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Billy Slater’s retirement decision stuck inside locked phone

Accused retiree Billy Slater claims his phone holds key evidence about his playing future, but he can’t remember the password.

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Will the Storm or the Cowboys get their fairytale finish?

Over the past few of years, the NRL has been very good at dealing in the business of fairytales.

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Who is responsible for the drop in NRL crowds?

NRL boss Todd Greenberg need look no further than Steve Crawley as the sole reason why the NRL crowds are down this year.

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Slater suggests grand final might be his last game

Billy Slater says he’s still to decide on his future but he’s making plans for life after league should the NRL grand final be his last game.

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Green: Scott will not play in the decider

North Queensland playmaker Michael Morgan admits it is too soon for Matt Scott to make a stunning comeback after Paul Green confirmed his co-captain won’t be named in their 17-man NRL grand final team.

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Panthers claim NSW Cup title from Wyong

Penrith put a full stop of the Sydney Roosters’ rugby league weekend from hell when they defeated Wyong 20-12 to claim the NSW Cup premiership on Sunday.

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Papua New Guinea Hunters win Queensland Cup Grand Final in last minute

The PNG Hunters have scored in the final minute to win their first Queensland Cup in a thrilling finish at Suncorp Stadium against the Sunshine Coast Falcons.

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Queensland Cup Papua New Guinea Hunters vs Sunshine Coast Falcons live stream, tv guide, kick off time, date

In one of the rugby league stories of the year, the Papua New Guinea Hunters will have a chance to win the Queensland Cup and qualify for the State Challenge when they take on the Sunshine Coast Falcons. This is The Roar‘s guide to streaming the match online and watching it on TV.

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NSW Cup Penrith Panthers vs Wyong Roos live stream, tv guide, kick-off time, date

The Penrith Panthers will look to avenge their NRL defeat, with the reserve grade team taking on Sydney Roosters’ feeder club the Wyong Roos in the New South Wales Cup final.

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No Sydney teams in AFL or NRL grand finals

They may have lost but at least NSW State of Origin fans got to see the Blues play in Sydney this year.

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Thurston in awe of magnificent Morgan

Superstar halfback Johnathan Thurston paid Michael Morgan the ultimate compliment after North Queensland’s new masterful No.7 delivered yet again to pilot the Cowboys into the 2017 NRL grand final.

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Green refuses to confirm or deny Matt Scott’s grand final return

Matt Scott is a chance to make a fairytale return in next week’s NRL grand final after North Queensland coach Paul Green refused to rule his co-captain out of selection.

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Can you believe it? Cowboys in the grand final after scalping Sydney!

The North Queensland Cowboys are through to the NRL grand final after a 13-point roller coaster victory over the Sydney Roosters in the second preliminary final at Allianz Stadium.

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NRL Grand Final Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys fixture, start time, date

The 2017 NRL Grand Final will be played between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium on Sunday 1 October at 7:15pm AEST.

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Sydney Roosters vs North Queensland Cowboys live stream: How to watch the NRL Finals online or on TV

The North Queensland Cowboys fairytale continues into the preliminary finals, but they need to get the Sydney Roosters if they’re to play next week. This is The Roar‘s guide to live streaming the match online and watching it on TV.

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Sydney Roosters vs North Queensland Cowboys NRL Finals kick-off time, date, venue, squads, broadcast information

The Sydney Roosters and North Queensland Cowboys are out to claim their spot in the 2017 NRL Grand Final when they clash at Allianz Stadium. The match is scheduled to kick-off on Saturday, September 23 at 7:40pm (AEST).

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Boyd Cordner Sydney Roosters NRL Rugby League 2017

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Kenny Bromwich Melbourne Storm NRL Rugby League Final 2017

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Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy

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Cameron Smith Melbourne Storm NRL Finals Rugby League 2016

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Billy Slater Melbourne Storm NRL Rugby League Finals 2017

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Papua New Guinea Rugby League 2017

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Sam Thaiday Brisbane Broncos NRL Rugby League 2017

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Marika Koroibete and Billy Slater

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Johnathan Thurston NRL Rugby League North Queensland Cowboys 2017

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Per angusta ad angusta: The Cowboys’ charge continues

He’d long forsworn all weighting of consequence and allowing as he did that men’s destinies are given yet he usurped to contain within him all that he would ever be in the world and all that the world would be to him and be his charter written in the urstone itself he claimed agency and […]

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Four things we learnt from the NRL preliminary finals

Having witnessed the Brisbane Broncos be subject to a relentless flogging by the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys claim a courageous victory over the Sydney Roosters, I was able to derive the following key learnings.

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Where was the passion, desire and belief?

As a long-time proud and passionate Sydney Roosters supporter it pained me to see them put up such a listless and uninspiring performance against the North Queensland Cowboys.

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NSW Cup Grand Final: Wyong Roos vs Penrith Panthers live scores, blog

Match result: Penrith put a full stop of the Sydney Roosters’ rugby league weekend from hell when they defeated Wyong 20-12 to claim the NSW Cup premiership on Sunday.

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Queensland Cup Grand Final Highlights: Papua New Guinea Hunters vs Sunshine Coast Falcons scores, blog

Match result: The Papua New Guinea Hunters have recorded a miraculous victory in the Queensland Cup Grand Final with a 79th minute try to Willie Minoga and conversion giving them a 12-10 win.

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Five talking points from Sydney Roosters vs North Queensland Cowboys NRL preliminary final

The North Queensland Cowboys have done it again, overcoming all the odds to get over the Sydney Roosters in the second NRL preliminary final by 13 points. Here are my talking points from the match.

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Cowboys have what it takes to beat the Storm

By Billy Stevenson, 24 Sep 2017
Cowboys have what it takes to beat the Storm

All of a sudden, this year’s grand final is an exciting prospect.

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Set of six: The best Queensland Cup grand finals

Footy fans will witness history at Suncorp Stadium on September 24 when the Papua New Guinea Hunters contest the grand final of Queensland’s statewide rugby league competition, for the first time.

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Sydney Roosters vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL Finals live scores, blog

Match result: The North Queensland Cowboys are through to the NRL grand final after a 13-point roller coaster victory over the Sydney Roosters in the second preliminary final at Allianz Stadium.

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Five talking points from Melbourne Storm vs Brisbane Broncos NRL preliminary final

The Melbourne Storm have cruised through to the NRL grand final on the back of a 30-0 victory over the Brisbane Broncos in the first preliminary final. Here are my talking points from the match.

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Sydney Roosters vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL preliminary final preview and prediction

How has this happened? The North Queensland Cowboys have a chance to qualify for the NRL grand final when they travel south for a preliminary final against the refreshed Sydney Roosters.

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It’s time to make sure athletes take education as seriously as sport

A love for the arts and for sport should not be mutually exclusive.

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Michael Maguire and Jurgen Klopp: Twin cautionary tales

Depending on who you ask, Jurgen Klopp is either a bona fide revolutionary or a flawed genius.

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Is Darius moving on from Broncos?

By trent johnston, 23 Sep 2017
Is Darius moving on from Broncos?

Darius Boyd overnight played injured trying to lead his Broncos into the grand final.

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There’s plenty to love about rugby league

By Mark Campbell, 23 Sep 2017
There’s plenty to love about rugby league

When rugby league is mentioned in the media or generally in public, it is derided and covered in negativity like a straitjacket encompasses a madman.

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Melbourne Storm vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL Finals live scores, blog

Match result: The Melbourne Storm have booked their spot in a second straight grand final with a thumping 30-point win over the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park in the first NRL preliminary final.

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Brisbane Broncos NRL Rugby League 2017

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Kenny Bromwich Melbourne Storm NRL Rugby League Final 2017

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North Queensland Cowboys NRL Rugby League 2017

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NRL Finals empty seats

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Cameron Smith Melbourne Storm NRL Rugby League 2017

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Konrad Hurrell scores in front of a ground record crowd during the Round 17 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the New Zealand Warriors at NIB Stadium in Perth

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Jim Dymock

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Kenny Bromwich Melbourne Storm NRL Rugby League Final 2017

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Korbin Sims Brisbane Bronco NRL Rugby League 2017

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