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George Rose scores Over The Black Dot

George Rose scores Over The Black Dot

Former Roosters, Sea Eagles, Storm and Dragons star George Rose is our special guest on this week’s episode of Inside Sport’s rugby league podcast, Dead In Goal. 7 Mar 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
Peter Sterling: My best footy is yet to come

Peter Sterling: My best footy is yet to come

For Inside Sport’s April 1992 edition, respected rugby league writer Neil Cadigan wrote this feature about Peter Sterling. On the field, Sterlo’s act was squeaky clean. Off the field, it had been a different story. 12 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
Pressure on Seagulls player-coach Wally Lewis

Pressure on Seagulls player-coach Wally Lewis

What better way to fill the NRL void during the off-season than a cheeky look back at some of Inside Sport’s finest rugby league stories from over the years. 6 Nov 2018
The all-time great rugby league books

The all-time great rugby league books

The 1980s and 1990s witnessed a serious boom in rugby league book publishing, with everyone from Wayne Pearce to Ray Price putting their life stories and footy journeys down on paper. 11 Oct 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
Farewell Sydney Football Stadium

Farewell Sydney Football Stadium

Since 1988 this iconic 40,000-seat Moore Park venue, known to so many as simply “The Footy Stadium”, has been the setting for some of the most dramatic moments in rugby league history. 18 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
Greatest rugby league upsets of all time

Greatest rugby league upsets of all time

Is there anything better in the 13-player code than an underdog team getting the better of their much-fancied rivals? Probably not. 22 Aug 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
Fatty mistakes Ben Ikin for autograph hunter

Fatty mistakes Ben Ikin for autograph hunter

Teenager Ben Ikin’s introduction to the Queensland Maroons camp back in 1995 is one of the all-time great rugby league stories. 8 Aug 2018