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From The Couch: Round 14

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From The Couch: Round 14

Raiders Roasted: The Canberra Raiders are done, roasted like a good lamb shoulder on a wintry July Sunday. Their bottlejob against Penrith in Bathurst will surely rank as one of the club’s worst losses. To put it in context: Canberra led 20-12 with fewer than four minutes to play and the ball over the Penrith […]

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The 2017 Willie M Medal: Round 13

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The 2017 Willie M Medal: Round 13

The 2017 Willie M Medal: Round 13 Melbourne v Newcastle 3-Brock Lamb (New) 2-Jaelen Feeney (New) 1-Lachlan Fitzgibbon (New) Judge: Nick Tedeschi Parramatta v New Zealand 3-Shaun Johnson (War) 2-Mitchell Moses (Par) 1-Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (War) Judges: Mark Cruickshank, Brendan Curran and Cliff Bingham St George Illawarra v Wests Tigers 3-Tui Lolohea (Tig) 2-Michael Chee Kam […]

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From The Couch: Round 13

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From The Couch: Round 13

From The Couch: Round 13 Time to Carve Up Canterbury: Canterbury need a total rebuild and it needs to happen now. They are an awful team. Their attack is embarrassing.  Raelene resigned last week. There should be many more outs too. The shortcomings of the team have been discussed in these pages. Now, a player […]

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From The Couch: Round 12

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From The Couch: Round 12

  State of Origin I Preview: It is utterly astonishing that NSW have been backed into favouritism for Game I of the Origin series, a match that will be played in Brisbane and in which the Blues will be led by Mitchell Pearce. There is absolutely no way the Blues should be favourites and anyone […]

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The 2017 Willie M Medal: Round 12

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The 2017 Willie M Medal: Round 12

The 2017 Willie M Medal: Round 12 South Sydney v Parramatta 3-Cody Walker (Sou) 2-Adam Reynolds (Sou) 1-Tom Burgess (Sou) Judge: Brendan Curran New Zealand v Brisbane 3-Ben Hunt (Bri) 2-Korbin Sims (Bri) 1-Jonus Pearson (Bri) Judge: Nick Tedeschi Cronulla v Canterbury 3-Adam Elliot (Bul) 2-Moses Mbye (Bul) 1-Sosaia Feki (Cro) Judge: Nick Tedeschi Canberra […]

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The 2017 Willie M Medal: Round 11

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The 2017 Willie M Medal: Round 11

The 2017 Willie M Medal: Round 11 Cronulla v North Queensland 3-Sosaia Feki (Cro) 2-Kane Linnett (Cow) 1-Ray Thompson (Cow) Judge: Cliff Bingham New Zealand v St George Illawarra 3-Shaun Johnson (War) 2-David Fusitua (War) 1-Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (War) Judge: Nick Tedeschi and Rohan Kendall Brisbane v Wests Tigers 3-Kyle Lovett (Tig) 2-Joel Edwards (Tig) 1-Jack […]

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From The Couch: Round 11

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From The Couch: Round 11

Prepare for More Disappointment – It’s Origin Selection Time: There aren’t many times of year where I get the urge to take four temazipan, drink a gullet-full of Hemmingways and hope beyond hope for a bit of Rip Van Winkle action but this time every year, when the NSW Origin team is selected for Origin […]

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The 2017 Willie M Medal: Round 10

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The 2017 Willie M Medal: Round 10

The 2017 Willie M Medal: Round 10 Canterbury v North Queensland 3-Moses Mbye (Bul) 2-Brett Morris (Bul) 1-Sam Kasiano (Bul) Judge: Nick Tedeschi St George Illawarra v Cronulla 3-Josh McCrone (Dra) 2-Andrew Fifita (Cro) 1-Jason Nightingale (Dra) Judge: Nick Tedeschi Wests Tigers v South Sydney 3-Mitchell Moses (Tig) 2-Moses Suli (Tig) 1-James Tedesco (Tig) Judge: […]

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From The Couch: Round 10, 2017

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From The Couch: Round 10, 2017

  Everyone Needs to Calm Down: The NRL should stay out of the business of morality. Those in power lack the qualifications. There is also very little upside in trying to dish out white hats and black hats. So the NRL really should be saying very little about recreational drug use. They certainly shouldn’t be […]

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From The Couch: Rep Weekend 2017

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From The Couch: Rep Weekend 2017

From The Couch: Rep Weekend 2017 The NRL Goes Cocaine Crazy: It has been a massive week for those who deliver baggies to NRL players and officials this week with a remarkable three cocaine bust stories coming out over the last three days. Shaun Kenny-Dowall was busted at Ivy for possession but likely had spilled […]

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