The final act in a crazy, beautiful league world cup
England will be kicking themselves, Tonga pinching themselves, Australia congratulating themselves and the Kiwis will be staring brokenly into the abyss after a rugby league world cup that offered everything from the predictable to the unimaginable.
League’s bold new dawn likely a mirage
Odds-on, the incredible scenes witnessed in Auckland and Hamilton over the last few weeks will almost certainly be remembered as an example of what the sport could have been, rather than a starting point for what it will become.
Foran’s journey is just beginning
Whatever happens on Sunday, there will be no fairytale element to Kieran Foran’s return to the NRL.
Fierce rivals turn Pacific peacemakers
‘Those young people out there who are making it bad for the rest of us, pull your head in. It’s not worth it.’
Hands up for elite sport: the volunteers
Steve Deane meets some of the volunteers who make the country’s biggest sporting events run like a dream.
The unfair derision of Adam Blair
Things are bad with the Warriors. We know that because the club just signed a legend of Kiwi rugby league and the collective reaction was ‘oh.’
Auckland rugby hits rock bottom
When Auckland returns as a rugby powerhouse, we’ll look back at 15/16 July 2017 as the nadir.
‘Just call me Manu’
The man who just wanted to be Manu isn’t gone just yet. But he soon will be, and he’ll leave a vast chasm in his wake.
Warriors could benefit from Bennett blueprint
If Wayne Bennett’s expertise had any impact on Stephen Kearney’s coaching, it’s time for the Warriors to benefit.