Sunday, September 21, 2014
Rugby League News


World Cup winner Sheens to rival Wane at Warriors

Australian national coach Tim Sheens. ©RLPhotos

Australia’s national coach Tim Sheens has emerged as Shaun Wane’s biggest rival for the New Zealand Warriors job, which became vacant when Matt Elliott was sacked this week. The 63-year-old’s manager, Wayne Beavis, was very open about putting him forward for the role. He told the Daily Telegraph in Australia: “I will certainly be putting his name forward if the ... Read More »

Nathan Brown could make NRL return in New Zealand

Saints boss Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

The manager of St Helens boss Nathan Brown has hinted the Australian might apply for the vacant head coach role at New Zealand Warriors, which Wigan boss Shaun Wane has been strongly linked with. The 40-year-old, who coached St George-Illawarra Dragons and Huddersfield Giants before taking up his role at Langtree Park, is currently third favourite with Australian bookmaker Sportsbet ... Read More »

Match report: North Queensland Cowboys 28-2 Newcastle Knights

Brent Tate crosses in the 22nd minute to make it 10-2 to North Queensland. ©Action

In a nutshell North Queensland ended their three-game losing streak by putting in a commanding performance, restricting Newcastle to a solitary score and romping home by 26 points. How it unfolded 7′ – Tyrone Roberts lands a penalty goal to put Newcastle in the lead. 19′ – Matthew Wright scores on his debut, snaring a well-placed Robert Lui kick and ... Read More »

Shaun Wane favourite to take New Zealand job


Wigan boss Shaun Wane is highly fancied to take the helm at NRL side New Zealand Warriors, after they parted company with coach Matt Elliott today in the wake of a 37-6 loss to Cronulla Sharks. The Warriors currently sit 13th in the NRL with three losses from five games. Andrew McFadden has been appointed acting head coach until the ... Read More »

McKinnon plans to walk fiancee down aisle

Alex McKinnon

Less than a fortnight after breaking his neck in a tragic on-field accident, Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon has announced he is to marry long-term girlfriend Teigan Power – and he plans to walk her down the aisle. The 22-year-old, who currently only has use of his right arm, posted a photograph of the pair to his Instagram account earlier ... Read More »

NRL to crack down on lifting tackles

The tackle that looks to have ended Alex McKinnon's career. ©Action

The NRL have announced they are to consider outlawing all lifting tackles in an attempt to prevent accidents like the one that looks to have ended the career of Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon. The 22-year-old has been in hospital for a fortnight after landing on his head in a tragic three-man tackle featuring Jordan McLean and Bromwich brothers Jesse ... Read More »

Match Report: Wests Tigers 34-16 Manly Sea Eagles


In a Nutshell The Tigers dominated a game that was played at their old stomping ground, the Leichardt Oval, and the Sea Eagles were beaten in all aspects of the game, scoring two late tries to give the scoreline a more respectable look. How it unfolded The Tigers took the lead in the eighth minute with a try by captain ... Read More »

Match Report: Melbourne Storm 26-28 Gold Coast Titans


In a Nutshell The Titans went to the top of the NRL Premiership with a controversial defeat of Melbourne Storm through a disputed late penalty given when the Storm were adjudged to have stripped the ball from Titans prop Luke Douglas. How it unfolded The Storm took an early lead through a converted try by Sisa Waqa, but the Titans ... Read More »

Match Report: St George Illawarra Dragons 6-26 South Sydney


In a Nutshell South Sydney dominated territory and possession and they were helped by a penalty count in their favour. How it unfolded The Rabbitohs took the lead with a penalty by Adam Reynolds for stealing the ball after ten minutes. And they extended their lead late in the first half with converted tries by Luke burgess. and Jason Clark to ... Read More »