Rugby League

Tue 20 Aug 2019

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.

BIG WINNERS: Ghosts success draws on with season awards

premium_icon BIG WINNERS: Ghosts success draws on with season awards

Grafton had three award winners over three different grades to go with the major gong on Sunday.

Mon 19 Aug 2019

HISTORY BOYS: Ghosts break records in Coffs Harbour

premium_icon HISTORY BOYS: Ghosts break records in Coffs Harbour

Grafton rewrote the record books and added to a great decade for the bush footy club with the emphatic win on Sunday.

Rebels relish stellar year under 'best and fairest' Nagle

premium_icon Rebels relish stellar year under 'best and fairest' Nagle

The reserve grade coach has earned a great deal of respect at the helm of the club and his comrades hope to have him back next year.

WATCH: Cosmic Collett hits Comets for six in grand final

premium_icon WATCH: Cosmic Collett hits Comets for six in grand final

Ghosts centre Collett capped off another astronomical year claiming two awards on a huge grand final day.

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.

Monday Buzz: The dirtiest team in the NRL

premium_icon Monday Buzz: The dirtiest team in the NRL

Melbourne have copped an avalanche of complaints about their wrestling tactics, but they aren’t the dirtiest team in the NRL writes Phil Rothfield.

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.

Crisis point: Another injury blow for Broncos

premium_icon Crisis point: Another injury blow for Broncos

Just 24 hours after Tevita Pangai Jr and Jake Turpin were charged by the NRL match review committee, Brisbane’s finals hopes have been dealt another blow.

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.

LIVE COVERAGE: Ghosts explode to life in massive GF victory

premium_icon LIVE COVERAGE: Ghosts explode to life in massive GF victory

Follow our live coverage of the 2019 Group 2 Grand Finals from Geoff King Motors Oval in Coffs Harbour.

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?

GHOULISH GHOSTS: Grafton dominant in Group 2 grand final

premium_icon GHOULISH GHOSTS: Grafton dominant in Group 2 grand final

The Ghosts claimed the major premiership in style with a huge win over the Coffs Harbour Comets.

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