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There were a number of rugby league topics worthy of comment in the past week.

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Gorman’s history bodes well for Sharks’ future

Lyall Gorman will immediately provide the Cronulla Sharks with a polished exterior, but the club will only begin shining from the inside if the other people there are smart enough to go with him.

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New Cronulla CEO Lyall Gorman has refused to guarantee bringing in a major sponsor before the start of the 2015 NRL season but said he will change the perception of the NRL club.

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Forget “going troppo” – Cowboys playmaker Johnathan Thurston reckons a trip north will help his side think clearly in case of yet another refereeing blunder.

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It sounds strange for a player with over 100 NRL appearances, two grand finals and one premiership to his name, but 2015 could be the making of Daniel Mortimer.

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Cronulla Sharks’ future is bright, insists new CEO Lyall Gorman

Lyall Gorman has vowed to ensure Cronulla’s chequered past does not dictate the future direction of the NRL club after being announced as the new chief executive.

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Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has abruptly ended a media conference after being questioned about the NRL club’s 2011 ASADA drugs scandal.

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Talking to media for a minute was once hard enough for Darius Boyd.

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A bid for a second New Zealand NRL team based in Wellington has been launched with the aim of entering the competition in the 2018 season.

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The good and bad news for ever NRL side’s tilt at premiership glory in 2015.

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Johnathan Thurston is in line to become the first man to be crowned rugby league’s world player of the year three times.

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At last, it’s official. The Broncos have finally confirmed Darius Boyd will join coach Wayne Bennett at the NRL club on a three-year deal.

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“Join in on the rort or you miss out” Bennett wants NRL to sort transfers

Wayne Bennett has told the NRL it’s time for the transfer rorts to end.

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It’s called the sweet science, but Paul Gallen says boxing has also been a sweet distraction as he’s coped with the most turbulent period in his career.

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Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett says troubled fullback Darius Boyd will be back at the Broncos within a week.

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DCE or Foran: who should Manly sign if there was only money for one?

There’s nothing better than a good argument about rugby league players and I ran into a doozy at a Four Nations barbecue.

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Adam Blair in action for the Wests Tigers

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Australian Kangaroos rugby league coach Tim Sheens. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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The Roar of the crowd

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Burgess deserves Golden Boot gong

By John Davidson, Today
Burgess deserves Golden Boot gong

Sam Burgess’ defection to rugby union shouldn’t stop him receiving the 2014 Golden Boot award as the best player in rugby league.

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Ben in the Hunt for NRL glory

By Ryan Cooney, Today
Ben in the Hunt for NRL glory

Brisbane halfback and Australian utility Ben Hunt has proved he is ready for the NRL big time after finishing second only to the game’s greatest, Johnathan Thurston, in the statistics columns.

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Pending Gorman appointment shows Sharks are serious

Reports indicate that the Cronulla Sharks will appoint Lyall Gorman as their new club CEO on Tuesday morning. This is arguably the best signing the Sharks have made since they welcomed a certain young, former Eels second rower to the club.

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Cronulla can make the finals in 2015

Cronulla have been buried in controversy for some time now. It has no doubt affected the Sharks on and off the field.

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Violence is to be abhorred – whether it’s against a woman or a man

There’s been plenty of very manly chest-beating since Kirisome Auva’a was found guilty of recklessly causing injury and indefinitely banned from the NRL.

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Reorganising the rugby league season

By Sleiman Azizi, 24 Nov 2014
Reorganising the rugby league season

The NRL season ought to be limited to each team playing all others once.

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On-field deeds do not mitigate off-field discretions

Kirisome Auva’a is not less guilty because he played a major role in delivering South Sydney a long-awaited grand final win.

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Feeding the Four Nations

By Sleiman Azizi, 23 Nov 2014
Feeding the Four Nations

There has certainly been a lot of good vibes surrounding international rugby league recently.

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The horror of sporting success: A Manly fan’s lament

As a sports fan, it’s funny how your priorities change over time – all I wanted was a Friday night football game.

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Contracts mean nought, but it could be a good thing

In the past 48 hours we have seen Adam Blair, Dane Nielson and Gerard Beale shift clubs mid contract. In the past week Ben Barba also left the Broncos despite having two years left on his contract.

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Live Sunday arvo footy – have my prayers been answered?

Finally! After years of complaining, my biggest pet peeve in regards to rugby league has been corrected. Sunday arvo football will now be shown live!

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Shaun Johnson comes of age

By John Davidson, 19 Nov 2014
Shaun Johnson comes of age

Shaun Johnson’s performance in the Four Nations has confirmed that he is one of the best halfbacks in the world.

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Rugby League’s current World XIII

By Renegade, 19 Nov 2014
Rugby League’s current World XIII

On the back of a fantastic Four Nations final last Saturday night, the 2014 rugby league season is now officially done and dusted.

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There has been much cause for celebration in the NRL this year and we continued the celebrations yesterday as the NRL announced that Suzanne Young has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer at the NRL.

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Three rule changes the NRL should make for 2015

To its credit, over the past few seasons the NRL hasn’t been afraid to make rule changes.

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What more do the Kiwis need to do to get our love New Zealand?

Before I start, I need to preface this with the fact that I am a rugby league fan but I still enjoy union.

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New Zealand's Kevin Proctor (left) celebrates with try-scorer Shaun Johnson during the Four Nations Rugby League match between Australia and New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

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The Kiwis perform the Haka

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The Kiwis perform the Haka

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Australia's Daly Cherry-Evans, second right, makes a break against Wales

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Ben Barba Brisbane Broncos

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Sam Burgess hugged by Russell Crowe

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A man with big things in front of him - George Burgess.

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Australia's Daly Cherry-Evans, second right, makes a break against Wales

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