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Ten weeks to go – who’s hot and who’s not?

With Round 16 of the NRL completed over the weekend, I can now officially start the count-down to finals football.

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Broncos want more Sunday footy

Prime time favourites Brisbane may have again avoided a five-day turnaround but they expect a members backlash after missing out on a Sunday game when the NRL unveiled the draw’s final six rounds.

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Cherry-Evans in Origin III frame: Walters

Daly Cherry-Evans is well in the mix to replace injured Queensland champion Johnathan Thurston for the State of Origin decider, according to coach Kevin Walters.

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NRL releases complete draw details for final six rounds

The road to the NRL finals is a little clearer with the release of the completed schedule and venues for the final six rounds of the regular season.

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The XXXX-files: I want to Bluieve

I really didn’t want to be that guy. The whinger. The moaner. The sore loser. I tried to let it go and move on, but I just couldn’t come to terms with the way that New South Wales lost that game.

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Cherry-Evans makes Origin statement

Daly Cherry-Evans reckons he’s playing better now than when he last played for Queensland, and it showed as he steered Manly into the NRL top four on Sunday with a 35-18 flogging of Cronulla.

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Dragons survive scare from Knights

The St George Illawarra Dragons have scored four unanswered second half tries to snatch a 32-28 victory over Newcastle, after trailing 28-10 at half-time.

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Morgan set to replace JT in Maroons halves

Michael Morgan looks set to wear the Queensland No.6 jumper in next month’s State of Origin decider.

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Roosters want to take more NRL to Adelaide

They Sydney Roosters want to develop a long-term deal to continue taking NRL games to Adelaide, after Saturday night’s experiment was declared a success.

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Bellamy not certain of big-three return

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy is not certain his rested State of Origin stars will be ready to return to the NRL against Brisbane on Friday night.

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Pearce’s golden point realises Rooster resurgence

The Sydney Roosters have pulled off a miracle beating the Melbourne Storm 25-24 in Adelaide. A sensational game here in Adelaide – a contender for game of the season for sure – the Roosters simply phenomenal in the last few minutes of the game.

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Highlights: Broncos better Raiders 30-20

Brisbane have continued their winning ways over the Raiders with a 30-20 victory at GIO Stadium.

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Highlights: Cowboys squeak past Penrith

A last-minute sideline conversion from second rower Ethan Lowe has helped North Queensland escape with a thrilling 14-12 victory over Penrith in Townsville on Saturday.

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I want to pick my kids up, says Thurston

Johnathan Thurston will miss one of the biggest games of his decorated NRL career, but the decision to choose family ahead of his personal sporting goals was an easy one.

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Gambling. What would happen if a commentator lost the lot on live TV?

As a society we’ve become dangerously accustomed to receiving our news from people with a stake in what they are reporting on.

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Maroons return loyalty policy, retain faith in ignoring Daly Cherry-Evans

Kevin Walters has reinstated Queensland’s loyalty policy for Game 3, vowing to ‘pick and stick’ with the blacklisting of Daly Cherry-Evans.

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Jarryd Hayne Gold Coast Titans NRL Finals Rugby League 2016

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Boyd Cordner State of Origin NSW Blues NRL Rugby League 2017

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Johnathan Thurston looks to pass during Queensland's 32-8 win in Game 3 of the 2014 State of Origin Series.(Image: Dan Peled/AAP)

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Jarryd Hayne NSW Blues State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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James Maloney NSW Blues State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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Thurston-Origin

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Josh Papalii of the Maroons is tackled by Greg Bird and Joshua Jackson of the Blues

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The Roar of the crowd

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Last chance for Origin hopefuls to impress before series decider

With the third and final State of Origin match just two weeks away, focus will centre on this weekend’s round of matches to determine who earns selection for the decider in Brisbane.

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Send the officials to the judiciary, I say

When an NRL player commits an act deemed, reckless, dangerous or intentional and it results in injury or potential harm to a player, they are sanctioned. Well, usually. Sometimes.

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Revisiting the Australian Rugby League Team of the Century: Backs

Back in 2008, as part of the Centenary of League celebrations, the ARL brought together a panel of 130 experts and selected their Team of the Century.

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Rugby League Live 4 set for July 28 release

By Adam BAGNALL, 27 Jun 2017
Rugby League Live 4 set for July 28 release

Rugby League Live 4 is set for a release on July 28th on consoles and on PC at a later date, as revealed by Press Start today.

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Cronulla Blues: Shire struggles don’t bode well for NSW

Origin 2 was won by Queensland on Thursday June 8, thirteen days before the two sides ran out onto ANZ Stadium and four days before the teams were even announced.

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Kiwis reach out to UK-based Brian Smith ahead of World Cup

Known as a controversial coach in his time in the NRL, 63-year-old Smith is being sought to give much needed technical assistance to the New Zealand Rugby League World Cup campaign.

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A beginner’s guide to concussion in rugby league

Many self-confessed ‘sports nuts’ pride themselves on knowing every rule, player and statistic of their favourite sport – typically using their sporting knowledge to win a Saturday afternoon argument in front of the television when the game is on.

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Twelve talking points from NRL Round 16

By Scott Pryde, 25 Jun 2017
Twelve talking points from NRL Round 16

What a weekend that was. Every single game was alive deep into the contest, and along with Origin on Wednesday, key injuries and a battle beating up to avoid the spoon, there is plenty to discuss in this week’s NRL talking points.

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Cronulla Sharks vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: Daly Cherry-Evans reckons he’s playing better now than when he last played for Queensland, and it showed as he steered Manly into the NRL top four on Sunday with a 35-18 flogging of Cronulla.

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St George Illawarra Dragons vs Newcastle Knights highlights: NRL scores, blog

Match result: The St George Illawarra Dragons have scored four unanswered second half tries to snatch a 32-28 victory over Newcastle, after trailing 28-10 at half-time.

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Does the NRL’s future lie in Super League?

By Geheimagent, 25 Jun 2017
Does the NRL’s future lie in Super League?

How many times have we heard people say the English Super League is light years behind the NRL?

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Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: The Sydney Roosters have pulled off a miracle beating the Melbourne Storm 25-24 in Adelaide. A sensational game here in Adelaide – a contender for game of the season for sure – the Roosters simply phenomenal in the last few minutes of the game.

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Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: Brisbane have continued their winning ways over the Raiders with a 30-20 victory at GIO Stadium.

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North Queensland Cowboys vs Penrith Panthers highlights: NRL scores, blog

Match result: A last-minute sideline conversion from second rower Ethan Lowe has helped North Queensland escape with a thrilling 14-12 victory over Penrith in Townsville on Saturday.

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Minutiae and mortals: The difference between Games 1 and 2

NSW are being lambasted for a poor performance in the second half of Game 2 of State of Origin, but the nous of their opposition has been underrated, and the magnitude of their win in Game 1 created an unrealistic expectation.

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Champions get the job done

By maximus182, 24 Jun 2017
Champions get the job done

If anything’s to be taken out of Queensland’s triumphant win on Wednesday night over New South Wales, it’s that champions know how to get the job done.

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Mitchell Pearce Sydney Roosters NRL Rugby League 2017

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Avagalu Seumanufagai West Tigers NRL Rugby League 2017

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Kieran Foran passes

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Jarrod Croker Canberra Raiders NRL Rugby League 2017

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Dane Gagai scoring a try

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Josh Mansour Penrith Panthers NRL Rugby League 2017

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Dane Gagai of the Queensland Maroons scores a try

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