From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
North Queensland star Brent Tate has admitted the club’s struggling NRL form is weighing the team down.
England forward Gareth Ellis says his nation’s Rugby Football League must come up with a strategy to combat the player drain to Australia.
Mark down round 10 as the point where coaches got desperate this season.
NRL boss David Smith has urged the rugby league fraternity to ease up on the criticism of ASADA.
Mobile man mountain Sonny Bill Williams looms as one of the final hurdles North Queensland back-rower Tariq Sims must clear to earn a long-awaited NSW State of Origin nod.
On paper it’s mis-match, but first-placed South Sydney say they still fear out-of-sorts Benji Marshall and his last-placed Wests Tigers.
Superstar Benji Marshall has been dumped to the bench by Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter in a selection shock ahead of the joint venture’s NRL clash with competition leaders South Sydney on Friday.
It’s one thing dealing with the pressure and nerves of a possible State of Origin call up but to be hailed NSW’s answer to Queensland juggernaut Greg Inglis is something else.
Ever since I began contributing to this website, I have been staggered at the number of detractors aiming their poison arrows at the Sydney Roosters and NSW halfback, Mitchell Pearce.
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After nine rounds of the NRL the top eight is a rabble, with only South Sydney showing signs of being a true premiership contender.
Over the weekend, I read an article that stated that NRL CEO David Smith would be cracking down on the inflated crowd numbers that NRL clubs have been providing to rugby league headquarters.
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Many critics say the NSW State of Origin selectors should show stability with their choices and only pick debutant players after they have been knocking on the door for two or more seasons. I do not share that view.
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Today, the Queensland Rugby League has gone into damage control, with the shock leaking of the recent selectors panel minutes. Confidential sources have made these minutes available exclusively to the Roar.
As a Kiwi, I am constantly envious of Australia’s continued success on the league field.
In an exclusive, The Roar has obtained a copy of an email that proves the decision by Matt Cecchin to send-off Jared Waerea-Hargreaves against Manly on Monday night may have been the pre-conceived actions of a raving madman that were inspired by a directive from above.
Earlier this week on Sky Sports radio, Terry Kennedy, the co-host of the Big Sports Breakfast, has heard from his sources that a new proposed stadium in West Sydney will be located at either Penrith or Liverpool.
The Wests Tigers have officially hit rock bottom. Comparing their struggles in 2013 to the dark old days of the merged club is somewhat unfair.
I’m all for player protection and on a good day can even be persuaded that outlawing the shoulder-charge completely – rather than just policing it better – was a good idea. But the Jared Waerea-Hargreaves send-off was ridiculous.
Nine rounds have come by and gone quickly. For the first time in a long time, Melbourne are not the premiership favourites, that tag having been attached to the South Sydney Rabbitohs, who after nine rounds sit on top of the premiership ladder.
Commentators continue to opine about the brittle edge defence of the Storm. Is it possible that the bubble has burst?
In the NRL, there has been no team hated more than the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Rugby League club and that includes the salary cap cheating Melbourne Storm.
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The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has finally indicated it has had enough. Reports are that ASADA have suspended any further interviews with Cronulla Sharks players.
Two grand final appearances in eleven years is not the worst record in the National Rugby League.
Feathers will fly at Brookvale Oval as the Manly Sea Eagles host the Sydney Roosters in a Monday night blockbuster. Join us for live scores and commentary from 7:00pm AEDT.
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