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Battle-hardened Chooks ready for Souths

17 hours ago

Premiers the Sydney Roosters are battle-hardened after epic back-to-back NRL finals campaigns says coach Trent Robinson. The Roosters’ 19-18 frantic qualifying final loss to Penrith two weeks ago was followed up by a frenetic 31-30 win over North Queensland last week to advance them through to Friday’s first preliminary final against South Sydney. Meanwhile the […]

Tigers sacked me three months ago: Potter

2 days ago

Axed Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has revealed he felt like a dead man walking during the final three months of his tenure with the NRL joint venture. Potter was told on Wednesday by Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer that his two-year contract at the club would not be renewed, bringing to an end the […]

Souths understand title hopes: Maguire

2 days ago

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire says his side have come to understand the huge weight of expectation that bears down upon the club this time of year as they seek to break their five-decade long premiership drought. After successive preliminary final fade-outs, the Rabbitohs face fellow foundation club Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on Friday […]

Guerra gunning for in-form Reynolds

2 days ago

Sydney Roosters representative back-rower Aidan Guerra is likely to be given the onerous task of shutting down in-form South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds when the bitter arch-rivals clash in Friday’s NRL preliminary final. In his return from a one-match suspension for a chicken wing tackle, Guerra managed a first class lockdown job early on North […]

Hasler's mind games comical, says Toovey

4 days ago

Manly coach Geoff Toovey admits he has enjoyed his Canterbury counterpart Des Hasler cranking up his famous mind games ahead of Saturday’s NRL semi-final. No sooner had the Bulldogs booked an Allianz Stadium date last Sunday, after dumping Melbourne out of the playoffs, than Hasler was declaring his resurgent side underdogs against the injury-hit and […]

Hodges not Ballin set for Manly return

4 days ago

Manly are set to be granted the miracle injury recovery they were hoping for ahead of Saturday’s NRL semi-final against Canterbury, but hooker Matt Ballin is highly unlikely to play. Sea Eagles coach Geoff Toovey on Friday all but ruled out the prospect of Ballin making a shock return from a leg fracture suffered just […]

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