England World Cup blow as star ruled out for rest of year

England will almost certainly be without Josh Hodgson at this autumn’s World Cup as the hooker undergoes knee surgery. Hodgson’s club, Canberra Raiders, have ruled…

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Talking Rugby League: NRL begins as Oliver Gildart settles in at Wests Tigers

The NRL season began at the weekend and I was able to watch a couple of the games, including the season opener when Penrith played…

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Gildart ready for Wests Tigers debut

Former Wigan star Oliver Gildart will have a tough NRL baptism tomorrow, when he makes his debut for the Wests Tigers against Mebourne Storm at…

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Panthers too hot for Manly

Penrith Panthers may have been without their Clive Churchill Medal winner Nathan Cleary tonight in the opening match of the 2022 NRL season at PointsBet…

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Bumper club-by-club preview to the 2022 NRL season

BRISBANE BRONCOS Home Venue: Suncorp Stadium Capacity: 52,500 Premiership winners: 1992, 1993, 1997 (Super League), 1998, 2000, 2006 2021 Finishing Position: 14th Head Coach: Kevin…

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NRL in rude health and set to start with a bang

By IAN HOWE The 2022 NRL season will no doubt start with a bang this week for what will be the 115th season of professional Rugby…

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Talking Rugby League: NRL enjoying a financial boom

With the season about to get underway in the NRL next week, I was interested to read in The Australian newspaper that the NRL generated…

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Former NRL and Salford Red Devils star jailed for drug importation

Former New Zealand winger Manu Vatuvei has been sentenced to three years and seven months in prison for importing methamphetamine. Vatuvei, a World Cup winner…

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NRL clubs get ready to lure top British talents

NRL clubs will use this year’s World Cup to decide whether or not to launch bids for a string of top Super League stars. Huddersfield’s…

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Rugby League Heroes: Barry Muir

The man who annoyed the Cockroaches Barry Muir was the Australia scrum-half from 1959 to 1964. He toured the UK on three occasions – in…

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