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Semi-traitor: Capping Radradra’s income means we have to cop it sweet

There was a time not that long ago when rugby league would pick the eyes out of rugby union’s amateur talent base.

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Troubled Parramatta star Semi Radradra has told the NRL club he wants to play against Cronulla.

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Rugby league star Semi Radradra has been charged with three counts of domestic violence.

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Parramatta NRL star Semi Radradra has been detained by police and is assisting them with inquiries in relation to an allegation of domestic violence.

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Jarryd Hayne’s tweets bizarre Radradra video, only adds to already confusing situation

Look, this video of Jarryd Hayne is just plain weird.

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The NRL draw is so unfair it’s almost criminal

George Orwell’s Animal Farm was a metaphor for the Russian Revolution and the subsequent tyranny of the regime that deposed the old tyrants.

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Trust me, Semi Radradra is definitely returning to Australia

It’s official: Semi Radradra will return to Australia to face the music sometime this week, with the exact date to be determined by variable forces like ‘Fiji Time’ and Semi Radradra.

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The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 17

O Semi, Semi, wherefore art thou Semi? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love and I’ll no longer be a Parramatta Eel.

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NRL star Semi Radradra is alleged to have assaulted his former partner numerous times over an eight-month period dating back to 2014.

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‘Club in crisis’ doesn’t go close to describing the nightmare at Parra

This week is shaping to be the worst in the Parramatta Eels’ storied history.

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The ex-partner of Semi Radradra has reportedly applied for an apprehended violence order against the NRL superstar.

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Kieran Foran stripped of Eels’ captaincy

Parramatta Eels’ Kieran Foran has been stripped of the captaincy and reportedly fined $5000 for missing a rehabilitation session and drinking alcohol while injured.

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Semi Radradra’s NRL future remains up in the air after he failed to return to Australia on Tuesday night as Parramatta seek compensation should he depart for French rugby.

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Luke Brooks has rubbished suggestions he and Wests Tigers halves partner Mitchell Moses are incapable of working with Robbie Farah.

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Eels strip Kieran Foran of club captaincy

Kieran Foran has been stripped of the club captaincy and issued a breach notice by Parramatta after falling foul of club officials over his rehabilitation.

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Losing is a disease. Does Laurie have the cure?

“Losing is a disease… as contagious as polio. Losing is a disease… as contagious as syphilis. Losing is a disease… as contagious as bubonic plague. Attacking one… but infecting all. But curable.”

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Nathan Friend poses with a fan

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Close-up of Semi Radradra

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NRL All Stars launched by Todd Greenberg

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Cameron Smith

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Canberra Raiders player Blake Austin

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Who run the rugby league world? Girls

By Andrew Mandadakis, Today
Who run the rugby league world? Girls

With the announcement of the Cronulla Sharks’ female nines team, you come to realise that women play all sorts of roles to make the rugby league clock tick.

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Preston’s previews: NRL Round 17

By James Preston, Today
Preston’s previews: NRL Round 17

Eight glorious games grace our screens this weekend, and littered among them are four genuine head-scratchers that could make for a difficult week of tipping.

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Round 16 had some great late comebacks from South Sydney and Wests Tigers, a thriller down at Caltex Field – Shark Park, Endeavour, Remondis, whatever it’s called now – and the Bulldogs showed they will be major players once September rolls around.

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Sydney Roosters vs Canterbury Bulldogs highlights: NRL scores, blog

The Sydney Roosters will be looking to pull off a big upset when they host the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Allianz Stadium on Thursday night. Join us on The Roar from 7:50pm (AEST) Thursday night to follow all of the action.

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Semi’s leaving, the sky is falling – just like last time, and the time before that…

Rugby league appears willing to revere and forgive anyone who stands even slightly above the pack for fear they will leave in search of greener pastures.

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Forget sentiment, here is why Gallen must play one last Origin

Since the somewhat inevitable Queensland victory in State of Origin at Suncorp last week there have been a lot of things said about the NSW side – not many of them complimentary.

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NRL Round 17 preview (Part 2)

By Riley Pettigrew, 30 Jun 2016
NRL Round 17 preview (Part 2)

Three of the NRL’s top four will be on display in the second half of Round 17 with plenty of exciting games ahead.

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Flair versus fatigue: What really wins the game?

Watching Nathan Ross score that amazing try for the Knights against the Dragons on the weekend made me feel a couple of things.

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NSW need a gameplan if they want to avoid the blues

I’ve heard it time and time again: Queensland are just too good. When the old army retires, normality will return. But is Queensland really that good or have NSW just been bad?

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Revisiting the Brisbane Broncos’ most recent premiership win

This Friday night, the Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm will renew hostilities in a rivalry which is one of the most celebrated in the National Rugby League.

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NRL Round 17 preview (Part 1)

By Riley Pettigrew, 29 Jun 2016
NRL Round 17 preview (Part 1)

The competition continues to intensify, with results in Round 17 to play a major part in determining the fate of a number of teams.

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No Semi, no worries for Eels and the NRL

By Andrew Mandadakis, 29 Jun 2016
No Semi, no worries for Eels and the NRL

Once again a big-name player has threatened to defect to a rival code, but rugby league has shown again and again that no single player is bigger than the sport itself.

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The Blues must pick a winning team for Origin 3

Following Queensland’s continued domination in State of Origin, it is necessary for NSW to make a few tweaks to its squad in order to win back some pride.

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Round 17 NRL teams: Every NRL team as it’s announced live

There are some big names set to return to their respective clubs this week with as Mitchell Pearce for the Roosters and Jordan Kahu for the Broncos. Tune to The Roar for the live NRL team announcements from 4:30pm (AEST).

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The Roar’s NRL MVP: State of Origin 2 and Round 16

Well, Queensland have won the State of Origin series in straight sets, the Cronulla Sharks made it 11 in-a-row and the Brisbane Broncos continue their mid-season form slump. Welcome back to The Roar‘s NRL MVP.

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Is any player really worth one million dollars?

By Patrick Sills, 28 Jun 2016
Is any player really worth one million dollars?

With Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco set to become the NRL’s next million-dollar man, it’s worth discussing if any player is worth such a price tag.

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Michael Jennings is sin binned by referee Matt Cecchin

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The Doggies beat the Broncos and are looking good.  (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

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Josh Dugan of the Dragons

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Cowboys halfback Johnathan Thurston

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ANZ Stadium redevelopment

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Lachlan Coote of the Cowboys

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NRL referee Shane Hayne decided to not refer a close no try decision in the Wests Tigers clash with the Manly Sea Eagles.

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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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Dylan Walker Manly Sea Eagles Matt Moylan Penrith Panthers NRL Rugby League 2016

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