Monthly Archives: January 2011

The History of the Golden Boot

Published in Rugby League World in December 2010 THE 25th anniversary of the Golden Boot being awarded to its inaugural winner, Wally Lewis, seems the perfect time to reflect upon an award that crowns a player as the world’s best … Continue reading

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The 10 Best Aussie Grand Finals

Published in Thirteen in 2005 by Bryce Eulenstein The Ten Best Australian Grand Finals 10. 1963: St George v Western Suburbs, Sydney Cricket Ground, 24th August The Gladiators The presence of the great St George era from 1956-66 takes the … Continue reading

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The British Invasion

Published in Thirteen in 2005 by Jason Emery The British Invasion From the late 1960s up to the start of Super League in 1996 when the competition moved to the summer months, British rugby league players were always in high … Continue reading

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Ones to Watch 2006

Published in Thirteen in 2006 by Jason Emery   Ones to Watch in 2006. (Have re-published this as it’s interesting to see which made the fulfilled their potential and which haven’t.)   Ashley Gibson – Leeds Keen Academy followers of … Continue reading

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Wally Lewis (3)

Interview with Wally Lewis about his spell at Wakefield in 1983/84 for Thirteen in 2005 Wally Lewis played ten times for Wakefield Trinity in the 1983/84 season having signed on 3rd December 1983. He scored six tries which included a … Continue reading

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Wally Lewis (2)

Wally Lewis told me about his Queensland career as part of Thirteen’s 16-page State of Origin feature in 2005… Tell us about Senator Ron McAuliffe and his importance in the concept of State of Origin… He was a lifeline. Without … Continue reading

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Brett Kenny (2)

Published in Thirteen in 2005 Brett Kenny’s State of Origin career Brett Kenny is rightfully regarded as one of the sport’s greatest ever players. A Parramatta legend, he scored two tries in three consecutive Grand Finals as the Eels won … Continue reading

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Adrian Lam

Former Queensland captain Adrian Lam spoke to me in 2005 about his State of Origin career for Thirteen Adrian, your selection for Queensland is still regarded a controversy. What were your opinions? Yeah it was always thought of like that … Continue reading

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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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