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Why the Eels are right to offer Jarryd Hayne one more year

For anyone that has followed my writing over the years, you’ll know a couple of things. First, that I am a mad Parramatta Eels fan.

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Enigmatic Raiders make 2018 season another frustrating one

The enigmatic Canberra Raiders have frustrated their fans for two seasons and the players are starting to think the same way.

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Maori team set for NRL All Stars fixture in 2019

In a major win for rugby league fans, the All Stars concept will return in 2019, with the fixture being confirmed today by the NRL.

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Raiders upset Roosters 14-12

The Raiders have proved that this year’s competition is more open than any other in recent history, stunning the table-topping Roosters 14-12 on Sunday afternoon at GIO Stadium.

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Lewis gets Bulldogs over the line

Canterbury young gun Lachlan Lewis has slotted a clutch field goal to jag a 27-26 NRL win over New Zealand and throw a speed bump in front of the Warriors’ NRL finals ambitions.

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Five players punished for Penrith-Newcastle fight

Penrith have escaped without any further damage from their deflating NRL loss to Newcastle with Viliame Kikau, Tyrone May and Waqa Blake all avoiding suspensions for fighting.

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What the hell do Benny and Baz know that the rest of us don’t?

This week has been dominated by discussions regarding two coaches at opposite ends of their career yet in strangely similar circumstances – Wayne Bennett and Trent Barrett.

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Cleary declares Tigers not dead yet

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary has declared his side’s NRL finals hopes still alive despite requiring a minor miracle to make the top eight.

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Fifita fires up as Cronulla conquer Cowboys

Andrew Fifita apparently delivered Cronulla’s coaching staff a fiery on-field rebuke as the Sharks kept in touch with the top four with a 28-16 win over North Queensland in Johnathan Thurston’s Sydney farewell.

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Dragons topple Tigers 20-10

St George Illawarra have recovered from a Ben Hunt horror show to jump into the NRL top four with a 20-10 win over Wests Tigers.

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Knights punish paltry Panthers 20-12

Newcastle have snapped a three-match losing streak by upsetting Penrith 20-12 at Pepper Stadium.

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In the wackiest of seasons, Wayne Bennett emerges with the three Cs

As if we needed another layer of evidence to prove that 2018 is fast becoming one of the closest, weirdest and most controversial seasons in recent memory.

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Trent Barrett was doomed from the start

Since Manly joined the rugby league competition in 1947, the club has had two outstanding members in Ken Arthurson and Bobby Fulton.

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Manly hits new low after horror collapse against Gold Coast

Manly’s NRL season from hell has hit a new low after being embarrassed 42-34 by the Gold Coast.

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Cronulla Sharks vs North Queensland Cowboys: Andrew Fifita completely loses it at coach Shane Flanagan

Bizarre scenes emerged during the second half of the Cronulla Sharks‘ victory over the North Queensland Cowboys, after prop Andrew Fifita appeared to go into a lengthy rant at his coach Shane Flanagan.

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Smith among the casualties as banged-up Storm take down Parramatta

Melbourne lost three key players mid-match to injury including skipper Cameron Smith but have rallied for a courageous 20-4 Friday night NRL win over Parramatta.

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Brisbane Broncos NRL Rugby League 2017

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Michael Maguire smiles. What's he up to?

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St George Illawarra Dragons

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Trent Barrett

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Josh Hodgson of the Raiders

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Todd Greenberg

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Manly look down and out.

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John Hopoate arrives at court.

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Trent Barrett

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NRL team of the week Round 23

By Riley Pettigrew, 20 Aug 2018
NRL team of the week Round 23

There was no predicting the outcome of many games in Round 23 with a number of upsets across the weekend.

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No jubilee swansong for Nightingale

By Adam Bagnall, 20 Aug 2018
No jubilee swansong for Nightingale

Jason Nightingale recently announced that 2018 would be his last season in the NRL, bringing the curtain down on a decorated career.

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Ten talking points from NRL Round 23

By Scott Pryde, 19 Aug 2018
Ten talking points from NRL Round 23

We have another round in the books and with just two to go, the top eight appears to be finally settled, but picking a premiership winner is just about impossible. Here are my talking points from Round 23.

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Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: The Raiders have proved that this year’s competition is more open than any other in recent history, stunning the table-topping Roosters 14-12 on Sunday afternoon at GIO Stadium.

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Canterbury Bulldogs vs New Zealand Warriors: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: Canterbury young gun Lachlan Lewis has slotted a clutch field goal to jag a 27-26 NRL win over New Zealand and throw a speed bump in front of the Warriors’ NRL finals ambitions.

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Why Australia must play Tonga in Penrith

Tonga has improved dramatically in the in the past couple of years, and there’s been speculation Australia will play the Polynesian nation in a test match at the end of the year.

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Cronulla Sharks vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: Andrew Fifita apparently delivered Cronulla’s coaching staff a fiery on-field rebuke as the Sharks kept in touch with the top four with a 28-16 win over North Queensland in Johnathan Thurston’s Sydney farewell.

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Wests Tigers vs St George Illawarra Dragons: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: St George Illawarra have recovered from a Ben Hunt horror show to jump into the NRL top four with a 20-10 win over Wests Tigers.

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Penrith Panthers vs Newcastle Knights Highlights: NRL scores, blog

Match result: Newcastle have snapped a three-match losing streak by upsetting Penrith 20-12 at Pepper Stadium.

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Melbourne Storm vs Parramatta Eels: NRL live scores, blog

Round 23 of the NRL sees the Melbourne Storm host the Parramatta Eels at AAMI Park. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 7:55pm (AEST).

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A hypothetical City vs Country contest highlights Blues’ impressive depth

Last year, the annual City versus Country bonanza finally had its life support turned off. For many rugby league traditionalists, it was a side time. For others, it was years overdue.

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Manly Sea Eagles vs Gold Coast Titans: NRL highlights, live scores, blog

It’s been a tumultuous week off the field for the Manly Sea Eagles, but they will still enter their Round 23 match against the struggling Gold Coast Titans as favourites. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 6pm (AEST).

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Brisbane Broncos vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog

The South Sydney Rabbitohs will need everything to go right as they fight for the minor premiership, but it’ll be a tough task when they travel north to play the desperate Brisbane Broncos. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEST).

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The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 23

We are just three weeks to the finals and there are some crucial games ahead in Round 23. The Roar‘s NRL expert tipping panel are here to tell you who is going to win them and why.

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How Origin mismanagement has contributed to the Dragons’ slide

After seeing the Dragons hit another post-Origin drop in form for the third time in four seasons, it made me wonder where this stems from – particularly given their irresistible start to the year.

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September 2020: Panthers and Tigers finally settle their Cleary battle

Over the past couple of weeks there’s been plenty spoken about in the saga between Anthony Griffin and the Penrith Panthers. As the dust settles, it’s the Wests Tigers who have arguably stolen the strategic advantage over the NRL ‘genius’ Phil Gould.

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Ben Hunt Dragons

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Tonga

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Ivan Cleary in a Wests Tigers jacket.

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Korbin Sims of the Broncos

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Nathan Cleary

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Mitchell Moses of the Eels

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Paul McGregor

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Billy Slater

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Jordan Rapana Canberra Raiders NRL Rugby League 2017

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