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Fri 18 May 2018

Cameron's timing intrigues

premium_icon Cameron's timing intrigues

Strange time for Cameron Smith to call it quits for rep football.

Thu 17 May 2018

Kent: 14 players on minimum wage would still bust Dogs’ cap

Kent: 14 players on minimum wage would still bust Dogs’ cap

THE Bulldogs’ dire salary cap position has been laid bare by PAUL KENT who says the club would bust next year’s salary cap by $390,000 even if they filled their...

Mon 14 May 2018

Woosha passing the Bomber buck: Cooney

premium_icon Woosha passing the Bomber buck: Cooney

FORMER Bomber Adam Cooney has accused coach John Worsfold of deflecting blame to his players as Jake Stringer’s form slump jeopardises his place in Essendon’s...

Monday Buzz: Weekend highlights, lowlights

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Weekend highlights, lowlights

SUPER Sea Eagles, Blues bolter and the best story in rugby league right now — check out the highlights, lowlights and talking points from another memorable weekend...

Players win praise in pain game

premium_icon Players win praise in pain game

PHIL Rothfield marvels as rugby league players put bodies on line in what he labels the most brutal body-contact sport on this planet.

Thu 10 May 2018

Exodus still hurting Lions, Suns: Lynch

premium_icon Exodus still hurting Lions, Suns: Lynch

AS Brisbane and Gold Coast suffered heart-breaking losses on the weekend, it’s hard not to think how different both clubs’ fortunes would be if there hadn’t been a...

The ‘genius’ lesson JT and Benji can teach Ponga

premium_icon The ‘genius’ lesson JT and Benji can teach Ponga

TWO legends of the game in Johnathan Thurston and Benji Marshall will clash for what might be the final time on Thursday night, and Kalyn Ponga should tune in....

Wed 9 May 2018

Why Thorn would be perfect coach for Folau

premium_icon Why Thorn would be perfect coach for Folau

WOULD Israel Folau be a good signing for the Reds? Hell yeah. An enormously talented athlete who can lead them from the wilderness of the past seven years, writes...

Scott must sacrifice Origin for Cowboys

premium_icon Scott must sacrifice Origin for Cowboys

THE Cowboys need Matt Scott to stand down from State of Origin selection this year as the most important player in North Queensland’s tough premiership puzzle,...

Mon 7 May 2018

Ennis: How Dragons will cope with six picked for Origin

Ennis: How Dragons will cope with six picked for Origin

MICHAEL Ennis has tipped a whopping SIX Dragons players to be selected for the State of Origin opener next month. But even with half a dozen stars out he expects...

Monday Buzz: Referee stats that will shock supporters

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Referee stats that will shock supporters

AS soon as the ­Broncos beat the Bulldogs in controversial circumstances on Thursday night, an interesting statistic emerged on social media.

Sun 6 May 2018

Grand final ratings: Thomas is star of show

premium_icon Grand final ratings: Thomas is star of show

MELBOURNE Victory are A-League champions and they can thank their impressive defensive line - headlined by a heroic goalkeeping performance - for delivering a...

Wed 2 May 2018

Paul Kent: Sea Eagles’ double standards

premium_icon Paul Kent: Sea Eagles’ double standards

MANLY have decided Jackson Hastings doesn’t fit the their culture — but what sort of culture do the Sea Eagles have if the club captain ignores the coach, asks PAUL...

Tue 1 May 2018

Who is worthy of the NRL Hall of Fame?

premium_icon Who is worthy of the NRL Hall of Fame?

SIX players will enter rugby league’s revamped Hall of Fame at the end of the season.

Mon 30 Apr 2018

Monday Buzz: Manly in turmoil on and off the field

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Manly in turmoil on and off the field

THERE should be genuine concern in the NRL about the long-term future of the Manly Sea Eagles, writes PHIL ROTHFIELD.

Where has it all gone wrong for Cowboys?

premium_icon Where has it all gone wrong for Cowboys?

THE Cowboys are second last on the ladder a third of the way through the season. How did it come to this for a team boasting Johnathan Thurston, Michael Morgan and...

Sun 29 Apr 2018

Young Reds a roller coaster ride

premium_icon Young Reds a roller coaster ride

THERE’S one certainty about teams whose personnel is largely made up of youngsters trying to establish their bona fides in the big time — they’ll take their...

No place like home for eager Crows – or Suns

premium_icon No place like home for eager Crows – or Suns

ADELAIDE extended its winning streak against Gold Coast to 11 AFL games while the Crows made themselves very much at home at Adelaide Oval

Fri 27 Apr 2018

‘You’re witnessing the birth of a superstar’

premium_icon ‘You’re witnessing the birth of a superstar’

BUILT like that kid who could never seem to find his birth certificate in juniors, Payne Haas finally made his hyped NRL debut against South Sydney and didn’t...

Wed 25 Apr 2018

Something has changed in Wayne Bennett

premium_icon Something has changed in Wayne Bennett

I CALLED Wayne Bennett on Tuesday to discuss a range of issues at the Broncos. The conversation lasted 31 seconds. It is the first time he has flatly refused to...

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