In the end it was the result that everybody expected - but sometimes you have to stand back and applaud a club like Melbourne Storm. It was a valiant effort by Leeds, who were without four front rowers and travelling 12,000 miles to play a top team. But you have to tip your hat and say what an exceptional organisation Melbourne have become. They are head and shoulders above any other rugby league club in the world at the moment, and the benchmark for the game.
It’s fair to say rugby league is standing at a crossroads ahead of the new season – but I’m confident it can take the right path. There’s been an upheaval at the top, with RFL chief executive Nigel Wood leaving, and we don’t yet know what the sport’s structure will be beyond this season. But there is plenty of cause for optimism, starting with England’s performances in the World Cup.
That was an England performance that the country should be proud of. Ultimately they came up just short in the World Cup final, but the effort, resolve and grit they showed was magnificent. I’m very proud of everybody that’s been involved over the last eight weeks. I thought the players couldn’t have given any more out there on the field – they gave absolutely everything they had. Throughout all of my own playing career, I was never involved in a performance as brave as that.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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