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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

RLWC2013 star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will not play in the Four Nations competition down under this Autumn

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?

Fuifui Moimoi

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 »

NRL junior banned for spitting blood

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A New Zealand Warriors Under20s player has been banned for three games by an NRL judiciary panel, after being found guilty of spitting blood at an opponent. James Bell was hit with the charge after spitting during the Warriors’ 40-34 loss to Newcastle Knights last weekend. Peter Kite, who was on the judicial counsel, decided that Bell’s actions were deliberate ... Read More »

Cronulla Sharks in doping claims

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Seventeen past and present players from NRL side Cronulla Sharks are under investigation for alleged doping. The players have been issued with formal allegations of possible anti-doping violations. The Sharks have said five of the players are still at the club. An investigation by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) centres around the possible use of supplements, including banned peptides. ... Read More »

VIDEO: Greg Inglis scores another try of the season contender

Greg-Inglis

It’s been a remarkable 2014 for Greg Inglis, who is fast asserting himself as the finest player in the world of Rugby League with some dazzling performance for South Sydney Rabbitohs. The Rabbitohs are riding high at the top of the NRL, and after Thursday’s incredible 42-16 win against Brisbane, ‘GI’ once again grabbed the headlines, scoring a memorable hat-trick. ... Read More »

Boyd to leave Newcastle Knights?

Darius Boyd in his St George days.

Newcastle Knights full-back Darius Boyd has completed his treatment for depression – but will not play for the club again, Australian media are reporting. Boyd made headlines last month when it was announced he would be checking into a Sydney mental health facility to seek treatment for depression, and he hasn’t featured in an NRL game since. And the Knights ... Read More »

SBW open to NRL return after RU stint

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Sonny Bill Williams hasn’t even departed the NRL for Rugby Union yet – and he’s already admitted he’d be open to returning to the 13-man code after his next stint in Union. Williams leaves for the 15-man game at the end of this season, after winning both an NRL Grand Final and a World Club Challenge during his time with ... Read More »