Jess Laven
Jess is undertaking a Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Journalism dual degree at The University of Queensland, majoring in Public Relations. She works as a communications freelancer and English tutor and loves reading, writing and rugby league.
New Zealand v Jamaica: Rugby League World Cup HULL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Ben Jones-Bishop of Jamaica receives a guard of honour from their teammates after their sides defeat during the Rugby League World Cup 2021 Pool C match between New Zealand and Jamaica at MKM Stadium on October 22, 2022 in Hull, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images for RLWC)

Rugby League World Cup 2022: Top six records broken

Sport, Published November 18, 2022
In the lead-up to the final between Australia and Samoa this weekend, we looked back on the top six history-breaking and history-making highlights from the World Cup so far.

NRL Team of the Week Preliminary Finals: Rivals to face off

Sport, Published September 27, 2022
The Preliminary Finals ended in heartache for two sides while setting up a long-awaited Grand Final clash between foes.

NRL Team of the Week Semi-Finals: Two Thrashings

Sport, Published September 20, 2022
The NRL Semi-Finals featured two thrashings. The Eels were too slick for the Raiders in the two sides' first-ever finals clash, securing a place in their first Preliminary Final in 13 years. The Rabbitohs beat the Sharks 38-12 to set up a clash with the Panthers.

NRL Team of the Week Finals Week 1: One to Remember

Sport, Published September 14, 2022
Week 1 of the NRL Finals series was one to remember with the Rabbitohs' win over the Roosters featuring a record-breaking seven sin bins.

NRL Team of the Week Round 25: Eels jump in the top four

Sport, Published September 6, 2022
With the finals just around the corner, now it's time to look at the final team of the week of the regular season.
NRL Rd 24 - Raiders v Sea Eagles CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Raiders fan during the round 24 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Manly Sea Eagles at GIO Stadium on August 27, 2022 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

NRL Team of the Week Round 24: Raiders Overtake Broncos

Sport, Published August 30, 2022
Round 24 of the NRL brought some changes to the top eight with one round left before the finals. The Raiders overtook the Broncos to claim eighth place while the Sharks passed the Cowboys to go into second place.
NRL Rd 23 - Rabbitohs v Panthers SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18: Liam Martin of the Panthers celebrates after scoring a try during the round 23 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Penrith Panthers at Accor Stadium, on August 18, 2022, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

NRL Team of the Week Round 23: Panthers named Minor Premiers

Sport, Published August 22, 2022
Round 23 of the NRL was the highest scoring round since 2007, featuring five thrashings and two thrillers. The Panthers secured the Minor Premiership, the Raiders kept their finals hopes alive and the Roosters broke multiple records.
The Titans celebrate scoring a try in their semi-final match against the Dragons. Photo credit: Amy Halpin / AH Imagery

Gold Coast Titans NRLW 2022 Season Preview

Sport, Published August 18, 2022
The Gold Coast Titans are hoping their new recruits will take them beyond the semi-finals in their second NRLW season.
NRL Rd 22 - Titans v Sea Eagles GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 14: Alexander Brimson of the Titans is congratulated by team mates after scoring a try during the round 22 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Manly Sea Eagles at Cbus Super Stadium, on August 14, 2022, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

NRL Team of the Week Round 22: Honouring Paul Green

Sport, Published August 16, 2022
NRL great Paul Green was honoured throughout an emotional Round 22 of the NRL. The Sea Eagles and Dragons have dropped out of the finals race.
NRL Rd 21 - Storm v Titans MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05: Cameron Munster of the Storm (2R) celebrates scoring a try during the round 21 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Gold Coast Titans at AAMI Park, on August 05, 2022, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

NRL Team of the Week Round 21: Top Eight Dominance

Sport, Published August 9, 2022
In Round 21 of the NRL, seven of the top eight teams secured wins, with the Panthers heading towards the Minor Premiership. Bundaberg also hosted its first NRL game.

NRL Team of the Week Round 20: Judiciary Referrals Galore

Sport, Published August 2, 2022
Round 20 of the NRL had it all, with multiple players referred to the judiciary and some unexpected losses for top teams.

NRL Team of the Week Round 19 - Storm fall to the Bunnies

Sport, Published July 26, 2022
With round 19 in the books, Edge of the Crowd takes a look at the big stars from this week's games.