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History’s worst set of six

How good has the footy been this year? Besides the fighting, I reckon it’s been the best part of the footy so far.

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Already pencilled in for State of Origin selection, Coen Hess will have no doubt had Maroons coach Kevin Walters reaching for the permanent marker after North Queensland’s 32-26 NRL win over Gold Coast.

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Youthful Cowboys score NRL win over Titans

The class of 2017 graduated with flying colours for North Queensland as the injury-hit Cowboys held out the Gold Coast Titans for a 32-26 win in Saturday night’s NRL clash.

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Segeyaro returns as Sharks bounce back

Wade Graham toughed it out through pain and starred as Cronulla bounced back into the NRL winner’s circle with a 20-6 defeat of Parramatta on Saturday night.

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Highlights: Manly maul Bulldogs 36-0

A five-try first half romp has set up a big win for Manly at home against Canterbury.

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The case to abolish the halftime interview

“Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing.”

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Brisbane back Milford to regain confidence after tough week

First it was his work ethic – now Anthony Milford’s head space is a talking point after Jordan Kahu’s field goal sealed Brisbane’s 13-12 NRL win over Canberra on Friday.

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Mannering set to be highest-capped NZ Warrior, overtaking Jones

Warriors boss Stephen Kearney says there’s only one way his side can honour Simon Mannering’s record-breaking 262nd NRL appearance.

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Panthers hold Newcastle scoreless with 40-point win

The Penrith Panthers have put on a dominant display to record their biggest ever win over the Newcastle Knights, who they held scoreless at Pepper Stadium.

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Wade Graham pens extension to stay with the Sharks

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has hailed Wade Graham as his next captain and Matt Prior an Origin-player-in-waiting after both re-signed with the NRL premiers.

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Angst, teeth-gnashing, and Machiavellian malarkey: The Wests Tigers story

Senior playing groups at footy clubs can be pretty powerful. But it’s never a good idea for them to be too powerful.

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Highlights: Roosters rout Rabbitohs to remain unbeaten

The Sydney Roosters have continued their perfect start to the NRL Season and claimed the Ron Coote Cup with a dominant 14-point win over a hapless South Sydney Rabbitohs outfit at ANZ Stadium.

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Bennett dismisses talk over NRL 18th man

Wayne Bennett has dismissed talk of introducing an 18th man after three NRL clubs were slapped with heavy fines for concussion protocol breaches.

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The NRL’s stance on concussion does my head in

Todd Greenberg, you are freaking kidding, right!?

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Sea Eagles look to make Fortress Brookvale great again

They laid down the first stone, now it’s time to rebuild the fortress.

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It’s official! Taumalolo inks record-breaking deal with Cowboys

Jason Taumalolo has signed a record-breaking ten-year contract to remain at the North Queensland Cowboys, believed to be worth $10 million.

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Liam Fulton

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Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor

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Luke Brooks in action. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Colin Whelan)

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Jarryd Hayne Gold Coast Titans Rugby League NRL 2016

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Ivan Cleary and Des Hasler shake hands

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Aaron Woods

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Panthers coach Ivan Cleary. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Wayne Drought)

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The Roar of the crowd

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Tigers’ ‘Big Four’ is about spirit, not talent

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for Tigers supporters. One of our best players has been deregistered in the most unflattering circumstances.

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Bring back the (rugby league) scrum

By James Moylan, Today
Bring back the (rugby league) scrum

When I was a young second-rower playing for the Carlingford Redbacks, I was kept in the team for one reason only: I knew my way around a scrum.

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What if a rugby league fan was made NRL CEO?

Crack a tinny and park ya carcass on the sofa, yours truly is now calling the shots at NRL HQ.

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A clinical display has seen the Cronulla Sharks continue their unbeaten run to start the SG Ball season, proving too strong for the West Coast Pirates by 78-0 at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

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Gold Coast Titans vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: A young North Queensland Cowboys side has bested the Gold Coast Titans by six points on Saturday night.

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Parramatta Eels vs Cronulla Sharks: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result Wade Graham toughed it out through pain and starred as Cronulla bounced back into the NRL winner’s circle with a 20-6 defeat of Parramatta on Saturday night.

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Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: A five-try first half romp has set up a big win for Manly at home against Canterbury.

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Roosters mustn’t let Premiership favouritism overshadow shortcomings

April 16th, 2006. The North Queensland Cowboys had continued one of the most impressive starts to a season in the game’s history by beating the previously undefeated Newcastle Knights 18-16 in a top of the table clash, at Newcastle no less.

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NRL Round 4 predictions (pt 2): Saints to continue marching in

In the rest of the Round 4 action, the Dragons will be looking to further bolster their spot in the top four this weekend against the hapless Warriors.

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Brisbane Broncos vs Canberra Raiders: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result Full time: Brisbane Broncos 13 – 12 Canberra Raiders

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Penrith Panthers vs Newcastle Knights: NRL live scores, blog

The Penrith Panthers will be out to make a statement when they host the always brave Newcastle Knights. Join The Roar for all the action from 6pm (AEDT).

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The Tigers’ big four are a big flop

By John Billiris, 24 Mar 2017
The Tigers’ big four are a big flop

After arguably some of the worst few weeks in the club’s history, the Wests Tigers are in need of a new direction and a complete cleanout.

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NRL Round 4 predictions: Roosters to continue hot start

After three rounds of NRL action, the table looks decidedly different to the way many thought it would before the season started. How will Round 4 pan out?

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Warriors fans need to trust the plan

By Norris Woodbine, 24 Mar 2017
Warriors fans need to trust the plan

Welcome back to ‘Woodbine’s Wisdom’. The theme for episode 14 is that the Warriors – and their fans – just need to trust Steve Kearney.

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The NRL must look to the NFL for solutions

As the Roosters versus Rabbitohs slug fest lulled me into an impromptu slumber – the wet weather ruined what may have been a wonderful game made up of of slick running and passing – an epiphany hit me. It hit me hard.

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Manly’s win last weekend is what footy’s all about

I lived for most of my adult life in North Queensland and so came to detest the Cowboys with a passion that is a deep as the oceans and as irrational as Donald Trump.

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Roosters player Luke Keary

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Roosters player Latrell Mitchell is congratulated by Mitchell Pearce

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Titans rugby league player Ashley Taylor running with ball

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Jason Taumalolo

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Tony Archer

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Jake Friend of the Roosters

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Roosters player Luke Keary

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James Maloney Cronulla Sharks NRL Finals 2016 Rugby League

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