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Opinion: Sharks Duo Mounts Inept Defence Of Referee Attacks

By MICHAEL BYRNES CRONULLA coach Shane Flanagan attended an NRL finals post-game press conference, as a paid beneficiary of the rugby league industry, and presented no...

Opinion: Eels Forced To Walk A Mile In Storm’s Shoes

By MICHAEL BYRNES PARRAMATTA went within a hair's breadth of having this weekend off, giving the runaway minor premiers a major scare in the process. Now...

Opinion: Tony Archer Ducks For Cover On Slater KO

By MICHAEL BYRNES AN ALMOST unanimous gasp emanated from the collective rugby league league community on viewing the very first replay of Sia Soliola's vicious assault...

Opinion: Don’t Let The Naysayers Kill Off State Of Origin

By MICHAEL BYRNES STEVE Mascord wrote a typically well-thought-out repudiation of State of Origin, ultimately arguing that Origin is eating Rugby League alive. The thrust of Mascord's...

Origin III – The Maroons Do The Unthinkable

By MICHAEL BYRNES IN probably the most remarkable Origin series since Paul Vautin's nobodies won 3-0 in 1995, Queensland overcame the widely-held assumption that their core...

Origin III Final Word

By MICHAEL BYRNES IT'S being billed as the most anticipated game in Origin history. That contention is a bit beyond me. Nevertheless, it's a clash that...

Opinion: NRL Players Entitled To Every Cent They Get And More

By MICHAEL BYRNES EVERYONE who's anyone has had a say in the ongoing NRL vs Players Association industrial dispute, including most recently, Steve Mascord. And now...

Origin II Dissected — Maroons Meatball Surgery

By MICHAEL BYRNES IT'S not so much that the Queenslanders didn't fire a shot in Origin I — more that they didn't bring any ammo. Kevin...

Opinion: Sharks and Storm disrespected each other – and us

By MICHAEL BYRNES THE round 14 grand final rematch between Cronulla and Melbourne revealed many home truths - but most emphatically it exhibited how much festering...

Opinion: The Loyalty Fallacy And Hormone-Free Chicken

By MICHAEL BYRNES THERE's no such thing as loyalty anymore in rugby league. The thing is, there probably never was. Supermarket chains like to advertise their chicken...

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