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On this day: Happy Birthday, Ian Roberts

Happy Birthday to Ian Roberts, born in London, England on July 31, 1965. The rugby league player came out as gay in the October 9, 1995 issue of New Weekly. The cover blurb: ‘League Legend: meet the man I love’. The toughest man in rugby league Rumours about the sexuality of the sporting hero known …

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Legendary AFL Coach Dani Laidley celebrates club milestone

Legendary AFL coach Dani Laidley today returned to North Melbourne Football Club to help celebrate a milestone in club history. The former Kangaroos player and coach appeared at a press conference on Friday where the club announced it was debt-free for the first time since 1987. A former premiership player for North Melbourne, Dani Laidley …

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Ferocious backlash over proposed return of Israel Folau

Sources within the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) say the proposed return of Israel Folau to Rugby League has prompted the most ferocious backlash in the organisation’s history. Brisbane’s Courier-Mail reports that the gay and lesbian community bombarded the QRL with complaints in recent days. Previously, Folau’s billionaire backer Clive Palmer threatened legal action against the …

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Billionaire backing Israel Folau rugby league comeback

In an ad on the front page of today’s Courier-Mail, billionaire Clive Palmer calls for the return of Israel Folau to rugby league. The paper reports the pair will front a joint press conference today where they will announce plans for a Folau rugby league comeback. Update Later today, Palmer pledged at the press conference …