WHITE LINE FEVER Podcast: Episode 61

THE JOY OF SIX: NRL Round One 2014

The Joy Of Six

1. REMEMBER THIS A CONCUSSION expert from Melbourne spoke to NRL chief executives in Auckland last month and spelt out the cold, hard facts of legal action from former players over concussion. The cost to the game, he warned, would be $3 billion. This would close the doors of Rugby League Central indefinitely. Sunday’s comments […]

NRL round one: MELBOURNE 23 MANLY 22 in golden point time at Brookvale Oval

Melbourne - Cameron Smith2

By STEVE MASCORD MELBOURNE coach Craig Bellamy revealed he would have given the job of kicking the winning field goal in an amazing comeback win over Manly to someone else if he’d known captain Cameron Smith had not booted one in his NRL career. The Storm trailed 20-0 eight minutes before halftime, levelled the scores […]

THE JOY OF SIX: Pre-Season II

Koukash

By STEVE MASCORD EARL GREY OVER DANK NEWS EXILED footballer Sandor Earl was not best pleased to read on the Sun-Herald that controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank has a job with the women’s Indian Premier League Twenty20 Cricket Competition. “Unbelieveable – I can’t even play park footy. Flanno (suspended Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan) can’t watch […]

2013 NRL grand final: SYDNEY ROOSTERS 26 MANLY 18 at ANZ Stadium

NRL grand final

By STEVE MASCORD AFTER winning a National Rugby League premiership at his first attempt, Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson was none the wiser about the plans of his cross-code rugby superstar, Sonny Bill Williams. The former All Black played a key role in the tricolours 13th premiership, his team twice coming from behind to secure […]

THE JOY OF SIX: Finals week four

The Joy Of Six

By STEVE MASCORD WELL, WE DO – BUT SHOULD WE GO AROUND SAYING SO? COACH Trent Robinson has admitted he thought it ‘a bit strange’’ that Sydney Roosters chose to promote this season with the slogan “We Play For Premierships”. As part of an extremely bolshy campaign which attracted little media scrutiny, the tricolours even […]

THE JOY OF SIX: Finals Week Three

The Joy Of Six

RUFFLED FEATHERS SYDNEY Roosters coach Trent Robinson accepts blood test results which are not under investigation will still be remembered by some fans long after Sunday’s grand final. “How do you take that back?” he said on ABC yesterday. “The way the media works now, the way all those things are kept on the internet, […]

Morris: My Incident Wasn’t The Difference

Running out of troops ... Cronulla

By STEVE MASCORD CRONULLA hero John Morris says he hopes the Sharks’ campaign is not remembered by the misdemeanour which led to captain Paul Gallen’s late try against Manly being disallowed. Hooker Morris – the man who chased Kane Linnett to save the day in the controversial elimination final win over North Queensland – found […]

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