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From Rabbitoh to Rooster? Angus Crichton to leave South Sydney

Angus Crichton has confirmed that he’ll be leaving the South Sydney Rabbitohs at the end of the 2018 season, with speculation rampant that he will sign with the Sydney Roosters.

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NRL confirms Gold Coast sale a done deal

Former co-owner Darryl Kelly and ex-chair Rebecca Frizelle have been unveiled as the new owners of the Gold Coast Titans.

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The stadiums thing? Less is more, baby. Less is more.

The Sydney stadiums thing? We still talking about it? We are? Okay then. Let’s talk about it.

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The Roar Podcast: What makes T20 cricket the best short format sport?

Twenty20 cricket has been the undisputed leader of short format sports for more than a decade.

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NRL completes sale of Gold Coast Titans: Reports

The NRL has reportedly approved the sale of the Gold Coast Titans to former co-owner Darryl Kelly and ex-chair Rebecca Frizelle.

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What Michael Maguire has to do as the new referees coach

What should Michael Maguire and Donald Trump both have in common? They should each have limited terms.

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RLPA calls for review of NRL third-party deals

The Rugby League Players’ Association has reiterated a push for a review of third party agreements (TPAs) amid the Manly salary cap scandal.

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Manly to fight alleged cap breaches

Manly have vowed to defend themselves against allegations they cheated the NRL salary cap over the last five years.

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NRL: Your team’s main man in 2018

Sixteen teams will battle it out for rugby league supremacy in 2018. Here’s the 16 men that will be the most important for their club’s quest.

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NRL issue Manly with breach notice following salary cap investigation

The Manly Sea Eagles have been issued a breach notice on Monday by the NRL as a result of their investigation into the club’s salary cap.

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Brisbane to be treated like Roos: PNGRL

They have been promised the same rock star reception as the Kangaroos.

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The NRL women’s comp announcement brought me to tears

On December 6, 2017, the National Rugby League changed forever – and for the better – with a historic announcement regarding changes to the elite women’s program.

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Women’s NRL competition announced for 2018

The NRL has announced a new women’s competition will begin in 2018, aiming to capitalise on the success of the Jillaroos at the recent Rugby League World Cup.

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Needs of the many against loyalty to a sport: Sydney’s stadium upgrade dilemma

I always had a slight problem with the Papua New Guinea government putting so much money into rugby league.

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Mitchell Pearce knows all about being thrown into the deep end and developing a stiff upper lip as a result.

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Any success from this tournament belongs to the players

“So Fiji is actually a real place?”

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Cooper Cronk

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Simone Smith Australia Jillaroos Rugby League Anzac Test 2017

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Boyd Cordner

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Caitlin Moran

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Dane Gagai

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Maddie Studdon Australia Jillaroos Rugby League Anzac Test 2017

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Gareth Widdop England Rugby League World Cup 2017

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Jillaroos

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Jarryd Hayne v Steve Matai

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The trouble with the Wests Tigers

By Mark Campbell, 17 Dec 2017 Popular article!
The trouble with the Wests Tigers

The story or the Wests Tigers is an interesting one. The Wests Tigers are an amalgamation of two great foundation clubs who merged in the belief that survival instead of independence was their best option.

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The ugly contradiction in Newcastle’s fairy tale

Who doesn’t love a fairy tale? The heroes, the villains and everything in between make for a great read. Well, rugby league’s next fairy tale had long been anointed: the Newcastle Knights.

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My imaginary XVII: The best league players I’ve ever seen

In 2008, the NRL released the top 100 players to have played the game in Australia.

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How future Rugby League World Cups can be improved

After taking a week to reflect on the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, I have arrived at the opinion that it was the best one ever – or certainly the best one I’ve ever seen.

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Tribalism and the diaspora: Rugby league’s toxic paradox

International rugby league eligibility rules get a little fluid around world cup time, and the pall that fluidity casts asks some very strong questions about the core motivation behind representation. Pride, loyalty, and sacrifice.

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Sydney’s stadiums debate shows sport might not be the political winner it once was

Less than two decades after Sydney hosted the Olympics, its sports infrastructure is back in the national consciousness.

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A tale of two halves: Has Maloney’s move dealt a blow to Pearce’s Origin hopes?

As the NRL’s player merry-go-round hit superb heights within the last few weeks, questions can’t help being asked about a tournament just over six months away – State of Origin.

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Sport’s 2017 TV ratings tell a promising tale for rugby league fans

The TV ratings for 2017 have just been released again and once again, rugby league has emerged as a winner.

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Sorry, Mr FitzSimons, I’m not signing your petition

‘We, the undersigned residents from the more affluent areas of Sydney, protest the government spending money on the riffraff who follow the rectangular footy codes.’

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Why the winners of rugby league are not trying hard enough to expand the international game

The Rugby League World Cup of 2017 ended with victory for Australia. Untouchable throughout the tournament, they beat England 6-0 in a tense final, winning the competition for the 11th time. In three of the four world cups they haven’t won, Australia were runners up.

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No room for the top three in Freddy’s New South Wales team

The top three New South Wales players in the NRL didn’t make Brad Fittler’s Blues team published in May.

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Moving forward from the 2017 World Cup

By Mark Campbell, 5 Dec 2017
Moving forward from the 2017 World Cup

The 2017 Rugby League World Cup produced some remarkable moments that will live long in the minds of many fans.

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RLIF must build off the back of World Cup success

By Riley Pettigrew, 5 Dec 2017
RLIF must build off the back of World Cup success

The Rugby League World Cup has been an enormous success, showing that there is a genuine appetite for international rugby league.

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Nine things you can buy with $2 billion that aren’t new sporting stadiums

So, Gladys Berejiklian has essentially torn up a plan that would see Allianz Stadium undergo a $150 million rejuvenation, and instead opted to bulldoze it and start from scratch.

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A world cup final for the ages

By Adam Bagnall, 5 Dec 2017
A world cup final for the ages

On Saturday evening I sat down to enjoy the final game of rugby league for 2017 thinking, “Well, England haven’t really been that impressive so far and will struggle against the mighty Australia”.

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A Rugby League World Cup solution

By Cathar Treize, 4 Dec 2017
A Rugby League World Cup solution

It seems the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) has created an industry for its naysayers and those who simply dislike the sport.

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Boyd Cordner

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Australia

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Jillaroos

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Josh Dugan Australia Rugby League World Cup 2017

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Australia Jilaroos Rugby League Anzac Test 2017 5

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Australia

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Joe Lovodua Fiji Rugby League World Cup 2017

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Chris Heighington England Rugby League 2017

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Dane Gagai

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