Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Michael Maguire hails gutsy Rabbitohs

Michael-Maguire

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has praised the Rabbitohs in the wake of their 14-15 loss to Canterbury Bulldogs earlier today. Injury struggles meant the Bunnies, at one point in the match, had only 13 fit players. Indeed, Kyle turner was concussed, Dave Tyrell had a head injury, Joe Picker had a rib problem and Apisai Koroisau hurt his shoulder. ... Read More »

Match report: Manly Sea Eagles 26-21 North Queensland

Johnathan Thurston

In a nutshell Jamie Buhrer scored a 77th minute try to give the Sea Eagles a superb come-from-behind victory. How it unfolded 7’ – A succession of clever passes and a classy step from Steve Matai, sees the centre go over to open the scores. Jamie Lyon adds the extras: 6-0. 21’ – A gorgeous, flat cross-field kick from Johnathan ... Read More »

Match report: Newcastle Knights 6-32 Brisbane Broncos

Alex Glenn scores Brisbane's first try. ©Action

In a nutshell Brisbane outclassed Newcastle to take the two points in convincing style. How it unfolded 16’ – Alex Glenn opens Brisbane’s account after Jack Reed jumped highest to knock back a cross-field kick. Parker misses the conversion: 0-4. 22’ – The Broncos spread it to the right, Ben Barba sells the Knights defence a dummy, and over goes ... Read More »

Craig Fitzgibbon to join Kangaroos coaching setup

Craig Fitzgibbon

Former Australian international Craig Fitzgibbon has been appointed to the Kangaroos’ national coaching setup, after impressing Tim Sheens enough to secure a role with the side. Fitzgibbon is currently a member of the Sydney Roosters coaching staff alongside Steve McNamara, and will combine club and country roles for the Kangaroos, beginning with the ANZAC Test against New Zealand later next ... Read More »

Match report: South Sydney 14-15 Canterbury Bulldogs

Trent Hodkinson celebrates landing the winning field goal. ©Action

In a nutshell Trent Hodkinson landed his second decisive field-goal in as many weeks to earn the Bulldogs two points in front of over 40,000 spectators at the ANZ Stadium. Click any of the below thumbnails to launch an image gallery. How it unfolded 31’ – Adam Reynolds slots a penalty goal to open the scores: 2-0. 36’ – Sam ... Read More »

Opinion: Concussion is the threat that stalks Rugby League

Concussion

The issue of concussion is becoming very important, both in Super League and in the NRL. The impact on a player’s long-term health of repeated concussions is of growing concern, as evidence comes to light that seems to suggest that former players can suffer early dementia that could be traced back to knocks on the head that they suffered during ... Read More »

Pat Richards in line to make State of Origin debut

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At the age of 32, former Wigan Warriors favourite Pat Richards is line for a sensational State of Origin debut this year, according to reports in Australia. Having spent the last eight years at Wigan – winning every honour available to him in the English club game – Richards has been a revelation since heading back to Australia, with the ... Read More »

Mick Potter set for contract extension at Wests Tigers

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After almost losing his job last season, Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter is set to earn a new contract with the club following their superb start to the season. The Tigers finished 15th last season, just one place off the bottom in the NRL. However, after rebuilding in the off-season, Potter has guided the Tigers to four wins from their ... Read More »

Craig Bellamy refutes resignation claims

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Melbourne Storm head coach Craig Bellamy has claimed he never offered his resignation at the club, after reports claimed he had considered quitting the club in the wake of the ban handed out to Jordan McLean. McLean was issued with a seven-game ban for his role in the tackle that left Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon seriously injured, with reports ... Read More »

Alex McKinnon moved out of intensive care

Alex McKinnon

There is good news coming out of Australia today, as Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon has been moved out of intensive care into a spinal rehabilitation unit, as he continues to make his recovery from the horrific injury he suffered during an NRL game last month. McKinnon fractured two vertebrae when tackled by three opposition players during Newcastle’s game against ... Read More »