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Even when the NRL finally does the right thing they totally stuff up the implementation.
All 16 club captains will express their views on the state of the game when they meet with the NRL on the morning of the game’s season launch on Wednesday.
With a full pre-season under their belts, Raiders halves pairing Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer are ready to make their mark on the NRL in 2017.
Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce has re-signed with the NRL club for a further two years.
The NRL loves a blockbuster match to kick off the season, but there are a lot of question marks about the teams that will get the competition underway in 2017.
I have two favourite conversation starters at this time of the year. The first is, “which rugby league team do you support?”
Laurie Daley rates this year’s NSW rugby league selection room dilemma as the greatest he’s encountered and has established a hot field of 23 candidates to wear the sky blue.
In the third instalment of my season preview series, I delve into four ascending teams whose best football is still another 12 months away.
South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has given a strong indication he could use big-name signing Robbie Farah at lock alongside Damien Cook this NRL season.
Sx key notes from the final round of NRL trials.
South Sydney coach Michael Maguire still faces a tough choice between starting Robbie Farah or Damien Cook in round one after both starred in the Charity Shield win over St George-Illawarra.
Less than a fortnight from round one of the 2017 NRL season, coach Craig Bellamy is still struggling to figure out who fits best as Melbourne’s five-eighth.
Brisbane skipper Darius Boyd insist their week in the UK will prove to be the perfect springboard for their NRL opener against Cronulla on March 2.
When Josh Hodgson made the decision to leave England for the Australian capital, he never considered he would be leading the side onto the field.
North Queensland sensation Kalyn Ponga has made an irrepressible case for NRL selection in round one after scoring a hat-trick in a reserve grade trial on Friday night.
The NRL has issued a notice of intent to cancel the registration of Wests Tigers player Tim Simona.
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Over the weekend, the two best teams from the 2016 Super League season, Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors, took down NRL heavyweights the Brisbane Broncos and premiership winners the Cronulla Sharks.
Rugby league may be a team sport, however there’s nothing better than a good old personal battle between players, and even coaches. Here are some of the best ones to look out for, sinister or not.
There are plenty of issues at the Brisbane Broncos, who were knocked out of last year’s finals by the North Queensland Cowboys, but they are ready to explode in the upcoming season and it will likely spell disaster for one of the most successful clubs in the NRL.
The Gold Coast Titans are the NRL’s newest club, having been introduced with high hopes in the 2007 season. But should they remain in the competition?
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To be an NRL coach you need to be damn good – there’s maximum pressure and everything is overly scrutinised. While it’s a results-based role, some coaches without premierships are better than those who have won them.
A forward pack is key to winning a competition; that has to be Des Hasler’s opinion, because that is where most of the Bulldogs’ cap is wrapped up.
Wests Tigers came within one competition point of making the 2016 NRL finals. The club will be lamenting losses to Melbourne and the Gold Coast by a combined total of two points, both at Leichardt Oval, as games which got away from them.
You know, 2016 was a perfect season for the Gold Coast Titans.
It only took over a whole chuffing season but it is finally over. Finally, we can watch a Wests Tigers game without the announcers mentioning the Farah and Taylor feud eight million times.
The NRL preseason has become increasingly packed, now featuring a variety of novelty events ranging from the Auckland Nines and All Stars to the World Club Series. This is putting unnecessary strain on the players, risking injury before a ball has been kicked.
On Saturday night, the Canberra Raiders hosted the Newcastle Knights at their traditional homeland, Seiffert Oval in Queanbeyan.
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has remained consistently silent on an issue that continues to ring loudly following last year’s Parramatta Eels salary cap saga – the impact third party agreements (TPAs) have on the competition.
The Titans had a superb 2016, reaching the finals for the first time since the 2011 season, with new life was breathed into the club with the marquee signing of former Parramatta Eels and New South Wales fullback Jarryd Hayne.
Yesterday’s Charity Shield at ANZ Stadium didn’t make things any easier for Michael Maguire when it comes to choosing a full-time No.9 for 2017.
Match result: The Wigan Warriors have taken out the World Club Challenge, completing a clean sweep for the English Super League with a 16-point victory over the Cronulla Sharks at a packed DW Stadium.
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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs St George Illawarra Dragons highlights: NRL Charity Shield live scores, blogBy Alan Nicolea, 19 Feb 2017
Match result: The South Sydney Rabbitohs have scored a massive pre-season win in the Charity Shield, giving the St George Illawarra Dragons an 18-point defeat.
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