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World Cup 2017: Who has qualified so far?

With less than two years to go until the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, qualifying for the tournament is already well underway to determine the 14 nations who will bid to be crowned world champions. As hosts, Australia, New Zealand...

Inclusion not segregation is the way forward for the NRL All Stars match

The NRL All Star match has always been an interesting concept. However, in the game’s short history the finished product has missed the mark. When the NRL announced that the 2016 edition will be played between an Indigenous team and...

Week In League: Burgess is back, Farah’s future and Bennett’s tough week

SAM BURGESS Friday's announcement that Sam Burgess was returning to rugby league with South Sydney Rabbitohs was warmly welcomed by the Burrow Faithful. But it looks like it will come at a heavy cost with several players to clear the decks...
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Intrust Super Cup “Summer Bash” weekend would benefit the game

With the standard of the Intrust Super Cup at it's highest level ever and the success of Ipswich Jets breaking through for their maiden premiership, it’s time to build on Queensland's fascination with the competition. The competition already does a great job to promote their game...

Sam Burgess – Easy Way Out or Sensible Option?

Even with all of the speculation that has surrounded the future of Sam Burgess since England were knocked out of the Rugby Union World Cup, I was still surprised to open up the BBC website on Thursday afternoon and...

NRL Week: War chest, West Tigers and World Cup

There's only ninety-seven days before the rugby league season returns for 2016 but the game fails to disappoint during the off-season. WAR CHEST With Sam Burgess given some time out by his rugby club Bath, speculation has been rife about 'Slamming Sam's'...

The International Game – Pinnacle or not?

The pinnacle of many of the top sports around the world is their international game. Football has the World Cup and then many continent competitions e.g. European Championships and Copa America. Cricket is dominated by the international game with...

Cleary’s sacking proves no coach is safe from the chopping board

Ivan Cleary appeared to have one of the safest coaching positions in rugby league, that was until the mayhem on Tuesday that forced him out of the Penrith Panthers club. Panther fans were left scratching their heads trying to work...

Why Leeds Rhinos can win the Super League Grand Final

Ahead of the sold-out Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday, we look at five key areas which could lead to Leeds Rhinos lifting the trophy this weekend. The back line Leeds posses the most exciting set of backs...

Why Wigan Warriors can win the Super League Grand Final

Ahead of the sold-out Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday, we look at five key areas which could lead to Wigan Warriors lifting the trophy this weekend. Fronting up Wigan Warriors like to take on teams in the...

Lachlan Coote – The Cowboys “Third Half”

With the 2015 NRL Grand Final to take place over the long weekend, there has been a great deal of talk over the key characters. Johnathon Thurston, of course, is the major player - and virtually everything hinges on...

Spine holds the key to Grand Final success

The spine is a vital part of the human body. Without it a body can lose function and weakness at any point can have drastic consequences. 1,6,7 and 9 are four of the most important numbers on the footy...

Now is the time for the NRL to discuss the use of prescription drugs

Now is the time for the NRL to discuss the use of prescription drugs   With Aaron Gray and Dylan Walker moving out of intensive care, now is the time for the rugby league community to discuss the use of prescription...

Earl’s Decision Day could see immediate return to NRL

If everything goes to plan this week Sandor Earl is set to return to the National Rugby League following the ASADA judgment being handed down. Last Thursday, 749 days since being stood down by the governing body and following numerous...

Do not let the Storm fool you, they are the favourites

Don’t let the Melbourne Storm fool you. They are the favourites to win the NRL Telstra Premiership. The Storm managed to go into the final series under the radar despite impressive wins against the Sharks, Cowboys and Broncos. After a 24-2...
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