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Kieran Foran: Return whenever you’re ready

As a Parramatta Eels fan, all I want right now is for my playmaker to be given respect and privacy as he takes a break from his football commitments.

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“There’s a new rule in place this year where you are not allowed to have blockers impede a player who’s chasing down the kicker of a field goal. We had a player who was impeded by two blockers. They’ll have three or four days now to try and create a reason on why this wasn’t […]

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As if being trounced 34-18 by premiers North Queensland wasn’t enough, Manly have lost star Dylan Walker to a leg in jury.

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Mitchell Pearce has breathed fresh life into the Sydney Roosters’ NRL season with an inspired return from his drunken Australia Day antics.

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A 79th-minute field goal to Peter Wallace has given Penrith a thrilling 19-18 NRL win over Canberra, continuing their remarkable recent run of close contests.

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Parramatta have shrugged off the loss of Kieran Foran to score a gutsy 20-12 NRL win over Canterbury at ANZ Stadium on Friday night.

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Parramatta are refusing to go quietly into the night, even with the Kieran Foran and salary cap dramas threatening to bring down the axe on a promising NRL season.

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The unfortunate extent of Kieran Foran’s issues have been revealed, with the Parramatta Eels captain reportedly taken to hospital after overdosing on prescription medicine earlier this week.

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Bennett proves rugby league is not ready to join the international family of real sports

Here’s how a proper world federation reacts when a club coach stops an athlete competing in sanctioned international competition.

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Warriors drop six players as season lurches to further crisis

The New Zealand Warriors’ season from hell has hit a new low, with coach Andrew McFadden standing down six players “for failing to meet team standards” following the team’s 42-0 thrashing in Melbourne on Anzac Day.

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Parramatta will shift focus to on-field matters on Friday as the NRL club continues to deal with captain Kieran Foran’s indefinite leave of absence.

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Wests Tigers back in business with bite

Last round, when television cameras caught Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor during the 60-6 shellacking by the Raiders, he looked a shattered man.

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Widnes coach Denis Betts has been appointed as the assistant – and potentially the successor – to new England boss Wayne Bennett.

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Injury-hit Wests Tigers have bounced back from their thrashing at the hands of Canberra in emphatic style with a 30-22 NRL defeat of South Sydney, snapping a six-game losing streak.

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Geoff Toovey has refuted allegations Manly were powered by banned substances during their 2011 NRL grand final win.

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St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has been fined $10,000 by the NRL club after being charged with drink driving.

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Kieran Foran of the Eels

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Valentine Holmes of the Sharks

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Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra

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Broncos player Ben Hunt

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Paul McGregor

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Semi Radradra of the Eels scores

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The Roar of the crowd

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The myth of Darius Boyd

By Karlo Tychsen, Today
The myth of Darius Boyd

They love a good story north of the Tweed. I’ve heard and experienced a few of the Queensland ones.

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Manly Sea Eagles vs North Queensland Cowboys Highlights: NRL live score, blog

Match Results: The North Queensland Cowboys have put on an attacking masterclass to run away with their Round 9 fixture against the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval by 16 points.

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Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights Highlights: NRL live score, blog

The Sydney Roosters host the Newcastle Knights at Allianz Stadium in a battle of the cellar dwellers. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 5:30pm (AEST).

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Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders highlights: NRL results, blog

Match Results The Penrith Panthers have warded off a fast-finishing Canberra Raiders at Carrington Park in Bathurst, winning by a single point on the back of a Peter Wallace field goal.

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Can Penrith square the ledger in the golden west?

By The RiffMarn Stew Moses, 30 Apr 2016
Can Penrith square the ledger in the golden west?

Penrith take the first of two consecutive home games away from Pepper Stadium when they head over the mountains to Bathurst when they host their nemesis, Canberra Raiders at the picturesque Carrington Park venue for the third straight year this Saturday.

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Norman and the Eels get the job done on Friday night

By Jarrod McGrouther, 30 Apr 2016 Video
Norman and the Eels get the job done on Friday night

Friday night football saw two traditional rivals go toe-to-toe in a game touted as one for the ages. The build up to the game was not without controversy given the breaking news regarding Kieran Foran, but the Eels were able to put the drama aside and play the brand of footy that has seen them […]

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Eels smash Dogs, showing the season that might have been

Although Parramatta and Canterbury-Bankstown enjoy a traditional rivalry, their clashes have felt more pointed and personal than normal in 2016.

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Why Kieran Foran’s leave of absence hits so hard

By Billy Stevenson, 30 Apr 2016
Why Kieran Foran’s leave of absence hits so hard

Yesterday, it was announced that Kieran Foran would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the NRL to sort out some physical and mental health issues.

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Parramatta Eels brave in victory

By Jarrod McGrouther, 30 Apr 2016
Parramatta Eels brave in victory

Friday night football saw two traditional rivals go toe to toe in a game touted as one for the ages.

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Parramatta Eels vs Canterbury Bulldogs: Eels slip past Dogs

Match Review: The Parramatta Eels have proven too strong for the Canterbury Bulldogs chalking up a 20-12 win.

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Tigers teach Bunnies a lesson in desperation

By Billy Stevenson, 29 Apr 2016 Video
Tigers teach Bunnies a lesson in desperation

Last night’s clash at ANZ Stadium was arguably one of the most desperate matches of the 2016 season so far.

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Can the Warriors salvage 2016?

By Dominic Unwin, 29 Apr 2016
Can the Warriors salvage 2016?

I thank God I’m not a Warriors fan. While many supporters approach a new season with optimism only to see it slowly, or suddenly, fade away, Warriors fans experience something else entirely.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Wests Tigers Highlights: NRL live score, blog

Match result: The Wests Tigers have got their first win in six weeks after defeating the South Sydney Rabbitohs following a strong opening twenty minutes by the joint venture.

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NRL Thursday Night Forecast: Rabbitohs vs Tigers

By Lachlan Bickley, 28 Apr 2016 Video
NRL Thursday Night Forecast: Rabbitohs vs Tigers

It’s grim times this week for the Thursday Night Forecast as we preview tonight’s game between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Wests Tigers, two teams who enter the game in desperate, desperate straits.

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NRL Round 9 preview (Part 2)

By Riley Pettigrew, 28 Apr 2016
NRL Round 9 preview (Part 2)

The four best teams after eight weeks will be on show in the second half of Round 9 with plenty of exciting matchups on offer.

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By the numbers: Tedesco should be the Blues No. 1

Following up my analysis of the halfback and five-eighth combo, I’ve moved onto another hotly-contested position for State of Origin, fullback.

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Sam Thaiday

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Tigers player Mitchell Moses

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Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra

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Mitchell Pearce. (Action Photographics, Renee McKay)

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Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra

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Jamie Soward Isaah Yeo Penrith Panthers NRL 2016

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Michael Ennis

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Andrew Fifita of the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks celebrates

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Jamie Soward Isaah Yeo Penrith Panthers NRL 2016

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