Saturday, August 30, 2014
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NRL referee apologises for blunder in Brisbane v St George

Ben Cummins

NRL referee Ben Cummins reportedly apologised on the field to Brisbane’s Matt Gillett – after bizarrely issuing him with a yellow card during the Broncos’ NRL victory against St George-Illawarra Dragons on Friday. The Broncos, who were leading by 20 points at the time after a stunning first-half performance, were left stunned when Gillett was sinbinned for a professional foul ... Read More »

Gallen ruled ineligible for State of Origin medal

Paul-Gallen

After his well-documented suspension for his involvement in the Cronulla Sharks’ controversial supplements program of 2011, the New South Wales Rugby League board (NSWRL) have ruled Blues captain Paul Gallen ineligible for the prestigious Brad Fittler Medal. Gallen – who is suspended until late November – was ruled out of the running for the Dally M representative player of the ... Read More »

NRL side fined over concussion guideline breaches

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NRL side North Queensland Cowboys have been fined $20,000 after becoming the latest Australian side to breach concussion guidelines – sending a warning to NRL clubs ahead of the play-off series. Wests Tigers and Canterbury have incurred fines already the season for breaching the rules, and the Cowboys have followed suit after an investigation into an incident involving Tariq Sims ... Read More »

Opinion: Rugby League exposes its own Achilles heel again

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Essentially, it is the 64 million dollar question which has plagued Rugby League for the last 25 years. Why on Earth can’t this fantastic game – which we would all probably agree is the most exciting sport out there – get a foothold amongst the mainstream in Great Britain? After all, for entertainment and drama, there isn’t really another sport ... Read More »

NRL to go to THREE referees?

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After the two referee system – used in Australia for a number of years – has been trialled in England over recent months, the NRL are now considering the bizarre prospect of introducing a THIRD on-field referee to their matches. The game is currently undergoing a host of changes Down Under, and the NRL have suggested the prospect of a ... Read More »

Paul Gallen could fight during drugs ban

Paul-Gallen

New South Wales and Cronulla captain Paul Gallen could turn his hand to boxing during his drugs ban – if he is allowed. Gallen was one of a clutch of NRL players who were banned last week after ASADA’s investigation into the Sharks’ controversial supplements program of 2011. The forward has boxed on one occasion before – earning $80,000 earlier ... Read More »

Tuivasa-Sheck will be a top class full-back, says Slater

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Australia and Melbourne star Billy Slater believes Kiwi international Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is destined to become one of the NRL’s best full-backs, after it was announced he will take over Sydney Roosters’ number one shirt when Anthony Minichiello retires at the end of this season. Tuivasa-Sheck, 21, has spent much of his short career on the wing, helping the Roosters to ... Read More »

14 Cronulla players in ASADA storm accept bans

Paul-Gallen

Australian media are reporting that up to 14 past and present Cronulla Sharks players will accept deals relating to the show cause notices they were issued by ASADA – and will receive a back-dated 12-month suspension. Nathan Gardner, Wade Graham, Anthony Tupou and Sharks captain Paul Gallen have reportedly accepted the deal, as well as the likes of Jeremy Smith, ... Read More »

Fuifui Moimoi heading to Super League?

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One of the NRL’s most recognisable and cult characters could be on his way to England, after Fuifui Moimoi announced he would be leaving Parramatta after 11 incredible seasons with the club. The 34-year-old walked out of a training session this week after it was revealed he will not feature in the Eels’ last home game of the season, Australian ... Read More »