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Six of the Best: Fantastic Rugby League captains

Paul Sculthorpe

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 »

Fiji NSW Cup team can lead to NRL side, says Petero

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Fijian legend Petero Civoniceva has admitted that the admission of a Fiji side into the New South Wales Cup can ultimately lead to the island nation having full representation in the NRL. It was revealed yesterday that Fiji will have a Suva-based side in the second-tier of Australian Rugby League from 2016, and the former Fiji captain admits it is ... Read More »

Newcastle Knights warned over Koukash

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A former chief of Australian Rugby League has warned the Newcastle Knights to be cautious over rumoured interest in the club from Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash – insisting he should stump up a “non-refundable” cheque before the NRL entertain any discussion of investment. The Knights recently cut their ties with Nathan Tinkler’s Hunter Sports Group, and Quayle – ... Read More »

NRL star could be forced into retirement

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Wests Tigers star Braith Anasta could be forced into an early retirement, after he decided to undergo surgery on his injured biceps. The 32-year-old has been hinting that this year could be his last and, with a prognosis of several months in order to make a full recovery from an injury of this type, it could well be the end ... Read More »

Todd Carney launches appeal over sacking

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Former Cronulla Sharks player Todd Carney has launched an appeal over his controversial dismissal from the club last weekend, stating two members of the Cronulla board were not consulted about the decision. The SMH are reporting that Carney’s agent, David Riolo, has spoken to the game’s governing body regarding the Sharks’ failure to go through the correct disciplinary procedures, and ... Read More »

NRL player suspended after positive test

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The NRL have stood down a St George Illawarra Dragons Holden Cup player, after he tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid. NRL Chief Operating Officer, Jim Doyle said on Friday the NRL’s Anti-Doping policy requires the NRL to stand down Under 20s player, Dylan Lauri, once a positive sample is recorded. His A-sample has tested positive for metabolites of ... Read More »

WWE star The Rock calls Newcastle Knights’ Alex McKinnon

Alex McKinnon surprises his Newcastle Knights team-mates. ©Fox

There was a heartwarming story emerging from the NRL this week, surrounding seriously injured Newcastle Knights star Alex McKinnon. The 22-year-old, who landed on his head during a tackle in the Knights’ fixture against Melbourne Storm earlier this year, is currently recovering from the horrific injuries suffered that day. But Beau Ryan – the recently retired Cronulla Sharks winger who ... Read More »

Newcastle Knights embroiled in financial drama

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Australian Rugby League has been plunged into a financial drama, after it emerged that NRL club Newcastle Knights had failed to pay some its players and staff this month. The Knights – which are owned by Nathan Tinkler and his Hunter Sports Group – have failed to pay at least 20 staff and players on their books on Friday, and ... Read More »

Benji Marshall cleared to make Rugby League return

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Less than a year after quitting the game and heading for Rugby Union, New Zealand star Benji Marshall has been given the go-ahead to make his debut for St George Illawarra this weekend, as they gear up to face Parramatta. The 29-year-old has been training with the Dragons all week and, after the club finalized a package with Union outfit ... Read More »