From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
They had been dubbed Australia’s “generation next”.
No fourth nation in the history of the Four Nations rugby league tournament has come within cooee of victory but a highly competitive Samoa could only lament a massive opportunity blown on Saturday against England.
With the Four Nations on our doorstep, Australia are staring down the barrel of their toughest challenge yet. A squad hammered by injury means there are going to be guys who need to step up.
What started as a celebration of Cameron Smith ended with the Australian rugby league captain’s representative career being put on notice on Friday in Brisbane.
Samoan coach Matt Parish has given another chance to Reni Maitua after the troubled rugby league player’s heavy fine for his involvement in a Brisbane brawl.
One word summed up why New Zealand captain Simon Mannering believed there would be no repeat of the junior trans-Tasman Test haka controversy in the Four Nations opener on Saturday – testosterone.
An emotional Sam Burgess presented jerseys to England ahead of Saturday’s Four Nations rugby league opener against Samoa in Brisbane.
South Sydney are already struggling to retain the remainder of their premiership-winning roster, less than three weeks after their NRL grand final triumph.
Paul Gallen has issued a public apology for an offensive social media post attacking the NRL.
Twitter is a difficult medium to succeed in, and it’s even more difficult when you’re a professional sportsman, with all the duties and responsibilities that entails.
Tim Sheens sure has packed a lot in to the last couple of years – light golfing, heavy litigation, a double income – but one thing he hasn’t done is a day of hard work as coach of Australia.
The NRL will investigate an abusive social media post from Cronulla captain Paul Gallen aimed at rugby league’s hierarchy.
Moments after accepting the RLIF International Player of the Year award, Sam Burgess defended the NRL despite becoming the third superstar to leave the code this year.
Manly’s streamlined leadership structure could result in the retention of a number of Sea Eagles stars, after multi-millionaire Rick Penn assumed a 90 per cent stake in the NRL club on Thursday.
Some Wayne Bennett tough love may be just what Ben Barba needs to reignite his NRL career, Broncos great Steve Renouf says.
Canterbury have finally solved their custodian conundrum following Brett Morris’ move to Belmore to reunite with his brother Josh.
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The New Zealand Kiwis capped off a stunning opening night to the Four Nations series in Brisbane with a humbling win over the Australian Kangaroos 30-12.
England emerged victorious over Samoa in an electric opening clash of the rugby league Four Nations double header at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.
MATCH RESULT: New Zealand have taken a big step towards playing a home final after defeating Australia by 18 points.
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World Cup semi-finalists England will look to kick start their 2014 Four Nations campaign against wildcard warriors Samoa at Suncorp Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 5:00pm (AEDT).
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With the Four Nations set to commence at Suncorp Stadium tonight, let’s take a look through the squads of each nation, their preparation leading up to the tournament, and which team is poised to raise the cup on November 15th.
One of the major buzzwords in international sports today is concussion. Concussion controversies are present in almost every contact sport around the world and it doesn’t appear as though they are going anywhere anytime soon.
The sporadic wonder of the Four Nations is upon us again after a three-year hiatus, and 2014′s instalment is set to be one of the most open fields in the tournament’s haphazard history.
Jarryd Hayne has been thinking switching to NFL for some time now, but I’m convinced he’s chosen the right time to do it.
Rugby league’s worst kept secret has been confirmed, with the Bulldogs officially announcing the signing of Dragons superstar Brett Morris.
On Saturday night the tournament very few people seem interested in, much less asked for, kicks off in Brisbane.
Rest easy northern beaches residents, that crumbling sound is not a catastrophic failure of the Manly Dam, but the toppling of the Berlin-esque wall that divided the Sea Eagles’ Pittwater Road headquarters.
The success in 2014 of foundation and reinstated club South Sydney, with the accompanying surge in TV ratings, has highlighted the benefits of reinstating another foundation Club – the Bears.
The word ‘unlimited’ is attached to the NRL third party agreements (TPAs), and unless your club is located near big corporates who find rugby league players marketable then you are offside before kick off in salary negotiations.
The Four Nations kicks off this Saturday, October 25th at Suncorp Stadium Brisbane, and will be contested between Australia, England, New Zealand and Samoa.
A recent opinion piece referred to the Kangaroos squad as the ‘Kangablues’ due to the number of NSW players named in the Four Nations opener.
Since the Kangaroos squad of 24 was finalised (after Jarryd Hayne did his draft-dodging runner to the USA), I’ve not seen a single positive article about our national side.
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