When football is an act of worship

It’s not a beat-up – there really are more stories about Christian NRL players in the news these days. But don’t be too quick to declare that a supernatural revival is sweeping through the National Rugby League. The real story might be less dramatic, but it’s no less inspiring. That’s because behind the scenes of…

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Decoding Jarryd Hayne’s “Jesus” comparison


Jarryd Hayne baffled the mainstream media this week after he compared himself to Jesus in a press conference. The NRL superstar did a stint with the American NFL last year for the San Francisco 49ers before trying for a spot on the Fiji Sevens Olympic team (he wasn’t selected, but the Fijians went on to…

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Phil Hughes was not supposed to die


The most arresting image on my Facebook feed this week was a photo of a friend’s nine-year-old son. He plays for Marrickville Cricket Club’s MCC Saggers. The youngster was walking out to bat in his Saturday morning match, wearing a black armband for the first time. His team, along with others all across the country…

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