Rugby League

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Radical new rules for junior league players

premium_icon Radical new rules for junior league players

No premierships and a no-tackle program are among changes to be introduced to junior rugby league as the sport’s bosses try to grow the sport.

How can NRL repair it’s battered reputation?

premium_icon How can NRL repair it’s battered reputation?

RLPA boss Ian Prendergast has met with NRL boss Todd Greenberg to discuss the damage caused to the game by five players charged with assault in recent weeks.

Kent: NRL must fight for its reputation

premium_icon Kent: NRL must fight for its reputation

Merry Christmas rugby league. How can you love a game which faces five sexual assault allegations over one summer? ... writes PAUL KENT.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

All the off-field incidents the NRL dealt with in 2018

premium_icon All the off-field incidents the NRL dealt with in 2018

More than a dozen players have been caught up in off-field incidents in 2018 in what was a horror year for the NRL.

Ferguson Origin career could be over

premium_icon Ferguson Origin career could be over

Blake Ferguson has all but ended his own Origin career after snubbing a request from Blues coach Brad Fittler to attend a New South Wales bonding session.

The Mann for now: Storm pals battle for Knights No.9 jersey

The Mann for now: Storm pals battle for Knights No.9 jersey

Kurt Mann has designs on locking down Newcastle’s No.9 jersey for the next three seasons but his old mate Slade Griffin has other ideas.

Pangai picks NSW, casting doubt on his representative future

Pangai picks NSW, casting doubt on his representative future

Tongan wrecking ball Tevita Pangai Junior may have played his last game for the Mate Ma’a, saying his international representative future is up in the air.

Twitter swipe fuels Broncos and Bunnies war

premium_icon Twitter swipe fuels Broncos and Bunnies war

Rabbitohs football manager Brock Schaefer took aim at the Broncos over sacking Jason Demetriou in a since deleted tweet.

The 25 rookies set for a Maroon future: Part V

premium_icon The 25 rookies set for a Maroon future: Part V

A Widgee product considered the most exciting young forward in the country, a monster from Tully who made his mark on the QCup, and a bloke who looks like Alf.

Future Origin star still clubless for 2019

Future Origin star still clubless for 2019

He’s been selected in the Emerging Blues squad, but this next generation NSW talent still doesn’t even have an NRL club for 2019.

The $1 million difference between NRL’s haves and have-nots

The $1 million difference between NRL’s haves and have-nots

The NRL has published the private deals being made by each of its clubs, revealing a huge divide between the league’s haves and have-nots.

‘I can still remember her screams’

‘I can still remember her screams’

NRL great Luke Lewis has revealed a chilling secret from his past — the traumatic day his mum endured things he still “can’t unsee”.

Freddie explains Lodge Emerging Blues decision

premium_icon Freddie explains Lodge Emerging Blues decision

NSW coach Brad Fittler has defended his decision to invite controversial Brisbane prop Matt Lodge to train with a group of Emerging Blues players.

Kevvie claims another win for Queensland

premium_icon Kevvie claims another win for Queensland

First it was Kalyn Ponga — now Queensland coach Kevin Walters has struck another blow against the Kiwis.

Watch him, Kevvie: Walker taps former Jet for big things

premium_icon Watch him, Kevvie: Walker taps former Jet for big things

The versatile second-rower is approaching 40 first grade games, and with the retirement of Luke Lewis is being tapped for an expanded role in season 2019.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Jack De Belin charged with aggravated sex assault

premium_icon Jack De Belin charged with aggravated sex assault

NRL star Jack De Belin is the latest rugby league player to be under police investigation for an alleged incident on the weekend.

Bronco’s switch is off: ‘I should just give up hope’

premium_icon Bronco’s switch is off: ‘I should just give up hope’

Wayne Bennett’s out of the picture, but Corey Oates has altered his mindset and won’t be lobbying Anthony Seibold about a move he’s long yearned for.

NRL violence: When does ability trump morality?

premium_icon NRL violence: When does ability trump morality?

THE regularity of NRL players getting in trouble for violence against women is out of hand. MIKE COLMAN asks does the league value ability over morality?

‘It sucks’: Young gun gutted by Broncos defection

‘It sucks’: Young gun gutted by Broncos defection

Rising rugby star Jordan Petaia says it sucks seeing former Queensland Reds teammate Izaia Perese defect to rugby league.

Jets boss not phased by brutal schedule

premium_icon Jets boss not phased by brutal schedule

Shane Walker has welcomed the challenge presented to the Ipswich Jets by the Intrust Super Cup fixturing gurus

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