Tyrone McCarthy column: The World Club Series worked

Hull KR and Ireland forward Tyrone McCarthy gives his take on the recently completed World Club Series. So the NRL has kicked off and Super League has seen a full weekend of fixtures played since the World Club Series. Looking at the results we could feel like we have reasons to be disappointed by going down 3-0 to the NRL…

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Breaking down the World Club Series

In his latest TotalRL.com column, English coach Alan Kilshaw breaks down the World Club Series and looks at the differences between Super League and the NRL. Have some sympathy for a ‘Pom’ amongst Australians. In the past two and a half years I have lived in Australia, England Cricket has collapsed and lost the Ashes in brutal fashion, there has…

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TotalRL TV: Four Nations preview

TotalRL TV focuses on the start of the Four Nations this weekend, with England facing Samoa and Australia taking on New Zealand in the opening matches in Brisbane. League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson analyse the four teams, the squads they’ve chosen and give their predictions on who might be victorious in the tournament.

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

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…

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Opinion: 10 questions to be answered in NRL Grand Final

On Sunday the South Sydney Rabbitohs will meet the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the 2014 NRL Grand Final at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium. Here’s 10 key questions we may have answers to at the end of this highly-anticipated match. 1) Will Lote Tuqiri go round again? The ageless winger has done it all in rugby league, winning a premiership with the Brisbane…

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Paul Aiton not offered ASADA deal, Aus media reports

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…

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Video: NRL star Reynolds provides hilarious ‘brain explosion’

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…

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Gallen ruled ineligible for State of Origin medal

After his well-documented suspension for his involvement in the Cronulla Sharks’ controversial supplements program of 2011, the New South Wales Rugby League board (NSWRL) have ruled Blues captain Paul Gallen ineligible for the prestigious Brad Fittler Medal. Gallen – who is suspended until late November – was ruled out of the running for the Dally M representative player of the…

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NRL side fined over concussion guideline breaches

NRL side North Queensland Cowboys have been fined $20,000 after becoming the latest Australian side to breach concussion guidelines – sending a warning to NRL clubs ahead of the play-off series. Wests Tigers and Canterbury have incurred fines already the season for breaching the rules, and the Cowboys have followed suit after an investigation into an incident involving Tariq Sims…

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