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Sione Mata’utia: A young breadwinner and record breaker

Sione Mata’utia: A young breadwinner and record breaker

🕔11:10, 28.Oct 2014

I never saw Reg Gasnier’s first Test appearance for Australia back in 1959. At the time I was a schoolkid living in the country and had to be content to listen to a radio broadcast of the match that crackled

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Opinion: The rule change that improved our game

Opinion: The rule change that improved our game

🕔11:27, 11.Jun 2014

This is an excerpt from a story published in this week’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a

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The Aussie outlook: Why I can’t wait for kick off

The Aussie outlook: Why I can’t wait for kick off

🕔15:08, 1.Feb 2014

Like a drug addict I need a fix! Only the drug of my choice isn’t harmful, even if it is addictive. Rugby League! It’s been only seven weeks since the World Cup Final was played before that enormous crowd at

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The Aussie outlook: Spitfires and Eccles cakes

The Aussie outlook: Spitfires and Eccles cakes

🕔16:10, 30.Jan 2014

Regular readers will know of my fondness for the grass roots of the game in Old Blighty, especially some of the clubs with an interesting history, or players who have gone on to become famous or come from a town

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View from the Strand: Murphy’s Law at Henson Park

View from the Strand: Murphy’s Law at Henson Park

🕔10:50, 18.Jan 2014

The start of the New Year in the Antipodes has been as predictable as ever. Enter Mr Glenn ‘Bumper’ Dwyer, the indefatigable publicity and marketing man for Newtown Jets (formerly the Bluebags). Now, Bumper is no man’s fool. He understands

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Freddy Fittler in fantasy league

🕔15:22, 11.Jan 2014

Malcolm Andrews reacts to a story that Brad ‘Freddy’ Fittler will come out of retirement to play for Sydney Roosters in next month’s NRL Nines in Auckland… A happy New Year to all our devoted readers, although from reports filtering

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What might happen in 2014: Olde Malcolm’s Almanack

🕔13:10, 4.Jan 2014

Malcolm Andrews looks ahead to what might happen in Rugby League in 2014… Move over Nostradamus. Olde Malcolm is here again with extracts from his annual Almanack, predicting what will be happening to our great game during 2014. And there

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Not so Stella Christmas presents

Not so Stella Christmas presents

🕔13:39, 24.Dec 2013

Malcolm Andrews gives his compliments of the season. Apologies to everyone if I sound a bit like the Grinch. But it is that time of year again … the time when everyone descends on the main shopping centres at the

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Up Stinky Creek without a paddle

Up Stinky Creek without a paddle

🕔10:02, 20.Dec 2013

Malcolm Andrews reflects on the activities of a former media manager for Bradford Bulls turned politician in Oz… One of the most prolific users of Facebook among my past and present media mates is a fellow that many Rugby League

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Discussing the Australian Rugby League hall of fame

Discussing the Australian Rugby League hall of fame

🕔13:52, 13.Dec 2013

It has been a week of Rugby League nostalgia for your humble Antipodean scribe. An email from the good folk at the Rugby League Museum in Sydney had alerted me to the fact that the voting process for the latest

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