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Are the Storm a spent force?

I’ve got Melbourne Storm finishing outside of the top four now. I’m not going to suggest they won’t make the finals, but I’m convinced they’re not going to win the premiership.

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QLD Origin crisis: Replacements to the rescue!

For those who missed it The Replacements was a middling early 2000s sports flick about a bunch of rag tag ring-ins who are thrown into a professional American football side during a players strike.

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Paul Gallen’s impressive early NRL return for Cronulla has provided a welcome boost for NSW Origin coach Laurie Daley just days after he confided his despair over his ankle complaint.

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Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter says Monday afternoon’s mouth-watering NRL clash with Parramatta will be a true test of his rejuvenated side’s strength in depth.

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South Sydney forward Chris McQueen is hoping to cash in on his status as a Queensland State of Origin star with an improved contract from the NRL club.

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Super League imports James Graham, Sam Tomkins and the Burgess clan have all made an impact in the NRL, and now St George Illawarra’s unheralded Englishman Mike Cooper is doing the same.

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Skipper Jarryd Hayne believes the responsibility of leading a rejuvenated Parramatta is the catalyst behind his outstanding recent form.

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Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says he’s sick of NRL games being decided by controversial calls, as the rugby league gods delivered his side a dose of karma with a last-gasp 24-22 loss to Canberra.

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[VIDEO] Parramatta Eels vs Wests Tigers: preview

Here is confirmation that it is indeed a funny old game. Last year’s worst two sides will line up in what looms as the match of the round.

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Great biblical resurrections in rugby league history

While enjoying an Easter egg with my usual morning holy wine, I decided to mark this pertinent day in the religious calendar by returning to the divine scripture of the rugby league bible.

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Manly back-rower Anthony Watmough is in doubt for next month’s Anzac Test after badly injuring his elbow in the Sea Eagles’ controversial win over North Queensland on Friday night.

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Coach Paul Green has urged North Queensland to put thoughts of a southern conspiracy to bed after the Cowboys were on the wrong end of a highly contentious obstruction call in their loss to Manly.

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Andrew McCullough just sees it as “his job” to make those tackles.

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St George Illawarra coach Steve Price has praised his side for the manner in which they put the dramas of Monday’s controversial NRL defeat to Melbourne behind them to beat the Warriors 20-10 at Kogarah Oval.

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The Sydney Roosters have arrested a three-game losing streak with a tense 24-18 win over a stubborn Cronulla.

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Robinson needs to Nick a settler

As a record of good behaviour counts for nothing these days, here’s a friendly heads-up for Trent Robinson.

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Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith

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Grant joins Rabbitohs

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Greg Inglis (left) and Greg Bird during Game II of the 2013 State of Origin rugby league series at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Grant Trouville)

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Roosters celebrate the try of Boyd Cordner during the Round 19 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Cronulla Sharks. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Renee McKay)

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Is Arthur the man to lead the Eels out of the mire?

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The Roar of the crowd

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The three types of player every rugby league team needs

I am currently on a tour of France with my squad of English rugby league juniors. After eating, sleeping and playing rugby league with the best young players in England, I feel I have learnt a lot about how they operate.

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[VIDEO] Canberra Raiders vs Melbourne Storm: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Travelling to the nation’s capital is a dreaded trip for many teams in the NRL but history suggests that the Canberra Raiders will have a hard time dealing with today’s visitors, the Melbourne Storm. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 3.00pm (AEST).

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We don’t need flawless reffing, we just need consistency

Three games into Round 7 and we’ve already witnessed more refereeing blunders. If Tony Archer or Todd Greenberg come out and say that the referees are doing a good job, I’d question their eyesight.

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The Knights are playing dumb footy

By ryan.eckford1, 20 Apr 2014
The Knights are playing dumb footy

Wayne Bennett-coached teams are usually renowned for their confidence, their resilience, their toughness, their courage, their skills, their concentration and most importantly, their smarts.

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Cronulla Sharks vs Sydney Roosters: NRL live scores, blog

The Sydney Roosters are on a three match losing streak and face another tough assignment against the Cronulla Sharks away from home. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7.30pm (AEST).

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St George Illawarra Dragons vs New Zealand Warriors: NRL live scores

St George Illawarra welcome the New Zealand Warriors to Win Jubilee Stadium in what is a crucial match for both parties. Join The Roar for live scores from 5:30pm AEST this evening, and join the banter below in the comments.

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Dragons to beat Warriors despite centre shake-up

By Walter Penninger, 19 Apr 2014
Dragons to beat Warriors despite centre shake-up

The Dragons host the Warriors on Saturday at 5:30pm, which will be the second time these two sides have clashed in 2014.

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[VIDEO] Manly Sea Eagles vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

The North Queensland Cowboys face another tough challenge away from home as they tackle the Manly Sea Eagles at Central Coast Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:40pm AEST.

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[VIDEO] Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

The Newcastle Knights will be looking to continue their recent good form while the Brisbane Broncos will be hoping to arrest their previous two losses in tonight’s Round 7 blockbuster at Hunter Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:40pm (AEST).

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[VIDEO] South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Easter Friday begins with it an absolute cracker of a match with the South Sydney Rabbitohs taking on the Canterbury Bulldogs. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 4:00pm (AEST).

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How would you rate Beau’s Blues chances?

If I asked you to pick the form forward after six rounds of the 2014 NRL season, who would you choose?

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Reviewing the game clock will prevent teams being robbed

No other club should ever have to lose in the fashion that St. George Illawarra did on Monday night, and the NRL should immediately act to ensure it does not.

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Is Inu switching codes to rugby?

By Rianca Shiraz, 18 Apr 2014

Rumours continue to swirl about the future of Krisnan Inu at Belmore. There have been unconfirmed rumours surrounding the Bulldogs player, all speculative of course.

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Manly need to forget about “Giftygate”

By, 17 Apr 2014
Manly need to forget about “Giftygate”

The sooner the Manly Sea Eagles come to grips with losing Glenn Stewart the sooner they can get on with the job of playing top class footy.

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Should Inglis play fullback for Maroons?

We are gathered here today to hear the case of Inglis v Slater, with the judgement to decide who will play fullback for Queensland in this year’s State of Origin series.

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If you want to be competitive in the NRL in 2014 you must cheat. At the risk of repeating myself, it has become obvious that an increasing number of teams, far from being worried about conceding penalties, are actually seeing them as a good mechanism to buy time so their defence can organise.

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Will Hopoate back in action for the EEls

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Michael Weyman celerates his try with Cameron King during the Dragons vs Broncos match. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Renee McKay)

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Robbie Farah leaves the field after dislocating his elbow

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Is Cooper Cronk league’s real MVP?

By Jackson Henry, 16 Apr 2014
Melbourne Storm player Cooper Cronk poses with the Dally M medal at the 2013 NRL Dally M Awards at The Star in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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Nathan Merritt celebrates scoring a try

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Queensland Maroons' Johnathan Thurston and Billy Slater hold the Holden State of Origin shield as they celebrate their win

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Jarryd Hayne attacks during the round 18 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Wests Tigers. AAP Image/Action Photographics, Grant Trouville

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James Tedesco of the Wests Tigers

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Will Hopoate back in action for the EEls

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