Steve Mascord

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...

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,...

How rugby league’s lockdown is affecting the sport’s media

By STEVE MASCORD WHEN former New Zealand international Dene Halatau arrived at ANZ Stadium in Sydney’s west on Thursday, His name was checkED off a...

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...

Remi Casty refuses to travel to Wigan or even train for this weekend’s match

CATALANS captain Remi Casty refuses to even train for Sunday's away clash with Wigan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking in the Independent...

Archive: The unpredictable & bizarre hazards of an interrupted season (1996)

Arguably the last time the Australian premiership was interrupted by external forces was in round one 1996, when Super League players refused to play...

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...

Promising rugby league player shot and killed

A PROMISING young rugby league player has been shot dead during an alleged home invasion in Atlanta. Corey Patton Jnr was a winger or back...

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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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