From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
There were a number of rugby league topics worthy of comment in the past week.
Lyall Gorman will immediately provide the Cronulla Sharks with a polished exterior, but the club will only begin shining from the inside if the other people there are smart enough to go with him.
New Cronulla CEO Lyall Gorman has refused to guarantee bringing in a major sponsor before the start of the 2015 NRL season but said he will change the perception of the NRL club.
Forget “going troppo” – Cowboys playmaker Johnathan Thurston reckons a trip north will help his side think clearly in case of yet another refereeing blunder.
It sounds strange for a player with over 100 NRL appearances, two grand finals and one premiership to his name, but 2015 could be the making of Daniel Mortimer.
Lyall Gorman has vowed to ensure Cronulla’s chequered past does not dictate the future direction of the NRL club after being announced as the new chief executive.
Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has abruptly ended a media conference after being questioned about the NRL club’s 2011 ASADA drugs scandal.
Talking to media for a minute was once hard enough for Darius Boyd.
A bid for a second New Zealand NRL team based in Wellington has been launched with the aim of entering the competition in the 2018 season.
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The good and bad news for ever NRL side’s tilt at premiership glory in 2015.
Johnathan Thurston is in line to become the first man to be crowned rugby league’s world player of the year three times.
At last, it’s official. The Broncos have finally confirmed Darius Boyd will join coach Wayne Bennett at the NRL club on a three-year deal.
Wayne Bennett has told the NRL it’s time for the transfer rorts to end.
It’s called the sweet science, but Paul Gallen says boxing has also been a sweet distraction as he’s coped with the most turbulent period in his career.
Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett says troubled fullback Darius Boyd will be back at the Broncos within a week.
There’s nothing better than a good argument about rugby league players and I ran into a doozy at a Four Nations barbecue.
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Sam Burgess’ defection to rugby union shouldn’t stop him receiving the 2014 Golden Boot award as the best player in rugby league.
Brisbane halfback and Australian utility Ben Hunt has proved he is ready for the NRL big time after finishing second only to the game’s greatest, Johnathan Thurston, in the statistics columns.
Reports indicate that the Cronulla Sharks will appoint Lyall Gorman as their new club CEO on Tuesday morning. This is arguably the best signing the Sharks have made since they welcomed a certain young, former Eels second rower to the club.
Cronulla have been buried in controversy for some time now. It has no doubt affected the Sharks on and off the field.
There’s been plenty of very manly chest-beating since Kirisome Auva’a was found guilty of recklessly causing injury and indefinitely banned from the NRL.
The NRL season ought to be limited to each team playing all others once.
Kirisome Auva’a is not less guilty because he played a major role in delivering South Sydney a long-awaited grand final win.
There has certainly been a lot of good vibes surrounding international rugby league recently.
As a sports fan, it’s funny how your priorities change over time – all I wanted was a Friday night football game.
In the past 48 hours we have seen Adam Blair, Dane Nielson and Gerard Beale shift clubs mid contract. In the past week Ben Barba also left the Broncos despite having two years left on his contract.
Finally! After years of complaining, my biggest pet peeve in regards to rugby league has been corrected. Sunday arvo football will now be shown live!
Shaun Johnson’s performance in the Four Nations has confirmed that he is one of the best halfbacks in the world.
On the back of a fantastic Four Nations final last Saturday night, the 2014 rugby league season is now officially done and dusted.
There has been much cause for celebration in the NRL this year and we continued the celebrations yesterday as the NRL announced that Suzanne Young has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer at the NRL.
To its credit, over the past few seasons the NRL hasn’t been afraid to make rule changes.
Before I start, I need to preface this with the fact that I am a rugby league fan but I still enjoy union.
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