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From The Couch: Finals Week 1

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From The Couch: Finals Week 1

The Warriors Wield the Axe: New Zealand boss Jim Doyle finally made his move on coach Andrew McFadden, this week sacking the Warriors coach after another season of underachievement and disappointment. McFadden was demoted to assistant with former Eels coach Stephen Kearney coming in as the head man.

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From The Couch: Round 26

Filed in From The Couch, NRL by on September 5, 2016 10 Comments
From The Couch: Round 26

The NRL is Killing Rugby League: The NRL is a joke. It is the least funny joke you can imagine, akin to watching the worst of The Umbilical Brothers while you are getting stabbed in the leg by Carrot Top and one of his stupid props. That is the only way to explain how on […]

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The 2016 Willie M Medal: Round 26

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The 2016 Willie M Medal: Round 26

The 2016 Willie M Medal: Final Standings and Team of the Year The final Willie M votes are in and it is Daniel Tupou who claims the honour of being the most consistently mediocre player in the NRL. Tupou held off Mitchell Moses and Benji Marshall. The Willie M Team of the Year 1. Latrell […]

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From The Couch: Round 25

Filed in From The Couch, NRL by on August 29, 2016 7 Comments
From The Couch: Round 25

Happy Birthday, Rugby League: Rugby League turns 121 today – August 29 – so it is a happy birthday to the Greatest Game of All. Rugby League causes plenty of frustrations, creates plenty of drama, is full of heartache and angst but it really is the best thing in the world. There is no game […]

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The 2016 Willie M Medal: Round 25

Filed in NRL, Willie M by on August 29, 2016 1 Comment
The 2016 Willie M Medal: Round 25

There is still a round to be played in the NRL but we have our 2016 Willie M Medallist with Daniel Tupou joining a long list of mediocre players including Chris Sandow, Blake Ferguson and last year’s winner Tyrone Roberts. Tupou has been rotten all season and has posted five worst-on performances. For a former […]

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From The Couch: Round 24

Filed in NRL by on August 22, 2016 8 Comments
From The Couch: Round 24

  Paying Ricky His Due: This column has, at its very core, been built on whacking Ricky Stuart. For a good solid decade the material has flowed more than freely. He has made an ass of himself with his coaching, his blow-ups, his inability to coach attacking football, season after season of poor results. So […]

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The 2016 Willie M Medal: Round 24

Filed in NRL, Willie M by on August 22, 2016 0 Comments
The 2016 Willie M Medal: Round 24

With two rounds to play, Benji Marshall has thrown himself into the mix for a long-awaited Willie M. Brisbane v Canterbury 3-Kerrod Holland (Bul) 2-Sam Kasiano (Bul) 1-Will Hopoate (Bul) Judge: Nick Tedeschi Penrith v Wests Tigers 3-Jordan Rankin (Tig) 2-Luke Brooks (Tig) 1-Kevin Naiqama (Tig) Judge: Brendan Curran Newcastle v Gold Coast 3-Korbin Sims […]

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From The Couch: Round 23

Filed in From The Couch, NRL by on August 15, 2016 7 Comments
From The Couch: Round 23

Has Anyone On the Match Review Committee Ever Watched A Game of Rugby League? That would be the first qualification that should be checked. There is certainly nobody there with a high school degree, an IQ of a Bunker official, the common sense of a drunk rugby union coach or eyesight better than 20/60. That […]

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The 2016 Willie M Medal: Round 23

Filed in NRL, Willie M by on August 15, 2016 0 Comments
The 2016 Willie M Medal: Round 23

The 2016 Willie M Medal: Round 23 The Willie M Medal is wide open with three rounds to go with plenty of mediocre players fighting for the honour of the game’s most consistently mediocre. Canterbury v Manly 3-Tom Trbojevic (Man) 2-Moses Mbye (Bul) 1-Josh Reynolds (Bul) Judge: Nick Tedeschi Brisbane v Parramatta 3-Isaac De Gois […]

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From The Couch: Round 22

Filed in From The Couch, NRL by on August 8, 2016 5 Comments
From The Couch: Round 22

The Bunker, Home of the Moron: Bernard Sutton strikes at less than 50-50 in the Bunker and amazingly is still employed. His performance on Sunday in the Tigers-Cowboys game was beyond absurd. Disallowing the Javid Bowen try when sent up a try and no clear evidence was bad. To award James Tedesco a try when […]

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