Friday, November 21, 2014
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Gold Coast fined $300,000 over cap breach; four other clubs fined

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NRL side Gold Coast Titans have been fined a staggering $300,000 – and slapped with a suspended penalty of four competition points being deducted – after a salary cap breach concerning one of their former players. The NRL integrity unit, which conducted the investigation into the breach, found that the Titans were paying former half-back Scott Prince “substantially” more than ... Read More »

Tomkins not coming back for a few years yet

Tomkins in his Wigan days. ©RLPhotos

England full-back Sam Tomkins has warned Super League fans they shouldn’t expect to see him back in the division for a good few years yet – saying he’s very happy with the New Zealand Warriors. Ever since leaving for the NRL last season, talk has constantly been rife about whether Tomkins will one day return to Wigan, the club he ... Read More »

Jarryd Hayne to quit Rugby League for the NFL

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The NRL has lost another major star to a rival code, after Parramatta Eels full-back Jarryd Hayne has announced he will quite Rugby League to chase his dream of playing in the NFL. Hayne’s NRL career is over with immediate effect – and he has also withdrawn from Australia’s Four Nations squad this Autumn in order to try and crack ... Read More »

Kilshaw column: Getting amongst the Grand Final buzz

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Alan Kilshaw kicks off his new TotalRL column by reliving a gripping NRL Grand Final Last Sunday was my first experience of watching an NRL Grand Final live – and it didn’t disappoint. The wall-to-wall coverage during the week had intensified, taking up the front and back newspaper pages and plenty of TV coverage. Much had been made of the ... Read More »

Todd Carney vows to learn from mistakes in Super League

Todd Carney is a former Dally M Medal winner and is recognised as one of the best half-backs on the planet

Former Australia and New South Wales star Todd Carney has vowed to learn from his mistakes as he starts a new life in Super League with Catalan Dragons. The 28-year-old, who was sacked from Cronulla Sharks and deregistered by the NRL following a lewd image of him going viral, penned a three-year deal with the French club last month. The ... Read More »

NRL: Burgess leaves Bunnies with five awards

Sam Burgess

Union-bound Sam Burgess picked up a clean sweep of awards at South Sydney’s end-of-season dinner last night. The 25-year-old, who ended his NRL career in style by winning the Grand Final with a fractured cheekbone, was named fans’ player of the year, players’ player and clubman of the year. He also picked up the George Piggins medal – given to ... Read More »

South Sydney star loses premiership ring

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South Sydney centre Dylan Walker has lost the ring he was given to commemorate the Rabbitohs’ historic NRL Grand Final win, just days after receiving it. The 20-year-old dropped the ring overboard during a cruise in Sydney Harbour yesterday. The club are looking into replacing the item at a cost of $8,000 (£4,300), according to Australian radio station 2GB. “They ... Read More »

Kevin Brown to Cronulla Sharks back on, say reports

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Widnes Vikings playmaker Kevin Brown is set to join NRL side Cronulla Sharks in the coming weeks, according to reports in Australia. The 30-year-old refuted claims he was set to join the south Sydney club last month, but rumours are again circulating that the St Helens-born stand-off is the Sharks’ number one target to replace Todd Carney, who was kicked ... Read More »

Could the RFL follow the NRL’s lead and “break the cap”?

Sam Burgess

Amidst all of the romance and story surrounding Sam Burgess’ incredible farewell to Rugby League last week, there was one particular story which may have evaded your attention. It came via NRL chief executive David Smith, who revealed to Australian media (story here) that he would seriously consider using his “exceptional powers” to use the code’s resources and bring Burgess ... Read More »

St George third Australian club in World Club Series

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The St George Illawarra Dragons have accepted their invitation to participate in the 2015 World Club Series. The European Super League have confirmed that the Dragons will join the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos in the series which will be played in the United Kingdom over three days from February 20-22 next year. The tournament will culminate with ... Read More »