Friday, September 19, 2014
Rugby League News

NRL

Benji Marshall expected to make imminent decision on future

Benji Marshall

Rugby League superstar Benji Marshall is expected to make a decision on the NRL club he will sign for imminently, with developments moving at a fast pace as the race to sign him hots up. After Cronulla Sharks looked in pole position to snare Marshall following his return to the 13-man code, St George Illawarra Dragons have sensationally re-entered the ... Read More »

Inglis chasing down Slater for full-back spot

Greg-Inglis-Billy-Slater

Reports are emerging Down Under that South Sydney star Greg Inglis will replace Melbourne’s Billy Slater at full-back for Australia if the latter doesn’t put in a good performance on Friday night, when the Kangaroos take on New Zealand. Inglis has enjoyed a blistering start to the season, characterised by a superb 90-metre try against Brisbane Broncos last week. Slater, ... Read More »

An open letter to Alex McKinnon

Alex-MCKinnon

The Rugby League community was devastated in March when promising Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon sustained a serious spinal injury in the game against Melbourne. Gavin Wilson, a Rugby League journalist and the York City Knights media manager, suffered the same injury 13 years ago. Here he pens an open letter to McKinnon, which originally appeared in the May issue ... Read More »

Sharks and Storm battle to sign Marshall

Benji-Marshall-press

Cronulla Sharks and Melbourne Storm are the last two clubs remaining in the battle to sign Benji Marshall, the former Wests Tigers star who announced that he would return to the NRL after pulling the plug on his nascent rugby union career with the Auckland Blues. Marshall has already rejected approaches from North Queensland, Parramatta and St George Illawarra, as ... Read More »

Alex McKinnon surprises Newcastle team-mates

Alex McKinnon surprises his Newcastle Knights team-mates. ©Fox

Alex McKinnon surprised his Newcastle Knights team-mates yesterday by turning up in their dressing room unannounced. The Knights, McKinnon’s team before a tragic accident ended his career earlier this season, were facing NRL rivals Canterbury Bulldogs (click here for the match report), and, according to captain Kurt Gidley, his appearance gave the side a huge boost. “It was an instant ... Read More »

Match report: Wests Tigers 6-22 Gold Coast Titans

Greg-Bird-offloads-under-pressure

In a nutshell The Titans bounced back from round seven heartache to push Wests Tigers into fourth and move level with table-toppers Canterbury and Manly. The story of the game 6’ – Aidan Sezer try; Aidan Sezer goal (1/1): 0-6 13’ – Aidan Sezer penalty goal (2/2): 0-8 24’ – Nate Myles (Titans) sin-binned (professional foul) 28’ – Greg Bird ... Read More »

Match report: Manly Sea Eagles 54-18 Canberra Raiders

Peta Hiku scoring the second of his four tries. ©Action

In a nutshell A blistering first half saw Manly run in seven converted tries to put themselves out of reach of the Canberra Raiders, who outscored the home side in the second half. The story of the game 3’ – Peta Hiku try; Jamie Lyon goal (1/1): 6-0 5’ – Jamie Lyon try; Jamie Lyon goal (2/2): 12-0 8’ – ... Read More »

Match report: Canterbury Bulldogs 16-12 Newcastle Knights

Graham-Bulldogs-Knights

In a Nutshell The Bulldogs retained their place at the top of the NRL ladder, with a hard-fought victory over the Knights, with halfback Trent Hodkinson, who has expressed an interest in playing for England, the key difference between the teams. How it unfolded The Bulldogs came into the game after having won their last three games each by one ... Read More »

Match report: North Queensland Cowboys 42-14 Parramatta Eels

Gower-Eels

In a Nutshell Young Cowboys winger Curtis Rona and Scotland international Kane Linnett both scored two tries as their team gained its third victory of the season with a comfortable win over the Eels in Townsville. How it unfolded The Cowboys shot out to an 18-0 lead after 15 minutes with tries from Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott and Rona, with ... Read More »

Match report: Cronulla Sharks 24-20 Penrith Panthers

Fifita-Sharks

In a Nutshell Cronulla earned a much needed victory over the Panthers at Remondis Stadium, despite losing Todd Carney with a hamstring injury, with the lead changing hands several times and the Panthers having a late try turned down by the video referee that could have won the game. How it unfolded The Panthers took the lead after seven minutes ... Read More »