An award-winning sports journalist, Peter Badel is chief league writer for The Courier-Mail. He wrote his first published work at 16 and has covered every NRL Grand Final and State of Origin series since 1998. He has covered Australian tours to India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and South Africa, including the 2011 World Cup. In 2010 Peter was named Sports Journalist of the Year for his coverage of the Greg Inglis racism affair, the biggest scandal in State of Origin history. This is his first book.