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NRL star could be forced into retirement

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Wests Tigers star Braith Anasta could be forced into an early retirement, after he decided to undergo surgery on his injured biceps. The 32-year-old has been hinting that this year could be his last and, with a prognosis of several months in order to make a full recovery from an injury of this type, it could well be the end ... Read More »

NRL Stars Rise for Alex

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State of Origin captains Paul Gallen and Cameron Smith have taken the rare step of putting aside State rivalries to join forces for Alex McKinnon’s fundraising campaign. Known for their fierce on-field competition, the captains stood side-by-side today at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, to officially launch the RiseForAlex Round (18-21 July) and detail the ways Rugby League fans and the public ... Read More »

Todd Carney launches appeal over sacking

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Former Cronulla Sharks player Todd Carney has launched an appeal over his controversial dismissal from the club last weekend, stating two members of the Cronulla board were not consulted about the decision. The SMH are reporting that Carney’s agent, David Riolo, has spoken to the game’s governing body regarding the Sharks’ failure to go through the correct disciplinary procedures, and ... Read More »

NRL player suspended after positive test

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The NRL have stood down a St George Illawarra Dragons Holden Cup player, after he tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid. NRL Chief Operating Officer, Jim Doyle said on Friday the NRL’s Anti-Doping policy requires the NRL to stand down Under 20s player, Dylan Lauri, once a positive sample is recorded. His A-sample has tested positive for metabolites of ... Read More »

Opinion: Culture, Image and Australian Rugby League

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Martyn Sadler, the editor of Rugby League Express newspaper, defends Australian Rugby League against one of its own media stars… Why do we panic so much about Rugby League’s image every time an Australian player is found to have done something silly? This week the Australian Rugby League media have been wetting themselves about a player who has literally wet ... Read More »

Six of the Best: State of Origin moments

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This article originally appeared in issue 399 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 400 is currently in production and will be on sale from July 11. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… 2001 Origin III It’s all about Alfie Queensland coach Wayne Bennett pulled a proverbial rabbit out of ... Read More »

Cronk gets green light to avoid Origin whitewash

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Queensland half-back Cooper Cronk believes he will be fit enough to face New South Wales in the final game of the 2014 State of Origin series on July 9. The 30-year-old broke his arm 10 minutes into the first test and was missing for the second, in which the Blues sealed their first series win since 2005. No-one expected the ... Read More »

The web of deceit: From Tweet to Twit

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Social networking, love it or loathe it, is king. This weekend I came across an image of a player in a compromising position, which was being shared between fellow Rugby League players. This distasteful and private image was something that shouldn’t be posted in the public arena. But what disturbed me most was the fact it was a player that ... Read More »

WWE star The Rock calls Newcastle Knights’ Alex McKinnon

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There was a heartwarming story emerging from the NRL this week, surrounding seriously injured Newcastle Knights star Alex McKinnon. The 22-year-old, who landed on his head during a tackle in the Knights’ fixture against Melbourne Storm earlier this year, is currently recovering from the horrific injuries suffered that day. But Beau Ryan – the recently retired Cronulla Sharks winger who ... Read More »

Locke could debut with Salford Red Devils next week

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New Salford Red Devils signing Kevin Locke could make his debut for the club against Castleford Tigers next week, after reports suggest he is close to completing his protracted switch to the club. The New Zealand Warriors star has endured a tumultuous ending to his time with the NRL club, with relations turning sour over the move to England – ... Read More »