Author Archive for Jamie Loyd

Jamie Loyd hails from London but has traveled the globe playing, watching and covering rugby - especially Rugby League. He's quick-witted, smart and has exceptional elbows.

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Ewen McKenzie Walks From Wallabies. Who’s To Blame?

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – After two weeks of spectacular fallout from Kurtley Beale’s idiocy, Australia Wallabies Head Coach Ewen McKenzie, has had enough. The carnage that ensued after Beale had accidentally sent deeply offensive text messages to and about Wallabies business manager Di Patson, along with the ensuing fallout were enough to lead to […]

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Jarryd Hayne Plane Sets Off For NFL?!

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PARRAMATTA – A bombshell hit Australian Rugby League and the NRL this week. It was a payload delivered by a man affectionately known as ‘The Plane.’ The irony is painful.  ‘In my career I bought my Mum a house, and everything else was just a bonus.’ With these words Jarryd Hayne, the 27-year old former […]

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Blooming Mad Flower For Hohaia as St Helens Grabs Super League Grand Final

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OLD TRAFFORD – We’ve all been there, that brief second in a game when tempers flare and the red mist descends. Some of us let fly and take the consequences in the hope we can exact some immediate revenge. Others restrain themselves and wait till the offender gets the ball so they can utterly destroy him! […]

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NRL: Slammin’ Sam Burgess Defies Pain, SBW Returns, Bunnies End 43-year Wait

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Rabbitohs win historic first NRL Grand Final in 43 years: GLORY GLORY TO SOUTH SYDNEY! One of the most historic Grand Finals in history saw the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs square off against one of the NRL’s foundation clubs, the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Souths, competing in their first Grand Final for 43 years, have progressed massively under […]

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Teboho Mohoje, Springboks and Super Rugby: Race Issues and Merit

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CAPE TOWN, S.A. – In any other country, a fringe Test player who is picked for an international squad would tend to be played – if all available players within his position got hurt. It would not matter that he had played a mere handful of professional games. If selected in the squad, then the […]

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Reds win the Hunt for Karmichael, Tongan Thor to follow?

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Many of you will never have seen Karmichael Hunt play with Israel Folau for the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL and then in State of Origin for the Queensland Maroons. All of you will have noticed that Hunt after a long stint in the AFL (preceded by Union in France and a hugely distinguished NRL […]

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