Posts Tagged "Rugby League"

The Crusaders were the English Super League’s bright spark for a short time, an expansion dream flickering briefly with promise but ultimately revealed as a mirage.

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Some observers have said that without numerous leagues around the world on par with the NRL and the Super League, international rugby league has no real future.

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Neck surgery is expected to sideline North Queensland prop James Tamou for three months.

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Manly are set to ditch plans to sign prop Zane Tetevano after he pleaded guilty in court in Newcastle to eight of 11 assault charges.

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As a matter of official policy, the NRL makes explicit reference to its goal of ensuring that national selection for the Kangaroos is seen as the pinnacle of the sport.

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Rugby league has always been defined by its hard-as-nails players, who give the word ‘tough’ a new meaning.

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In a teary press conference, Penrith’s hard-hitting second-rower Nigel Plum has announced his retirement from all forms of representative football, effective immediately.

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Performance enhancing drugs (commonly referred to as PEDs) have reared their ugly head in boxing over the last few years.

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The term `friendly rivalry’ is about to get a new meaning at the North Queensland Cowboys after Michael Morgan made it clear he has no intention of relinquishing the No.1 jersey to good mate Lachlan Coote.

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There were a number of rugby league topics worthy of comment in the past week.

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Sam Burgess’ defection to rugby union shouldn’t stop him receiving the 2014 Golden Boot award as the best player in rugby league.

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Brisbane halfback and Australian utility Ben Hunt has proved he is ready for the NRL big time after finishing second only to the game’s greatest, Johnathan Thurston, in the statistics columns.

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New Cronulla CEO Lyall Gorman has refused to guarantee bringing in a major sponsor before the start of the 2015 NRL season but said he will change the perception of the NRL club.

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Forget “going troppo” – Cowboys playmaker Johnathan Thurston reckons a trip north will help his side think clearly in case of yet another refereeing blunder.

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It sounds strange for a player with over 100 NRL appearances, two grand finals and one premiership to his name, but 2015 could be the making of Daniel Mortimer.

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Lyall Gorman has vowed to ensure Cronulla’s chequered past does not dictate the future direction of the NRL club after being announced as the new chief executive.

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Reports indicate that the Cronulla Sharks will appoint Lyall Gorman as their new club CEO on Tuesday morning. This is arguably the best signing the Sharks have made since they welcomed a certain young, former Eels second rower to the club.

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Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has abruptly ended a media conference after being questioned about the NRL club’s 2011 ASADA drugs scandal.

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Talking to media for a minute was once hard enough for Darius Boyd.

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Cronulla have been buried in controversy for some time now. It has no doubt affected the Sharks on and off the field.

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