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Discord: What’s going to happen, then?

By STEVE MASCORD I SUSPECT that if we are able to stay healthy during the current crisis, there will be a certain zen state that...

NRL round two: The way I saw it…. by Jimmy Smith

By JIMMY SMITH THIS was the first round in NRL history where fans were ordered to stay away from the ground. Everyone complied. Some got...

Making the Nut with Nick Tedeschi

By NICK TEDESCHI All Laud The Warriors: Let the game never forget what the New Zealand Warriors have done for the great and glorious game...

The Roaring 2020s: How will history judge rugby league’s decisions during this crisis?

By STEVE MASCORD THE hardest time to look at history objectively is when you’re in the middle of it. One of the more twee and dismissive...

Discord: Signs of illness

By STEVE MASCORD BRITISH rugby league folk are actually pretty tolerant of outsiders coming in and telling them what they’re doing wrong. Maybe it’s that northern...

The Roaring 2020s: The best of times, the #?*& of times…..

By STEVE MASCORD IT was (simply) the best of times … it was the worst of times. Let’s have a look at the last four days...

Discord: The limits of patriotism

By STEVE MASCORD NEW England coach Shaun Wane would be among the people most disquieted about international sport becoming more and more like a club...

The Roaring 2020s: Simply The Truth

By STEVE MASCORD THE new NRL commercial seems to upset the same people who get annoyed by Greta Thunberg. It’s a curious aspect of rugby league...

Discord: The gentle socialism that’s been nurturing English rugby league

By STEVE MASCORD I AM betting what dominated my thinking as I watched Hull KR bravely battle Castleford before succumbing by 20 is not what...

Discord: Rugby league should be biting off Eddie Hearn’s hand

By STEVE MASCORD CREDIT where it's due. The weekend's story about boxing promoter Eddie Hearn showing an interest in rugby league came from a Twitter tip-off...

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Archive: An airport, a hangover and Brad Fittler (2002)

By STEVE MASCORD GET on the plane NOW!" The worst nightmare of a Yorkshire schoolteacher has just occurred. Ferrying 20 children on a sporting tour...

The Roaring 2020s: One out of three proposed NRL gimmicks for a restarted season is a good idea

By STEVE MASCORD A BEST of three grand final series. A wildcard finals play-off. The “wooden bowl”. The NRL is considering some wild and whacky proposals...

European Federation boss quits

THE general manager of rugby league’s European Federation has stepped down, the organisation insisting his decision has nothing to do with the Covid-19 crisis. Chris...

We Must Give Our Juniors Back Their “Lost 12 Months”

By SCOTT WOODWARD RUGBY League cannot afford to lose 12 months of the elite pathways competitions - are the ingredients that make up the NRL...

Konrad Hurrell appointed to help find new administration in Tonga

By STEVE MASCORD LEEDS star Konrad Hurrell has been appointed the players representative in a group tasked with finding new leadership for rugby league in...

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