NRL to give up on Sydney ‘experiment’

BY DAN Repeated poor performances and atrocious crowds are leading NRL executives to consider removing the competition’s presence from Sydney.  After only 28,000 people turned out to Saturday’s preliminary final at Alliance stadium, there is pressure for the NRL to focus its efforts on its more traditional support areas like Townsville, Leeton and Melbourne. One … More NRL to give up on Sydney ‘experiment’

Raiders 2017 Review Part 2: Insidious Ill-Discipline

Part 1 of our 2017 Season Review outlined that the Raiders had not met expectations in 2017. Further, they had not even reached their potential win expectation. We continue our Season Review with Part 2 in which we seek to understand what went wrong. FYI – it’s not a happy read. If you need to … More Raiders 2017 Review Part 2: Insidious Ill-Discipline

Raiders 2017 Review Part I: Failure and Expectations

BY DAN When you climb the mountain again, you still have to start at the bottom The Raiders started 2017 as one of the select group considered likely to be playing in the last weekend in September. A top 4 finish was considered almost inevitable by most commentators. The Raiders had achieved so much in … More Raiders 2017 Review Part I: Failure and Expectations

NRL: Refs to thank for thrilling first week of finals

BY DAN AND BEN Todd Greenberg has expressed sincere thanks to his refereeing crew for ensuring there was plenty to talk about after all the National Rugby League (NRL) finals series’ games came to thrilling conclusions. Related Content: NRL Finals: A fans frustration Flanagan: Refs to blame for me forgetting to take the bins out … More NRL: Refs to thank for thrilling first week of finals

Coachbusters! Hayne and Farah’s New Business

BY DAN Jarryd Hayne and Robbie Farah are about to start a new business expected to help fans get rid of hard-to-remove and unwanted coaches. In an announcement this week, ‘Coachbusters’ is expected to specialise in helping Rugby League fans get rid of even the most pesky of coaches. Do…Re…..Robbie! “Jarryd and I just thought … More Coachbusters! Hayne and Farah’s New Business

Raiders Review: Too Little, Too Late, Too Easy.

BY DAN The Canberra Raiders 36-16 victory over the New Zealand Warriors was exactly what you would expect of a markedly superior side. Despite facing a surprisingly disciplined Warriors side, the Raiders scored points at regular intervals, and handled the Warriors attack with relative ease, even given periods of substantial shortfall in possession. The Raiders … More Raiders Review: Too Little, Too Late, Too Easy.