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McKinnon plans to walk fiancee down aisle

Alex McKinnon

Less than a fortnight after breaking his neck in a tragic on-field accident, Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon has announced he is to marry long-term girlfriend Teigan Power – and he plans to walk her down the aisle. The 22-year-old, who currently only has use of his right arm, posted a photograph of the pair to his Instagram account earlier ... Read More »

NRL to crack down on lifting tackles

The tackle that looks to have ended Alex McKinnon's career. ©Action

The NRL have announced they are to consider outlawing all lifting tackles in an attempt to prevent accidents like the one that looks to have ended the career of Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon. The 22-year-old has been in hospital for a fortnight after landing on his head in a tragic three-man tackle featuring Jordan McLean and Bromwich brothers Jesse ... Read More »

Is Marwan Koukash lining up Benji Marshall?

Marshall in his time at Wests Tigers. ©RLPhotos

Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash is reportedly lining up a bid for New Zealand legend Benji Marshall, who is said to be unsettled at rugby union outfit Auckland Blues. The 29-year-old swapped codes last year after an illustrious 10-year career with Wests Tigers. Since joining the Super 15 outfit he has made just two appearances, with reports suggesting ... Read More »

Match Report: Wests Tigers 34-16 Manly Sea Eagles

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In a Nutshell The Tigers dominated a game that was played at their old stomping ground, the Leichardt Oval, and the Sea Eagles were beaten in all aspects of the game, scoring two late tries to give the scoreline a more respectable look. How it unfolded The Tigers took the lead in the eighth minute with a try by captain ... Read More »

Match Report: Melbourne Storm 26-28 Gold Coast Titans

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In a Nutshell The Titans went to the top of the NRL Premiership with a controversial defeat of Melbourne Storm through a disputed late penalty given when the Storm were adjudged to have stripped the ball from Titans prop Luke Douglas. How it unfolded The Storm took an early lead through a converted try by Sisa Waqa, but the Titans ... Read More »

Match Report: St George Illawarra Dragons 6-26 South Sydney

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In a Nutshell South Sydney dominated territory and possession and they were helped by a penalty count in their favour. How it unfolded The Rabbitohs took the lead with a penalty by Adam Reynolds for stealing the ball after ten minutes. And they extended their lead late in the first half with converted tries by Luke burgess. and Jason Clark to ... Read More »

Match Report: Penrith Panthers 12-6 Canberra Raiders

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In a Nutshell The Panthers kept up their good form with a close win against the Raiders, who were unable to convert late pressure into points. How it unfolded The Panthers opened the scoring after 15 minutes when Jamal Idris and Dean Whare created a try for debutant winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak. Matt Moylan couldn’t convert, and they added to their lead ... Read More »

Match Report: Cronulla Sharks 37-6 New Zealand Warriors

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In a Nutshell Sharks winger Nathan Stapleton scored four tries as the Sharks defeated a disappointing Warriors side to gain their first win of the NRL season. How it unfolded Although Stapleton scored 16 points, the stars of the show were the Sharks’ halfbacks Todd Carney and Jeff Robson, who led their side brilliantly around the field, despite the continuing ... Read More »

Match Report: Dewsbury Rams 6-58 Wigan Warriors

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In a Nutshell Joe Burgess scored four tries as Wigan overcame a strong challenge from Dewsbury with eight tries in the second half. How it unfolded Dewsbury Rams gave a spirited performance in the first half to restrict their visitors to a 12-0 lead through two tries from winger Joe Burgess. And when Dale Morton scored a try converted by ... Read More »

Is Benji Marshall set for a return to Rugby League?

Benji Marshall. ©RLPhotos

A former New Zealand test star turned journalist has suggested Kiwi legend Benji Marshall could be set for a return to Rugby League after finding it difficult to adapt to rugby union. Tony Kemp, who was a highly-rated utility player with Leeds Rhinos, Castleford Tigers and Newcastle Knights – and has 25 New Zealand caps – claims Marshall is unsettled ... Read More »