Posts Tagged "Rugby League"

Visiting Alex McKinnon may have provided inspiration but Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett says his team is no closer to rediscovering the character that booked them a surprise 2013 NRL preliminary final.

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Halfback Mitchell Pearce says the Sydney Roosters’ interrupted pre-season is no excuse for their poor start to the year.

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Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter says his young side’s 21-18 win over Parramatta without inspirational skipper Robbie Farah on Monday was a huge step forward in their development.

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The Wests Tigers have ruled out re-signing club great Benji Marshall with the New Zealand superstar seeking an immediate release from his Super Rugby contract.

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Gold Coast have relinquished their spot at the top of the NRL ladder, going down 14-12 to a dogged Penrith.

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Benji Marshall’s manager is reportedly distancing himself from the playmaker’s previous comments that he would never play in the NRL against the Wests Tigers.

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The Penrith Panthers host the top-of-the-table Gold Coast Titans tonight at Sportingbet Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:00pm (AEST).

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GAME SUMMARY FULL-TIME: Eels 18 – Tigers 21 Great game between two exciting football sides in front of a 50,000-plus crowd – lived up to expectations! In the end Parra scored 4 tries to the Tigers’ 3, goalkicking proving the difference.

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As always, I take my unique perspective from the comfort of my lounge chair and apply it to the weekend’s NRL action.

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I’ve got Melbourne Storm finishing outside of the top four now. I’m not going to suggest they won’t make the finals, but I’m convinced they’re not going to win the premiership.

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For those who missed it The Replacements was a middling early 2000s sports flick about a bunch of rag tag ring-ins who are thrown into a professional American football side during a players strike.

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I am currently on a tour of France with my squad of English rugby league juniors. After eating, sleeping and playing rugby league with the best young players in England, I feel I have learnt a lot about how they operate.

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Paul Gallen’s impressive early NRL return for Cronulla has provided a welcome boost for NSW Origin coach Laurie Daley just days after he confided his despair over his ankle complaint.

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Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter says Monday afternoon’s mouth-watering NRL clash with Parramatta will be a true test of his rejuvenated side’s strength in depth.

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South Sydney forward Chris McQueen is hoping to cash in on his status as a Queensland State of Origin star with an improved contract from the NRL club.

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Super League imports James Graham, Sam Tomkins and the Burgess clan have all made an impact in the NRL, and now St George Illawarra’s unheralded Englishman Mike Cooper is doing the same.

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Skipper Jarryd Hayne believes the responsibility of leading a rejuvenated Parramatta is the catalyst behind his outstanding recent form.

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Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says he’s sick of NRL games being decided by controversial calls, as the rugby league gods delivered his side a dose of karma with a last-gasp 24-22 loss to Canberra.

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Travelling to the nation’s capital is a dreaded trip for many teams in the NRL but history suggests that the Canberra Raiders will have a hard time dealing with today’s visitors, the Melbourne Storm. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 3.00pm (AEST).

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Here is confirmation that it is indeed a funny old game. Last year’s worst two sides will line up in what looms as the match of the round.

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