Williams still set for Canberra switch

George Williams’ move to Canberra remains on track after reports in Australia claimed a deal had been finalised. League Express reported several weeks ago that the England halfback was on his way to the Raiders on a three-year deal from 2020. Now, The Mole has also reported that Williams will join the Green Machine in 2020 after Canberra decided to…

Read More

Hull swoop for Savelio

Hull FC have won the race to sign in-demand Brisbane forward Andre Savelio. League Express revealed last week how ex-St Helens, Castleford and Warrington star Savelio had been offered to Super League clubs – with the Broncos willing to let him leave the NRL before the end of his existing contract to pursue another opportunity in England. And while League…

Read More

De Belin legal action held over until next Thursday

St George Illawarra Dragons star Jack de Belin’s legal challenge to the NRL’s planned “no-fault stand down” policy has been held over until next Thursday. The ARL Commission approved the policy against players facing criminal charges that prevents them from taking to the field until legal matters are finalised. They are permitted to continue training with their club. The rule has,…

Read More

NRL launch “new era”

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg launched a “new era” of the NRL alongisde the 16 NRL Club Captains. Among those at the launch, at Bondi Icebergs, were Premiership Co-Captain Jake Friend from Sydney Roosters, Melbourne Storm skipper Cameron Smith, South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Greg Inglis, as well as the new era of stars including Newcastle’s Kalyn Ponga, North Queensland’s Jason Taumalolo and the…

Read More

NRL salary cap could reduce in 2020

The NRL salary cap for 2020 could be reduced as a result of negative off-field behaviour by players. The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) contains a provision which states that “adverse changes” can give the NRL power to hit the players where it hurts, if revenue drops dramatically. The CBA allows for downward revision in the event that NRL revenue reduces…

Read More

Dylan Walker facing deregistration

Manly Sea Eagles utility Dylan Walker faces deregistration from the NRL if he is found guilty of assaulting his partner. Walker was stood down in the same fashion as Jack de Belin in the NRL’s new “no-fault stand down policy” by CEO Todd Greenberg and would be unlikely to return to the competition if found guilty, following the precedent set…

Read More