Ben Ikin

Predictions

Ikin's picks for the finals series

Des Hasler.

Ben Ikin There's only eight games until the NRL finals roll into town. Ben Ikin runs the rule on who is the real deal in 2012 and who is going to be left on the outside looking in when the post-season arrives.

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Titans pair strong in face of criticism

Scott Prince Michael Searle

Ben Ikin Two things happened in rugby league this week that slipped by without much fanfare. But they were significant in my mind.

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Ricky Stuart: Origin's saviour?

Ben Ikin.

Ben Ikin Thank Ricky Stuart for this year's Origin excitement.

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Write off Hayne at your peril

Ben Ikin Shouldn’t professional footballers give their all every week? Yes, but only in a perfect world.

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League needs an Origin game in Melbourne

Ben Ikin Taking State of Origin to Melbourne every year is the best and fastest way to strengthen rugby league’s brand in what is a very important market.

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Devilish details not ARLC's problem

Ben Ikin There has been some confusion around what part will be played by our newly formed ARL Commission in the running of rugby league.

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Proud Petero didn't deserve fend-off

Brisbane Broncos veteran Petero Civoniceva.

Ben Ikin Can someone please help me understand how Petero Civoniceva can lose his spot in the Australian team to a born, bred Kiwi?

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Getting savaged on the field is what we sign up for

Ben Ikin.

Ben Ikin Getting savaged on the field is what professional league players sign up for: Why we shouldn't ban the shoulder charge.

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Why league needs a new rules committee

Ricky Stuart, Ben Ikin, Adam

Ben Ikin The NRL are part-way through bedding down a structure that will endeavour to pick up negative trends in the game, develop rules to counter those trends, and then hold to account all who play and...

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Crash of the Titans must be avoided

Gold Coast Titans

Ben Ikin The ARL Commission must work together with the current administration of the Gold Coast Titans to ensure that elite level rugby league continues to have a home on the glitter strip.

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Everyone loves a winner

Gold Coast Titans fans crowd

Ben Ikin Let me give you an absolute truth in sport – whether you’re talking teams or an individual, winning is the about the only way to build a bulletproof brand.

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Broncos are on the right track following Henjak's departure

Ivan Henjak.

Ben Ikin Dumped ex-Broncos coach Ivan Henjak was never the club's first choice to carry the clipboard after Wayne Bennett left Brisbane.

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