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Paul Aiton not offered ASADA deal, Aus media reports

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The Sydney Morning Herald are reporting potential bad news for Leeds Rhinos’ Paul Aiton – as well as two other former Cronulla Sharks stars – today, after it was revealed the hooker has reportedly not been offered a backdated ban by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. Current Cronulla captain Paul Gallen – as well as nine other current NRL players ... Read More »

Potter loses his job at Wests Tigers

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Wests Tigers have decided not to renew the contract of their head coach Mick Potter. The club has issued a statement today explaining why they have decided not to retain the former St Helens and Bradford Bulls coach. It says: “Wests Tigers Board and management would like to thank Mick Potter for the professional manner in which he has conducted ... Read More »

Catalans table four-year deal for disgraced Todd Carney

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League Express understands a deal for Catalan Dragons to bring controversial Australian halfback Todd Carney to Super League is in the offing, after the Dragons confirmed they were in talks with the former Sydney and Cronulla star. Carney was sacked by the Sharks earlier this season for an off-field incident – the third time he has been let go in ... Read More »

NRL: Late Penrith show sees off defending champions

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Penrith Panthers advanced to week three of the NRL play-offs in the most dramatic fashion, as Jamie Soward’s 80th minute drop-goal saw them consign defending champions Sydney to a shock defeat. The Roosters were leading 18-12 heading into the final three minutes, before an incredible try for the Panthers pulled the game level. With the ball seemingly bouncing dead, Dallin ... Read More »

Koukash to purchase Newcastle Knights?

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Is Salford Red Devils owner finally set to get his hands on an NRL club at long last? The Red Devils boss has had a long-standing interest in taking on an Australian club – and it looks like he is on the brink of taking control at Newcastle Knights. Speaking straight after Friday’s home game with Widnes, Salford Reds CEO ... Read More »

Could NRL wonderkid be about to take two-year break from RL?

Dellin Watene-Zlezniak

When you’re eight games into a professional Rugby League career – and setting the world on fire with some incredible performances – the last thing you tend to think about is taking a two year break away from the game that has turned you into a superstar. But that’s exactly the situation Penrith star Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is faced with, as ... Read More »

Video: NRL star Reynolds provides hilarious ‘brain explosion’

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Rugby League players are certainly well known for the odd ‘brain explosion’ from time to time – but this one from NRL star Josh Reynolds surely must rank as one of the most bizarre. Reynolds – who plays alongside England’s James Graham for the Canterbury Bulldogs – was involved in perhaps the most ridiculous moment in NRL history at the ... Read More »

NRL: Nathan Brown heavily linked with Wests Tigers job

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown has emerged as one of the favourites to take over from Mick Potter at Wests Tigers next season, according to the Daily Telegraph in Australia. Reports indicate former Catalan and Bradford boss Potter is unlikely to be given a deal for next season following the Wests’ disappointing 13th place finish in this year’s NRL. Saints ... Read More »

NRL: Sam Tomkins reflects on first season Down Under

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New Zealand Warriors full-back Sam Tomkins claims he is “pretty happy” with his first season in the NRL, despite failing to make the play-offs. The 25-year-old joined the Warriors from Wigan at the end of last year and, by his own admission, struggled in the early stages of his debut season. “Obviously the start was tough. As a team we ... Read More »

Vikings: Kevin Brown refutes Cronulla Sharks rumours

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Widnes Vikings captain Kevin Brown claims he is not interested in joining Cronulla Sharks and insists the club has not been in contact with him, despite speculation linking the Englishman with a move to the NRL’s bottom club. The 29-year-old, who led the club to its first ever play-off berth thanks to Sunday’s win against Bradford Bulls, said he has ... Read More »