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.
Foran’s journey is just beginning
Whatever happens on Sunday, there will be no fairytale element to Kieran Foran’s return to the NRL.
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.’
There’s just no stopping Jason Taumalolo
Vaea Fifita’s reign as the most outstanding Kiwi-Tongan athlete on display over the weekend lasted less than 24 hours.
Warriors’ season comes to merciful end
Change is coming. Given the Warriors’ fortunes on the field, there seems little reason to fear it.
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.