You know rugby league is back when a whitegoods scandal involving a flavoured milk sponsor threatens to distress the delicate fabrics of the game. For those who missed it, the big news off the field last week came from the Penrith club tuckshop – when the club chose to use a fridge full of Oak milk as…Read More NRL 2012: yep, it’s back…
The simmering feud between NRL boss David Gallop and Manly fullback Brett Stewart shows no signs of relenting, with both parties shunning the very thought of a public apology. And now a most unlikely figure has thrown his weight behind the inane Mexican standoff – former Prime Minister and staunch anti-apologist John Howard. The Public…Read More Former PM John Howard backs Gallop-Stewart feud
There’s a game being played out on the streets of Los Angeles that mirrors the one taking place this Wednesday night at Suncorp Stadium. The story is the same: two tribes – one red and one blue – with an inherent, senseless hatred for each other based on street credibility and geographical borders. But while…Read More ‘Bring Origin Home’ Says Snoop Dogg, Possibly Blazed
If you’ll allow me the analogy, rugby league and rugby union are like two bickering, divorced ex-lovers – and the combined sporting consumer base its collective offspring. Once happily married, money tore them apart and now, years later, they’re thinking about a second wedding. But what for? The temporary reconciliation took place a month ago,…Read More Can long lost lovers reunite?