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Which Australian sport produces the greatest athletes? Part Three: Rugby league

Rugby league is a challenging sport for me to place. As a West Australian, my exposure to the code has been limited. Fortunately, we have rugby league expert and coach extraordinaire, Rohan Smith, to lend a helping hand.

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Thanks Queensland, now I can never believe again

Drawing inspiration from fellow Queenslander Clive Palmer, the Maroons have ripped-off a heap of expectant people by magically resurrecting from their own self-declared death.

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The Liebke Ratings: State of Origin 2

New South Wales had won the first game of the series and therefore went into Game 2 with the opportunity to wrap up the series in front of 82,000 fans.

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How on earth could NSW lose Origin 2?

With NSW leading Queensland 16-6 at ANZ Stadium last night and in total control, the Origin series was game set and match.

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State of Origin Game 2 final score: QLD WIN! Series set for decider

The Queensland Maroons have sent the 2017 State of Origin series to a deciding match with a 18-16 win over the New South Wales Blues in Game 2 in Sydney.

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WATCH: Andrew Johns unleashes furious tirade after Blues capitulation

“That was the dumbest half of football New South Wales has ever played”.

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State of Origin 2017 Game 2 highlights: Thurston heroics seal famous win

Match Highlights: The Queensland Maroons have bounced back in State of Origin Game 2 against a disappointing New South Wales Blues side.

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The AFL and its players have failed to meet the challenge of change in the new CBA

The AFL and its players reached a six-year, circa $2 billion agreement yesterday, after almost 18 months of protracted negotiations. It is a profoundly disappointing deal, which does nothing more than spend the league’s newfound bounty.

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AFL Trade Rumours: The CBA’s done, so now it’s time to get real

After a long wait the AFL have finally locked in a new CBA to govern the league from now until the end of 2022, and the impact this deal will have on trading and free agency this October is big.

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Queensland call in Danny Nutley to mentor Tim Glasby before his first and only Origin game

It has become a sacred State of Origin tradition for past players to mentor their contemporaries in the build-up to kick-off.

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The Wallaby back five has taken five steps back

I would blame David Pocock. ‘Poey’ started his six-month sabbatical away from rugby earlier this year, and the Wallaby selectors’ previous ideas of how to construct their back-five forwards appeared to vanish with him.

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State of Origin 2: Stand by for a Maroons backlash

There’s nothing more dangerous than a Queensland rugby league side that has been humbled. They take on New South Wales at ANZ Stadium tonight with many points to prove.

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State of Origin 2017: Why the Queensland Maroons will win Game 2

Johnathan Thurston. That is all.

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Everything you need to know about the AFL’s new CBA

It has taken something in the realm of a year and a half of negotiation, but at long last the AFL has finally locked in a new Collective Bargaining Agreement to cover seasons 2017-2022.

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State of Origin 2: The definitive stats preview

Buckle yourself the hell in, because this game is going to go off.

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Richmond’s choking and Hardwick must accept the blame

Damien Hardwick just doesn’t get it.

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Stephen O'Keefe

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Israel Folau Australia Wallabies Rugby Union 2016

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Joe Daniher Essendon Bombers AFL 2017

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NRL CEO Todd Greenberg

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A Red Bull Car in testing before the Australian Grand Prix

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Michael Hooper Wallabies

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Joel Selwood Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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Michael Hooper Wallabies Australia Rugby Union 2017

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The Roar of the crowd

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Past the post: Randwick and Morphettville blackbookers

It was tough work for punters at Randwick and Morphettville, but the clear highlight was Tassie apprentice Raquel Clark booting home the first four winners at Adelaide. Here are the horses to follow.

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Why fears of the Sydney Swans’ demise have been greatly exaggerated

After starting this season with six straight losses, and occupying last place on the ladder for the first time since 1999, many feared that the Sydney Swans’ golden finals run would come to an end this year.

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What does the Legacy and Adelaide Crows partnership mean for esports?

If you’ve looked just about anywhere regarding Oceanian esports these last few weeks, there’s almost no doubt that you would’ve seen some announcements about an extremely interesting, extremely positive partnership coming about between highly-regarded Oceanic esports team Legacy and the well-respected Adelaide Crows Football Club.

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Past the post: Flemington and Doomben blackbookers

Racing returned to HQ at Flemington on Saturday where we saw some tidy efforts, while at Doomben, the meeting was highlighted by the final major of the season, the Tatts Tiara. Here are the horses to follow from the respective meetings.

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West Coast Eagles vs Melbourne Demons Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Melbourne have pulled off a sensational last minute win over the West Coast Eagles at Subiaco.

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Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: The Sydney Roosters have pulled off a miracle beating the Melbourne Storm 25-24 in Adelaide. A sensational game here in Adelaide – a contender for game of the season for sure – the Roosters simply phenomenal in the last few minutes of the game.

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Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne Kangaroos highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Western Bulldogs are back in the AFL top eight after a controversial one-point win over North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.

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All Blacks vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog

Match result: The All Blacks are just one win away from denying the British and Irish Lions another Test series triumph in New Zealand, downing them 30-15 in an absorbing opening Test at Eden Park.

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Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: Brisbane have continued their winning ways over the Raiders with a 30-20 victory at GIO Stadium.

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Brisbane Lions vs GWS Giants: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Dylan Shiel has starred in his 100th game, with Greater Western Sydney grabbing top spot on the AFL ladder with a 10-goal hammering of Brisbane at the Gabba.

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North Queensland Cowboys vs Penrith Panthers highlights: NRL scores, blog

Match result: A last-minute sideline conversion from second rower Ethan Lowe has helped North Queensland escape with a thrilling 14-12 victory over Penrith in Townsville on Saturday.

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Wallabies vs Italy highlights: International rugby live scores, blog

Match result: A try from Bernard Foley in the 76th minute has sealed a win for the Wallabies over Italy, but it was a long way from being a convincing victory.

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Collingwood Magpies vs Port Adelaide Power: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Port Adelaide have refused to let inaccuracy damper a well deserved, and very important, 31-point win over Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.

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Minutiae and mortals: The difference between Games 1 and 2

NSW are being lambasted for a poor performance in the second half of Game 2 of State of Origin, but the nous of their opposition has been underrated, and the magnitude of their win in Game 1 created an unrealistic expectation.

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Australian rugby must go back to the future

It seems to me that the ARU has lost sight of commercial reality.

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Champions get the job done

By maximus182, 24 Jun 2017
Champions get the job done

If anything’s to be taken out of Queensland’s triumphant win on Wednesday night over New South Wales, it’s that champions know how to get the job done.

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Tony McGahan Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby Union 2017

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NBA college basketball player Lonzo Ball

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Ryan Burton Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2016

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Mitchell Pearce Sydney Roosters NRL Rugby League 2017

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Wales' head coach Warren Gatland

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Avagalu Seumanufagai West Tigers NRL Rugby League 2017

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Lance Franklin Sydney Swans AFL Finals 2016

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Kieran Foran passes

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