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Phil Burfurd

Show BioHide BioPHIL BURFURD entered journalism at the Melbourne Herald 50 years ago. He wrote tennis and AFL football before becoming the inaugural editor of Australia’s first weekly national football newspaper, Inside Football. He was chief football writer for the Sunday Observer during the 1970s before hanging up his pen to enter corporate life. He moved to Sydney more than 20 years ago and is now a professional sports fan. He follows NRL as well as AFL and has added Melbourne Storm and Melbourne Victory to the teams he follows.

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Where to now for rugby?

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As the other football codes continue to flourish, Australian Rugby has been having an extremely trying time, as PHIL BURFURD reports. More »

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STATE OF ORIGIN: Déjà vu, All Over Again

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PHIL BURFURD ignored the experts, assessed the form and claimed the money on the mighty Maroons:   QUEENSLANDERS! Queenslanders! What is it about those bloody Queenslanders? Sure, we know they are a strange bunch who live their lives in shorts, drink red wine ... More »