From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
There’s nothing quite like nominating the NRL premiership favourite in April.
Alex Johnston is the closest winger I’ve seen to the greatest of them all – Ken Irvine.
South Sydney hooker Issac Luke has been fined $10,000, half of which has been suspended, by the NRL for posting a homophobic slur on social media.
Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater has been ruled out of the trans-Tasman Test match this weekend, and has been replaced in the line-up by Roosters centre Michael Jennings.
Talk of a Kangaroos succession plan won’t go away but Test captain Cameron Smith reckons few veterans will be following Justin Hodges’ lead and ending their representative careers any time soon.
Saturday’s Pacific Test concept is just the next step in the development of international rugby league as those involved eye more opportunities.
New Zealand halfback Shaun Johnson believes Benji Marshall deserved a recall for the Kiwis in Friday night’s rugby league Test against Australia.
NSW coach Laurie Daley is desperate to retain his faith in the core of his 2014 State of Origin series winning side, they just have to find some decent form first.
Rising Penrith star Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is set to be denied a New Zealand rugby league Test debut for a second time in six months.
Trent Merrin on the bench is the selection that really excites me in the Australian team for the Test against New Zealand on Friday.
Josh Dugan, Will Chambers, Trent Merrin and Alex Johnston will make their Test debuts for Australia in Friday’s rugby league clash with New Zealand.
Next Sunday’s City-Country clash shapes as a genuine selection trial for the hotly disputed NSW five-eighth slot after Josh Reynolds and James Maloney were named in the respective sides.
South Sydney captain Greg Inglis has implored his teammates to stick tough after the embattled Rabbitohs fell to a third-straight NRL loss on Sunday.
Some gentle sledging from former Panthers favourite Luke Lewis didn’t worry Penrith fullback Matt Moylan, as he gave his representative hopes a timely boost, with an influential performance in the Panthers 26-18 NRL home win over in-form Cronulla on Sunday.
Being branded a cleanskin and a player every mother would love may not be the most flattering of compliments for an NRL forward.
Boom rookie Luke Keary is 100 per cent committed to NSW says Blues great and assistant coach Brad Fittler.
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Similar to Peter Griffin’s one-time segment on Family Guy‘s news bulletin, in this article I will go through some things that I see in the NRL that really piss me off. And today it is players lying down to get penalties.
Kurt Gidley had a complete shocker in the Knights’ loss to the Cowboys on Saturday.
In my first article about the NRL draw, I looked at why conferences were a bad idea. Now I shift my attention to the State of Origin, which commentators often say can make or break a side’s push for finals.
Round 8 was the Anzac round, and therefore both sombre and heart-warming. It was wonderful to see so many close games, and so many moving ceremonies prior to each game.
I was confident Round 8 was finally an easy round to pick a winner in NRL tipping – I thought I had a chance of a clean sweep.
Well this was the round I thought that the favourites would finally assert their authority, but I was clearly wrong and it was again a treacherous round for tipsters.
The NRL’s representative weekend won’t just be about Australia versus New Zealand. On Saturday May 2, we will see four Pacific powerhouses take part in a triple header at Gold Coast’s Cbus Super Stadium.
The Junior Australian Kangaroos side was named on Sunday evening to face the Junior New Zealand Kiwis team next Saturday at 3pm from Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast.
Next weekend’s NRL representative weekend sees the annual New South Wales State of Origin selection trial between the City and Country teams from McDonalds Park in Wagga Wagga. The teams have been announced on Sunday Afternoon and are below.
Australian rugby league team coach Tim Sheens and the Australian selectors have announced their Kangaroos team to play New Zealand next Friday Night at Suncorp Stadium in a one-off Test match.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs will be looking to return to the winners list when they host the Canberra Raiders at Barlow Park in Cairns to close out Round 8 of the NRL. Join The Roar for live scores from 4:00pm (AEST).
Sunday afternoon sees a showdown at the foot of the mountains as the massively in-form Cronulla Sharks travel west for a day-time clash against the struggling Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium. Join The Roar for our live coverage from 1:45pm (AEST).
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NRL referees have lost all credibility. They seem to get worse every year and in 2015 they have hit a new low.
Welcome to the latest edition of Six to Go, looking at some of the things that have caught my eye over the past seven days.
The Brisbane Broncos suffered their first loss since Round 1 last weekend, and they’ll be looking for vengeance when they take on the Parramatta Eels on Anzac night. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 8pm (AEST).
The Manly Sea Eagles are in poor form and will need something special to upset a Melbourne Storm side eager for revenge after their loss at Brookvale Oval earlier in the season. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 6pm (AEST).
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