What the NRL can learn from the launch of the AFL Women’s League

BY HERMAN The launch of the AFL women’s league is a great development. It has also been deservedly copping some flack recently over the pay conditions of the players. Most players will be paid just $5000 for the 8 week season. Two “marquee” players for each of the 8 clubs might even get $25000. Oh … More What the NRL can learn from the launch of the AFL Women’s League

300 Is Entertaining? You Are Wrong James Faulkner!

BY HERMAN Last night Australia clinched victory in the One Day International series against India. After the game, Michael Slater was waxing on about something or other blurted out some inane comment to the effect that “India could have won all three games” because they scored 300 or thereabouts. While technically true, it misses the … More 300 Is Entertaining? You Are Wrong James Faulkner!

Finally! Scientific proof the Raiders are the unluckiest team in the NRL

BY DAN AND DR HERMAN The Canberra Raiders are the unluckiest team in Rugby League. I mean, I would say that. I’ve chronicled the ridiculous ways they’ve conspired to lose games this year. Like giving up 18 point leads on at least two occasions, coming back from a million points only to lose, or that … More Finally! Scientific proof the Raiders are the unluckiest team in the NRL

The Real Story About Junior Development

BY DR HERMAN The Daily Telegraph recently published an article about how many National Youth Competition graduates each club had had since the competition began in 2008. One of the things that stands out is that the number of “graduates” does not equal success. This shouldn’t be a big surprise. After all, winning an elite sporting … More The Real Story About Junior Development