Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Josh Hodgson to join Canberra for “substantial fee”

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Hull Kingston Rovers have confirmed that co-captain Josh Hodgson will join NRL side Canberra Raiders at the end of the current Super League season. The Robins have agreed a substantial transfer fee with the Raiders for the services of the influential hooker, who has penned a two-year contract with Canberra from 2015. Hodgson joined Rovers from rivals Hull FC in ... Read More »

Todd Carney pictured with convicted drug smuggler

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Disgraced NRL star Todd Carney continues to display poor judgement after being pictured in Bali with convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby. The 28-year-old, who was sacked by Cronulla Sharks last month after a photo of him seemingly urinating in his mouth went viral on social media, posted a photo on Facebook of him with the 37-year-old, right, who was recently ... Read More »

NRL announces new player insurance scheme

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The NRL and the 16 clubs today unanimously confirmed their commitment to developing a new player insurance scheme which will significantly increase payments for career ending injuries. NRL players will be eligible for payouts of up to $1 million if they suffer career ending injuries under an interim insurance policy currently under consideration by players. The NRL, the clubs and ... Read More »

Koukash looking to stage Dubai RL tournament

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Marwan Koukash has revealed he is in talks to stage a nines tournament featuring both Super League and NRL teams, as he looks to continue his widening interest in Rugby League. Koukash is believed to be interested in adding an Australian club to his portfolio, and he told the Sydney Morning Herland he is looking to stage something similar to ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Fantastic Rugby League captains

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In this week’s edition of Six of the Best, we’ve polled for you to tell us your outstanding Rugby League leaders from down the years. The concept of a strong leader in a side is often overlooked in sport, but in Rugby League, a captain is a crucial asset for any team. And with all the talk surrounding captains in ... Read More »

Newcastle Knights star suffering with depression

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Newcastle Knights fullback Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health clinic in order to seek treatment for depression, with coach Wayne Bennett admitting he may not play again this season. The Queensland and Australia star has been in the spotlight after being investigated for an incident in which $1500 worth of damage was done to a room in ... Read More »

Fiji NSW Cup team can lead to NRL side, says Petero

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Fijian legend Petero Civoniceva has admitted that the admission of a Fiji side into the New South Wales Cup can ultimately lead to the island nation having full representation in the NRL. It was revealed yesterday that Fiji will have a Suva-based side in the second-tier of Australian Rugby League from 2016, and the former Fiji captain admits it is ... Read More »

Brisbane Broncos and England star dropped for discipline

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Not good news for England head coach Steve McNamara, after the Brisbane Broncos revealed they have stood down three players for breaching team protocol – including England’s Jack Reed. Reed – as well as Daniel Vidot and Corey Oates – were dropped by the club after going out during the week of a game, with Broncos coach Anthony Griffin saying ... Read More »

Australian rugby union duo eye NRL switch

Israel Folau

Rugby League will lose two of its biggest names at the end of this season when both Sonny Bill Williams and Sam Burgess switch codes in time for the 2015 rugby union World Cup. But reports are circulating in Australia that claim two of rugby union’s top stars will be coming in the opposite direction. Former Melbourne and Brisbane star ... Read More »

Newcastle Knights warned over Koukash

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A former chief of Australian Rugby League has warned the Newcastle Knights to be cautious over rumoured interest in the club from Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash – insisting he should stump up a “non-refundable” cheque before the NRL entertain any discussion of investment. The Knights recently cut their ties with Nathan Tinkler’s Hunter Sports Group, and Quayle – ... Read More »