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The Penns may well be mightier than the sword they brought down on Geoff Toovey’s head yesterday, but the knee-jerk reaction from the club’s faithful could be even more telling for the 68-year-old Manly-Warringah club.

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Instead of going to a Shakespearean tragedy last Saturday, Andrew and David Fifita moseyed along to a Penrith Junior Rugby League A Grade Game and… well, we know the punch line to this bad joke.

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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O’Connell have the full and unwavering support of the board in Episode 82 of the Cheap Seats podcast.

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After 20 rounds of the NRL competition, it’s clear that there’s only one man this season worthy of accepting the Dally M – and it isn’t Johnathan Thurston.

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Interim Newcastle coach Danny Buderus is expecting the Knights playing group to shoulder the blame for Rick Stone’s sacking.

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North Queensland have no case to answer in regard to allegations of salary cap rorting made against them, the NRL says.

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North Queensland say they welcome any investigation into alleged salary cap irregularities at the NRL club.

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Manly legends and Geoff Toovey’s ex-teammates have come out swinging in defence of the sacked coach, questioning why he wasn’t given time to turn around the club’s fortunes.

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The NRL have responded to reports about the North Queensland Cowboys, who have become the latest NRL club to become embroiled in questions about what constitutes breaches of the salary cap after news broke on Tuesday afternoon of property deals involving players at the Townsville club.

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Today, the worst kept secret in rugby league was let loose in the public sphere – Geoff Toovey won’t be coaching Manly next year, and Trent Barrett will step in.

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Manly have announced the news that everyone in the rugby league community expected for the last few weeks: Geoff Toovey will not be coach in 2016.

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You often hear professional athletes proclaim that they instinctively knew when it was time to retire. It’s not uncommon for great sportspeople to acknowledge they woke up one morning and simply said to themselves “I don’t want to do this anymore.”

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As we inch closer to the end of the NRL season we continue our weekly series of reviews. This week we saw a rare round of floggings, the Sea Eagles stepping up in Auckland, and our first team mathematically eliminated.

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In the wake of Rick Stone’s sacking as head coach of the Newcastle Knights, the question has been asked as to who will succeed the coach of 72 first grade games.

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Chris Rogers is expected to be passed fit for the third Ashes Test, having trained well on Monday.

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Newcastle have warned their under-performing playing group that they’re on the chopping block after axing coach Rick Stone.

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Match Result: The North Queensland Cowboys have cemented their premiership credentials with a big win against the Parramatta Eels on Monday night.

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Melbourne front-rower Jesse Bromwich is facing a lengthy ban after he was charged with biting by the NRL match review committee.

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Cronulla forwards Andrew and David Fifita have been stood down by the NRL club pending the conclusion of an investigation of alleged abuse of rugby league match officials.

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In yet another big rugby league story this week, the Newcastle Knights have sacked coach Rick Stone with his short term successor to be former great Danny Buderus.

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