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Coffee Chats with Matt Collins

Mar 2, 2023

Back in 1991, the Penrith Panthers won their first Rugby League Grand Final. Panthers legend, Royce Simmons scored two tries that day and announced his retirement after the final whistle was blown.

Over thirty years later, and despite his recent diagnosis with dementia, Royce is still involved in the club and the town...

Jan 24, 2023

'Big Dell' is one of the greatest rugby league players the world has ever seen....just ask him.

But it's true. He has the stats to prove it.

In fact, after he did everything he set out to do in the NRL, he switched codes and become one of only a handful of players to represent Australia in both League and Union.


Oct 26, 2021

In professional sport circles, only a small minority enjoy a long, successful career.
With over 300 games for the Brisbane Broncos and an integral member of the infamous Queensland State of Origin team which won 10 out of 11 State of Origin series, Sam Thaiday is one such player. But it hasn't come without its...

Aug 9, 2021

Poppy Star Olsen knows what it means to be persistent. The 21-year-old represented Australia in the Olympics for skateboarding. But it hasn’t come without a whole lot of hard work. While other kids her age would try to execute a trick a few times, Poppy would not leave the skate park until she had nailed it....

May 17, 2021

A proud Murgon boy and one of the North Queensland Cowboys’ favourite sons Gavin Cooper enjoyed a stellar NRL career including an integral part of the 2015 Grand Final victory. In their chat Gavin shares with Matt why he owes his start as a professional rugby league to his brother, why he felt at home in...