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Cronulla coach Flanagan cleared to return to club

Shane Flanagan

One of the longest-running sagas in recent Rugby League history has been brought to an end, after it was today confirmed that Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has been cleared to return to the club in time for pre-season training on Monday. Flanagan was stood down by the NRL in December last year, in relation to the Sharks’ controversial 2011 ... Read More »

Sharks won’t help Gallen fight $50,000 fine

Paul Gallen

Cronulla forward Paul Gallen has suffered a blow in his bid to overturn a $50,000 fine for an abusive tweet after the Sharks announced they wouldn’t be supporting or financing his appeal. The Australia and New South Wales star lashed out on social media following the exit of Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce. He wrote: “Steve Noice (sic) actually cared ... Read More »

James Graham wants to coach after he retires

James-Graham

James Graham has revealed he fancies following big pal Keiron Cunningham into coaching. Whether that is at St Helens or in Australia, though, remains to be seen. The Canterbury Bulldogs star captained England in their Four Nations opener against Samoa on Saturday, in Sean O’Loughlin’s absence. Now he has admitted for the first time that he is on the road ... Read More »

Sione Mata’utia: A young breadwinner and record breaker

Mata'utia

I never saw Reg Gasnier’s first Test appearance for Australia back in 1959. At the time I was a schoolkid living in the country and had to be content to listen to a radio broadcast of the match that crackled with sounds of static. It was the First Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground against the touring Kiwis, won 9-8 ... Read More »

Radford proud of Hull KR star Hodgson’s path to England

josh-hodgson

It’s perhaps unusual for a coach of Hull FC to declare his pride in one of Hull KR’s best players – but for FC boss Lee Radford, there is no hiding his delight as Josh Hodgson prepares to make his debut for England tomorrow. Radford – who is heavily involved with amateur club East Hull – coached Hodgson as a ... Read More »

VIDEO: Sam Burgess after becoming International POTY

Sam Burgess. ©RLPhotos

Could this be Sam Burgess’ last ever interview as a Rugby League player? Perhaps not, but the rugby union-bound superstar spoke to the media this week before flying back to England to start his new career with Bath RU. Burgess was speaking just after claiming the International Player of the Year – becoming the first Englishman to pick up the ... Read More »

Paul Gallen in social media storm with NRL

Paul Gallen

Cronulla Sharks and New South Wales captain Paul Gallen has issued a public apology, after being embroiled in a social media storm with the NRL earlier this week. Gallen – who was on holiday in Hawaii at the time – sent out the abusive tweet following the news of Steve Noyce’s departure from Cronulla, after he was made redundant on ... Read More »

Is George Burgess bound for RU too?

George-Burgess

There could be more bad news on the horizon for English Rugby League, as Australian newspaper are reporting that another top English star is being courted by an English union side. After Sam Burgess’ high-profile transfer to Bath, the Daily Telegraph are reporting that fellow Premiership side Gloucester are interested in another Burgess boy – this time Souths prop forward ... Read More »

Could Nathan Brown be heading to Manly Sea Eagles?

Nathan-Brown

After Nathan Brown’s decision to leave St Helens and head home to Australia for family reasons, his name is beginning to be touted around with various coaching positions in the NRL. He was heavily linked with the Wests Tigers job, before missing out to Jason Taylor in the race to be the new boss. But, per reports in the Australian ... Read More »

Brown to Cronulla cools as Sharks circle Brisbane’s Barba

Kevin-Brown-Cronulla

Kevin Brown’s rumoured move to the NRL with Cronulla took another step back today after reports emerged linking the Sharks with Brisbane utility Ben Barba. Cronulla are in the market for a half-back to replace disgraced Todd Carney and new Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has reportedly given the green light for rival clubs to negotiate with several of his side’s ... Read More »