Happy Birthday Wes Hall.

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Today marks the 80th birthday of legendary West Indian fast bowler Wes Hall.
Hall laid the groundwork for the fearsome West Indian quicks in the 1980’s by being one of the greatest bowlers that the West Indies discovered. Continue reading

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The game that never finished…

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In 1954, the world of rugby league was very different to today.
There was unlimited tackles (meaning you would only get the ball if the opposition team lost possession). The defence only had to retreat five metres (compared to 2017 where it is ten metres) and referees were generally more lenient towards players and their actions. In fact brawls had become a inconsistent part of rugby league in the 1950’s although none could match what would happen in the post season tour match between Great Britain and New South Wales. Continue reading

Like a Lamb to the slaughter

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Lining up the last gasp penalty at Belmore Sports Ground yesterday evening, Newcastle Knights halfback Brock Lamb couldn’t have begun to imagine what was about to transpire. Not only did the 20-year-old have to deal with the indignity of missing the penalty goal that could have sent the game into Golden Point, he was also hit with a barrage of abuse on social media in the moments after the match concluded. Continue reading