The Late Mail: Panthers v Knights
115 mins ago | Hamish Parker
AUSTRALIAN Rugby League during the first World War received plenty of criticism for opting to continue competition, largely directed at it from rival code Rugby Union. They argued, wrongly, that League players refused to join up and serve in the military, instead opting to stay at home and get paid to play footy.
IN January 2018, Inside Sport's rugby league journalist James Smith published a great article about some of Australia's historic rugby league sites. It prompted a brief conversation on social media between him and myself, which lead to the idea of a rugby league tour around Sydney.