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Cronulla Sharks in doping claims

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Seventeen past and present players from NRL side Cronulla Sharks are under investigation for alleged doping. The players have been issued with formal allegations of possible anti-doping violations. The Sharks have said five of the players are still at the club. An investigation by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) centres around the possible use of supplements, including banned peptides. ... Read More »

VIDEO: Greg Inglis scores another try of the season contender

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It’s been a remarkable 2014 for Greg Inglis, who is fast asserting himself as the finest player in the world of Rugby League with some dazzling performance for South Sydney Rabbitohs. The Rabbitohs are riding high at the top of the NRL, and after Thursday’s incredible 42-16 win against Brisbane, ‘GI’ once again grabbed the headlines, scoring a memorable hat-trick. ... Read More »

Boyd to leave Newcastle Knights?

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Newcastle Knights full-back Darius Boyd has completed his treatment for depression – but will not play for the club again, Australian media are reporting. Boyd made headlines last month when it was announced he would be checking into a Sydney mental health facility to seek treatment for depression, and he hasn’t featured in an NRL game since. And the Knights ... Read More »

Hull FC to announce ‘major coup’?

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Hull FC boss Lee Radford has told local media that the club could be on the verge of announcing a ‘major coup’ in the coming days – with an international forward from the NRL set to sign on the dotted line. Radford -  who has endured a difficult first full season in charge of the club – has likened the ... Read More »

SBW open to NRL return after RU stint

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Sonny Bill Williams hasn’t even departed the NRL for Rugby Union yet – and he’s already admitted he’d be open to returning to the 13-man code after his next stint in Union. Williams leaves for the 15-man game at the end of this season, after winning both an NRL Grand Final and a World Club Challenge during his time with ... Read More »

Cooper hoping for England recognition

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St George Illawarra forward Mike Cooper admits he is hopeful of getting the nod for Steve McNamara’s Four Nations squad at the end of the season, after a strong debut year with the Dragons in the NRL. Former Warrington man Cooper has only missed one game for the Dragons so far in 2014 after a string of impressive performances – ... Read More »

Mantellato open to Super League switch

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Newcastle Knights winger Ben Mantellato admits he is open to the possibility of moving to Super League, as reported interest from Hull FC intensifies on both sides of the world. Lee Radford’s men are believed to be interested in the services of Mantellato – who is the leading points scorer in New South Wales Cup, with 168 points to his ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »