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When Australians talk of rugby league’s history, the contribution of their Māori brothers in the early and fragile part of the game’s development is rarely mentioned. The Māori are often classed as recent interlopers to the NRL who should be grateful for the opportunity. The
  To celebrate Tonga National Day, a salute to Vaai "Jason" Taumalolo, an inspiring leader who kickstarted the Pacific Rugby league Revolution when he opted to represent 'Mate Ma'a Tonga' in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. Tonga went from second string to world powerhouse as other Tongan NRL players followed Taumalolo, culminating in their historic
An incredible sports story! 4 Years ago Jordan Mailata was playing 2nd tier rugby league & had never played American football. The Boy from Bankstown recently signed a 4 year US$108 million NFL contract for the Philadelphia Eagles. 24 year old Jordan Mailata is one of
During the third week in October each year, Niueans in Australia, New Zealand and around the world celebrate Niue Constitution week. It's a celebration of independence and the unique identity of Niue as an island nation in the Pacific. Its also celebrates language and culture. Affectionately
Organisers of the 2022 ICC Men's T20 World cup commemorated ‘One Year to Go’ on Saturday 16 October 2021. The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) T20 World Cup format will bring 16 International T20 Cricket teams to compete in 45 matches across seven world class venues across
"We just need to value that which already exists & persists." Stunning story on Patty Mills in the Good Weekend that explores his Torres Strait & Aboriginal totems - Spanish Mackerel, Green Sea Turtle, Wedge Tailed Eagle & his belonging to “The South Wind". Although he
  The Fijian community celebrates 51 years since the signing of the declaration of independence from Great Britain on 10 October 1970. This year’s theme is aptly titled 'Togetherness for a sustainable Fiji'. As the 10 October is on a weekend, the holiday is also celebrated on the
Rise Toa Samoa! One amazing stat from the NRL Grand Final was the combined 10 Samoan heritage players across both squads. Mindblowing that a tiny Pacific island chain & diaspora can produce such excellence including the brilliant winning try from Stephen Crichton. The Samoans (and wider
Grandmothers have always played a central role in rugby league and Manly's Jason Saab sadly lost his grandma to COVID-19 whilst in the NRL bubble. He is paying tribute with painted boots that feature wings. Saab shared his story with the SMH: "She always told
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  The King! A magnificent and fitting celebration by Dylan Alcott for his US Open wheelchair victory delivering a historic 'Golden Slam’ & his 15th Grand Slam Singles title. Dylan becomes the first man to achieve this feat, which cements his legacy as an all time
Persistence rewarded! Aussie Madison De Rozario won gold in the 800m wheelchair event having previously won 4 silver medals. As a four year old, Rozario contracted transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder which causes inflammation of the spinal cord. She broke her silver medal streak with the