The issue of depression in Rugby League has become increasingly prominent following Newcastle Knight, Darius Boyd’s, admission to a mental health clinic, three months ago.
NSW left arm off-spinner Stephen O’Keefe has always been a humble, yet harshly treated individual. The 29 year old finger-spinner has consistently been overlooked for higher honours, despite consistently finishing with statistics defining that of a quality all-rounder.
The Melbourne Storm have continued their charge up the NRL ladder with a hard-fought 24-10 victory over injury-hit Penrith at Sportingbet Stadium.
A fantastic afternoon from Sione Mata’utia helped lead Newcastle to a deserved win over the New Zealand side in an entertaining match at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.
The Raiders hit a new low on Sunday afternoon as they were demolished 54-18 by the Warriors, less than a week after coach Ricky Stuart admitted his side were not up to first grade standard.
The Canberra Raiders host the New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium on Sunday, August 3 in Round 21 of the NRL. The match kicks off at 2.00pm (AEST).
St George Illawarra turned in their sharpest performance of the NRL season to beat the Storm 24-12.
Newcastle Knights ended a seven-game NRL losing streak to hand North Queensland Cowboys a seventh-straight away loss.