BY BOZZA Father Time is a miserable, unsentimental, old fool! He is not swayed by desire, he is not swayed by professionalism, nor is he swayed by the level of pain you are willing to endure. It is of no concern to him the esteem in which you are held or the single-minded focus you have on … More Farewell, St Nick.
BY BOZZA Previous Round Following Round An AFL club will spend over 150,000 seconds on the field of battle in the quest for glory in any one Home and Away season. Unfortunately for St Kilda, after their Round 19 clash against Port Adelaide, it will be a mere 90 that will most likely define their 2017 campaign. It … More Saints Summary: A lot can happen in a ninety seconds.
BY BOZZA Previous Round Following Round Despite four straight victories over St George, Canterbury, Melbourne and Wests, many still questioned the strength of the Eels’ form and expected them to succumb to a Broncos team hoping to strengthen their top four claims. Expectations that would no doubt have been increased after Brisbane raced out to an early 12-0 lead, all the … More Parra Post-Mortem: Eels rope in the Broncos
BY DAN There is no doubt that hope have risen across the nations’ capital after the Canberra Raiders 32-18 victory over the south Sydney Rabbitohs. A bit of possession and dominance from the forward pack allowed the halves the most space they’ve had in weeks, and they took advantage. They put 30 points on the … More Raiders Review: A Slice of Hope
BY BOZZA Almost two years since former Queensland forward David Shillington was sent off for a last minute head-butt when playing for Canberra against Wests Tigers, events of the weekend have seen questions again raised as to whether the send off still exists in modern Rugby League. Craig Bellamy seemingly speaking for many when describing … More To send-off or not to send-off, that is the question
BY ROB The Raiders entered round 20 without Papalii, and only a slim chance of beating the Storm. They left it without Soliola and Rapana. If the season was on life support going into round 20 then it is well and truly dead now. Sia’s suspension also turns a glaring spotlight on the Raiders forwards … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders v Rabbitohs rd21 Preview
BY ROB The NRL has issued a strong ultimatum to any opposition considering tackling or making contact with Billy Slater. Don’t. NRL lawyers have been working overtime to have the Storm custodian fast tracked on to a number of protected lists, submitting applications to UNESCO, the WWF and Victorian Parks and Wildlife. A snap emergency … More Anti-Slater Crack Down in Effect
The National Rugby League (NRL) has unveiled a new judiciary system to deal with on-field incidents, following Sia Soliola’s hit on Billy Slater on the weekend. The ‘Joey Johns’ ranking will assess the severity of offences based on what legend Andrew Johns thinks. Ranking will range from ‘nah mate it’s fine’ to ‘total dog act’ … More NRL unveils new ‘Joey’ judiciary system
By Bozza Previous Round Following Round The Round 20 clash between the Eels and the Tigers provided Parramatta’s mid-season acquisition Mitchell Moses, his first opportunity to face off against the team he left. Perhaps more importantly though, for the first time the two teams competed for the Stay Kind Cup. Stay Kind Day and the Stay … More Parra Post-Mortem: Eels escape the Tigers’ clutches.
Only a fortnight after expectations were raised in the wake of their electrifying display against the Tigers, their season lies on life support after yet again succumbing to the pressure of the resurgent Swans. … More Saints Summary: Finals hopes begin to dim