League Analysis

Indigenous All Stars need meaningful rivals

Indigenous All Stars need meaningful rivals

Each year rugby league’s All Stars match is challenged over its place in the now-hectic NRL pre-season. This has more to do with the “other” team than with the spectacularly popular Indigenous squad. 8 Feb 2017
Calling time on Auckland Nines

Calling time on Auckland Nines

If the league/organisers and clubs aren’t pulling in the same direction as far as this abbreviated annual rugby league tournament is concerned, what’s the point of staging it? 6 Feb 2017
Sevens and nines hell of 20 years ago

Sevens and nines hell of 20 years ago

Two decades back, in the midst of the almost-crippling Super League War, even abbreviated rugby league was split in two. 3 Feb 2017
Ben, the NRL doesn't owe you anything

Ben, the NRL doesn't owe you anything

"It's a shit fight and we're stuck in the middle." 3 Feb 2017
Seven NRL off-season traditions

Seven NRL off-season traditions

Rugby league just wouldn’t be the same without these summer interruptions and controversies ... 23 Dec 2016
Settling 2018 salary cap not that simple

Settling 2018 salary cap not that simple

In an ideal world, John Grant, Todd Greenberg and the rest of the staff at ARLC and NRL headquarters would have by now arrived at a salary cap figure for the 2018 season, which is only 15 months away. 2 Dec 2016
Strewth! Could Anfield Four Nations Final be a sell-out?

Strewth! Could Anfield Four Nations Final be a sell-out?

It doesn’t seem that long ago that international rugby league was supposedly on its knees, with plenty questioning the point of low-rating, thrown-together international fixtures built on the flimsiest of eligibility laws. 16 Nov 2016
From the archives: 1986 Kangaroo Tour

From the archives: 1986 Kangaroo Tour

As this weekend’s England vs Australia Four Nations Test approaches, we re-visit how three rugby league legends discussed the 1986 Kangaroo Tour of Great Britain and France in their various books published in the years immediately following the Tour. 10 Nov 2016
DNA has got nothing to do with it

DNA has got nothing to do with it

A coach of Des Hasler’s ilk deserves to be treated much better than the way he is at present. 13 Oct 2016
Ten things you didn't know about rugby league in Scotland

Ten things you didn't know about rugby league in Scotland

Over the next few weeks, you’re going to be reading and hearing a lot of crazy stuff about Scotland taking part in an international rugby league tournament – and it’s all true. 13 Oct 2016
Four Nations combined Test squad

Four Nations combined Test squad

With the upcoming Four Nations tournament to be contested in England over the coming month, here at Inside Sport we thought we would compile the best squad from the nations competing in the 2016 edition. 6 Oct 2016
Big tick for NRL Finals fan experience

Big tick for NRL Finals fan experience

Tomorrow night the National Rugby League will commence the third week of its much anticipated 2016 Finals Series. And so far it has put on a superb show for the fans. 22 Sep 2016
When sporting franchises attempt to jump codes

When sporting franchises attempt to jump codes

Can you imagine a sporting world where Rugby League supremo Phil Gould would be leading an A-League football club? Or how about Venus and Serena Williams turning their hometown NFL franchise into a mega Tennis club? If you answered yes to both questions, then you are not living in dreamland but you are firmly placed in reality. 22 Sep 2016
9 things you didn’t know about Cronulla Sharks

9 things you didn’t know about Cronulla Sharks

Sure, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks have never won a first grade premiership, but there’s a lot more to this famous beachside outfit than missed title opportunities. For instance, did you know … 21 Sep 2016
NRL regular season needs extra time tries

NRL regular season needs extra time tries

On Friday night the North Queensland Cowboys proved that scoring extra time tries is a far more spectacular way of winning footy games than kicking golden point field goals. 19 Sep 2016
2016: NRL's golden age of characters

2016: NRL's golden age of characters

Apparently all the characters have disappeared from rugby league. Seriously? 13 Sep 2016
When the Raiders last ruled

When the Raiders last ruled

A lot has happened - and changed – since 1994, when the Green Machine won its last premiership. 6 Sep 2016
Award J.J Giltinan Shield to premiers

Award J.J Giltinan Shield to premiers

It’s time to reinstate the historic J.J Giltinan Shield as the prize for winning rugby league’s grand final. 2 Sep 2016
It's just not worth it

It's just not worth it

Despite being labelled as the best over the course of the season, winning the minor-premiership isn't worth what it seems to be. 1 Sep 2016
Rugby League Repechage!

Rugby League Repechage!

When too much Rugby League, is never enough! 28 Aug 2016
Anti-Hayne sentiment typically Australian

Anti-Hayne sentiment typically Australian

A beautiful player. Be careful, brother, of the dreaded blindside, someone wrote below an online article in The Weekend Australian Magazine last October titled “Jarryd Hayne: God, football and a bikie’s bullet”. 26 Aug 2016