Former Wigan star helps Warriors to opening day win

New Zealand Warriors are not known for starting the season strongly, but they discarded that reputation today with a convincing 32-20 victory that was played as part of an NRL double header at the new Perth Stadium in the West Australian capital. The Warriors gave an assured performance, with newly recruited former Wigan star Blake Green combining well with former…

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Thurston celebrates 300th game with a win

Johnathan Thurston marked his 300th NRL game with a win as North Queensland defeated Cronulla Sharks 20-14. After Chad Townsend gave Cronulla an early lead through his boot, the Cowboys hit back with two tries in three minutes through Justin O’Neill before try-scoring forward Coen Hess took North Queensland’s lead out to eight along with Thurston’s conversion. Cronulla got back to…

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QUIZ: Can you name these former NRL players in Super League?

With the NRL season beginning this week, we thought we’d delve into the archive and find some pictures of current Super League stars playing in the NRL. One of these pictures is from as early as 2004 and some are as late as 2013. See if you can name all twelve by clicking the link below. https://www.sporcle.com/games/TotalRL/former-nrl-players-in-super-league Hint: There is…

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A club-by-club guide to the 2018 NRL season

BRISBANE BRONCOS Coach: Wayne Bennett Ins: Jack Bird (Sharks), Matt Lodge (deregistered), Patrick Mago (Cowboys), Andre Savelio (Warrington Wolves), Sam Tagataese (Sharks) Outs: Jai Arrow (Titans), Adam Blair (Warriors), Herman Ese’ese (Knights), Ben Hunt (Dragons), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Tautau Moga (Knights) Odds: 12-1 The future of Wayne Bennett hangs in the balance. With the supercoach now 69 years old, the…

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NRL’s ‘new era’ launched in Sydney

With the NRL season starting on 8th March, representatives from each club, including the captain of the reigning Premiers, Cameron Smith, launched the new season in Sydney as the NRL heads into a ‘new era’. On the new season, NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said: “We have a new agreement with the playing group, we have an agreement with the clubs,…

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