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NRL lands knockout blow with concussion fines

The 18th man debate has resurfaced this weekend following a round which saw a number of clubs receive fines for breaching the NRL’s concussion rule. Five players from three separate clubs sustained head knocks at the weekend but none were...

NRL must set a precedent for gambling within the game

Todd Greenberg has done much in his time as NRL CEO to confirm that he is the right man for the job. But with just one statement in last week’s press conference to announce the fate of troubled West...

Diagnosing Red V Fever

Friedrich Durrenmatt once wrote ‘Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is’. His words would resonate with supporters of the St George-Illawarra Dragons as they watch their club continue to resist change or influence from fans...

Ben Hunt worth a million dollars? Surely not!

Ben Hunt is off contract with the Brisbane Broncos at the end of 2017. It's been reported the Brisbane halfback has been formally offered one million dollars a year by Sydney club St George-Illawarra Dragons, but was potentially heading out...

Want to be part of the NothingButLeague team in 2017?

NothingButLeague are in the process of looking for writers and people to join our social media team in 2017. The roles are completely voluntary with a number of our team going on to complete internships or find paid work within the...

OPINION: At what cost is the signature of Jarryd Hayne?

This morning Dean Ritchie reported in News Limited that the Sydney Roosters, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Newcastle Knights are out of the race for Jarryd Hayne's signature. He goes on to say the Gold Coast Titans, St George-Illawarra and former...

GI Injury a Great Opportunity for Johnston

Embed from Getty Images They say when one door closes, another one opens, and this is exactly case for the South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Alex Johnston. With fullback and captain Greg Inglis out for the season, the huge responsibility now lies on...

What we learnt from NRL Round 2

Our writers have a look at some of the talking points out of round 2 of this year's National Rugby League Premiership. WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH TAUMALOLO Dan White questions whether Jason Taumalolo should have been in hot water for the...

The Proof Is In The Spine to be Premiership Contenders

For a long time last year I thought that the Sharks had the most balanced team in the NRL. While I didn’t initially think they’d take out the premiership, which they eventually did, made me realise something. To win the NRL...

How Universal Are The Rugby League Rules & When Will It Be as...

It is not easy for a newcomer to become invested in rugby as there are two distinctly different versions of the game. Referred to as codes, there is Rugby League and Rugby Union. The split between the two codes...

Panthers to tap into rich resources for Mansour replacement

There's one position that will be hotly contested in the Penrith summer is the replacement for Josh Mansour as he continues rehabilitation from his ACL injury sustained during the Four Nations. Mansour was originally thought to miss half of 2017 after breaking...

The Armchair Pundit: Super League’s low-scoring weekend

UNTIL Danny Kirmond went over for what proved to be the only try of the game in Wakefield Trinity’s 10-2 win over Huddersfield Giants, it might have seemed as if the highlights were going to consist of little more...

Why the New Eligibility Rules Are the Cat’s Pyjamas

The International Rugby League Federation has finally addressed the issue of eligibility which has been problematic for a long time. The existing rules were not only confusing, ambiguous and annoying for players, but it was also detrimental to the international game...

Moments that made round 1 of the Super League season

Here's what we thought defined round 1 of this year's Super League season. THAT TACKLE BY TOMMY MAKINSON! It was almost unanimous this week that Tommy Makinson's tackle on Leeds Rhinos Liam Sutcliffe was the best moment of the weekend. Dan Fowler:...

The Armchair Pundit: Rugby league goes to the races

Liquorice enthusiasts aside, Pontefract might well be considered one of those places along with the likes of Uttoxeter, Market Rasen and Lingfield which only registers on the consciousness of the average member of the public as a horse racing...
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