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E.R.

It has taken me a few days to gather the strength to write these words. Sometimes sport has a way of grabbing you, of capturing your life in unexpected ways and consuming your thoughts. One minute you can be out of your seat, pointing both arms to the sky in celebration, and the next you can be slumped over with your head in your hands. It’s a curious thing, it can be a wonderful thing, and it’s something I’ve always been fascinated by.

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Twists and Turns

We’ve said all season that the NRL is a rollercoaster ride, especially as a Warriors fan, and Saturday evening looks no different. The men from Mt Smart, flying high after six wins from eight games, experienced a sudden loss of altitude last week at the hands of the Roosters. This week we should learn a great deal about whether the fall was merely a bout of turbulence during their flight to the finals or the Giant Drop that sends the season plummeting towards mediocrity. Continue reading Twists and Turns

Romp in RotoVegas

Okay, so maybe ‘romp’ is an exaggeration, but there’s definitely plenty to be positive about following the Warriors’ four tries to one, 18–4, win over Penrith at the weekend.

Sam Tomkins looked every bit like a marquee signing. Tomkins had plenty of critics last year, largely because of his mixed start to the season and the huge price tag that accompanies any discussion about his quality. If the weekend is anything to go by, this year he’s out to prove all the doubters wrong. He made things happen every time he joined the attacking line, his quick hands and superb angles are evident in the clips below. But, as you’ll discover, defence is what gets me going, and I loved how confident and assured he looked at the back. Whether it was under the high ball, positioning himself for last-ditch tackles or fielding kicks into the in-goal, the Wigan Warrior was everywhere. Continue reading Romp in RotoVegas