The University of Rugby League makes its return – and this time the focus is going to be on the media

    The redoubtable trio of Warren Ryan, Ken Wilson and Phil Gould set a high standard of rugby league academic excellence when they appeared in the initial University of Rugby League function. Photo: Newtown RLFC

    There are several estates that make up the Rugby League realm: The first estate is the players, the second estate the officials and the third estate the fans. The fourth estate is the press.

    Newtown Rugby League Football Club proudly presents…


    In 1981 Warren Ryan, Phil Gould and Ken Wilson were dubbed the University of Rugby League by their colleagues and peers for the foresight with which, over post-game and training beverages, they analysed the game and where it might be headed. The University of Rugby League Part 1 brought together these pre-eminent thinkers of Rugby League’s modern era for an amazing night of robust Rugby League discussion.

    This time we call upon the game’s fourth estate to provide more of the same and prove they are the guardian of the fans and a watchdog on the activities of players and officials.

    So join the Jets and some of the game’s finest scribes and commentators for a fascinating evening of hard-hitting Rugby League commentary, anecdotes and analysis, reminiscing and anything else that unfolds in between.

    This will be an event NOT to be missed.

    Date: Tuesday 22nd August 2017

    Time: 7pm for 7.30pm

    Venue: Petersham RSL, 7 Regent Street, Petersham

    Cost: $130 per ticket or $1,200 for a table of ten

    Members of the Fourth Estate: Yvonne Sampson (Fox Sports), Adrian Proszenko (Fairfax), Brad Walter (NRL), Josh Massoud (Channel 7), plus more TBA

    Special Guests: Stephen Ferris and Kris Gale (FBi 94.5FM’s ‘Fire Up!’), Denis Carnahan (Rugby League – The Musical)

    MC/Auctioneer: Alby Talarico (Steele Sports)

    Dress: Lounge suit or smart casual

    RSVP: Friday, 18th August 2017

    Bookings: Contact Stuart McCarthy on 0447 046 516; Email: ; or contact Olga Lauricella on 8488 8211 ; Email: