Rugby League

Sun 18 Aug 2019

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.

Recruitment fails plague Broncos

premium_icon Recruitment fails plague Broncos

Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Johnathan Thurston are just three players to escape Broncos recruiters — and the same mistakes continue to be made today.

Meninga won’t let Titans dump Taylor

premium_icon Meninga won’t let Titans dump Taylor

Mal Meninga has dug his heels in and will not let star halfback Ash Taylor walk away from his $1 million contract with the Gold Coast.

Bulldogs’ target huge names in planned spending spree

premium_icon Bulldogs’ target huge names in planned spending spree

The Bulldogs are ready to put their days of turmoil behind them with a plan to go on a recruitment drive targeting the best players in the game.

Lodge: Haas is the best I’ve seen

premium_icon Lodge: Haas is the best I’ve seen

Monstrous teenager Payne Haas destroyed Penrith on Friday night, and it’s led to stunning praise from fellow big man and Brisbane Broncos prop Matt Lodge.

Mystery infection nearly ended Fergo’s career

premium_icon Mystery infection nearly ended Fergo’s career

Ferguson still doesn’t know what caused the infection that’s kept him off the field in recent weeks - but he knows it nearly forced him into early retirement.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

Foran goes Rabbit hunting as Dogs land another upset

premium_icon Foran goes Rabbit hunting as Dogs land another upset

Canterbury have continued their giant-killing ways and the Rabbitohs have stumbled yet again with Kieran Foran the difference in the Bulldogs' 14-6 victory.

Knights flog Cowboys to keep finals hopes alive

Knights flog Cowboys to keep finals hopes alive

Newcastle are back in the hunt for the NRL finals after ending a six-game losing streak with a 42-6 flogging of North Queensland to go ninth on the NRL ladder

Mitchell Moses relishing role as Eels eye finals campaign

Mitchell Moses relishing role as Eels eye finals campaign

Mitchell Moses "has taken the team by its throat” as Parramatta and the in-form halfback aim to learn from previous failings in the NRL finals

Val Holmes’ vow to dad: ‘I’ll prove them wrong’

premium_icon Val Holmes’ vow to dad: ‘I’ll prove them wrong’

As he prepares for the most important fortnight of his football career, rugby league star Valentine Holmes is determined to succeed in the NFL

Pangai Jr facing season-ending ban for crusher tackle

premium_icon Pangai Jr facing season-ending ban for crusher tackle

Brisbane could be without Tevita Pangai Jnr in their charge to the finals, with the enforcer facing a lengthy stint on the sidelines for a late crusher tackle

Eels, NRL hand down Lane’s punishment

premium_icon Eels, NRL hand down Lane’s punishment

Eels backrower Shaun Lane has been handed his punishment for a Mad Monday incident involving images of him holding a plastic bag containing a white substance

Storm suffer record collapse as Raiders rampage

premium_icon Storm suffer record collapse as Raiders rampage

The Storm have given up the biggest ever lead in their history, letting an 18-0 head start go begging in a 22-18 defeat to Canberra.

Those chasing the big bucks risk a career nosedive

premium_icon Those chasing the big bucks risk a career nosedive

NRL players should heed the advice of Benjamin Franklin, who almost 300 years ago preached that money has never made man happy, nor will it, writes Tony Durkin

BRL celebrate the 2019 season with their annual awards night

premium_icon BRL celebrate the 2019 season with their annual awards night

Last night the clubs of the Bundaberg Rugby League came together to celebrate the 2019 season.

Fri 16 Aug 2019

Storm boss hits out at critics in open letter to members

Storm boss hits out at critics in open letter to members

Melbourne CEO Dave Donaghy has written an open letter to Storm fans over an escalating war of words between the club and South Sydney over tackling techniques

Holmes' NFL hopes are slipping away

premium_icon Holmes' NFL hopes are slipping away

Valentine Holmes faces a massive task to win a spot on the New York Jets’ NFL roster, and his second pre-season appearance hasn’t done much to help his cause.

NRL defends lavish gift to Smith’s wife

premium_icon NRL defends lavish gift to Smith’s wife

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg is under fire for the decision to present Cameron Smith’s wife with an expensive diamond ring as the Storm star mrked his 400th game.

‘Disrespectful’ Broncos coach sparks feud

‘Disrespectful’ Broncos coach sparks feud

Brisbane Broncos coach Anthony Seibold has seemingly accidentally fired up a State of Origin style feud with the Sydney Roosters.

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