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Malcolm Andrews

Discussing the Australian Rugby League hall of fame

Discussing the Australian Rugby League hall of fame

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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Can we stop the Australian juggernaut?

Can we stop the Australian juggernaut?

Call it killer instinct … call it whatever you like. But on Saturday the Australians showed why they are simply the best in the Greatest Game of All. Leading 34-2 with eight minutes left to play, did they ease up?

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World Cup brimming with memories

So there’s just one week to go. And what a wonderful World Cup it has been, despite plenty of denigration of the minnows from certain sections of the Australian media, who just can’t seem to see past the NRL. Back

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The Aussie angle: Why I feel for the English

It was perhaps significant that just a few hours after we witnessed one of the greatest World Cup matches in history, between England and New Zealand for the right to play Australia in this year’s final, I should receive an

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The spirit of America

It’s a case of Back to the Future on my return to these pages after my annual voyage on the world’s finest boutique cruise vessel, SeaDream I. I like to describe the gangplank to SeaDream as “the 18 Steps to

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They’ve faced the final curtain

First published in League Express, Monday 7th Oct 2013 And now the end is here, and so they’ve faced the final curtain. Tests. Hundreds of senior matches. Joy and distress. The highs, the lows. The camaraderie. Every emotion that makes

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Toovey poised for greatness

Toovey poised for greatness

First published in League Express, Monday 30th Sept 2013 What makes a great coach? You might as well ask: “How long is a piece of string?” It’s indefinable. One thing is certain. It’s not necessary to have been a great

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Oldies but goodies

First published in League Express, Mon 23rd Sept 2013 You don’t coach sides to win seven Premierships if you are a dunce. That’s what Wayne Bennett’s résumé shows only too clearly. Six titles with the Brisbane Broncos and another with

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Like vintage wine

First published in League Express, Monday 16th Sept 2013 Like many people, a lady friend of mine would hide her age – even though she carried it with classic aplomb. But such an attitude had its drawbacks. Especially when she

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Checking the hairs on the chinny, chin, chin

First published in League Express, Monday 9th Sept 2013 I hope our readers all recognised the significance of Saturday. In Australia we went to the polls to choose a new Prime Minister. And we all voted early so we could

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