Here’s all you need to know about Round 18 of the NRL; and Intrust Super Cup Round 14 results. The NSW Knock On Effect Cup is postponed due to the Sydney COVID lockdown.
Week In The NRL
- July 12: Jamayne Taunoa-Brown loaned to St George-Illawarra on a three-week deal.
- July 12: New Zealand Warriors cancel their Mount Smart Stadium fixture against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs after deciding to stay in south-east Queensland for the remainder of 2021.
- July 12: Hubs for NRL clubs relocating: Sunshine Coast – Panthers, Knights, Sea Eagles and Roosters; Gold Coast – Eels, Bulldogs, Rabbitohs, Raiders, Warriors; Brisbane – Dragons, Sharks, Tigers.
- July 13: NRL Team News for Round 18 announced.
- July 13: Venues announced for relocated NSW matches in Round 18: Sea Eagles Vs Dragons (CBUS Stadium), Raiders Vs Sharks (CBUS Stadium), Warriors Vs Panthers (Suncorp Stadium) and Rabbitohs Vs Bulldogs (CBUS Stadium).
- July 14: Joseph Suaalii ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.
- July 14: Queensland defeat New South Wales 20-18 in the final Origin game. Tom Trbojevic wins the Wally Lewis Medal for Player of the Series.
- July 15: Jake Turpin re-signs with Brisbane Broncos (2022).
- July 15: Mitch Kenny re-signs with Penrith Panthers (2022).
- July 15: Melbourne Storm announce relocation to Queensland as the Melbourne goes into a five day lockdown.
- July 15: NRL reschedule Saturday fixtures: Cowboys Vs Roosters (3pm, QLD Country Bank Stadium), Raiders Vs Sharks (5:30pm, CBUS Stadium) and Storm Vs Knights (7:30pm, CBUS Stadium).
- July 15: South Sydney Rabbitohs announce coaching staff for 2022. Jason Demetriou (Head Coach), Ben Hornby and John Morris (Assistant Coaches).
- July 15: Rugby League World Cup organisers confirm the event will go ahead in October and November this year.
- July 16: Newcastle Knights re-sign Daniel Saifiti (2026) and Jacob Saifiti (2023).
- July 16: Phil Gould appointed as Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs General Manager.
- July 16: Round 19 fixtures updated: Thursday night 7:50pm Eels Vs Raiders (CBUS Stadium); Friday night 6pm Roosters Vs Knights (Sunshine Coast Stadium), 7:55pm Cowboys Vs Storm (QLD Country Bank Stadium); Saturday 3pm Rabbitohs Vs Warriors (Sunshine Coast Stadium), 5:30pm Sea Eagles Vs Tigers (Suncorp Stadium), 7:35pm Panthers Vs Broncos (Suncorp Stadium); Sunday 1:50pm Dragons Vs Titans (CBUS Stadium), 4:05pm Bulldogs Vs Sharks (CBUS Stadium).
- July 17: Hymel Hunt re-signs with Newcastle Knights (2023).
- July 17: James Roberts has not travelled with Wests Tigers to Queensland after being at an exposure site to a COVID case in Sydney. He has returned a negative result.
National Rugby League
Gold Coast Titans 8 Parramatta Eels 26 (CBUS Stadium – 15,038)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/07/16/2021-nrl-round-18-titans-8-eels-26-report/
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 32 St George-Illawarra Dragons 18 (CBUS Stadium – 15,038)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/07/16/2021-nrl-round-18-sea-eagles-32-dragons-18-report/
North Queensland Cowboys 18 Sydney Roosters 34 (QLD Country Bank Stadium – 15,933)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/07/17/2021-nrl-round-18-cowboys-18-roosters-34-report/
Canberra Raiders 34 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18 (CBUS Stadium – 3,874)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/07/17/2021-nrl-round-18-raiders-34-sharks-18-report/
Melbourne Storm 48 Newcastle Knights 4 (CBUS Stadium – 3,874)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/07/17/2021-nrl-round-18-storm-48-knights-4-report/
New Zealand Warriors 16 Penrith Panthers 30 (Suncorp Stadium – 24,894)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/07/18/2021-nrl-round-18-panthers-30-warriors-16-report/
Brisbane Broncos 24 Wests Tigers 42 (Suncorp Stadium – 24,894)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/07/18/2021-nrl-round-18-broncos-24-tigers-42-report/
South Sydney Rabbitohs 32 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 (CBUS Stadium – 2,979)
Match Report: https://nothingbutleague.com/2021/07/19/2021-nrl-round-18-rabbitohs-32-bulldogs-24-report/