Rugby League

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Who’s next? Favourites emerge for Knights job

premium_icon Who’s next? Favourites emerge for Knights job

Newcastle are on the lookout for a new coach, with two former teammates of Nathan Brown and a rookie among the frontrunners for the job.

NRL Teams:  Full squads, changes for Round 23

NRL Teams: Full squads, changes for Round 23

Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess and Cowboys gun Jason Taumalolo have been named to play but remain in doubt for their respective Round 23 clashes. FULL SQUADS HERE

Shock exit: Brown and Knights part ways

premium_icon Shock exit: Brown and Knights part ways

Newcastle Knights are on the lookout for a new coach with Nathan Brown’s four-year stint in charge to come to an end.

Broncos turn to rookie half

premium_icon Broncos turn to rookie half

As Brisbane come to terms with a playmaking crisis, young gun Sean O’Sullivan has been issued an SOS to lead the Broncos attack against South Sydney.

Farah ready to put it all on the line one last time

premium_icon Farah ready to put it all on the line one last time

Retiring Wests Tigers legend Robbie Farah remains is racing time to recover from a broken leg in time to get back on the paddock before the end of the season.

Bulldogs snubbed in chase for star signings

premium_icon Bulldogs snubbed in chase for star signings

Canterbury’s hopes of kickstarting their regeneration by ripping the heart out of Manly looks set to fail, with Jake and Tom Trbojevic set to stay.

Bradman of rugby league to make NRL debut

premium_icon Bradman of rugby league to make NRL debut

The Newcastle Knights will debut one of their most exciting young prospects in years against the Tigers this weekend.

Perese sets sights on NRL career

premium_icon Perese sets sights on NRL career

It might have just been just six minutes but Broncos debutant Izaia Perese says they are six minutes he will never forget.

Player welfare crackdown is messing with ‘fabric of game’

Player welfare crackdown is messing with ‘fabric of game’

Cronulla captain Paul Gallen believes the game is at risk of losing its true essence in light of the crackdown on player welfare.

Cronk’s eye-opening take on Storm tactics

Cronk’s eye-opening take on Storm tactics

Cooper Cronk has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Melbourne Storm’s tackling after Cameron Smith was exposed.

Mon 19 Aug 2019

NRL reacts to Cameron Smith’s latest dirty trick

premium_icon NRL reacts to Cameron Smith’s latest dirty trick

Cameron Smith will receive an official warning from the NRL after shocking images emerged of the Storm captain pulling the ears of Canberra’s Bailey Simonsson.

Eels forward Lane apologises for costly ‘joke’ gone wrong

Eels forward Lane apologises for costly ‘joke’ gone wrong

Parramatta forward Shaun Lane has apologised for the photo that earned him a $17,500 fine and says he felt like an idiot after a costly joke backfired.

Run home: Top four battle, finals up for grabs

premium_icon Run home: Top four battle, finals up for grabs

South Sydney’s slump has opened the door wide open in the race for a top-four spot. Check out our prediction of how the ladder will finish.

Souths ‘busted’ and rivals have ‘worked out’ Cook’s game

Souths ‘busted’ and rivals have ‘worked out’ Cook’s game

Jamie Soward believes the Rabbitohs’ chances of winning the premiership are gone because teams have worked out how to stop star hooker Damien Cook.

Likes, Dislikes: Best team in the NRL

premium_icon Likes, Dislikes: Best team in the NRL

Our rugby league writers reveal what caught their eye — good and bad — in Round 22 of the NRL, including a genuine title contender and Knights silence critics.

Gillett returns in the nick of time

premium_icon Gillett returns in the nick of time

Star backrower Matt Gillett is expected to make his long-awaited return from a neck injury in Friday night’s grudge match with South Sydney.

Sun 18 Aug 2019

Boyd urged to consider early retirement

premium_icon Boyd urged to consider early retirement

Brisbane face retention headaches with a number of big-name stars coming off contract, but one solution lies with skipper Darius Boyd making a huge call.

‘Hit my arm’: Controversy seals ‘debacle’

‘Hit my arm’: Controversy seals ‘debacle’

It might not rival Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ moment for importance but the Sharks’ Wade Graham has added some controversy.

Greatest NRL backline in 35 years?

premium_icon Greatest NRL backline in 35 years?

Has rugby league seen a more dynamic club backline since the Eels offered up Peter Sterling, Brett Kenny, Steve Ella, Mick Cronin and Eric Grothe in the 1980s?

Beattie: I’ll walk away for the good of rugby league

premium_icon Beattie: I’ll walk away for the good of rugby league

ARLC Chairman Peter Beattie has declared he will push on with his reform of the independent commission, even if it costs him his job.

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