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James Graham hoping to end Grand Final hoodoo

James Graham hoping to end Grand Final hoodoo

Canterbury and England prop James Graham is hoping to end his Grand Final losing streak when he faces Sam Burgess’ South Sydney in the NRL’s season-ending spectacle on Sunday. The 29-year-old has played in seven Grand Finals in the last

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Oldfield: Dragons have timed run to perfection

Oldfield: Dragons have timed run to perfection

Catalan winger Michael Oldfield says he knew from the beginning of the season that the Dragons could go all the way to the Grand Final. The French outfit are just 80 minutes away from a prized place in the Old

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Paul Anderson: Changes are coming

Paul Anderson: Changes are coming

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson insists the Giants will make several changes – both on the field and off it – after they crashed out of the play-offs at the hands of Catalan Dragons last week. The Giants’ 18-16 defeat ensured

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Why did the John Smith’s Stadium blackout last week?

Why did the John Smith’s Stadium blackout last week?

The managing director of the consultancy firm responsible for Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium has released a statement addressing the partial black-out during the Giants’ play-off loss to Catalan Dragons on Friday. KSDL’s Gareth Davies said: “The disruption caused to supporters

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Four Burgess brothers named in Grand Final squad

Four Burgess brothers named in Grand Final squad

All four Burgess brothers have been named in South Sydney Rabbitohs’ 20-man squad to face Canterbury Bulldogs in Sunday’s NRL Grand Final. George and Sam look set to start at prop and loose forward respectively, while Tom and Luke have

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Issac Luke to miss NRL Grand Final

Issac Luke to miss NRL Grand Final

South Sydney and New Zealand hooker Issac Luke will miss Sunday’s NRL Grand Final after picking up a one-match suspension for an illegal throw on Sonny Bill Williams of Sydney Roosters. Many pundits thought Luke had a chance of dodging

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Hull KR: Chester wants better behaviour

Hull KR: Chester wants better behaviour

Hull KR coach Chris Chester says he will not tolerate ill-discipline from his players next season. The Robins boss doesn’t want a repeat of 2014, when off-field issues plagued his side and contributed heavily to a disappointing ninth-place finish. Jonny

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Bulls’ new pre-season model will bear fruit, says Pitts

Bulls’ new pre-season model will bear fruit, says Pitts

Bradford forward Jay Pitts believes an “innovative” approach to pre-season training will pay dividends for the Bulls in 2015. The 24-year-old says the schedule being developed by head coach James Lowes, which sees players report back for the start of

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Dally M Medal: Thurston and Hayne named joint winners

Dally M Medal: Thurston and Hayne named joint winners

North Queensland Cowboys stand-off Johnathan Thurston and Parramatta Eels full-back Jarryd Hayne have been named joint-winners of the prestigious Dally M Player of the Year Medal. Never before has the NRL’s most prestigious award been shared. It’s the third time

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Leigh and Featherstone to contest Championship Grand Final

Leigh and Featherstone to contest Championship Grand Final

Leigh Centurions and Featherstone Rovers will do battle in the Kingstone Press Championship Grand Finals after they both defeated their opponents Dewsbury Rams and Sheffield Eagles respectively on Sunday. The Centurions beat Dewsbury 33-22 at Leigh Sports Village, while Featherstone

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