Editor's picks

'Moment of pain, lifetime of glory'

Michael Carayannis   The man who saved the Cowboys from grand final misery drew inspiration from a quote associated with the death of a former teammate and close friend.


A tale of two Johns brothers, the legends fans keep forgiving

Rick Feneley   If it was only about the footy, Andrew 'Joey' Johns might have endured as a true immortal of rugby league. And his big brother Matty might have hovered eternally somewhere close to those gods of the game.

The secret to coach Green's success

Brad Walter   Paul Green is the third coach in as many years to win a premiership early in their NRL careers.


Mal eyes Kangaroos job

Record-breaking Queensland Origin coach Mal Meninga says he will consider the vacant Australian position if it is offered to him.

Green's first words to Cowboys

Michael Carayannis   When Paul Green arrived in Townsville, he had one message for his players.


NRL must cash in on Hayne fame

Adrian Proszenko   Clint Newton has called for the NRL to take the lead in promoting rugby league in the United States.


The doll that had country talking

Jamie Marcuson   With the Cowboys celebrating their dramatic victory, the cameras were firmly fixed to hero Johnathan Thurston after his match-winning field goal.

'We're all good. Life goes on'

Phil Lutton   Ben Hunt's brilliant season with the Broncos ended in nightmare scenes in the grand final but the young half has put on a brave face.


Thurston: title is my crowning glory

Adrian Proszenko   Of all the honours bestowed on Johnathan Thurston, this one means the most.


Ben Hunt's three minutes of horror

Tom Decent   Broncos halfback Ben Hunt has had an exceptional season in 2015, but it will be the last three minutes of it that will haunt him.

Feldt knew pass was coming

Michael Chammas    Michael Morgan's flick pass to set up Kyle Feldt in the final seconds will go down alongside Benji Marshall in the book of grand final magic moments.

Join the debate

Sport is just cheap reality TV

Steve Mascord   Professional sport is for TV audiences, the more drama the better.

Joey stays at Nine despite dramas

Andrew Webster 8:25 PM   The controversy surrounding Andrew Johns will not affect his negotiations with Fox Sports – because he's decided to stay at Channel Nine.


Which NRL team are you? 

Which NRL team should you really support? Take our all-encompassing personality quiz to find your true rugby league soul mate once and for all. The answer may shock you.


Cowboys' win was great – but not greatest

Peter FitzSimons   We know the 2015 grand final ran it close, and though the 1997 grand final woulda and shoulda been a contender if not for the fact that it was in a split competition, there remains just one grand final that is still the heavyweight champeen champion of all grand finals.


NRL in talks to take over Dally Ms

Adrian Proszenko   The Dally M Awards may have been staged by News Corp for the last time, with the NRL in negotiations to take control of the game's annual presentation night.

NQ win in top three of all time

Brad Walter   The parallels with Newcastle's win in 1997 are uncanny.


Bennett's gripe is disrespectful

Andrew Webster   The Broncos coach couldn't help himself after his side lost the NRL grand final.


JT cements his place in history

Andrew Webster   Who needs that sentimental bullshit anyway? I do. We all do. 


Sydney clubs on notice to improve

Andrew Webster   The Broncos-Cowboys grand final should send an ominous warning to Sydney teams


Fairytale that came true

Phil Gould   Golden point moment was a fairytale that delivered a message about tenacity, sacrifice, and the fact that success smiles on effort.


World's greatest grand final quiz

Have you been paying attention to NRL grand finals over the past 20 years? Take the challenge of our quiz on the premiership deciders.


Steve Mascord   When the chairman of the judiciary panel was Alan Sullivan QC, he would always give the same directions when a rival player testified in defence of the accused.