From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
NRL boss Dave Smith believes the future of the grand final may lie in a rotation of venues between NSW, Queensland and a new market.
Papua New Guinea is promising to help stage the most exciting Rugby League World Cup yet after being awarded 2017 co-hosting rights with Australia and New Zealand.
Staying at suburban grounds in the long term will destroy at least one NRL club, according to NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres.
The rugby league grand final is something we all look forward to with great anticipation. We talk about it and read about it virtually all week leading up to the game. We plan barbecues, invite mates and buy beer.
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I pen this as I finally emerge from 72 hours of oblivion following Sunday night’s grand final. That theatrical beast was two hours of the most exhausting emotional abuse I have ever endured – and I’ve been on a Japanese game show.
For the first time, all players will reportedly undergo a heart scan next NRL season before they take the field.
North Queensland’s premiership party isn’t expected to end anytime soon with the Cowboys planning to take their NRL trophy on a tour of the far north.
Mick Potter is reportedly set to resurrect his NRL coaching career as part of Nathan Brown’s staff at Newcastle.
Storm coach Craig Bellamy will try to work his magic on Canberra discard Mark Nicholls after luring the NRL prop to Melbourne.
When the sun sets on Johnathan Thurston’s career, it seems inevitable the North Queensland, Maroons and Kangaroos superstar will be given Immortal status as one of rugby league’s all-time greats.
Newcastle have offloaded up-and-coming hooker Adam Clydsdale to Canberra, fuelling speculation they are preparing to make a play for out-of-favour Wests Tigers rake Robbie Farah.
If you thought Brisbane’s NRL grand final loss was heartbreaking enough, spare a thought for injured front-rower Josh McGuire.
They know how to party in North Queensland.
With an unchanged line-up next season North Queensland look set to have the best shot at claiming back-to-back premierships since Brisbane last managed it over two decades ago.
What a difference a year can make.
Less than 24 hours earlier, he was a broken man. Defeated. Inconsolable.
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The Super League semi-finals provided us with two games of contrasting performances and quality.
I can fully understand what the Cowboys fans and players are going through this week, as this season my own rugby league dreams came true.
Now that the North Queensland Cowboys got that maiden premiership after a 20-year journey, I wonder which club would be next to break out through and become premiers.
So the grand final was an absolute belter, that we can all agree on.
Sunday’s NRL grand final will never be forgotten. It has been lauded as one of the greatest ever and is up there with the 1989 and 1997 deciders.
Season 2015 you have been absolutely magic. Looking back there are so many moments that I remember with fondness.
As the 2015 Super League season ratchets up to a, hopefully, spectacular conclusion with two mouth-watering semi-finals followed by the grand final Saturday, my thoughts have turned to the upcoming England against New Zealand Test series that will be played over consecutive weekends in November.
A team that started 0-3 at the beginning of the season, and got their first win through golden point against the Melbourne Storm in Round 4, has just taken out the NRL premiership.
After what has been labelled as the greatest grand final of all time, it is easy to forget just how much effort goes into winning a premiership.
While the dust continues to settle on the 2015 NRL season, work has now commenced on the structure of next year’s fixture. In this article I have plotted out how Round 1 next year should unfold.
There, I said it.
Following their second grand final appearance in three years, which resulted in yet another crushing defeat, the Canterbury Bulldogs squad was given a sizeable shake-up and an energising injection of youth.
I’m lost for words. That was the best grand final in my memory, and had me on the edge of my seat. So what made it such a great game and do the stats accurately portray the end result?
Another NRL season is over and the North Queensland Cowboys are the premiers for the very first time after they outlasted the Brisbane Broncos in what can only be described as the most dramatic and most thrilling NRL grand final in recent history.
You would be hard pressed to find a more incredible or action packed NRL grand final, as the North Queensland Cowboys took out their first premiership at ANZ Stadium, beating the Brisbane Broncos by a single digit in golden point.
In the most thrilling grand final in the history of Australian rugby league, the Cowboys came out on top of the Broncos to win 17-16 from a Johnathan Thurston field goal after Kyle Feldt sent the game to golden point, scoring a try on the siren.
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