Rugby League

Fri 14 Jun 2019

Ponga bombshell: Wallabies plan to poach NRL star

premium_icon Ponga bombshell: Wallabies plan to poach NRL star

A battle has erupted for Kalyn Ponga’s signature, with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika confirming he has spoken to the NRL star about a defection to rugby union.

Taking soft option seldom solves the problem

premium_icon Taking soft option seldom solves the problem

Tony Durkin is convinced a small component of NRL players are as soft as a feather-down pillow when a little pressure is applied.

Thu 13 Jun 2019

‘Heard a crack’: Origin star’s disaster

‘Heard a crack’: Origin star’s disaster

Blues State of Origin rookie Nick Cotric will face a nervous wait after going down with an ankle injury which could see him on the sidelines for some time.

Raiders hold off epic Sharks fightback

premium_icon Raiders hold off epic Sharks fightback

Canberra shot out to a big early lead against Cronulla and the Sharks nearly pulled it back before a late rally got the Raiders home 22-20.

Why Queensland didn’t get the grand final

premium_icon Why Queensland didn’t get the grand final

The grand final will not grace Suncorp Stadium in the near future, robbing the Queensland public of rugby league’s greatest day. Here’s the justification.

Folau’s secret NRL meeting revealed

Folau’s secret NRL meeting revealed

Israel Folau’s options may be on the rise after reports of a secret meeting potentially opening the door for a shock return to the NRL.

Lodge moving closer to Broncos captaincy

premium_icon Lodge moving closer to Broncos captaincy

Anthony Seibold has shown his confidence in Origin hopeful Matt Lodge by elevating the hardworking prop to Brisbane’s leadership group

Beattie puts second Brisbane NRL side on the cards

premium_icon Beattie puts second Brisbane NRL side on the cards

ARL Commission chairman Peter Beattie has his eye on introducing a second Brisbane team to the NRL for the new TV rights deal in 2023.

Johns: Pearce walking path of greatest halfback

premium_icon Johns: Pearce walking path of greatest halfback

Mitchell Pearce has produced stunning purple patches of form throughout his career, but there’s something far more permanent this time, writes MATTY JOHNS.

Maroons star questions SCG grand final choice

premium_icon Maroons star questions SCG grand final choice

The NRL's decision to snub Brisbane for the 2020 grand final has sparked anger, including a Broncos star who said the game at Lang Park would be ‘next level’.

’Aggressive’ Warrior the Titans must shut down

premium_icon ’Aggressive’ Warrior the Titans must shut down

Garth Brennan knows the Warriors will be dangerous on Friday night. But it’s not Dally M medallist Roger Tuivasa-Sheck that has the Titans worried.

Warrior set to join exclusive club

Warrior set to join exclusive club

Warriors forward Adam Blair will join an exclusive club when he runs out for his 300th NRL game against the Titans in Round 14.

Sydney environment a danger for Lodge

premium_icon Sydney environment a danger for Lodge

The Broncos are facing a battle to retain Matt Lodge — but the big bopper has been told to think twice about leaving Brisbane for the bright lights of Sydney.

Crawley: How to fix lack of loyalty towards contracts

premium_icon Crawley: How to fix lack of loyalty towards contracts

The NRL’s transfer madness has gone too far. The ridiculous amount of mid-season player movements must stop, and there’s a solution, writes Paul Crawley.

Meninga: My plan for the Titans review

premium_icon Meninga: My plan for the Titans review

The Titans internal review will have some nervous. In his exclusive column, Mal Meninga tells us what he’s looking to change – and how he’s going to do it.

$30m worth of Origin talent in grave danger

premium_icon $30m worth of Origin talent in grave danger

The NRL has spoken to Optus Stadium staff about concerns the number of AFL players injured at the ground could mean State of Origin players are at risk.

Bennett won’t stand in Gagai’s way

premium_icon Bennett won’t stand in Gagai’s way

As South Sydney hosed down talk Dane Gagai wanted out, coach Wayne Bennett said the Origin star can leave at the end of the season — if he really wants to.

Final insult of Beattie’s dud deal on grand finals

premium_icon Final insult of Beattie’s dud deal on grand finals

ARL Commission chairman Peter Beattie accused of abandoning Queensland rugby league fans after the snubbing of Suncorp Stadium for next year’s NRL grand final

REPLAY: Ipswich SHS v St Mary’s Toowoomba in the Langer Cup

premium_icon REPLAY: Ipswich SHS v St Mary’s Toowoomba in the Langer Cup

Ipswich State High School has continued its run of form in the Allan Langer Cup, accounting for St Mary’s Toowoomba 30-18.

Look in your own backyard: departed ex-Panther opens up

Look in your own backyard: departed ex-Panther opens up

Canterbury recruit Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has denied a culture problem at Penrith is behind his departure from the club

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