap was amended and increased from $375,000 to $440,000 in an attempt to allay this issue.
THIS year's State of Origin series has been criticised by many for being full of niggle tactics and a slap in the face to previous Origin battles...
THIS weekend some bloke, for some odd reason, took a photo of Todd Carney self-watering himself at a urinal. Don't know why you'd want a photo of that, but that's for another discussion.
EVERY year in Rugby League, fans are debating topics about illegal tackles, fighting and the like that goes on during games, whether the game is getting soft, if the judiciary is consistent, if the game's image is appealing to children or not and so on.
LAST week, the Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen revealed that the pressures and stresses of captaining his side engulfed by the ASADA investigation, prevented him from having a third child.