A short thank you for visiting the site this year.
Life After Footy: Matt Srama
Matt Srama dreamt of playing in the NRL, but his star burnt out quickly and at the age of 26 he was forced to give away the game he loved.
The NRL Vaccination Question
The NRL has largely stayed out of the vaccination debate, but it will need to wade in if it hopes to keep the 2022 season running smoothly.
Women’s League Deserves Professionalism
The NRLW is set for its biggest year yet, but the players deserve more than what they’re receiving at the moment.
Rugby League’s Most Notorious Gangster
Barney Dalton once played rugby league for Eastern Suburbs, before he picked up a razor and joined one of Sydney’s infamous razor gangs.
A Dolphins NRL Team Full Of Redcliffe Juniors
How would a Dolphins NRL team look if it were made up entirely of players that have represented Redcliffe?
Concussion In Junior League
While all of the focus on concussion is on professionals, what about the effect it is having on kids playing junior league?
I Found a Home: Why We Follow Our Team
Why did we look at a footy team and decide this was the one for me and what continues to drive us to don the colours every week?
The NRL Second-Rower Quiz
Point scoring backrowers, tackling machines, match winners and durable representative players all make up an interesting second-rowers quiz.
2021 NRL Season Review
Rugby league’s toughest season has drawn to a close. Here’s how we look back on all the highs and lows of the 2021 NRL competition.
Concussion Series: Part Three
Concussion remains a serious issue in rugby league and professional sport. So how is it being addressed by sports and researchers alike?
Darren Lockyer: Never Say Die
Darren Lockyer was the king of the clutch moments throughout his career. But where does he sit in the pantheon of NRL greats?
How Streaky Is Your Try Scorer?
In rugby league we often focus on the total number of tries scored in a season, but how consistent are those try scorers?
The Rules That Need Fixing
How the NRL butchered its own rules and how they can try to fix the problems the new rules have created.
Grand Final Quiz
Test your knowledge of rugby league grand finals from champions and drought breakers, to point scorers and dominant teams.
Not Your Average Grand Final Preview
After a tough NRL season, requiring relocating 13 clubs, the grand final is here. Will it be the Penrith Panthers or South Sydney Rabbitohs?
The NRLW Quiz
Think you know everything there is about the NRLW? Well test your knowledge here.
When will we see NRL players sit out?
Will players sitting out games and training be the next evolution in the game of NRL player contract negotiations?
Saying Goodbye to Live Footy for 2021
While the rest of the world opened, the home of rugby league closed down and 12 teams departed for Queensland.
Life After Footy: Ryan Morgan
Ryan Morgan was once a centre for the Parramatta Eels, after retiring, he’s now helping men get fit and healthy.
Concussion Series: Part Two
In part two of the concussion series we’re looking at CTE, head knocks and how concussion is currently being treated in the sporting world.
Christian Welch: Driving the Engine Room
Once a Wallabies hopeful, Christian Welch has gone from rugby union centre to one of the premier front rowers in the NRL.
Women’s Rugby League: Breaking The Grass Ceiling
From getting changed in stadium carparks to selling out State of Origin matches, women’s rugby league has come a long way.
Concussion Series: Part One
Assessing the impacts and risk of concussion and head knocks in the NRL.
The Front Rowers Quiz
Test your knowledge of front rowers who have played in the NRL.
COVID Accelerates NRL Loan Plan
COVID seems to have put the hammer down on the NRL’s plans to introduce a player loan system.
The greatest State of Origin matches
Re-live some of the greatest State of Origin matches in the 21st century with the likes of Andrew Johns and Darren Lockyer.
Veni, Vidi, Vici: The fast fall of Peter V’landys
Peter V’landys is consumed by his own hubris and is the biggest threat to the growth of the National Rugby League.
Johnathan Thurston: Origin Machine
Thurston may be best known for his career for the Cowboys, but often he was the beating heart of the Maroons State of Origin dynasty.
The Centres Quiz
Test your knowledge of some of the greatest centres to have graced rugby league.
Melbourne Storm: Rugby League Assembly Line
The Melbourne Storm have made a habit of winning. They seem to have a factory that only produces players that win.
The Fullback Quiz
Test your knowledge of fullbacks in the NRL era.
Jordan Rankin: Long way round
Jordan Rankin has spent his career bouncing around to try and establish himself in the NRL. Parramatta may just be home.
Winning streak are not just the domain of the dominant teams. Sometimes the ones struggling strike gold and charge into the finals.
Andrew Johns: Queensland’s Baba Yaga
Andrew Johns is sent an SOS by Ricky Stuart and he returns to haunt Queensland. To this day, his performance remains a benchmark.
The NRL is a danger to itself part II
The NRL continues to shoot itself in the foot every time Peter V’landys comes up with a new idea that makes little sense.
State of Origin dynasties
State of Origin has experienced long periods of dominance, interspersed with regular sharing of the shield.
Youngest and Oldest Quiz
Test your knowledge of the youngest and oldest players to appear in Australian professional rugby league.
When rugby league clashed with war
World War One didn’t spare rugby league, with players and administrators fighting and dying in the war.
Test your rugby league hooker knowledge with this short quiz.
Benji Marshall – Rugby League Magician
When Benji Marshall finally retires, the rugby league world will be poorer for it, but glad they witnessed the career of a magician.
Dolphins bid to leap into the NRL
The Redcliffe Dolphins make their bid to enter the NRL and become the second Brisbane team to enter the competition.
NRL cult heroes
Some of rugby league’s best cult heroes.
NRL 2021 Season Preview
Who is going to come out on top in 2021?
Surviving the COVID season
How the Parramatta Eels survived a tough 2020 season.
The Halves Quiz
Test your knowledge on the best halves to have played in the NRL.
Playing through the pain
How should painkillers be used in the NRL?
Why the NRL needs a supporters’ union
The fans need an organisation to represent their interests.
The sad case of the Toronto Wolfpack
What happened to the Toronto Wolfpack was a travesty for rugby league.