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New NFL teams in Taumalolo, Holmes hunt

NRL stars Jason Taumalolo and Valentine Holmes’ stocks in the NFL are on the rise.

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NRL Friday Flashbacks: Richie Williams

Each Friday I will be taking you on a trip down memory lane to relive the careers of some of Australian rugby league’s lesser lights.

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Ea-Gurr Eels hopeful of solving Watmough standoff

Parramatta expect to have Anthony Watmough’s salary dispute resolved in the new year as they prepare to consign the rampant tribalism of the past to the dustbin of history.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Help me change our game

Welcome to The Roar’s women’s sport weekly wrap – a space where I’ll introduce you to personalities in women’s sport and share some of the biggest talking points from the past week.

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Bulldogs likely to receive fine for cap breach

The NRL is awaiting a final audit from Canterbury officials before handing a likely fine for a salary cap breach for the 2016 season.

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John Quayle is the perfect alternative to John Grant

On December 20, there will be an extraordinary general meeting of the Australian Rugby League Commission, where under-siege chairman John Grant’s future will be decided.

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Radradra back with the Eels after surrendering passport

Parramatta chief executive Bernie Gurr insists Semi Radradra is in the NRL to stay, but admits it’s not ideal the star winger will face court over domestic violence charges weeks before the 2017 season starts.

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Ta-ra Radradra: Parra legend urges club to move troubled winger on

Parramatta are being urged to cut loose troubled star Semi Radradra as the club begins its rebuild following a disastrous 2016 season.

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Chris Anderson fears league may be dead in a decade thanks to union

Dual premiership-winning coach Chris Anderson fears rugby league may be dead in 10 years if the NRL doesn’t get its house in order.

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Semi Radradra isn’t going anywhere, says Eels boss

Parramatta chief executive Bernie Gurr has assured Eels fans that Semi Radradra will be at the NRL club in 2017.

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Semi Radradra’s future, Toulon deal, still unclear

Confusion reigns over where Semi Radradra will be playing next season after his agent cast doubt over him leaving the NRL to join French rugby club Toulon.

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Cordner or Jackson should be next Blues skipper: Gallen

Retired NSW State of Origin captain Paul Gallen believes Boyd Cordner or Josh Jackson should be made the next leader of the Blues.

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ARL commissioners throw their support behind John Grant

The rest of the Australian Rugby League Commission have unanimously thrown their support behind embattled chairman John Grant.

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North Queensland have slammed the door shut on NRL prodigy Kalyn Ponga receiving an early release to rivals Newcastle.

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Grant expected to return fire at NRL clubs

Under-fire ARL Commission chairman John Grant is on Tuesday expected to return fire at the clubs seeking to oust him from his position.

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Newcastle Knights confirm Kalyn Ponga signing

It’s now official – the Newcastle Knights have secured the signing of young star Kalyn Ponga for the 2018 season onwards.

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Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra

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Jason Taumalolo

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ARL Commission Chamirman John Grant. AAP Image/Dean Lewins

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ARLC chairman John Grant

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ARLC chairman John Grant

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James Maloney of the Sharks

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James Maloney Cronulla Sharks NRL Finals 2016 Rugby League

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NRL Friday Flashbacks: Anthony Watts

By James Preston, 2 Dec 2016
NRL Friday Flashbacks: Anthony Watts

There have been some absolute pearlers in this series, but it’s not often I get to introduce one of the flashbacks as the infamous ‘penis biter’. Yep, that happened.

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NRL Friday Flashbacks: Mitchell Sargent

By James Preston, 2 Dec 2016
NRL Friday Flashbacks: Mitchell Sargent

The ‘honest toiler’ is a term synonymous with rugby league. They’re the players who were perhaps not blessed with the skills of future Immortal Johnathan Thurston but none-the-less tried their guts out and made the grade.

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NRL Journeymen: Jersey-hunters, misfits and desperates

Such was the doona cover design of NRL jumpers in the 1990s; Nathan Hindmarsh could’ve swum laps in his first jersey. But the blueprint slowly diminished until a shoe-horn and constipated screams accompanied his last.

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Bulldogs in hot water following $100k salary cap breach

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have found themselves in trouble with a $100,000 breach of the 2016 NRL Salary Cap hanging over the club.

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How rugby league was stolen by self-interested clubs

The punters cheered as the ARL finally agreed to the terms of a new Independent Commission to control the game of rugby league in Australia from February 2012.

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NFL looms as rugby league’s greatest threat

Gone are the days of the English Super League and rugby union drawing the best out of the NRL. With Cowboys enforcer Jason Taumalolo and Sharks flyer Valentine Holmes testing their abilities in America’s National Football League (NFL), rugby league faces a new threat.

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Self-belief will drive young Tigers to a finals spot

Since their 2011 semi-final loss to the New Zealand Warriors, the Wests Tigers have not played in finals football. They have only played in two finals series since their fairytale premiership in 2005.

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Off-season flashback: State of Origin 1980

By Billy Stevenson, 27 Nov 2016
Off-season flashback: State of Origin 1980

Looking back on the first official State of Origin match, at Lang Park on July 8, 1980, it’s amazing how momentous and resonant it still feels.

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NRL Friday Flashbacks: Isaac Gordon

By James Preston, 26 Nov 2016
NRL Friday Flashbacks: Isaac Gordon

Each Friday I will be taking you on a trip down memory lane to relive the careers of some of Australian rugby league’s lesser lights.

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The matches you must watch in the 2017 NRL season

By mastermind5991, 25 Nov 2016
The matches you must watch in the 2017 NRL season

The highly-anticipated draw for the 2017 NRL season has been released and there will be some matches and occasions that are well worth looking forward to as 15 clubs look to dethrone the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks as reigning NRL premiers.

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How the NRL can save careers, five days at a time

Yesterday, CEO Todd Greenberg released the NRL draw to hundreds of fans, who came out to see when and where their team would be taking the field.

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EXPLAINED: Why NRL clubs have issued a vote of no confidence in John Grant

The NRL clubs have issued a vote of no-confidence in independent commission chairman John Grant, the reasons for this lie in the breakdown of discussions over the apportioning of future NRL funding.

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Winners and losers from the 2017 NRL draw

By Jake Rosengarten, 24 Nov 2016
Winners and losers from the 2017 NRL draw

The NRL released their fixtures for the 2017 season on Thursday morning. So who got a favourable draw and who got stiffed? Read on to find out.

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Are you ready for a new sensation?

By Stuart McLennan, 23 Nov 2016
Are you ready for a new sensation?

That old INXS tune from 1988 rattles around in my head and a new teenage rugby league sensation steps in to the media limelight.

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Why are so many players leaving the NRL?

By Sebastian Quinn, 22 Nov 2016
Why are so many players leaving the NRL?

Israel Folau, Jarryd Hayne, Jason Taumalolo, Valentine Holmes and Marika Koroibete. The list is certainly growing.

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Kangaroos vs Kiwis: Six talking points from the Four Nations final

Australia has taken out the 2016 Four Nations with a convincing 34-8 win over New Zealand this morning in the tournament final at Anfield.

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Josh Dugan of the Dragons

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Shaun Johnson running with football

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Palmer Wapau was working as a part-time groundsman for the Redcliffe Dolphins before his NRL debut

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England's Sam Burgess (L) scores a try during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup semi-final match between England and New Zealand at Wembley Stadium in London on November 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK

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Ben Creagh packs down in the second row

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Newcastle Knights coach Wayne Bennett speaking to the media

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England's Sam Burgess (L) scores a try during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup semi-final match between England and New Zealand at Wembley Stadium in London on November 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK

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