John Fahey honours League and the Tom Brock legacy

by Spiro Zavos
The Roar
28th September, 2010more

They might not like it, but today's stars are seen as fair game

September 18, 2010
In this extract from his latest book, Roy Masters takes a look at the issue of sports role models.

Higher, Richer, Sleazier: How drugs and money are changing sport forever by Roy Masters, published by Allen & Unwin, September 2010, RRP $24.99.more

AFL miscreants lay claim to sport's most dubious honour

Daniel Ramus
September 19, 2010
Sydney Morning Herald

THE NRL has taken a significant step to shedding its least favourite tag - the kings of the off-field dishonour list.
Research from The Sun-Herald shows that the AFL has - at least - as much on its hands in terms of player misbehaviour.more

Boy inspiring the Tigers

The courageous little boy inspiring Benji's troops
September 21, 2010
Sydney Morning Herald

Five-year-old Lleyton Giles's battle is a reminder of what's truly important, writes Glenn Jackson.more

Solving League's identity crisis

Fox Sports
By Steve Mascord
Written on Thursday, 09 September 2010 14:05more

State of the Game: Record-breaking Year

NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop, today presented a 2010 State of the Game report showcasing how Rugby League has connected with more members and fans than ever before in a record-breaking Telstra Premiership that achieved the highest ever regular season attendance in history.more

NRL to investigate cricket-style micro betting

One of Australian Rugby League's former stars says players caught up in the new betting scandal should be banned from the game for life.
New South Wales police have set up a strikeforce to investigate a betting plunge on who would score first in an NRL game last month and there are reports that another five games may also be tainted.more

ARL backs new league commission plan

The ARL has thrown its support behind plans to set up an independent commission to run and administer rugby league in Australia.(see more)more

Festive fever to precede NRL decider

The NRL has unveiled a week of parties, functions and festivities it hopes can rival the grand final fever of the AFL's celebrations.
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Wayne Bennett says most in rugby league 'in the dark' about commission


The game is well and truly in a position to fulfil its potential

March 5, 2010
An independent commission and a bumper TV deal in the pipeline. Memberships up. Players more aware of the consequences of bad behaviour. David Gallop has never been more excited about the state of rugby league and the NRL, writes Greg Prichard (see more)more

NRL enjoys multi-million dollar boost

The National Rugby League has received a multi-million dollar boost to the season, securing both new sponsorship contracts and the renewal of a number of key long term partnerships.

With Telstra Premiership tickets to all matches on sale now and the season kick off just over a week away, the sponsorship agreements have generated an extra $3million in revenue.(see more)more

Why NRL deserves bumper TV deal

By Josh Massoud
From: The Daily Telegraph
January 22, 2010 12:00AM
WHEN rugby league bosses open negotiations for a new TV rights deal this year, they should be armed with these compelling figures of the code's undersold popularity on the box.more

An Independent Commission is not the answer for Rugby League

Sydney Morning Herald
ROY MASTERS December 4, 2009
This article questions the "independence" of the commission(see more).more

High Honour for Kelly

By Stephanie Muir
Wagga Daily Advertiser

WAGGA'S sporting community has always known Darryl Kelly was worth more than his weight in gold, and now the entire nation has been shown his enormous value.(see more)more

How Kelly the bush ranger helped to hold up league's country riches

WHEN Wagga Wagga lost its famous Eric Weissel Oval, bush footy lost a chunk of its soul. As one Group Nine rugby league figure told the Herald , it was like taking the Harbour Bridge away from Sydney when Wagga Leagues Club went into receivership in 2004 and the oval later sold to developers.
Article from Sydney Morning Herald - Daniel Lewis | November 24, 2009more

Once a rebel, Skando finds cause close to his heart

John Skandalis is proof that you can turn your life around. That you can be a teenager running amok in Airds with no job, no mother and, seemingly, no hope. Much like the youngsters who visited the Wests Tigers during the week.

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Gallop is the Germaine Greer of League

By Claire Harvey
The Sunday Telegraph
October 11, 2009 12:01am

NAUGHTY boys with idle minds will do stupid things, and silly girls will let it happen - the lesson of 2009 for rugby league.
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NRL flourishing despite boofheads

By DAVID MOFFETT - The Press (New Zealand)
The National Rugby League is often in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Season 2009 has been no different, with an unacceptable number off field incidents bringing the game into disrepute.
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Coaches put themselves ahead of game

By Phil Rothfield | August 13, 2009 12:00am
Article from: The Daily Telegraph
DON'T worry about Greg Inglis and the damage he has done to rugby league. He has plenty of mates. St George Illawarra CEO Peter Doust is one. So too is Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens. (see more)more

Karmichael Hunt marked as "Barrel Girl" for Gold Coast

Gorden Tallis | August 04, 2009 12:00am

AFL clearly has learnt nothing from rugby union's failed experiment with paying over the odds to recruit rugby league players. (see more)more

Battle at the Heart of Origin

Written by Andrew Gee | July 18, 2009
Article from: The Australian

NOTHING tests a rugby league player like State of Origin. In my opinion, it's the toughest arena in sport. Those comments have nothing to do with the violence that occurred in the final Origin game last Wednesday.(click on link or see more)


AFL know-nothings take free shot at league

...."It's just part of the game," I was told.
Fair enough. If that's what they reckon, I have to believe them. But it was still a bad look for the game. .....

for more follow the link to Brisbane's Courier Mail

Wheels of change are turning in rugby league circles

By Andrew Webster | July 13, 2009 12:00am

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Peter & Steve Mortimer in Wagga

Grandstand's Shannon Byrne caught up with two thirds of the famous Mortimer trio, Peter and Steve, in Wagga to discuss all matters rugby league.


Off The Wall

The National Rugby League today has the opportunity to drive a very large stake right through the heart of the Australian Rugby Union. ...


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