Articles by Jason Oliver
Who's The Wildcard? Examining Every NRL Contender's X-Factor
Each team has a player or two behind their superstar that can raise their ceiling across the last three weeks of the season, and it's those players that are likely to determine which team lifts the Provan-Summons Trophy on Grand Final day.READ MORE
Are The Knights Moving Or Standing Still?
At their best, the Knights wouldn't look out of place at 5th or 6th on the ladder. However, the times resembling more of a 12th or 13th side can't be ignored either.READ MORE
Can The Knights or the Titans Spring A Finals Shock?
While Newcastle and Gold Coast are considered rank outsiders neither are without a prayer. Here's how the Knights and Titans can keep their seasons alive.READ MORE
Who was your NRL Team's Player of the Season?
While there is still plenty of football to be played as we wait to find our premiers, it's a good time to look back on the 25 rounds up to this point and give praise to the best performers in the competition.READ MORE
Achilles Heel: Analysing Every NRL Contender's Weakness
While the four NRL premiership favourites appear leaps ahead of the competition, no team is perfect. These contenders all have a weakness or two that can be exposed come September.READ MORE
NRL 2021: Stats Insider's Team Of The Month - August
The calendar has flicked over to September, so it's time to check in with the Stats Insider Team of the Month for August.READ MORE
Crowing Roosters: The Future Looks Bright for the Chooks
Captains have retired, key players have missed most of the season to injury, and somebody seems to fall over with a mid to long-term injury every week. Remarkably though, the Roosters are still a top four side.READ MORE
Which NRL Teams Have The Sharpest Goal Kickers Ahead Of Finals?
Goal kicking will only become more of a factor as the intensity of finals footy translates into closer games that could well be decided by the boot too.READ MORE
Turbocharging: Why Manly Can Win The NRL Premiership
Most consider Melbourne as morals for the premiership - for good reason. However, most also know that nothing is ever certain in the NRL. Can Manly cause a famous premiership boil over?READ MORE
Seven Teams, Two Spots: Who Makes The NRL Finals?
The premiership contenders are way out in front which has left a log-jam of average teams fighting for two spots in the top half of the NRL ladder.READ MORE