Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Rugby League News


St George third Australian club in World Club Series


The St George Illawarra Dragons have accepted their invitation to participate in the 2015 World Club Series. The European Super League have confirmed that the Dragons will join the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos in the series which will be played in the United Kingdom over three days from February 20-22 next year. The tournament will culminate with ... Read More »

NRL could break the cap to get Sam Burgess back


NRL chief executive has confirmed he would use his “exceptional powers” to bring Sam Burgess back to Rugby League, and try and lure him away from the 15-man code after next year’s World Cup. Burgess arrives back in England next week to take up a deal with Bath but, after Souths boss Michael Maguire said he would fly to the ... Read More »

Jarryd Hayne unlikely to fill in at full-back for Kangaroos


Dally M player of the year Jarryd Hayne thinks he has lost the battle to start at full-back for Australia in the Four Nations later this month. The Parramatta Eels star, who enjoyed a stand-out year for both club and state, has been competing with Grand Final winner Greg Inglis for the vacant number one shirt left behind by injured ... Read More »

What does James Graham have to do to win a Grand Final?

James Graham

One win from eight grand finals makes for shocking reading. Sure, some Rugby League players have long careers and never make it to the big dance, but James Graham surely must feel like he is a tad cursed. The English prop won his first Grand Final, with Saints over Hull FC in 2006, in just his fourth year of Super ... Read More »

Sam Burgess: “I played on adrenaline” following injury

Sam Burgess

Departing South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess confirmed after the NRL Grand Final that he “played on adrenaline” following a horrific facial injury in the first tackle of the contest. Burgess collided with England teammate James Graham in the opening tackle, suffering a possible fractured cheekbone. Burgess – when talking to Brad Fittler following the game – that he had ... Read More »

South Sydney Rabbitohs win NRL Grand Final


43 years of hurt have finally been ended for South Sydney Rabbitohs, after they won their first NRL Grand Final since 1971 by defeating Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 30-6 to ensure Sam Burgess leaves Rugby League as a winner. Burgess suffered a potential fractured cheekbone in the first tackle of the game, but continued to play a role for his side until ... Read More »

NRL Grand Final: The key battles

Sam Burgess

South Sydney Rabbitohs and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will lock horns tomorrow for the right to be declared champions of Australia – with a very British flavour surrounding the game for the first time in a long while. Most of the talk is based around Souths forward Sam Burgess, who will play his final game of Rugby League before departing on a ... Read More »

RFL agrees to register Todd Carney


The RFL Board of Directors has conditionally agreed to accept the registration of Australian player Todd Carney as a player with Super League club Catalan Dragons. The Board met last Monday to consider the application following what it described as “a detailed and considered process that involved interviews with Catalans Dragons officials, the player’s agent and the National Rugby League in ... Read More »

NRL to honour retiring players at Grand Final


The NRL will pay tribute to 21 retiring players during the build-up to the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final between South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on Sunday. The group to be honoured includes Premiership winners, State of Origin and Test stars. They include Sydney Roosters fullback Anthony Minichiello, who last lifted the NRL Telstra Premiership ... Read More »

Video: NRL Grand Final preview


John Davidson and League Express editor Martyn Sadler preview the 2014 NRL Grand Final between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury Bulldogs. Read More »