Rugby League

Brad Walter

Brad Walter is Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

High intensity: Mitchell Pearce crosses the line for the Blues in Origin I this year.

Origin v park footy: What it takes to play like Pearce

Imagine repeatedly running the 120m length of a rugby league field from dead ball line to dead ball line for 80 minutes, while making tackles and being tackled, or passing or kicking the ball and continually shouting directions to teammates.

Heavy heart: Kieran Foran is reportedly not interested in football as he continues to deal with personal issues.

NRL won’t let Foran waltz back in to game

Kieran Foran would need to convince the NRL he was in a fit state to resume playing if he succeeds in gaining a release from Parramatta and wanted to join another club next season.