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Fri 13 Apr 2018

Hockey’s bizarre scheduling slight at Games

Hockey’s bizarre scheduling slight at Games

THE Hockeyroos have progressed to the Commonwealth Games final despite being treated with bewildering contempt by tournament organisers.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

NRL report card: Parker rates the Queensland teams

NRL report card: Parker rates the Queensland teams

As we enter round six, Broncos great and Fox League commentator Corey Parker runs a rule over the NRL teams

Wed 11 Apr 2018

Kent: No misdemeanour goes unseen

premium_icon Kent: No misdemeanour goes unseen

VIDEO not only killed the radio star. More than a few NRL careers have felt the celluloid sword as well. Jack Wighton is just the latest who couldn’t escape the...

Mon 9 Apr 2018

Pressure mounting on battling Bennett

premium_icon Pressure mounting on battling Bennett

WAYNE Bennett’s track record in is unmatched, but nobody is immune to pressure and after Brisbane’s tough start to the season the coach is feeling the heat.

Sat 31 Mar 2018

OPINION:It's time to stop blaming the NRL refs

OPINION:It's time to stop blaming the NRL refs

A staggering 33 penalties in Cronulla Sharks’ 14-4 win against Melbourne Storm overshadowed the game’s commentary, both in the broadcast and on social media.

Tue 27 Mar 2018

Blight: Buddy’s back, and revives a ton of AFL dreams

premium_icon Blight: Buddy’s back, and revives a ton of AFL dreams

COLEMAN Medallist Malcolm Blight is excited by the AFL’s opening round, particularly the promise of a forward cracking the ton this season in the wake of Lance...

Mon 26 Mar 2018

Who becomes the next Australian captain?

Who becomes the next Australian captain?

AS AUSTRALIA reels from the ball tampering scandal, the talk begins around who will lead the team into the next phase.

Thu 22 Mar 2018

Tensions explode: Did Smith get it wrong?

Tensions explode: Did Smith get it wrong?

STEVE Smith took a massive swipe at the ICC for a gaping hole in their Kagiso Rabada verdict — and South Africa’s skipper wasn’t happy.

Wed 21 Mar 2018

Kent: The other side of the Immortals debate

premium_icon Kent: The other side of the Immortals debate

THE NRL has announced a new hall of fame and Immortals system. There is only one thing they need to do. Get it right.

Farcical Rabada decision a bad look for cricket

premium_icon Farcical Rabada decision a bad look for cricket

IT’S a non-contact sport yet a repeat offender who has had five charges in 14 months has been given the benefit of the doubt. The decision to clear Kagiso Rabada is...

Tue 20 Mar 2018

Kent: Signs Wayne Bennett is under pressure

premium_icon Kent: Signs Wayne Bennett is under pressure

WHEN Brisbane were on high, Wayne Bennett could afford to preach his values about signing the right type of player. That’s clearly not the case anymore and the...

Mon 19 Mar 2018

Monday Buzz: High-risk play more teams must try

premium_icon Monday Buzz: High-risk play more teams must try

IT is the most under-utilised play in the NRL, but as the Broncos showed against the Cowboys it can be a game-changer.

Mon 12 Mar 2018

Monday Buzz: Winners, losers from NRL Round 1

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Winners, losers from NRL Round 1

AFTER a wonderful weekend of rugby league featuring golden point, upsets, sellouts, highs and lows, PHIL ROTHFIELD analyses who came out on top, and who’s under the...

Sun 11 Mar 2018

Slater: Arnold not the same coach as 2007

premium_icon Slater: Arnold not the same coach as 2007

GRAHAM Arnold wouldn’t have had such extraordinary success with both the Mariners and Sydney FC if he hadn’t learned from past experience.

Fri 9 Mar 2018

PREDICTION: NRL season is hard to pick

PREDICTION: NRL season is hard to pick

An improvement at the Knights, the three-time winners of the wooden spoon, and the mediocrity of the Gold Coast are the only tips in which I am confident.

Can Cowboys do it for JT?

Can Cowboys do it for JT?

Rugby league expert Tony Durkin reveals how Johnathan Thurston's impending retirement could have an unexpected impact on his Cowboys teammates

Mon 5 Mar 2018

OPINION: What do female athletes have to do to earn respect?

OPINION: What do female athletes have to do to earn respect?

While women of all ages pick up gear so they can play the sport they love, there is still something wrong.

Trial times reflection of generous selection criteria

Trial times reflection of generous selection criteria

MOST of the big names in Australian swimming were just content to do what was necessary to qualify for the Commonwealth Games last week. Expect a different mindset...

Sun 4 Mar 2018

Chappell: Smith’s men show Proteas who’s boss

premium_icon Chappell: Smith’s men show Proteas who’s boss

AUSTRALIA hasn’t lost a series in South Africa since the Proteas were re-admitted to international cricket in 1991. The early signs are that Steve Smith’s team will...

Wed 21 Feb 2018

Drew Mitchell: It's time to get Super excited

Drew Mitchell: It's time to get Super excited

The 2018 Super Rugby season is almost upon us and former Wallabies flyer Drew Mitchell writes Aussie fans have plenty of reasons to be pumped about it.

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