The theatre of rugby league: Soap-opera to the comedy on stage

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All the world’s a stage,And all the men and women merely players;They have their exits and their entrances;And one man in his time plays many parts, It begins when the player – we’ll call him Brando – is on the ground. He tries to get up but he’s unsteady. He shakes his head, blinks his […]

Don’t treat Perth as second-class NRL citizens again by lumping them with a relic of the past from ‘over east’

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Perth is the most isolated capital city in the world.  Its closest counterpart is a whopping 2692km away, nearly three hours by plane or more than a day on the road if you are willing to drive that far.  That kind of isolation breeds a unique brand of parochialism where they cast a wary eye […]

Astros Outlook: 1B Jose Abreu Outright Released

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Houston Astros outlook after First Baseman Jose Abreu was released. Abreu won the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Award and 2020 AL MVP Award with the White Sox before signing with Houston in 2023. Abreu has taken major steps down since changing teams and was sent to the minor leagues earlier this year before […]

Footy Fix: They leaked like a sieve – but fast, freewheeling Saints finally find a style to take them forward

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When St Kilda ground out an ugly, borderline unwatchable victory over Gold Coast last week, the reaction was about as critical as any victory has received in season 2024. Sure, they got the win, said the critics, but the stodgy style of play made those four points all but meaningless. Kane Cornes, who has never […]

Souths return to glory with a stunning 22-12 victory over Brisbane that cements Mitchell in a Blues jersey

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The Rabbitohs have sounded an ominous alarm to top eight clubs, shredding through the Broncos in a 22-12 win that had Souths fans marvelling. A drizzly Accor Stadium housed a Bunnies riot that showed plenty of promise for the clubs future and spine setup. Latrell Mitchell, Cody Walker, Damien Cook and Jack Wighton all starred […]