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Brown to Cronulla cools as Sharks circle Brisbane’s Barba

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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 »

11 Super League players in Top 100 players in the world

Sean-O'Loughlin

11 players from Super League have been placed amongst the top 100 Rugby League players in the world – with two Englishmen making the top ten. In the annual study conducted by leading Australian magazine Rugby League Week, South Sydney’s Greg Inglis came out on top when it came to the very best player in the world – a title ... Read More »

Could Inglis follow Hayne to a different code?

Greg-Inglis

After Sam Burgess and Sonny Bill Williams departed the NRL for rugby union, Australian Rugby League was dealt another catastrophic blow this week, when another major star, Jarryd Hayne, announced he would be leaving to try his hand at NFL football. Inevitably, that meant that another of the NRL’s major stars – South Sydney man Greg Inglis – would face ... Read More »

Alex McKinnon leaves hospital to continue rehab

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Some good news from the NRL today, as former Newcastle Knights man Alex McKinnon has been released from hospital for the first time since suffering a severe spinal injury in an NRL game back in March. McKinnon posted on his official Instagram page that he had finished his inpatient rehab, and posted a picture of himself and his fiancee Teigan ... Read More »

Gold Coast fined $300,000 over cap breach; four other clubs fined

Barba-Broncos-Titans

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

Kilshaw-at-NRL-GF

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 »