Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Paul Gallen fine reduced by NRL

Paul Gallen

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”

Greg-Eden

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

Greg Bird on NSW duty

  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 »

Masoe may return to NRL in 2016

St Helens claimed top spot after a pulsating regular season.

St Helens prop Mose Masoe admits he may return to the NRL in 2016 after his contract with the club comes to an end, but again insisted he is not going to walk away from his current deal with the Saints any earlier than planned. Masoe signed a two-year contract with the club following last year’s World Cup, with the ... Read More »

Former Bronco Drinkwater signs with NRL side

Josh-Drinkwater

Former London Broncos half-back Josh Drinkwater has secured a deal back in his native Australia, after signing for NRL side Wests Tigers on a two-year contract. Drinkwater only arrived in London for the beginning of the 2014 season after signing from St George, but left the capital following the Broncos’ relegation to the Championship. However, he has now managed to ... Read More »

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 »