Thursday, 8 June 2017

Review: Going to the Footy

A few weeks ago I took the twins to a blockbuster match between a team in blue jerseys starting with 'New' and a team wearing a shade of red.

New South Wales also played Queensland in State of Origin the following week. We went to Newtown Jets versus Illawarra (not) Steelers at Henson Park instead. 

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Monday, 22 May 2017

Hot NRL Newz~! May 2017

All of the hottest takes on State of Origin selections!

Pictured: Classic Origin moment of Sam Thaiday running faster
than for any of his hit-ups to make the fight numbers uneven. Could be
from literally any Origin he's played in.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Stuff My Kids Say, Part Five

My twins boys R and J are almost four years old. They say stuff. It's sometimes funny. Here's a picture of them:

There is also a ten-month old named O. He doesn't do much yet, but he does make a cameo appearance in one story here.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

NRL Representative Round - Earth Team

With four mens rugby league Test matches on in 24 hour period this weekend, I thought I'd name my Earth team, for a hypothetical game against some other planet. Probably Uranus, for the LOLs.
LOL.
My alternate column idea to mark the representative weekend was trying to guess the 50 or more players that withdrew due to "injury" from City v Country consideration, almost all of which will make a miraculous comeback for their next club match. This debacle, on top of four clubs overtly banning their players from playing in the fixture, is further proof that it is coaches that run the game, entirely to benefit their immediate narrow interests.

City vs Country is dead. The international calendar is diluted. Club coaches would block players from playing State of Origin if it they thought they could get away with it.

Fortunately they can't influence selections for the Earth team either.
Planet Earth is the only object with
more power and influence in RL than
Des Hasler and Ricky Stuart.

Here is the side...

Friday, 7 April 2017

Stuff My Kids Say, Part Four

I usually keep the story count between R & J even. I don't want them thinking I play favourites when in the future I humiliate them with all these stories.

However, it is getting increasingly difficult to keep things the same. They may be twins, but they are also individuals. They are different people.
Some differences are obvious.
One difference is that R talks all of the time, including whenever J tries to say anything. This is how I end up with four long stories involving R, and four short stories involving J. There is little opportunity for J to speak much more than one-line at a time.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

History of Rugby League and the Championship Belt

Melbourne are currently the 126th holder of the Rugby League Championship Belt.

This Sunday, they will defend the title against Cronulla. The Sharks get their right to challenge through winning the 2016 Grand Final. Can they simultaneously hold the premiership trophy and the championship belt?

Here is a look at some of the most notable champions through the 108 year history of the belt.