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The news first broke late-Wednesday afternoon. One of Australia’s best-known rugby league players, Mitchell Pearce, had done the unthinkable. Even by the NRL’s standards, this was a serious off-field controversy. Oh, no. What the fuck’s happened this time? Just four short years after former Canberra Raider Joel Monaghan was caught on camera “simulating a lewd…

Read More This Mitchell Pearce ‘Dog Fucking’ Scandal Will Save Rugby League

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In this frenetic, fast-paced world we often forget to take a minute to stop and smell the roses. Or, more accurately, to write blog posts. Sorry about that. It’s been a while. But we’re in 2016 now, according to my Outlook calendar, and so much has happened already. I’m at work and feeling vaguely creative – chiefly due…

Read More We’re Only a Few Days Into 2016, And Shit’s Already Getting Real

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In what is likely the last episode of the Ian Higgins Show for 2016, Ian and Dave discuss the burning topics in sport, including:   The Australia v West Indies test series – and the general decline of West Indian cricket. Do we begrudge guys like Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo for choosing not to play…

Read More The Ian Higgins Show featuring TPA’s Dave Edwards