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Bennett’s gamble pays off, Eels’ 2016 salary cap rort comes back to haunt them

When it was announced in December last year that Benji Marshall would be joining the Broncos on a one-year deal, many fans were left dumbfounded, wondering how exactly Bennett planned on fitting him into a seasoned outfit. The halves...

The Queensland Origin bombshells set to turn the series on its head

Kevin Walters approached today's Origin team announcement with a hint of trepidation. Perhaps this was him coming to the sudden realisation that, for the first time in a long time, he would be without two of the finest players...

The NSW candidates no one is talking about

State of Origin is right around the corner, and plenty of names are being thrown around as potential bolters for the Blues side. The in-form Dragons forward Paul Vaughan, and electrifying Trbojevic brothers, headline a list of stars waiting...

Question marks surrounding Farah’s selection are the kind of distractions NSW must shake

The question that divided the rugby league public leading into State of Origin last year was whether or not Robbie Farah, playing off the bench for the Tigers at the time, was worthy of the NSW number nine jumper. The very same...

Who Should Replace the Injured Origin Stars?

As the list of injured Origin players seems to grow by the week, so does the list of their potential replacements. Queensland were dealt a blow this week with Johnathan Thurston succumbing to a rotator cuff injury; while the...

The international game is becoming meaningless.

Heading into the last ever City vs Country match I had heard a lot of talk about it was great to get rid of it and how meaningless it was. When I watched the game though I found it...

Rugby League must escape ‘dark-ages’ mindset and endorse international game

The problem for international Rugby League is simple. Unlike many other sports around world, the national competitions, that is the games played between club sides in leagues like the NRL and Super League, are far bigger in scale than any...

Frawley or Mbye? The Bulldogs Big Question

Young Matt Frawley has been a revelation for the Canterbury side in recent weeks. He took over from a suspended Moses Mbye in the round 5 clash with Brisbane and his boot may have single-handedly won the Dogs that...

Who’s the right leader for the Panthers?

Matt Moylan rates as one of the best players in the National Rugby League competition after a stellar 2016 season where he represented both state and country. The last fortnight hasn't been his best off-field after breaching team protocol after a...

What role will Jack Bird play at the Broncos?

After weeks of speculation, Cronulla’s premiership winning centre has decided to move on from the club, and take on a new role at the Brisbane Broncos as of the commencement of the 2018 season. Jack Bird, one of the...

Dragons remarkable turnaround a testament to players’ character

Amongst the drama and intrigue that currently surrounds the NRL transfer market fiasco, one quite remarkable story-line has gone largely unnoticed by the Rugby League community. The St. George Illawarra Dragons, given next to no hope of winning the premiership just...

The Coup To Replace Cooper

With the talk of Cooper Cronk going to Sydney, everyone is wondering where his next destination is, but a bigger question for the Melbourne Storm looms; who will replace him? Here are some options for Craig Bellamy. Brodie Croft (Melbourne Storm) The...

Which clubs are in the hunt for Cronk?

So, Cooper Cronk and the Melbourne Storm have parted ways. A nightmare for some and a dream for the nine or so Sydney clubs that will soon begin battling it out for the contract of the world’s best halfback. The...

The Dragons would be crazy not to re-sign Dugan

Andrew Webster, speaking on NRL 360 two nights ago, revealed that the Dragons are offering Josh Dugan a reported $750,000 a season to continue on in the Red V, $100,000 less than he is currently earning. The club are adamant...

What we learnt from NRL Round 4

Our writers have a look at some of the talking points out of round 4 of this year's National Rugby League Premiership. ANYONE WANTING TO AXE DES HASLER IS "FULL OF IT" James Morgan: "anyone who says that Des Hasler should...
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