BY BOZZA There was a time when a clash between Parramatta and Canterbury was eagerly anticipated by all Rugby League followers. The two clubs dominated the 1980’s sharing eight premierships between them during a glorious period for both teams. While it may longer be the marquee match-up it once was, it is one that both … More Parra Post-Mortem: Moses Proves the Match-Winner
BY DAN Previous Round Following Round The Canberra Raiders lost 31-18 on Saturday. On this occasion it was to the North Queensland Cowboys. But from the way they were beaten – by a forward pack they couldn’t contain, repeat sets they couldn’t prevent, and points they couldn’t find a way to score – it could have … More Raiders Review: A Familiar Story?
BY ROB Another week, another kick-in-the-teeth loss for Raiders fans everywhere. When many folks declared that they would be bleeding green this year they probably didn’t mean all over the floor of the Calvary emergency department. Stuart has finally heeded the calls of the masses and axed Priest in favour of Dave Taylor, who has … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders v Cowboys Rd17 Preview
BY BOZZA Sunday twilight has never been a timeslot renowned for attracting supporters in big numbers through the turnstiles. When combined with a match between teams 10th and 14th on the ladder, it’s perhaps no surprise that you end up in a situation where the sound of a Nathan Brown spoil of Tom Lynch, can … More Saints Summary: A Return to the Eight
BY DAN Previous Round Following Round The Canberra Raiders year of inconsistency rolled on against the Brisbane Broncos in their 30-20 loss. For periods they looked better than they had in months, but disconnects and poor strategy across the spine, some disastrous decisions in defence, and poor line speed meant the Raiders found yet another … More Raiders Review: Consistent Inconsistency
BY BOZZA On Saturday morning, St Kilda fans may well have choked on their bacon and eggs when reading the Herald Sun’s match report on the previous evening’s clash between the Saints and North Melbourne. While most will not have been overly happy with the performance of their team, they most likely would have expected … More Bozza’s Rant: Stop Deathriding Stars
BY BOZZA The champagne is barely dry from the Golden State Warriors NBA Championship celebrations and the wheeling and dealing ahead of the Draft is already on in earnest. The Sportress’ very own Dan sat down with The Pinch Hitters team to discuss the off-season trade discussions in the NBA. The most interesting discussion point … More Phil Jackson: Mad Man or Mastermind?
BY DAN Queensland beat New South Wales 18-16 in the second State of Origin game on Wednesday but had no right to. The gap between the two forward packs was such that Queensland should not have been able to recover. The fact that Jonathon Thurston was playing with what was clearly a dud shoulder should … More Rep Review: Winning the Unwinnable
BY ROB The Raiders are a side living on borrowed time. While their finals aspirations are not quite as ludicrous as those of the Knights or Tigers they are starting to run out of opportunities to climb back into form and the top 8. The Green Machine will have to do it very tough over … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders v Broncos R16 Preview
BY BOZZA A week after a disappointing result against North Queensland, round 15 saw the roller-coaster that is Parramatta’s 2017 season continue with a 24-10 victory over St George. It is somewhat surprising that a team designed to thrive on a platform built upon consistency of effort can suffer such fluctuation of results. If nature … More Parra Post-Mortem: The Roller-Coaster Continues