Rugby League

Tue 26 May 2020

Family tragedy rules Rooster out of Souths clash

premium_icon Family tragedy rules Rooster out of Souths clash

The highly anticipated grudge match between the Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs will go ahead without veteran Mitchell Aubusson.

Tensions rise for Queensland derby

premium_icon Tensions rise for Queensland derby

A war of words has broken out between the Cowboys and Titans ahead of Friday’s derby clash, as the two forward packs fire up for a blockbuster return.

Sharks rising star stood down for doping

Sharks rising star stood down for doping

Two days before the NRL premiership resumes, a Cronulla Sharks star has been provisionally suspended for a failed drug test.

Crowe’s Walker defence: ‘more violence over toilet rolls’

premium_icon Crowe’s Walker defence: ‘more violence over toilet rolls’

South Sydney owner Russell Crowe says Rabbitohs five-eighth Cody Walker’s two-match suspension is “not sustainable”.

Rothfield: 20 reasons why I’m excited about NRL restart

premium_icon Rothfield: 20 reasons why I’m excited about NRL restart

Footy is back – and it’s time for everyone to get fired up. We’re about to be treated to five months of sizzling NRL action.

‘I thought I was going to shut down the NRL’

premium_icon ‘I thought I was going to shut down the NRL’

Boom Sharks rookie Bronson Xerri was so sick back on March 13 that he became the first player tested for COVID-19. Now he’s ready to return.

Kent: ‘asterisk’ debate should be thrown in the bin

premium_icon Kent: ‘asterisk’ debate should be thrown in the bin

Talk of an ‘asterisk’ premiership for this year’s winners is utterly ridiculous, writes PAUL KENT.

Gold Coast’s Arrow ready to fire at Taumalolo

premium_icon Gold Coast’s Arrow ready to fire at Taumalolo

Titans forward Jai Arrow is planning a direct assault on Cowboys man-mountain Jason Taumalolo ahead of the NRL resumption this weekend.

Sun 24 May 2020

NRL warns there are still ‘plenty of hurdles’

NRL warns there are still ‘plenty of hurdles’

The end of a dispute between referees and the NRL was the final major hurdle to be cleared before next week’s resumption of the 2020 season.

Roberts firms for Rabbitohs return

Roberts firms for Rabbitohs return

Rabbitohs star centre James Roberts has trained with his teammates in a sign he could be available to play in Round 3 against the Roosters.

PNG cannonball takes to city life the ‘hard’ way

premium_icon PNG cannonball takes to city life the ‘hard’ way

Justin Olam is still learning about life in a big city like Melbourne but the aggressive ball runner knows a lot about what is required to stay here: hard work.

No pay cuts: Cap set to stay at $10m for 2021

premium_icon No pay cuts: Cap set to stay at $10m for 2021

ARL Commission chairman Peter V’landys has ruled out heavy player pay cuts for next season.

Boyd opens up on Bennett: “My one regret’’

premium_icon Boyd opens up on Bennett: “My one regret’’

Darius Boyd has come a long way throughout his career, going from a painfully shy kid to an advocate for mental health.

Lockdown gives Titans chance to wipe slate clean

premium_icon Lockdown gives Titans chance to wipe slate clean

The day before the NRL was shut down, the Titans suffered a humiliating 46-6 loss to Parramatta. Two months later, coach Justin Holbrook has made changes he believes...

NRL players face strict testing to play in ‘clean zones’

premium_icon NRL players face strict testing to play in ‘clean zones’

NRL players will under scrutiny like never before with medical checks on game days.

NRL boss has cheeky dig at the AFL

NRL boss has cheeky dig at the AFL

Peter V’landys was widely scrutinised when he announced the NRL would return in late May, but the bold move has proved a masterstroke.

Fri 22 May 2020

Te’o breaks silence on NRL comeback bid

premium_icon Te’o breaks silence on NRL comeback bid

The potential NRL return of Ben Te’o is expected to gather pace this week – with the backrower revealing his desire as the first dominoes began to fall.

Gold Coast Titans will drop anti-vaxx duo

premium_icon Gold Coast Titans will drop anti-vaxx duo

Titans coach has revealed anti-vaxx duo Cartwright and Kelly are likely facing the axe after missing crucial preparation time for the NRL relaunch.

Holmes‘ lockdown homework for Titans clash

premium_icon Holmes‘ lockdown homework for Titans clash

After spending his isolation kicking bombs to himself, Valentine Holmes is raring to go.

NRL boss: ‘We should never have shut down’

NRL boss: ‘We should never have shut down’

Peter V’landys has made the stunning claim the NRL should never have shut down despite nearly losing six clubs during the COVID-19 crisis.

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