Parra Post-Mortem: Friday Night Lights

BY BOZZA After incremental improvements over the previous fortnight, on Friday night in Townsville Parramatta produced close to their best 80 minutes of the season. Despite limited returns from recent trips to the Sunshine State, the Eels completely suffocated the Cowboys in a dominant 26-6 victory. Like they did in the opening weeks of the … More Parra Post-Mortem: Friday Night Lights

Raiders Rumble 2017: Raiders v Bulldogs Round 9 Preview

  BY ROB Last week I opened the Rumble with the question “When does a winning streak begin?” The answer, apparently, is not now. The Raiders entered their round 8 clash with the Sea-Eagles powered by the confidence of three straight wins, confidence in turn gilded by Manly’s woeful opening against the Storm the previous round. … More Raiders Rumble 2017: Raiders v Bulldogs Round 9 Preview

Raiders Review: How To Fix A Broken Heart

BY DAN Friday’s 20-18 loss to the Manly Sea-Eagles was a microcosm of the Canberra Raiders 2017 season. Despite there being plenty to like – the play of Josh Papalii, the goal-line defence, the kicking game and the god-like existence of Jordan Rapana – the Raiders continue to exist at a not-quite-hitting-their-straps level. The flaws … More Raiders Review: How To Fix A Broken Heart

Raiders Rumble 2017 – Rd 8 Raiders v Sea Eagles Preview

  BY ROB When does a winning streak begin? It’s something of a grey question, but one that the Raiders have been trying to answer over the last few rounds. The (1st half) Warriors have been the toughest beatable side they faced thus far, and it was their effort and lift in intensity during the … More Raiders Rumble 2017 – Rd 8 Raiders v Sea Eagles Preview

Parra Post-Mortem – Easter has always been the best time for a comeback

BY BOZZA Easter Weekend, so intrinsically linked with themes of resurrection and redemption, was a fitting time for the clash between the Eels and Wests Tigers. Both clubs looking for the opportunity to restart a season mired in inconsistency or turmoil respectively. Back in front of their home crowd for only the second time in … More Parra Post-Mortem – Easter has always been the best time for a comeback

Saints Summary – Long Weekend Victories Over Collingwood Are The Best

BY BOZZA St Kilda overcame a slow start and a determined Collingwood outfit to record their second victory of 2017 on Easter Sunday at Etihad Stadium. It wasn’t a lack of aptitude that saw the Saints surrender the early advantage but an inability to properly navigate a Collingwood structure that offered their opponents a much … More Saints Summary – Long Weekend Victories Over Collingwood Are The Best