rugby league

pay dispute
pay dispute

Inside The Great Australian Sporting Revolt

Two of the nation’s great working class pursuits, Cricket and Rugby League, are locking arms and sticking it to the man.
Jed Smith
6.16.17
State of Origin 2017
State of Origin 2017

Fa-Fa-Fa-Fifita: Blacktown’s Finest Does The Damage On A Record Breaking Night For NSW

Where there is life there are cockroaches. NSW finally emerged from a decade long nuclear winter last night to beat QLD with help from a rampaging Andrew Fifita.
Jed Smith
6.1.17
anzacs abroad
anzacs abroad

ANZACS ABROAD: A Q&A with Blake Wallace; the Aussie standoff for Canada’s only pro league club

A Wollongong kid, Wallace played for the Central Queensland Capras and Illawarra Cutters before inking a two-year deal with the Toronto Wolfpack.
Ben Stanley
5.22.17
rugby league
rugby league

Was Kieran Foran's Warriors Contract The Greatest False Dawn in Rugby League History?

The former Manly Sea Eagles standoff came to Mt Smart Stadium suffering from personal issues last year, but presenting ample hope for Warriors fans. It simply hasn't panned out.
Ben Stanley
5.12.17
Pacific Test
Pacific Test

Holy Hit-Fest: Did The Pacific Test Just Prove The Existence Of International Rugby League?

All hail the Papuan New Guinean and Polynesian gods of straight-running rugby league. Last weekend’s Pacific Test was a holy hit-fest of biblical proportions.
Jed Smith
5.10.17
redfern all blacks
redfern all blacks

Inside The Remarkable Resurgence of the Redfern All Blacks

Sydney's inner-city Indigenous rugby league team are on the cusp of park footballing immortality but will gentrification get them first?
Jed Smith
5.4.17
rugby league
rugby league

Remember the Name Etene Nanai; He Could Well Be the Future of NZ Rugby League

Circle today in your diary; the day you heard the name Etene Nanai for the first time.
Ben Stanley
5.3.17
rugby league
rugby league

The Official VICE Sports Anzac Test Preview: Australia vs New Zealand

Our Australian and New Zealand editors break down Friday's massive Anzac test so you don't have to.
Jed Smith & Ben Stanley
5.3.17
Australia
Australia

​So, Why Did Josh Papalii Dob Himself In For Drink Driving?

In a cruel blow for the suspense arc of this story, the magistrate did not hear what point Papalii was trying to make by calling police to tell them he was drink driving.
Jed Smith
4.28.17
west papuan warriors
west papuan warriors

The West Papuan Warriors Are A Rugby League Team Trying To Stop A Genocide

The West Papuan Warriors have never played in their homeland, where the simple act of wearing their jersey or hoisting the West Papuan 'Morning Star' flag is punishable by between 15 years and life in prison.
Jed Smith
4.26.17
NRL
NRL

​Boy, The Hayne Plane Really Needed That

Since returning to the game, Hayne has been lampooned by players past and present for his poor work ethic and toxic affect on team culture. He turned all that around with a man of the match performance on Saturday following five weeks out with injury.
Jed Smith
4.24.17
boxing
boxing

​Fact Check: Paul Gallen's Latest Sledge On Sonny Bill Williams

It was pretty typical pre-fight banter but has SBW really had it easy his entire career like Gallen said? Or is getting a big name at a young age in Rugby League a recipe for ultimate hardness?
Jed Smith
4.24.17