This morning, one of the greats of Australian Rugby League announced he’s retiring from the NRL. Matt Bowen is leaving the North Queensland Cowboys after 13 years at the club. He’s been a champion for the Cowboys and for the Queensland Origin side, and an inspiration to footy loving kids all over the country.
We hear from Matt on his decision, and offer a tribute by way of some Matty magic moments over the years. And we talk about what the AFL Essendon finals ban means for all the other teams vying for a place in the finals, in this week’s Phil Staley’s Thoughts on Sports.
Australians love their sport – but I reckon no-one loves their sport quite like our Phil Staley. Indoor, outdoor, winter summer or somewhere in between – Phil loves it all. Stand at his desk here at ABC Far North and you get the feeling you’ve just run on to Lang Park or the MCG. Phil has a gift for talking about sport in a way that even people who can’t stand sport will enjoy.
He gets past the hype and the stats to the magic ingredient that makes sport so compelling – the people who play it and the people who love it. Phil talks about sport each Friday on ABC Far North at 5:15pm – now you can tune in online as well.