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NRL star Jack Bird

The biggest dud at your NRL club in 2018

Brisbane Broncos: Jack BirdOverweight, overly injured and over-hyped. The blue-chip recruit from Cronulla has played just a handful of games and won’t be sighted again until next season.Canberra Raiders: Jack WightonGetting punchy in the preseason cost the rising utility dearly, with the NRL coming down hard with a 10 match suspension. Canberra has cried foul […]

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Queensland Origin captain Greg Inglis

Why Queensland can win State of Origin in 2018

South of the border, those New South Welshmen are carrying on like they have already won State of Origin in 2018.Conveniently forgetting the fact that they have lost every series bar one since 2005, they are backslapping and congratulating themselves on being the toast of Origin again before a ball is even kicked in anger.Father […]

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Geoff Toovey lashes the NRL refs

The greatest NRL coach blow ups of the modern era

There are two things you need to know about the NRL: They love to dish out a fine and they hate to have their referees bagged. Which is perhaps why the NRL was so heavy-handed when giving rookie Bulldogs coach Dean Pay a whopping $25,000 breach notice. That came after Pay made an emotional plea for answers […]

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The Cowboys suffer another NRL loss

Why the Cowboys are failing in the 2018 NRL season

There are always big shocks in an NRL season, but one of the biggest jaw-droppers in recent years has been the decline of the North Queensland Cowboys in 2018. All the ingredients were supposed to be there for a fairytale NRL premiership. This squad made a grand final in 2017 without Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott and […]

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Captains of the 2018 NRL season

NRL 2018: Is your team a contender or pretender?

1. North Queensland Cowboys – NRL champions?Cowboys halves Michael Morgan and Johnathan ThurstonWho is going to deny Johnathan Thurston his fairytale NRL finale? No one, according to us. The biggest, meanest forward pack in the game, the (now former) Queensland halves pairing, a scheming and fast hooker and a seasoned backline augmented by the sheer […]

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Cowboys Michael Morgan and Johnathan Thurston

NRL season preview: North Queensland Cowboys

Gather around children, it’s time for the men from North Queensland to share a fairytale with you. One that ends with the great Johnathan Thurston landing his third premiership in his final year in the NRL. With the roster the Cowboys have at their disposal, it is going to take a might effort from the rest of […]

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