Thursday, November 27, 2014
Rugby League News


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 »

Auckland Nines and World Club Challenge dates set

9s RL is beginning to spread across the world!

The NRL have announced that the Auckland Nines will again open their pre-season in 2014, but will be played over an extra day in an attempt to prevent injuries. At a meeting of club chief executives earlier today, a plan was revealed to play the exciting club tournament over the weekend of Friday January 30. Reports also suggest that the ... Read More »

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 (left) and Billy Slater (right) are two of Australia's greatest ever players.

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


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


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 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


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 »