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Forfty percent of all people know that

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Looking back on the NRL season now the dust has settled and Penrith’s glory run has reached dynasty status with a third straight title, we alleged NRL experts like to pore over every last detail with forensic analysis. But that’s not as much fun as summing up each team’s season …

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The NRL State Championship is a lot older than you think

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On the afternoon of 30 September 1984, as the Wynnum-Manly Seagulls were busy dismantling the Souths Magpies by 42 points to 8 in the Brisbane Rugby League (BRL) Grand Final, many and varied thoughts were percolating in the minds of prominent observers. Then South Sydney coach Ron Willey was convinced …

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Kangaroos squad analysis: Mal talks up specialists

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It’s hard to pick a Kangaroos team. The well of talent from which Australia can draw is very deep indeed, leading to a situation where every squad they announce is met with a howl about who isn’t in rather than who is. With Mal Meninga seated alongside James Tedesco at …

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Cleary’s eyes on the one that got away

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A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size Penrith coach Ivan Cleary wants his side to contest the World Club Challenge in 2024 and secure the one piece of silverware that has eluded the Panthers. For all their dominance in the NRL …

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