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Cronulla Sutherland Sharks: A blueprint for success?

Everyone loves a fairytale right? And at the moment, there is no greater fairytale in rugby league than that of the Cronulla Sharks.

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Manly skipper Jamie Lyon has escaped with a warning from the NRL after telling referee Henry Perenara it seemed like he was trying to get South Sydney back into Monday night’s game.

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South Sydney stand-in captain Sam Burgess echoed the frustrations of many an NRL-fan when he pondered aloud over another bunker howler: “How do they get it wrong?”

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Bucking hell! Why have the Broncos dropped so far off the pace?

Every week I wait for Brisbane to break out of their funk and still they don’t. Their decline is extraordinary and while they still have the tools they seem to have lost all idea of how to use them.

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Robbie Farah has two options – zip it, or go

There can only be one winner in the Jason Taylor-Robbie Farah selection issue, and that’s Jason Taylor.

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Highlights: Moses leads Tigers to win over Dragons

Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks have given West Tigers fans a look at the future without Robbie Farah in the NRL joint venture’s win over St George Illawarra.

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Highlights: Barba leads Sharks rout over Knights

Ben Barba has produced a standout performance to lead the way for Cronulla in a 36-4 demolition of lowly Newcastle at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

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My Tigers career might be over: Farah emotional after NSW Cup win

An emotional Robbie Farah has conceded he might have played his last NRL game for Wests Tigers and ridiculed coach Jason Taylor’s reasons for dumping him to reserve grade.

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Written off as likely wooden spoon favourites, Gold Coast are suddenly in sight of a rare NRL finals finish after killing off Parramatta’s season with a 34-14 rout.

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Highlights: Storm classy over Roosters to top table

Melbourne have maintained their charge for the NRL minor premiership with a classy 26-10 win over the Sydney Roosters at AAMI Park.

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Highlights: Titans deal Eels another heavy blow

The Gold Coast Titans have recorded a resounding 20-point victory over the Parramatta Eels at CBus Super Stadium in what was a high quality and entertaining game.

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Highlights: Raiders win a golden point thriller

The Raiders have moved into the top four with a thrilling golden point victory over the New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium in Canberra this afternoon. It’s the second week in a row that the Warriors have lost in golden point, and it’s likely they’ll now drop out of the top eight.

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Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah, two of the most celebrated members of the Wests Tigers’ class of 2005, go into the weekend with their NRL careers at a crossroads.

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Brad Arthur, Neil Henry, and the fair dinkum coach of the year battle

Throughout the majority of its existence, the Dally M Coach of the Year award has been unfairly awarded to high achieving coaches.

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Panthers give woeful Broncos a touch-up at home

Almost two years to the day since Brisbane sacked him, Anthony Griffin enjoyed a triumphant Suncorp Stadium return on Friday night as Penrith jumped into the NRL top eight with an upset 31-12 win over the Broncos.

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Rugby League World Cup boss quits after bullying over scheduling emerges

Rugby League World Cup boss Michael Brown has resigned amid reports he admitted to bullying a Penrith official in a voicemail message.

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Todd Greenberg

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Ray Warren looking at camera

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Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor

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Parramatta Eels Manly Sea Eagles

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Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett gives directions during training

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Gallen kicks a conversion

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Phil Gould and the Channel Nine team - is it really necessary to have a 50 minute lead-in before each Origin game?

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Parramatta Eels NRL player Corey Norman arrives at the Downing Centre court

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The Roar of the crowd

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And then there were three: Cowboys, Storm and Sharks rise to the top

The dust has settled on another round of the premiership and we have been left with three clear contenders for end of season honours.

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The Roar’s NRL MVP: Round 20

By Scott Pryde, Today
The Roar’s NRL MVP: Round 20

Welcome back to another instalment of The Roar‘s NRL MVP, including a special club-by-club breakdown of leaders with six rounds of the season to go.

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Keep your light on for Harold

By Ralph Tucker, Today
Keep your light on for Harold

Everyone in rugby league knows the famous Jack Gibson quote from 30-odd years ago. “Waiting for Cronulla to win a premiership is like leaving the porch lamp on for Harold Holt.”

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McFadden needs to wear his thinking cap for team selections

It’s time to go back to basics with team selections for the New Zealand Warriors. We’ve seen too much tinkering and experiments with the 17 that are being selected during the 2016 season.

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NRL referees aren’t on the same page

By Lachlan Jeffery, Today Video
NRL referees aren’t on the same page

NRL season 2016 has seen more refereeing controversy than any other in the code’s 108-year history.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles highlights: NRL scores, blog

The South Sydney Rabbitohs will be looking to break out of their form slump when they take on the high-flying Manly Sea Eagles in a Monday night clash at Allianz Stadium. Join us on The Roar from 7pm to follow all of the action.

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Draft Copy: What rugby league can learn from the NFL

By Taking it one week at a time, 25 Jul 2016
Draft Copy: What rugby league can learn from the NFL

Rugby league has tried (and failed) with a player draft in the past. With the concept such a massive success in the NFL, is it time for the NRL to have another crack?

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Who has been the best signing in Warriors history?

I know what you’re thinking. You’re here expecting to see me wax on lyrically about Kevin Campion, Steve Price, Ruben Wiki, Micheal Luck, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, etc right?

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Wests Tigers show maturity in spirited win over Dragons

The Wests Tigers have come away with a 13-point win to press their finals claims and cast further doubt over the Dragons’ hopes of playing in September.

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Stop talking about an even competition, there’s no such thing

It was in 1990 that the NSWRL introduced the salary cap. It was introduced to ensure the long-term future of clubs who had traditionally battled against the considerable financial advantages that some wealthier clubs enjoyed.

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State of Origin in Perth makes zero sense

If what has been reported is true and the NRL takes a State of Origin match to Perth in 2019, then they should explain to rugby league fans the merit of taking one of rugby league’s showpieces away from Sydney and Brisbane to a city where there isn’t an NRL team.

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St George Illawarra Dragons vs Wests Tigers highlights: Tigers by 13

Match result: Despite the omission of Robbie Farah, the Wests Tigers took a 13-point win over the Dragons on Sunday afternoon.

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Cronulla Sharks vs Newcastle Knights highlights: Sharks make it 15 in a row

Match result: The Cronulla Sharks have moved back to the top of the NRL ladder and extended their winning streak to fifteen straight games with a 32-point win over the Newcastle Knights.

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Expansion remains a painful yet real option for NRL growth

The perfect opportunity may have passed already, but the NRL has a great chance to fix the over saturation of Sydney clubs while making rugby league a truly national sport.

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Five NRL headlines we will see by the end of 2017

Bold predictions, extrapolations of what we’re seeing as 2016 rolls on, or something else? You decide!

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Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters highlights: Storm by 16

Match result: The Melbourne Storm have moved briefly at least to the top of the NRL table on Saturday night with a 16-point win over the Sydney Roosters.

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Isaac De Gois celebrates a try

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Jarrod Croker scores

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Broncos player Ben Hunt

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Shaun Johnson running with football

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David Fusitu'a New Zealand Warriors NRL Rugby League 2016

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NRL's referee co-coach Bill Harrigan

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Johnathan Thurston celebrates after winning the NRL Grand Final

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Johnathan Thurston celebrates after winning the NRL Grand Final

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