Sunday, November 23, 2014
Rugby League News


Benji Marshall cleared to make Rugby League return


Less than a year after quitting the game and heading for Rugby Union, New Zealand star Benji Marshall has been given the go-ahead to make his debut for St George Illawarra this weekend, as they gear up to face Parramatta. The 29-year-old has been training with the Dragons all week and, after the club finalized a package with Union outfit ... Read More »

Vatuvei voted NRL’s favourite son


New Zealand Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei has been voted the NRL’s “Favourite Son” in advance of this weekend’s “Women in League” round of NRL matches. Vatuvei was honoured for his “efforts and attitude that inspire women to be part of the Rugby League family at all levels”. The award was presented to Vatuvei at the launch of the 2104 Harvey ... Read More »

Rugby League round-up: Today in the NRL

Jamie Soward, a former London Broncos stand-off, scores for Penrith.

Who played today? Canterbury Bulldogs took on St George-Illawarra Dragons, while Newcastle Knights welcomed Penrith Panthers What were the scores? Canterbury thrashed Gareth Widdop’s Dragons 38-6 and the Panthers won in similar style, taking down the Knights 32-10 Who scored the points? Canterbury Bulldogs 38 Tries: Sam Perrett (5), Tony Williams (11), Tim Lafai (24, 33, 44), Greg Eastwood (62), ... Read More »

Rugby League round-up: Saturday’s NRL action

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New Zealand Warriors earned their first victory at Eden Park, with a convincing 54-12 victory over Canberra Raiders, who have conceded over 50 points in successive games. Warriors’ halfback Shaun Johnson scored 26 points, converting all nine Warriors’ tries and scoring two himself. After their victory in Melbourne in their last game, it was another good result for the Warriors, ... Read More »

Benji Marshall signs for St George Illawarra Dragons


After weeks of conjecture and speculation, Benji Marshall’s future has finally been confirmed, and his return to Rugby League has been rubber-stamped. The Kiwi international has jumped back to the 13-man code by signing a deal with St George Illawarra Dragons, putting pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal. Plenty of NRL clubs were queuing up to sign the ... Read More »

Marshall to make decision on future this week

Benji Marshall

New Zealand legend Benji Marshall will make his return to Rugby League with the Cronulla Sharks, unless St George-Illawarra Dragons submit a formal offer by Friday. The former Wests Tigers half-back, 29, secured an early release to his contract with rugby union outfit Auckland Blues last month after less than a season in the other code. After being pursued by ... Read More »

NRL strengthens concussion laws


The NRL will strengthen concussion rules to make clubs more responsible for identifying and assessing players that may have suffered a concussive injury. NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg has revealed that the new rules introduced for the 2014 season have seen a “significant improvement” in the way players are treated after suffering a possible concussion. But he said the ... Read More »

NRL announces salary cap changes

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The NRL is to modify its salary cap regulations for the 2015 season. Chief Operating Officer Jim Doyle says the changes follow a comprehensive review of the salary cap rules involving consultation with clubs, players, player managers, corporate partners, fans, media and other stakeholders. The changes will include: Making it easier for clubs to put long serving players into careers ... Read More »

NRL reveals date of 2015 World Club Challenge


The NRL has issued a report on a meeting today of NRL club CEOs at which it revealed a number of details about the current state of the game and next year’s competitions, including the fact that next year’s World Club Challenge will take place in the UK on the weekend of February 20-22, with the NRL season due to ... Read More »

Gareth Widdop: I’d love to play with Benji Marshall


St George Illawarra and England stand-off Gareth Widdop claims he would relish the opportunity to play alongside Kiwi legend Benji Marshall, who is highly fancied to join the Dragons after ending his contract with rugby union side Auckland Blues. The former Wests Tigers star, who has turned down contracts with several NRL clubs, is set to make a decision this ... Read More »