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Manly great Toovey named Bradford coach

Manly great Geoff Toovey has been officially appointed coach of the newly resuscitated Bradford Bulls club.

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Manly unveils eight debutants in Auckland Nines squad

Manly will boast eight new names at next month’s NRL Auckland Nines after coach Trent Barrett elected to rest many of his biggest stars.

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Melbourne Storm set return date for Billy Slater

Injury-hit fullback Billy Slater will make his return from a year on the sidelines in Melbourne’s NRL pre-season trial matches.

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NRL integrity unit denied access to James Roberts nightclub vision

The NRL’s probe into allegations of misbehaviour against James Roberts have been complicated by a Gold Coast nightclub refusing to hand over video footage.

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Two ARL commissioners step down: report

Prominent businessmen Graeme Samuel and Jeremy Sutcliffe have reportedly resigned as Australian Rugby League commissioners.

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James Graham rubbishes reports, wants to remain top Dog

James Graham has rubbished claims he is looking to stand down as Canterbury skipper, insisting he wants to lead the side in the 201 NRL season.

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Cronulla Sharks re-sign Ben Barba to one-year deal

The Cronulla Sharks announced they have re-signed troubled fullback Ben Barba to a one-year deal on Wednesday, just months after he was let go by the club.

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Johnathan Thurston to call time on rep career after 2017

Johnathan Thurston has quashed speculation about his future, confirming he’ll play on with North Queensland into the 2018 NRL season.

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Another kick for down-and-out Knights, with Mullen suspended for drugs

Newcastle Knights five-eighth Jarrod Mullen has tested positive to an anabolic steroid and been provisionally suspended by the NRL, just weeks before the Auckland Nines pre-season tournament.

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Knights star Jarrod Mullen tests positive to steroids

Newcastle playmaker Jarrod Mullen has been provisionally suspended by the NRL for breaching anti-doping rules after testing positive to an anabolic steroid.

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NRL investigating James Roberts allegations

NRL officials and Brisbane are investigating claims that troubled Broncos centre James Roberts forcefully pulled a young woman by her hair at a Gold Coast nightclub.

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Ryan James commits to the Titans

Ryan James has knocked back interest from a number of NRL clubs before opting to sign a three-year contract extension that will keep him at Gold Coast until at least the end of 2020.

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Broncos star Roberts involved in alleged altercation

Troubled NRL star James Roberts has been accused of forcefully pulling a young woman by her hair at a Gold Coast nightclub.

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Tuivasa-Sheck, Foran closing in on NRL return

Warriors stars Kieran Foran and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck are nearing full fitness just over a month out from the start of the NRL season.

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Toulon snares Semi Rad-Rah-Rah

Semi Radradra? Of course he’s going to France. Why wouldn’t he? There’s money in France, heaps of it.

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Sea Eagles reveal skipper for 2017

Daly Cherry-Evans has been appointed Manly’s new NRL captain holding off young gun Jake Trbojevic who was named vice-captain.

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Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra

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Sam Thaiday

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Jarryd Hayne Gold Coast Titans Rugby League NRL 2016

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Darius Boyd of the Brisbane Broncos celebrates

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Chris Sandow of the Eels smiles

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Marika Koroibete for the Storm

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Can the Bulldogs win a title this year? (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

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Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett gives directions during training

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The Roar of the crowd

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Tigers raise the bar with ‘Unfiltered’ interview series

Wests Tigers released one of the best interviews in their Unfiltered series in the past day or two. Appropriately, it focused on fullback James Tedesco.

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Jarrod Mullen was injured, why can’t he use medicine to get better?

Jarrod Mullen’s reported positive test made me reflect on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code and whether it should prevent athletes from using drugs that are performance-enhancing but also therapeutic.

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Barba’s return set to have Valentine looking for new Holmes

The Sharks’ decision to re-sign embattled fullback Ben Barba could do more harm than good for their squad in 2017.

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What the NRL needs in 2017

By maximus182, 20 Jan 2017
What the NRL needs in 2017

Season 2017 of the National Rugby League comes at a time of great uncertainty around the game’s future direction and evolution.

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Are the Knights gone for 2017 without Mullen?

Jarrod Mullen’s surprising positive test to steroids has rocked the Newcastle Knights and will likely put their rebuild under coach Nathan Brown at stake. Or will it?

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The Toronto Wolfpack: The world’s first trans-Atlantic sporting team

Given there have been not many great rugby league stories to start 2017, one good news story unexpectedly comes from the Toronto Wolfpack.

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Who are the most underrated players in the NRL?

Rugby League Week publish an annual (anonymous) poll asking players to name the most overrated player in the competition. I’m going the opposite way – I want to know who you think is the most underrated player.

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Talking Turkey rugby league

By Stuart McLennan, 17 Jan 2017
Talking Turkey rugby league

I first met Turkey coach and administrator Julien Treu in October last year, at a rugby league weekend on the island of Rhodes in Greece.

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NRL 2017: Your club’s next big thing (Part 2)

By Riley Pettigrew, 16 Jan 2017
NRL 2017: Your club’s next big thing (Part 2)

As we enter 2017, let’s take a peek at the next batch of talent set to make their mark on the NRL.

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If Dave Taylor can break into the Raiders side, watch out for the Green machine

Dave Taylor is going to make the Raiders the most dominant forward pack in the NRL.

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NRL Nines: This intriguing early stat suggests we pay closer attention

The New Year is now well underway and rugby league tragics are eagerly looking forward to the new season.

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For the sake of rugby league, send Radradra packing!

To absolutely no one’s surprise, Semi Radradra is set to walk out on rugby league at the end of the season – the only question now is; why keep him around until then?

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Predicting the 2017 NRL season

By Chris Charlton, 12 Jan 2017
Predicting the 2017 NRL season

After yet another fairytale year in the NRL, we look forward to 2017 expectantly, our hopes raised by off-season signings and articles about our clubs all over the internet.

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NRL 2017 preview: Your club’s next big thing (Part 1)

2016 gave us Nathan Cleary, Suliasi Vunivalu, Ashley Taylor, Bevan French and Latrell Mitchell – but with 2017 looming it’s time to take a peek at the next batch of talent set to make their mark on the NRL.

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Who’s got the most to prove in 2017?

By The Barry, 10 Jan 2017
Who’s got the most to prove in 2017?

Not long now until NRL season 2017 kicks off.

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How to go about picking the best NRL fantasy team

By Walter Penninger, 10 Jan 2017
How to go about picking the best NRL fantasy team

With the New Year upon us, the 2017 NRL season is only a few months away and that means some readers will be starting to think about what the year might have in store for their NRL teams. Or, alternatively, they might be starting to think about fantasy land.

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James Maloney Cronulla Sharks NRL Finals 2016 Rugby League

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Consider Tasmania for NRL expansion

By Nick Symonds, 7 Jan 2017
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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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The next NRL expansion location? Tasmania

By Nick Symonds, 3 Jan 2017 Popular article!
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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Jordan Rapana Canberra Raiders NRL Finals 2016

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Johnathan Thurston celebrates after winning the NRL Grand Final

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Former Cowboy and Panther James Segeyaro playing rugby league for the Leeds Rhinos

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