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Benji Marshall’s departure to rugby union is set to trigger a change in style at the Wests Tigers, with the NRL club planning to mirror the more direct approach of Cooper Cronk and the Melbourne Storm.
The NRL has refused to register the contract of Newcastle recruit Russell Packer in the wake of a late-night incident that led to the prop facing assault charges.
Just milliseconds after the World Cup final the draw for the 2014 NRL season was announced. And wouldn’t you know it, absolutely every rugby league fan is perfectly content with it.
Cameron Smith’s mum Sonia has given him her blessing to play out his NRL career in Melbourne rather than return home to Brisbane.
The NRL’s leading medico has called for supplements to be banned from rugby league.
The Big Red V is set to go up a size in 2014, with Kyle Stanley preparing to become the NRL’s biggest halfback.
Wests Tigers playmaker Tim Moltzen has avoided another ACL tear, but could still spend up to six months on the sidelines after suffering a broken kneecap at pre-season training on Thursday.
The NRL has handed football back to the fans with Saturday and Sunday afternoon rugby league making a major comeback as part of the 2014 draw released on Wednesday.
Canterbury great Steve Price has called on Brisbane to clear the way for Josh Hoffman’s move to Belmore.
Still bubbling over the Kangaroos’ rugby league World Cup win, forward Paul Gallen has revealed the successful campaign still didn’t banish thoughts of the doping investigation into the NRL and his Cronulla club.
NRL club doctors will no longer report to coaches as part of a raft of measures introduced to help avoid a repeat of the doping scandal which engulfed Cronulla this season.
Bulked-up St George Illawarra fullback Josh Dugan wants to carry more weight into next NRL season, and he’s throwing all of it behind under-pressure coach Steve Price.
The 2014 NRL Draw has been released this morning, with traditional rivals South Sydney Rabbitohs and defending Premiers Sydney Roosters to open the season on Thursday, March 6 at ANZ Stadium.
Canterbury legend Steve Price says Ben Barba’s possible first round NRL matchup with the Bulldogs next season could garner a similar reaction to that which Sonny Bill Williams was given in his first game against the blue and whites.
Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy wants captain Cameron Smith to make a decision “as soon as possible” on his future beyond next NRL season.
Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy is resigned to star fullback Billy Slater having to nurse his knee problem for the rest of his rugby league career.
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2013 was the year that the NRL became a billion-dollar industry. Signing a massive television rights deal with commercial providers Channel Nine and Fox Sports, the NRL ensured the financial future of the code.
After yesterday’s Part I looked at the matches that will take place up to State of Origin, this part will look at the matches that will take place in the run to the 2014 finals.
A full 75,000 seat stadium can be a pretty lonely place sometimes, especially for two Australians sitting in a sea of Englishmen – Englishmen who had pledged their allegiance to the Kiwis.
Rugby league and mixed martial arts have obvious differences, but they also have a lot of similarities.
When I first started following rugby league in the 80s, there were many colourful nicknames for both current and former players.
Receiving various criticism and scrutiny, the Rugby League World Cup captures the attention of viewers around the world, whether that be in a positive or negative way.
The draw for the 2014 NRL season has been released and there are plenty of marquee matches and match-ups that we can look forward to – from grudge matches to showdowns between bitter rivals.
The Rugby League World Cup is over and the Kangaroos have been crowned the deserved winners.
Now that the Rugby League World Cup has come to an end, many Australian and New Zealand fans of the game will start to look toward the incoming NRL season.
Sonny Bill Williams, the man simply known by his initials, is the most polarising sportsperson in Australasia.
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This is purely hypothetical. It is not meant to offend, it is meant to provoke discussion and personally lead to a great after work drinks discussion at the pub.
The current NRL TV rights deal is active until 2017, so you can imagine how much of an amazing co-incidence it is that Dave Smith announced that he planned to double NRL memberships by that date.
Shorter State of Origin periods; the expansion of the NRL into more cities around Australia; the return of the shoulder charge; the reinstatement of reserve grade; and even the idea of a stand alone Origin weekend.
Expansion. Expansion. Expansion. It seems to be the topic on the lips of everyone who loves the game of rugby league.
A lot of the talk in the press box following Australia’s complete dominance over New Zealand in the Rugby League World Cup centred on this very impressive Kangaroos outfit.
As expected the Australian Kangaroos walked into Old Trafford for the World Cup final as villains.
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