7. PHIL ROTHFIELD, sports editor at large of the Daily Telegraph & Sunday Telegraph, NRL 360
Phil “Buzz” Rothfield continues to be the most feared, and fearless, scribe in the game. He broke news of three coach sackings this year — two before the coaches even found out about them. Buzz also landed the most sought-after interview, with disgraced Wests Tigers centre Tim Simona, who fessed up to drug use and gambling addiction. The veteran News Corp scribe also sets the agenda on NRL 360.