Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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NRL players: Give Carney another shot!

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78 percent of NRL players that voted in a poll by Australian magazine Rugby League Week believe that Todd Carney deserves another shot in the NRL, despite being sacked by a club for the third time. Carney was sacked by Cronulla Sharks earlier this season after a photo of him on social media went viral. However over three-quarters of players ... Read More »

Inglis: Souths success greater than State of Origin

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Australia and Queensland star Greg Inglis has sensationally said that winning a Premiership title with club side South Sydney would rank higher than any other of his vast list of impressive achievements. The 27-year-old, widely regarded to be among the finest Rugby League players of all-time, has won eight State of Origin series with the Maroons and was part of ... Read More »

NRL legend Minichiello retires

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Anthony Minichiello has announced he will retire at the end of the 2014 season, bringing to an end a 15-year career in the NRL. The former Australian international is on course to become the most-capped player in Sydney Roosters history by the end of the current campaign, and the 34-year-old admits he is content with his decision to retire at ... Read More »

Sia Soliola follows Hodgson to Canberra

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St Helens back-rower Sia Soliola will join Canberra Raiders in 2015, the NRL outfit has announced. The Samoan captain, 28, has publicly expressed his intentions to return home after this season but did not specify where he would be playing. He joins Hull KR co-captain Josh Hodgson as part of the Raiders’ 2015 roster. “Both Iosia and Josh are fantastic ... Read More »

Josh Hodgson to join Canberra for “substantial fee”

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Hull Kingston Rovers have confirmed that co-captain Josh Hodgson will join NRL side Canberra Raiders at the end of the current Super League season. The Robins have agreed a substantial transfer fee with the Raiders for the services of the influential hooker, who has penned a two-year contract with Canberra from 2015. Hodgson joined Rovers from rivals Hull FC in ... Read More »

Todd Carney pictured with convicted drug smuggler

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Disgraced NRL star Todd Carney continues to display poor judgement after being pictured in Bali with convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby. The 28-year-old, who was sacked by Cronulla Sharks last month after a photo of him seemingly urinating in his mouth went viral on social media, posted a photo on Facebook of him with the 37-year-old, right, who was recently ... Read More »

NRL announces new player insurance scheme

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The NRL and the 16 clubs today unanimously confirmed their commitment to developing a new player insurance scheme which will significantly increase payments for career ending injuries. NRL players will be eligible for payouts of up to $1 million if they suffer career ending injuries under an interim insurance policy currently under consideration by players. The NRL, the clubs and ... Read More »

Koukash looking to stage Dubai RL tournament

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Marwan Koukash has revealed he is in talks to stage a nines tournament featuring both Super League and NRL teams, as he looks to continue his widening interest in Rugby League. Koukash is believed to be interested in adding an Australian club to his portfolio, and he told the Sydney Morning Herland he is looking to stage something similar to ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Fantastic Rugby League captains

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In this week’s edition of Six of the Best, we’ve polled for you to tell us your outstanding Rugby League leaders from down the years. The concept of a strong leader in a side is often overlooked in sport, but in Rugby League, a captain is a crucial asset for any team. And with all the talk surrounding captains in ... Read More »

Newcastle Knights star suffering with depression

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Newcastle Knights fullback Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health clinic in order to seek treatment for depression, with coach Wayne Bennett admitting he may not play again this season. The Queensland and Australia star has been in the spotlight after being investigated for an incident in which $1500 worth of damage was done to a room in ... Read More »