Author Archives: Richard de la Rivière

Andrew Farrar

Andrew Farrar spoke to me about his State of Origin career for Thirteen in 2005 Andrew Farrar was an excellent, tough defensive centre who signed for Canterbury as a 17-year-old in 1979. He was an influential member of the side … Continue reading

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Parramatta in the 1980s

Published in Thirteen in 2005 by Jason Emery & Bryce Euelnstein   Prestige, Glamour and Might ….by Jason Emery who played for the Eels in under 23s Grand Finals in 1984 and 1985 and then in the 1986 reserve grade … Continue reading

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1994 Batley v Doncaster

Published in Thirteen in 2005 by Gareth Hodgson Stones Bitter Division Two Batley v Doncaster 24 April 1994  A Fantastic Bloody Sunday! Few clubs in professional sport have experienced as many lows as Doncaster. Since the clubs first season in … Continue reading

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1994 Sheffield v Wigan

Published in Thirteen in 2005 by Gareth Hodgson SHEFFIELD EAGLES 10 WIGAN 5 STONES BITTER CHAMPIONSHIP 27 MARCH 1994 Sit back and think of Sheffield Eagles against Wigan. I know what you’re thinking (Derren Brown’s not needed for this one … Continue reading

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2001 Bradford v Wigan, The Grand Final

Published in Thirteen in 2005 by Rob Shaw Super League Grand Final Bradford Bulls v Wigan Warriors 13th October, 2001 Old Trafford, Att: 60,164 Great memories don’t always stem from great matches. The 2001 Grand Final was an uncompetitive affair, … Continue reading

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1997 Sheffield v Bradford

Published in Thirteen in 2005 by Rob Shaw Do you remember the season …. Which started with a hat trick from Robbie? When we had a winger who would do back-flips? When Danny Peacock would burst onto the ball at … Continue reading

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The 50 Greatest Challenge Cup Moments

Published in Thirteen in 2005. by Gareth Hodgson THE 50 GREATEST MOMENTS IN CHALLENGE CUP HISTORY The first question you need to ask yourself when deciding upon a list of greatest moments is, “what defines greatest?” The basis for this … Continue reading

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The History of State of Origin

Published in Rugby League World in 2010: Mate against Mate, State against State! A look back on the 30-year history of Rugby League’s greatest competition, the State of Origin.   When, in 2001, Gene Miles, the great Queensland centre of … Continue reading

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2009 Red Hall Media Briefing

Published in Rugby League World in 2009 The Rugby Football League held their annual press briefing before various members of the media on Monday 30 November 2009 to discuss, primarily, the Four Nations and the England coach’s job which was … Continue reading

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2009 World Rankings

Published in Rugby League World in 2009 A year ago, amid much debate, Rugby League World presented its world rankings of the 33 Rugby League-playing nations. For the record, Australia were top and American Samoa last. In great news for … Continue reading

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