Farewell to the greatest Warrior
Steve Deane might just have spotted the exact moment Simon Mannering chose to retire.
Foran’s journey is just beginning
Whatever happens on Sunday, there will be no fairytale element to Kieran Foran’s return to the NRL.
Fear and loathing in Penrose
The sad fact is that watching Warriors games has become hard work, writes Steve Deane.
Make way for women Warriors
A dream that for two decades has been utterly out of reach is about to become a reality for dozens of Kiwi rugby league players.
It’s a big year for… Stephen Kearney
“I know where we want to go and my lights are shining,” he says. “But the reality is you can’t look too far past where your headlights can see.”
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.
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.