Friday, December 19, 2014
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Hodgson “not worried” about door incident

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Canberra Raiders and England hooker Josh Hodgson has insisted he is not worried about the fallout from his controversial off-field incident last weekend, when he charged shoulder first through a door just hours after England’s Four nations defeat to New Zealand. Hodgson was disciplined by England for the incident, with Canberra chief executive describing their new signing’s actions as “unacceptable” ... Read More »

Sandercock back to assist Newcastle Knights

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Former Hull Kingston Rovers coach Craig Sandercock has made a return to former club Newcastle Knights, returning to his old role of assistant coach with the club. Sandercock was assistant at the Knights previously, before moving to England to take up the head coaching role vacated by Justin Morgan at Rovers. However, he left the club after three years in ... Read More »

Kirisome Auva’a suspended indefinitely by NRL

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South Sydney Rabbitohs centre Kirisome Auva’a has been suspended from the NRL indefinitely, and will not play another game in the competition until at least Round 22 next year – after a Melbourne court magistrate imposed a $3000 fine and a two year good behaviour bond for attacking his former girlfriend last year. The NRL have warned Auva’a that he ... Read More »

Antonio Kaufusi signs with Canterbury Bulldogs

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Former London and Huddersfield forward Antonio Kaufusi has signed a two-year deal with NRL giants Canterbury Bulldogs. The 29-year-old, who has represented Australia, Tonga and Queensland, failed to make an impact with the Giants in 2014 and was at one point sent on a month-long loan to Bradford. With well over 200 games at elite level under his belt, though, he ... Read More »

Shayne Hayne calls time on 14-year career

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NRL referee Shayne hayne has announced his retirement from officiating professional Rugby League matches following 14 years and over 320 matches in charge. The 47-year-old, who will become a mentor to the game’s emerging whistleblowers, went out on a high in the 2014 NRL Grand Final. In total, the Australian has refereed four Grand Finals, 14 State of Origin matches, ... Read More »

Hodgson “embarrassed” and “angry” following door smash

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England and Canberra hooker Josh Hodgson says he is “embarrassed” and “angry” at his own “stupidity” after he was caught on video charging through a student dormitory door in New Zealand following England’s Four Nations exit on Saturday. The former Hull KR star gave the NRL and his new club a bad first impression when the footage emerged of him, ... Read More »

Ben Barba joins Cronulla on three-year deal

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Elusive Australian full-back Ben Barba has quit Brisbane Broncos and signed a three-year deal with Cronulla Sharks believed to be worth $800,000 (£440,000) per year. The 25-year-old former Dally M medal winner left the Queensland club as part of new coach Wayne Bennett’s restructuring. He was also pursued by Parramatta Eels and North Queensland Cowboys but the extra money Cronulla ... Read More »

Paul Gallen fine reduced by NRL

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The NRL has suspended $15,000 of the $50,000 fine slapped on Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen for his recent abusive social media outburst. The Australia and New South Wales star, who is currently serving a ban for being involved in a banned supplements programme with his club, insulted an NRL official following news Cronulla chairman Steve Noyce was to be ... Read More »

Greg Eden admits Brisbane training is “tough”

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Former Hull KR and Castleford full-back Greg Eden admits he is struggling to get to grips with the intense Brisbane heat, as he begins pre-season training as an NRL player for the first time. Eden has signed for the Broncos for the 2015 season after opting to leave Super League to try his arm in the NRL, and began training ... Read More »

State of Origin revenue to break $100 million

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  The impact of State of Origin on Australian – and worldwide – sport is set to grow even more next year, after it was revealed that the revenue the 2015 series creates will break through the $100 million barrier for the first time in history. Australia media are reporting that with three sell-outs in three entirely different states, Origin ... Read More »

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