Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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James Graham could end career Down Under

James-Graham

England World Cup prop James Graham is enjoying his rugby Down Under so much that he may eventually call Australia home – forever. He made the prediction on the eve of his Man of the Match performance that helped inspire the Canterbury Bulldogs to a ‘golden point’ victory over Manly on Saturday and a place in the penultimate week of ... Read More »

Parramatta Eels confirm Ben Crooks signing

Ben Crooks

NRL outift Parramatta Eels have confirmed the signing of Hull FC star Ben Crooks, last year’s Super League Young Player of the Year, on a two-year contract. The move will re-unite Crooks with former Hull coach Peter Gentle, who is now an assistant to Eels coach Brad Arthur. “Ben is a talented footballer who is excited about a chance to ... Read More »

Controversial call does for North Queensland Cowboys again?

Johnathan-Thurston

Lightning never strikes twice, apparently – but for North Queensland Cowboys, their season has been cruelly ended by a potential controversial call for the third consecutive season. After the ‘Hand of Foran’ incident involving Kieran Foran in 2012, the Cowboys were defeated by Cronulla Sharks in last year’s play-offs after the Sharks scored a try on the seventh tackle. That ... Read More »

Paul Aiton not offered ASADA deal, Aus media reports

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The Sydney Morning Herald are reporting potential bad news for Leeds Rhinos’ Paul Aiton – as well as two other former Cronulla Sharks stars – today, after it was revealed the hooker has reportedly not been offered a backdated ban by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. Current Cronulla captain Paul Gallen – as well as nine other current NRL players ... Read More »

Potter loses his job at Wests Tigers

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Wests Tigers have decided not to renew the contract of their head coach Mick Potter. The club has issued a statement today explaining why they have decided not to retain the former St Helens and Bradford Bulls coach. It says: “Wests Tigers Board and management would like to thank Mick Potter for the professional manner in which he has conducted ... Read More »

Catalans table four-year deal for disgraced Todd Carney

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League Express understands a deal for Catalan Dragons to bring controversial Australian halfback Todd Carney to Super League is in the offing, after the Dragons confirmed they were in talks with the former Sydney and Cronulla star. Carney was sacked by the Sharks earlier this season for an off-field incident – the third time he has been let go in ... Read More »

NRL: Late Penrith show sees off defending champions

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Penrith Panthers advanced to week three of the NRL play-offs in the most dramatic fashion, as Jamie Soward’s 80th minute drop-goal saw them consign defending champions Sydney to a shock defeat. The Roosters were leading 18-12 heading into the final three minutes, before an incredible try for the Panthers pulled the game level. With the ball seemingly bouncing dead, Dallin ... Read More »

Koukash to purchase Newcastle Knights?

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

Is Salford Red Devils owner finally set to get his hands on an NRL club at long last? The Red Devils boss has had a long-standing interest in taking on an Australian club – and it looks like he is on the brink of taking control at Newcastle Knights. Speaking straight after Friday’s home game with Widnes, Salford Reds CEO ... Read More »

Could NRL wonderkid be about to take two-year break from RL?

Dellin Watene-Zlezniak

When you’re eight games into a professional Rugby League career – and setting the world on fire with some incredible performances – the last thing you tend to think about is taking a two year break away from the game that has turned you into a superstar. But that’s exactly the situation Penrith star Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is faced with, as ... Read More »

Video: NRL star Reynolds provides hilarious ‘brain explosion’

Josh-Reynolds

Rugby League players are certainly well known for the odd ‘brain explosion’ from time to time – but this one from NRL star Josh Reynolds surely must rank as one of the most bizarre. Reynolds – who plays alongside England’s James Graham for the Canterbury Bulldogs – was involved in perhaps the most ridiculous moment in NRL history at the ... Read More »