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Fiji to get NSW Cup Rugby League side

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The expansion of Fijian Rugby League has received a major boost today, after it was announced there will be a Fijian side playing NSW Cup from 2016 onwards. Led by Greg Browne and legendary NRL forward Petero Civoniceva, the team will actually play out of Fiji, in a move that has been supported by the New South Wales Rugby League ... Read More »

Fiji set to have second-tier NRL team

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Former Australia test prop Petero Civoniceva has spearheaded a movement to give Fiji its own professional Rugby League team, which would play in what is essentially the second tier down under – the New South Wales Cup. Alongside Greg Brown, Fiji-born Civoniceva has secured the rights to enter a team into the prestigious competition from 2016. He said: “Our aim ... Read More »

International: Four Nations tickets go on general sale

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Tickets for the Rugby League Four Nations double-header at Suncorp Stadium go on sale to the general public today on the NRL website. The 2014 end of season tournament features World Champions and Four Nations title holder Australia, co-hosts New Zealand, England and Samoa. Suncorp Stadium will play host to the opening blockbuster with all four competing nations in a ... Read More »

Alex McKinnon: Support has been second to none

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Alex McKinnon has today spoken about his recovery goals, love of Rugby League and the adoration he has for his family, friends and teammates and the support they have provided during the last four months. Joining Alex at ANZ Stadium was Newcastle Knights coach Wayne Bennett and teammates Willie Mason, Darius Boyd, Dane Gagai and Korbin Sims. Alex spoke about ... Read More »

Greg Bird invites Mal Meninga to ‘run at him’ after Origin III

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Fans of State of Origin will have no doubt been glued to their TV screens this past Wednesday, as Queensland restored some pride by beating New South Wales in the third and final Origin encounter of 2014. Even though the game was effectively a dead rubber (if there can be such a thing in Origin), it didn’t stop tensions spilling ... Read More »

Former Huddersfield Giants man Fulton retires

Wests Tigers and former Huddersfield Giants star Liam Fulton has been forced into retirement at the age of just 29, after repeated head knocks have cruelly ended his career. Fulton has suffered repeated concussion incidents this year – in a story strikingly similar to that of former Bradford Bulls man Shontayne Hape – and after worrying signs emerged such as ... Read More »

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 »