An Englishman’s view of Origin

An Englishman’s view of Origin

In his latest Total Rugby League column, English coach Alan Kilshaw looks ahead to the State of Origin series. The countdown is well and truly on for the beast that is State of Origin. Two weeks out to the first

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Parramatta facing huge fine over cap breaches

Parramatta facing huge fine over cap breaches

Parramatta Eels could be about to be hit with a significant six-figure fine over the biggest salary cap penalties¬†since Melbourne’s infamous stripping of two Premiership championships. The Eels were hit with a preliminary breach notice of $525,000 (¬£267,000) on Thursday

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Mike Cooper pens new deal in NRL with St George

Mike Cooper pens new deal in NRL with St George

Former Warrington Wolves forward Mike Cooper has committed his future to St George Illawarra Dragons, after agreeing a new two-year deal with the NRL club. Cooper joined the Dragons ahead of the 2014 season, and impressed during his debut season

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Gordon quits Sharks

Gordon quits Sharks

Michael Gordon has cited a series of broken promises from Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan as the reason why he has walked out on the Cronulla Sharks in the last year of his contract. Gordon initially joined the Sharks because he

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England return “worst case scenario” for Burgess amid NFL link

England return “worst case scenario” for Burgess amid NFL link

South Sydney and England forward Tom Burgess has revealed to media in Australia that a return to Super League when his contract with the NRL champions expires would be a “worst case scenario”. Burgess started his career in England with

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Gallen ruled out of State of Origin match

Gallen ruled out of State of Origin match

New South Wales have been dealt a major blow ahead of State of Origin game one, after captain Paul Gallen confirmed reports that he will miss that match. Gallen has been sidelined with a gluteal/hip problem, and whilst the Sharks

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McKinnon could sue NRL for as much as $10 million

McKinnon could sue NRL for as much as $10 million

Reports have emerged in Australia suggesting Alex McKinnon is considering taking legal action against Melbourne Storm and the NRL over the spear tackle which left him in a wheelchair. WAToday.com are reporting that McKinnon is weighing up whether to pursue

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Greg Bird banned for ENTIRE Origin series

Greg Bird banned for ENTIRE Origin series

New South Wales have been dealt a major blow ahead of State of Origin, after it emerged that star forward Greg Bird has been hit with a ban that rules him out of the entire series this year. Bird was

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Manly weathers the Storm

Manly weathers the Storm

Last placed Manly, whose only win of the year thus far came against the Melbourne Storm, have repeated the result with a hard fought 12-10 victory on a cold and wet night in Melbourne. Manly kicked an early penalty goal

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Cowboys hold out Knights

Cowboys hold out Knights

The North Queensland Cowboys have survived a tense final ten minutes to secure a 26-24 victory over the Newcastle Knights today. Despite conceding the first try of the game, the Cowboys scored 5 of the next 6 tries to take

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