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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: But what if we’re wrong?

By STEVE MASCORD IN 2016, the American writer Chuck Klosterman released a book called But What If We’re Wrong? It was sub-titled “Thinking about the...

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...

Discord: That Super League/RFL media release in plain English

By STEVE MASCORD THE corporate world is, indeed, a parallel universe. It has a different economy, a different set of values … and a different language....

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...

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...

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Discord: Is Australian rugby league headed for another rebellion?

By STEVE MASCORD “I KEEP thinking this is a very interesting crescendo to your Super League War book. Because maybe we’re about to have another...

2021 World Cup can’t be moved, says CEO

By STEVE MASCORD NEXT year’s rugby league World Cup can’t be moved but also could not be run at the same level without NRL players,...

John Quayle says pandemic will hit rugby league more than the Super League war

By STEVE MASCORD ICONIC rugby league administrator John Quayle says the global pandemic will have a bigger impact on the sport than the Super League...

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...

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