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Citizenship fiasco: Hasler survives despite doubts he’s a Canterbury person

Des Hasler has survived as Canterbury coach, despite speculation over his authenticity as a “Bulldogs person”.

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PRICHARD: The toughest person I’ve ever interviewed

It can be the best job in the world interviewing professional athletes and coaches but what if they give you absolutely nothing?

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Des Hasler fires back at Michael Ennis over calls to be sacked

Des Hasler has hit back at calls from former charge Michael Ennis for him to be sacked, claiming he has no idea of the inner workings of Canterbury.

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Let the Slater incident be a lesson for match officials

The five-game suspension Sia Soliola received for his high tackle on Billy Slater was fair enough. Now let’s see if match officials are prepared to crack down on the reason why such a hit has become more likely to happen.

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Five games to decide the NRL top eight

Here are the five games that will decide who plays in the NRL finals.

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Cam Smith has Lockyer’s record in sight

Cameron Smith’s stunning record as one of the game’s most durable players means the Melbourne champion remains on track to surpass Darren Lockyer as the most capped player in history.

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Two new members appointed to ARLC board

Former Queensland premier Peter Beattie and leading constitutional lawyer Megan Davis have been named Australian Rugby League Commissioners.

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What’s next for women’s rugby league?

Last week I wrote about why Women in League Round is important. We need to recognise the range of roles that women play in our game, but also remind the next generation of women that there is a place for them in the rugby league family however they want to be involved.

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Hasler to front Bulldogs board over form

The coaching future of Des Hasler could again be under the spotlight after he fronts the Canterbury board on Tuesday to explain why his team have all but fallen out of premiership contention.

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Hamstrung Hurrell may miss month of NRL

Gold Coast centre Konrad Hurrell could miss as many as four games after a hamstring strain stopped him in his tracks against Penrith on Saturday.

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Hayne not fazed by Blues backlash

Jarryd Hayne is refusing to speculate on his State of Origin future as the fallout of NSW’s series loss continues.

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Eels deal cruel blow with Clint Gutherson gone for the season

Clint Gutherson’s NRL season is over after Parramatta confirmed the star utility suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in the Eels’ win over Wests Tigers.

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Why was Sia Soliola not sent off? Ask Tony Archer

The hysteria that has followed Sia Soliola’s non-sending off for his late hit on Billy Slater in the 49th minute of Saturday night’s game seems to be effectively equating Soliola with Hannibal Lecter.

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Transparency around player salaries – the way forward is clear

The administration of third party agreements (TPAs) is the single most critical challenge currently facing rugby league in Australia.

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The NRL is set to capitalise on the growing interest in the women’s game, by considering playing next year’s Interstate Challenge as a curtain-raiser for State of Origin II in Sydney.

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Field goal gets Eels home over Tigers

Mitchell Moses has broken the hearts of Wests Tigers fans in his first game against his former NRL club, helping to set up Corey Norman to slot the match-winning field goal for Parramatta.

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Tyson Frizell St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2017

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Sharks' Paul Gallen

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Tony Archer

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Kyle Feldt North Queensland Cowboys NRL Rugby League 2017

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Josh Addo-Carr for the Melbourne Storm.

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Josh Mansour Penrith Panthers NRL Rugby League 2017

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James Maloney of the Sharks

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Daniel Saifiti Newcastle Knights NRL Rugby League 2017

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The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article

Blow that whistle, ref

By Jarrod McGrouther, 26 Jul 2017
Blow that whistle, ref

Yesterday, Warren Smith published a superb article discussing his opinion on the current refereeing debate, and to put it simply, he is spot on.

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Deep down we all love the rough stuff. I know I do

I don’t condone violence and I have the same reaction as most people when I see a ‘deliberate cheap shot’ during a game.

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Four changes that will help improve the NRL

By Riley Pettigrew, 25 Jul 2017
Four changes that will help improve the NRL

Rugby league is the greatest game of all, but it isn’t perfect. From on-field rule changes to growing the game and fixing the schedule, there are a number of changes which the NRL can make to help improve the game.

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The Blues will be back, trust me

By Don Aprile, 25 Jul 2017
The Blues will be back, trust me

Their day is coming, as sure as night follows day. The wheel is just starting to turn, and it will turn.

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Who are the best Bulldogs premiers?

By Duncan Smith, 25 Jul 2017 New author!
Who are the best Bulldogs premiers?

In a dire season for Bulldogs fans, it’s time to look to better days and ask which of their past Premiership sides is the best.

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Only the best make the finals

By AJ Moore, 24 Jul 2017
Only the best make the finals

As we approach the footy crucible that is the finals, already teams are feeling the heat in the desperate slugging matches we’ve seen play out this weekend.

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NRL must get smart about TV times

By frullens, 24 Jul 2017
NRL must get smart about TV times

The NRL needs to start being smarter with their game time slots. I have reviewed the time slots and suggest the times below with key benefits.

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Ten talking points from NRL Round 20

By Scott Pryde, 23 Jul 2017
Ten talking points from NRL Round 20

It was a weekend headlined by controversy as Billy Slater almost had his head taken off, but Round 20 provided plenty of action as the top eight continues to work itself out. This is The Roar‘s NRL talking points.

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Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels: NRL live scores, blog

Match Result The Parramatta Eels have pulled off an absolute thriller of a win against the Wests Tigers, getting home 17-16 thanks to a Corey Norman field goal in the dying minutes.

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St George Illawarra Dragons vs Manly Sea Eagles Highlights: NRL scores, blog

Match Result The Dragons have defeated the Sea Eagles by 30 points in one of the more remarkable games of football this season.

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Evolve or die. Is it time for Maguire to go?

By Ben Nicholls, 23 Jul 2017
Evolve or die. Is it time for Maguire to go?

First let me start off by recognising the impact that Michael Maguire has had on the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

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Is history repeating for Ricky and the Raiders?

No one can doubt Ricky Stuart’s passion. We love the way he watches most of the game from the sideline, rather than the coaches’ box, and needs to be in among the action.

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North Queensland Cowboys vs New Zealand Warriors: NRL live scores, blog

Match Results: The North Queensland Cowboys have won a fast-paced game over the New Zealand Warriors by 12 points in Townsville on Saturday night.

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

Match Results: The Melbourne Storm have picked up a six-point victory over the Canberra Raiders, but it came at a cost with both Billy Slater and Cameron Smith going off injured.

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Penrith Panthers vs Gold Coast Titans: NRL live scores, blog

Match Results: The Penrith Panthers have overcome a scrappy first half, running away with a crucial eight-point victory over the Gold Coast Titans at home.

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Cronulla Sharks vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

The Cronulla Sharks will aim to remain in contention for a top-four finish when they face a South Sydney Rabbitohs outfit whose season is dead and buried. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 7:50pm (AEST).

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Sydney Roosters NRL Rugby League 2017

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Josh Dugan NSW Blues State of Origin 2017

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Alex Green Brisbane Broncos NRL Rugby League 2016

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Queensland Maroons 2017 State of Origin

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Laure Daley NSW Blues State of Origin NRL 2017

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Cameron Smith Queensland Maroons State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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Cameron Munster Queensland Maroons State of Origin 2017

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Cameron Smith Queensland Maroons State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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