Posts Tagged "Rugby League"

It is extremely revelatory to learn that the withering demands on NRL players that we read about every second day may not be the faults of international football and the World Club Series after all.

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While the NRL season is still yet to kick off, there has been plenty of drama and speculation in the media so far in 2015. Player signings, misbehaviour and all kinds of speculation has been the order of the day in 2015.

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South Sydney halfback Luke Keary says the NRL premiers are confident of avoiding a World Club Challenge hangover and are set to hit the ground running next week.

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NRL boss Dave Smith wants a series of state-of-the-art 30,000-seat stadia accommodating fans throughout Sydney as rugby league moves to grow and consolidate crowds throughout its heartland.

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Sydney NRL clubs have given cautious support to Dave Smith’s plan to invest in small suburban grounds, but warn he needs to think bigger and give certainty to fans.

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The Gold Coast Titans’ troubles have deepened, with former player Ashley Harrison the latest to be arrested over the trouble-plagued NRL club’s drug scandal.

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On February 28, 2007, Australia lost music legend Billy Thorpe. Yes, it is hard to believe that it has been eight years since his passing.

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Two of rugby league’s longest-running droughts were broken in 2014, but the task of emulating those feats for South Sydney and NSW will be even tougher this season.

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Veteran Justin Hodges has capped one of the great comebacks by being officially confirmed as Brisbane captain for the 2015 NRL season by coach Wayne Bennett.

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The Australia Rugby League Commission has announced that it saw a $49.9 million surplus for 2014, following from the $49.6 million from 2013.

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It’s been a polarising week of prominent dudes done wrong. A hairy and half-naked Merv Hughes offended campers in the African jungle, John Travolta creeped out Hollywood with his slinky hands and weird uncle kisses, and Glenn McGrath’s gun love was embarrassingly laid bare.

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If the reports are true and Kieran Foran is indeed leaving the Sea Eagles to join Parramatta then it truly is a disaster for Manly.

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Leading into the 2015 season, the St George Illawarra Dragons are on target to miss the finals for the fourth successive year. Let’s get to the real reasons for their lack of success in recent years.

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Five Gold Coast players facing drug charges should be allowed to play after their court appearances, Titans coach Neil Henry says.

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New Manly boss Joe Kelly has declared the NRL club will continue to do all it can to secure the signatures of off contract playmakers Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran.

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Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah has revealed new coach Jason Taylor has taken drastic steps to ensure there will be no repeat of the injury woes that ravaged the club over the last two years.

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As NRL CEO Dave Smith prepared to launch the new season he implored fans to keep things in perspective.

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With the NRL’s annual report coming out it looks like the game is in great health.

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Penrith have re-signed two of their brightest young stars, extending the NRL contracts of Tyrone Peachey and Waqa Blake.

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Rumours that Brisbane will be the next NRL club engulfed in the Queensland sport cocaine scandal have been dismissed as just that by Broncos veteran Corey Parker.

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