When a Future Immortal came to Sydney

When a Future Immortal came to Sydney

He may have retired today – but Greg Inglis’s decision to sign for a Sydney club back in 2010 meant NSW-based fans could finally cheer on one of the modern, all-time great Queenslanders week in, week out. 15 Apr 2019
Ron Coote: hospital visit inspired Men of League

Ron Coote: hospital visit inspired Men of League

Twenty-two years ago rugby league legend Ron Coote visited Milton Hospital on the NSW South Coast. He was there to see his daughter, who had just welcomed an offspring into the world. Nothing unusual so far … 21 Nov 2018
NSW shocks fans with two-blue Origin jersey

NSW shocks fans with two-blue Origin jersey

For the first time in the long and proud history of their state’s rep team, the New South Wales Rugby League added a darker shade to its State of Origin playing strip back in 1997. 9 Nov 2018
Inside Sport launches retro league hub

Inside Sport launches retro league hub

If you long for the days of SCG grand finals, sand mounds and old-fashioned scrums, then you’d best get yourself over to our brand new Retro hub. 7 Nov 2018
What's life like for an NRLW player?

What's life like for an NRLW player?

In the build-up to the grand final of the inaugural National Rugby League Women’s competition, we recently asked the Senior Manager of the NRL’s Elite Women’s Program, Tiffany Slater, for an insight into the lives of rugby league’s newest pioneers. 27 Sep 2018
Koori Knockout evokes Ella boys’ start in rugby league

Koori Knockout evokes Ella boys’ start in rugby league

Mark Ella went on to become one of the all-time legends of Australian rugby union, but it was the 13-man code he and his brothers grew up playing. 27 Sep 2018
Sydney Football Stadium takes shape in 1987

Sydney Football Stadium takes shape in 1987

This is the brand new $62 million Sydney Football Stadium as it neared completion at Moore Park back in the late 1980s. 20 Sep 2018
Royce fights back from injury to win 1991 grand final

Royce fights back from injury to win 1991 grand final

For many Penrith fans, the image of inspirational figure Royce Simmons embracing the Winfield Cup after fulltime remains the most powerful memory of the club’s finest moment. But it almost didn’t happen for the great man. 13 Sep 2018
Greg Florimo: the skateboard kid

Greg Florimo: the skateboard kid

Greg Florimo played 285 games for his beloved North Sydney Bears from 1986-1998, but it’s an adventure he had ahead of his first run-on game which still catches fans’ imagination. 16 Aug 2018
Ugliest rugby league brawl of all-time

Ugliest rugby league brawl of all-time

Feathers flew and jet engines burnt out as Newtown and Manly exchanged pleasantries just minutes into their 1981 semi-final. 10 Aug 2018
How rugby league scored Tina Turner for its promo

How rugby league scored Tina Turner for its promo

America’s queen of rock Tina Turner became the face and sound of rugby league across the late 1980s and early 1990s, but it didn’t happen the way you might think. 9 Aug 2018
Inside the Penrith Panthers Rugby League Academy

Inside the Penrith Panthers Rugby League Academy

Inside Sport was recently given an in-depth guided tour of the Panthers’ home base. We discovered the facility is much more than a factory for producing quality footballers. 19 Jul 2018
Belcher’s bruising welcome to Sydney first grade

Belcher’s bruising welcome to Sydney first grade

Queensland boy Gary Belcher will never forget his introduction to Sydney rugby league. Growing up, he knew nothing about how they did things footy-wise in the harbour city. He did, however, receive a very quick education upon arrival into the NSWRL. 17 Jul 2018
Docherty kicks Steelers to Tooheys Challenge glory

Docherty kicks Steelers to Tooheys Challenge glory

The Illawarra Steelers’ victory over a star-studded Brisbane Broncos outfit in the final of the 1992 Tooheys Challenge Cup at Dubbo’s Apex Park remains one of the great matches for rugby league trainspotters. 12 Jul 2018
We were lucky to work while playing: Garry Jack

We were lucky to work while playing: Garry Jack

The landscape for today’s retiring fulltime professional NRL players looks brighter than it was for legendary Balmain Tigers fullback Garry Jack’s generation, who had to slog through a full-time job while maintaining their footy careers. 11 Jul 2018
The fullback life chose me: Billy Slater

The fullback life chose me: Billy Slater

As Billy Slater prepares for the final State of Origin game of his illustrious career, what can the Queensland Maroons legend share with us mere mortals about the occult art of fullback? 10 Jul 2018
League Legends Roundtable

League Legends Roundtable

In February 2017, Inside Sport caught up with Paul Langmack, Laurie Daley and Peter and Graeme Wynn at the Dry Dock Hotel in Balmain. Here, we release the full version of our amazing interview from that day. 6 Jul 2018
Does this mean NSW finally “gets” Origin?

Does this mean NSW finally “gets” Origin?

It’s proven the ultimate troll of NSW throughout the Maroons’ decade and a bit of State of Origin dominance; that the Blues just don’t get Origin. So, after Sunday night’s series-clinching win, has the penny finally dropped south of the border? 25 Jun 2018
Story of Origin ... by the numbers

Story of Origin ... by the numbers

What really counts is passion and pride in the jersey ... In any case, here we present the Origin story so far: by the numbers. 22 Jun 2018
Player analysis: Kalyn Ponga

Player analysis: Kalyn Ponga

The former Australian Youth touch football rep is routinely referred to as the most exciting young prospect to emerge in rugby league for generations. Here’s a quick look at why that is. 22 Jun 2018
Campion and Webcke's heavyweight stoush of 2002

Campion and Webcke's heavyweight stoush of 2002

At Ericsson Stadium in Round 23 of the 2002 season, two of the toughest hombres in rugby league came to blows in an event still vivid in the memory banks of many followers of the 13-player code. 20 Jun 2018