Last night, our national team beat Brazil. However, the greater meaning of the Women’s World Cup sits just below the surface.
Statistics show that while more kids have played more sport, they still fall short of the recommended activity levels, and it seems the parents are to blame.
Recently, we’ve excoriated Israel Folau for his comments, but history is awash with examples of us giving sports stars a free pass.
The NRL stands at a pivot point, it must seek borders anew if it wants to remain relevant. While PNG might seem a radical proposition, their love for the game might re-ignite ours. Worth a try.
Last week the NRL saw the worst crowds in 30 years, which merely highlights the larger issue: Where have all the players worth watching gone?