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Discord: How will Nigel Wood be remembered?

By STEVE MASCORD IT’S customary, even compulsory, when a leader departs an organisation to assess his or her legacy. If I was a tech roundsman and...

Discord: How is rugby league positioned heading into 2018?

By STEVE MASCORD AND so this is … a month into the French elite one championship … and what have you done, rugby league? Christmas 2018...

World Cup Touchstones with Steve Mascord – Top 10 tournament highlights

By STEVE MASCORD 10. Series launch, Brisbane, November 22. (function(t,e,i,d){var o=t.getElementById(i),n=t.createElement(e);o.style.height=250;o.style.width=300;o.style.display='inline-block';n.id='ibb-widget',n.setAttribute('src',('https:'===t.location.protocol?'https://':'http://')+d),n.setAttribute('width','300'),n.setAttribute('height','250'),n.setAttribute('frameborder','0'),n.setAttribute('scrolling','no'),o.appendChild(n)})(document,'iframe','ibb-widget-root-728401771',"banners.itunes.apple.com/banner.html?partnerId=&aId=1000lqwZ&bt=catalog&t=catalog_black&id=728401771&c=gb&l=en-GB&w=300&h=250&store=apps"); THE day after England warm up with a big win against Affiliated States in Perth, it’s...

World Cup Rock, Paper Scissors: Week five

By STEVE MASCORD ROCK SOME of the hits during the World Cup final didn’t just rock Suncorp Stadium – they rocked the respective craniums of England...

Discord: Why I am again embarrassed to be associated with rugby league

By STEVE MASCORD WELCOME to rugby league, the sport that doesn’t let players go overseas for internationals. I was once asked, publicly, by colleague Martin Sadler...

World Cup Touchstones with Steve Mascord – Week six

By STEVE MASCORD THE day after the final match of the international season always feels like the circus has left town. (function(t,e,i,d){var o=t.getElementById(i),n=t.createElement(e);o.style.height=250;o.style.width=300;o.style.display='inline-block';n.id='ibb-widget',n.setAttribute('src',('https:'===t.location.protocol?'https://':'http://')+d),n.setAttribute('width','300'),n.setAttribute('height','250'),n.setAttribute('frameborder','0'),n.setAttribute('scrolling','no'),o.appendChild(n)})(document,'iframe','ibb-widget-root-728401771',"banners.itunes.apple.com/banner.html?partnerId=&aId=1000lqwZ&bt=catalog&t=catalog_black&id=728401771&c=gb&l=en-GB&w=300&h=250&store=apps"); Adding to that sensation,...

World Cup Rock, Paper, Scissors: Week four

By STEVE MASCORD ROCK MORE than 24 hours after that amazing World Cup semi-final, I caught a cab across Auckland, from Mt Wellington to Half Moon...

World Cup Touchstones with Steve Mascord – Week five

By STEVE MASCORD THERE’S a flipside to all this, I am assured; a glass half-empty perspective on the emergence of Fiji and Tonga as rugby...

BONDI BEAT: December 2017

By STEVE MASCORD THE other day, sitting in a backyard in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, I found myself using the expression “bury the lead”. It’s something journalists,...

We Got Issues: Women’s Rugby League

By STEVE MASCORD I’D be willing to wager that most readers are aware there are two Rugby League World Cup finals this weekend. Australia’s game against...

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