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Thu 18 Jun 2020

Robbo v Arthur: A tale of two coaches

Premium Content Robbo v Arthur: A tale of two coaches

It’s as good a time as any to acknowledge the wonderful job Trent Robinson and Brad Arthur have done.

How ‘pocket ref’ Smith finally stung NRL into action

Premium Content How ‘pocket ref’ Smith finally stung NRL into action

Melbourne’s go-slow tactics and Cam Smith running roughshod over referee Ben Cummins last weekend needs to be a line in the sand moment for the NRL.

Sun 14 Jun 2020

Malthouse: My concern for Bont the skipper

Premium Content Malthouse: My concern for Bont the skipper

Mick Malthouse wonders whether captaincy will weigh on Marcus Bontempelli. T

Mon 8 Jun 2020

Brisbane are drowning in their own self-deception

Premium Content Brisbane are drowning in their own self-deception

There are players and coaches at Brisbane who need some honesty.

NRL Tackle: Young gun’s going to be a real star

Premium Content NRL Tackle: Young gun’s going to be a real star

Our rugby league writers reveal what caught their eye — good and bad — in Round 4 of the NRL, plus check out the Dally M votes from every game.

Sun 7 Jun 2020

Riewoldt: Themes can take your club to a flag

Premium Content Riewoldt: Themes can take your club to a flag

Being able to harness belief in a purpose or theme could be the difference between winning the premiership or missing out, Nick Riewoldt writes.

‘Thank you’: The AFL’s heartfelt letter to fans

Premium Content ‘Thank you’: The AFL’s heartfelt letter to fans

It has been a whirlwind start to the footy season, with many fearing we would never make it to Round 2.

Malthouse’s revised top eight predictions

Premium Content Malthouse’s revised top eight predictions

The 2020 season is no longer a marathon, it’s a sprint, and some clubs will thrive. Mick Malthouse has revisited his pre-season tips and made a few changes.

Fri 5 Jun 2020

‘Embarrassing’ situation compounds Broncos disaster

Premium Content ‘Embarrassing’ situation compounds Broncos disaster

A truly lamentable Broncos performance has failed to offer up even a glimmer of hope, as two of the team’s big guns come in for particularly scathing reviews.

Order a full-scale inquiry into helpless Broncos

Premium Content Order a full-scale inquiry into helpless Broncos

The Broncos have broken the record for the worst defeat in club history twice in their last five games - and here’s why it might not get better for some time.

Thu 4 Jun 2020

Roosters rout shows what Broncos are sorely missing

Premium Content Roosters rout shows what Broncos are sorely missing

The Broncos were undermanned but Anthony Seibold hasn’t made it easy on himself with some of his decisions.

Wed 3 Jun 2020

Viney, Howe, then who? AFL SuperCoach’s best mid-pricers

Premium Content Viney, Howe, then who? AFL SuperCoach’s best mid-pricers

Here’s 15 players who could boost your AFL Supercoach team.

Tue 2 Jun 2020

Early mail: Door opens for forgotten AFL SuperCoach rookies

Premium Content Early mail: Door opens for forgotten AFL SuperCoach rookies

There are more than 10 rookies who could make way for returning teammates in Round 2. And the No.1 cheapie target is under an injury cloud.

Could Tigers be even stronger in 2020?

Premium Content Could Tigers be even stronger in 2020?

Fox Footy Jury: Which teams are best placed to challenge for the 2020 premiership?

Tue 5 May 2020

Kent: The NRL must reclaim its dignity

Premium Content Kent: The NRL must reclaim its dignity

Whoever the NRL selects for its next CEO, there is a growing consensus that it must be someone new with the strength to change the game for the better.

Fri 1 May 2020

Kent: Entitled players ready to tear game down again

Premium Content Kent: Entitled players ready to tear game down again

After all the work that has been done in recent weeks to get the NRL in a position to restart its season, the players then go and undermine rugby league.

Cricket contract list exposes glaring weak points

Premium Content Cricket contract list exposes glaring weak points

Australian cricket’s 20-man contract list has many strengths but two well-hidden soft spots.

Thu 30 Apr 2020

Buzz: Why Latrell has been treated unfairly

Premium Content Buzz: Why Latrell has been treated unfairly

Latrell Mitchell has every right to be filthy at the NRL over the unjust punishment he received for his role in breaching strict COVID-19 protocols.

Wed 29 Apr 2020

Stats amazing: Why slow starters have real shot at top four

Premium Content Stats amazing: Why slow starters have real shot at top four

When the season resumes the six winless NRL sides — including back-to-back premiers Sydney Roosters — can say goodbye to any hopes of a top-four spot, right?

Kent: NRL on knife edge as players risk it all

Premium Content Kent: NRL on knife edge as players risk it all

The NRL needs Channel 9 to back its plan for a 20-round competition, all the while keeping its fingers crossed that no players do something stupid again.

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