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Great NRL expectations for Raiders

Canberra will have to cope with the unfamiliar tag of premiership contenders as they enter the 2017 NRL season.

Manly to keep Matai and Stewart's spirit

Brett Stewart and Steve Matai might not run out for Manly in the 2017 NRL season, but the club's players are desperate to ensure they continue their legacy.

Matulino suffers post-surgery infection

Warriors prop Ben Matulino has suffered an infection after an early January knee operation, requiring him to wear an antibiotic pack.

Tamou out to prove critics wrong: Merrin

Trent Merrin believes new teammate James Tamou has a point to prove heading into his first season with Penrith.

I needed to get out of Sydney: Foran

In his first public comments since signing with the Warriors, Kieran Foran hailed the decision to escape the Sydney fishbowl existence.

Joey Johns backs Peachey as Origin bolter

Andrew Johns has called for Penrith utility Tyrone Peachey to be selected in this year's NSW State of Origin side.

Uate ready to return to his best at Manly

Akuila Uate says he is primed to revive his NRL career at Manly after being dropped to reserve grade at Newcastle last year.

Daley narrows down Blues Origin contenders

NSW coach Laurie Daley says he has a pool of 24 contenders he intends to choose from for the 2017 State of Origin series.

Peats to miss early NRL rounds with injury

Gold Coast hooker Nathan Peats is set to miss the early stages of the NRL season with a shoulder injury, suffered in the Titans' final trial in New Zealand.

Joey wants Pearce for Origin return

NSW rugby league great Andrew Johns says Mitchell Pearce is ready to be welcomed back into the State of Origin arena this year.

Trbojevic ready for Stewart's No.1 role

Tom Trbojevic has long been considered the heir to Manly's NRL fullback throne, and in 2017 he will get the chance to assume the role on a full-time basis.

Key duo's exit a headache for Cronulla

Defending premiers Cronulla must look to build of last year's NRL success without the services of Ben Barba and Michael Ennis.

Scandals cost me Eels captaincy: Norman

Parramatta playmaker Corey Norman says his off-field behaviour last year ruined his leadership chances and hit him financially.

Whare ready to reclaim Penrith centre spot

Dean Whare is fighting fit again after making a successful return from a knee reconstruction during Penrith's two NRL trials.

NRL's top 10 questions heading into R1

With 10 sleeps to go until Cronulla kick off the year against Brisbane, here are the top 10 questions in the game heading into the new NRL season.

Cowboys prepare for life without Tamou

Former champions North Queensland must overcome life without the other JT - Test prop James Tamou - if they are to launch another NRL title tilt this season.

GI fit, firing, ready to lead Rabbitohs

A fit-again Greg Inglis hold the key to South Sydney's NRL premiership hopes.

Bennett's task to end Broncos' NRL drought

Wayne Bennett's Midas touch looks set to be tested as Brisbane try to end a rare premiership drought in the 2017 NRL season.

Burns credits Souths mates for NRL rise

Unknown at the start of the pre-season, South Sydney rookie Braidon Burns is in line for a dream NRL debut in next week's season-opener.

Englishman on way to NRL with Titans

English back-rower Joe Greenwood will arrive at the Gold Coast for the 2017 NRL season after the Titans and St Helens traded him and Zeb Taia.

Cowboy's injury opens NRL door for Ponga

Antonio Winterstein will miss the opening two rounds of the NRL season after spraining his ankle in North Queensland's trial win over Wests Tigers.

Raiders to work hard after NRL trial loss

Raiders halfback Aidan Sezer admits the team has work to do after being hammered 44-0 by the Knights in their only NRL trial match.

Wigan win a boost for English game: Wane

Wigan coach Shaun Wane believes his side's World Club Challenge win over Cronulla has been a huge boost for rugby league in England.

Cronulla coach delighted with Brailey

Rookie Cronulla hooker Jayden Brailey was handed a baptism of fire against Wigan, but coach Shane Flanagan was delighted with how he handled the experience.

Flanagan sees positives despite WCC loss

Despite losing the World Club Challenge final to Wigan, Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan said the match was the perfect preparation for round one of the NRL season

McGuire to remain at lock, says Bennett

Wayne Bennett says Josh McGuire will start the NRL season at lock for Brisbane despite his mixed performance against Warrington.

Maguire hints at Farah-Cook NRL combo

Hooker candidates Robbie Farah and Damien Cook played the final 15 minutes together in South Sydney's Charity Shield win over St George-Illawarra.

McGregor backs Red V offence to come good

The Dragons' attack against spluttered in their Charity Shield loss to South Sydney on Sunday.

Dragons' Matthews breaks hip in NRL trial

Dragons forward Will Matthews faces up to three months on the sidelines after dislocating his hip in his side's Charity Shield defeat to South Sydney.

Souths rout Dragons in Charity Shield

Robbie Farah scored his first try as a Rabbitoh in South Sydney's 32-10 win over St George-Illawarra in the Charity Shield NRL trial.

RTS steers Warriors to NRL trial win

The Warriors have beaten Gold Coast 26-6 in their NRL trial in Palmerston North.

Smith delighted by Warrington's victory

Coach Tony Smith is hoping Wigan can take the lead from his Warrington side's 27-18 win over Brisbane when they face NRL champions Cronulla

Green's calming influence boosts Manly

Off-season signing Blake Green is being credited with giving the Manly backline more calmness and stability heading intoi the new NRL season.

WCS loss better than an NRL trial: Bennett

Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett said his team could have no complaints about their 27-18 loss to Warrington in the World Club Series.

Griffin backs unlucky McKendry to return

Penrith prop Sam McKendry will undergo scans to confirm that he has torn his right knee for the second time in seven months.

Arthur puts faith in French to deliver

Eels coach Brad Arthur says Bevan French will be a success at No.1 after he continued his remarkable tryscoring run with another four-pointer against Penrith.

Manly sneak past Roosters in NRL trial

Manly has beaten the Sydney Roosters in an NRL trial match in Gosford thanks to a late converted try from Dylan Walker.

Storm's NRL five-eighth debate continues

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy will pore over replays of their trial loss to Canterbury as he tries to settle on a five-eighth for round one of the NRL season.

Broncos using WCS as season springboard

Skipper Darius Boyd says Brisbane will hit the ground running in round one of the NRL season after their week in the UK.

Warrington desperate to beat Broncos

Warrington coach Tony Smith has urged his players to give their supporters a night to remember by beating Brisbane.

Idris set to start for banned Simona

Tim Simona's uncertain future in the NRL has opened the door for Jamal Idris to make his anticipated return in round one.

Gagai backs Knights unknown to be No.1

Unknown 21-year-old Dylan Phythian will start at fullback for Newcastle in their NRL trial against Canberra on Saturday.

Knights hammer Raiders 44-0 in NRL trial

Newcastle have hammered Canberra in a NRL trial match in Queanbeyan, piling on 44 unanswered points.

Cowboys sweat on Winterstein scans

If Antonio Winterstein can't make it back for round one of the NRL, the Cowboys have Kalyn Ponga waiting in the wings.

Winterstein hurt in Cowboys NRL trial win

Antonio Winterstein has come off with a right leg injury in North Queensland's 18-16 NRL trial win over the Wests Tigers.

Smith hopes Munster keeps NRL running game

Melbourne continue searching for their new NRL five-eighth, with Cameron Munster likely for round one if he performs in the Storm's trial against Canterbury.

Simona stood down over NRL betting scandal

Wests Tigers outside back Tim Simona has been stood down from the NRL over alleged breaches of betting rules.

Raiders' NRL trial crucial for Dave Taylor

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says Dave Taylor's bid for an NRL contract hinges on his performance in their only trial match against Newcastle.

NRL trial to shape Raiders' centre battle

Canberra's Jordan Turner and Nick Cotric will have the chance to push their credentials to replace Jarrod Croker at centre in an NRL trial against Newcastle.

Knights out to restore dignity

Newcastle's biggest aim this season is to avoid the indignity of a third straight wooden spoon. History has not been kind to clubs suffering such a fate.

Wolves barking at top Dog Hasler's door

Despite a stellar NRL coaching record, Canterbury's Des Hasler goes into the year under pressure.

Fear of failure driving Sharks: Maloney

Cronulla are desperate to ensure they maintain the stranglehold NRL clubs have on the World Club Challenge trophy when they meet Wigan on Sunday.

Boyd still getting used to captain's role

New Brisbane skipper Darius Boyd says he won't change how he approaches games ahead of his first game as captain against Warrington in the World Club Series.

Who to watch in NRL final trials

What to watch out for in this weekend's final NRL pre-season games.

Nikorima to stake Broncos NRL No.7 claim

Brisbane NRL utility Kodi Nikorima says he is ready to convince Broncos bosses not to look to the open market to replace halfback Ben Hunt.

McGuire set to fill Parker role in WCS

Josh McGuire will have the first crack at filling the Brisbane lock spot vacated by Corey Parker in the World Club Series clash against Warrington.

Storm look to youth for more NRL success

Melbourne will look to their next generation of players to attempt to clinch the NRL title after falling just short in 2016.

Manly target youngsters for NRL success

With all of their dual premiership-winning stars having left the club, Manly will look to build their next era of NRL success in 2017.

Farah feeling the love at the Rabbitohs

South Sydney recruit Robbie Farah says he's feeling the love after his exit from the Wests Tigers.

Moses ready to steer Tigers: Jason Taylor

Wests Tigers will head into an NRL season without 2005 premiership winner Robbie Farah for the first time in 15 years.

Leaving Cronulla made no sense: Holmes

Sharks star Valentine Holmes has opened up on the protracted contract talks that almost resulted in him leaving the Shire.

Foran's high standards shine through in NZ

Warriors vice-captain Simon Mannering says the newly-registered Kieran Foran has trained at a high level despite not knowing his NRL future for four months.

Hunt just focused on last year as a Bronco

Ben Hunt says he has already put his big money move to St George Illawarra to the back of his mind as he prepares for final season as a Brisbane Broncos player.

Thaiday ready to play after horror injury

Sam Thaiday makes his return to action on Saturday for Brisbane at Warrington less than three months after smashing his eye socket in London.

Greenberg feels for Eels over Foran call

NRL boss Todd Greenberg understands the frustration of some Eels fans after the announcement the Kiwi playmaker will turn out for the Warriors from round three.

Bateman in Raiders' NRL forwards battle

Young Canberra NRL forward Luke Bateman is not taking his spot in the side for granted despite a breakout 2016.

NZ meeting pivotal for Foran return

NRL boss Todd Greenberg met with Kieran Foran at the Auckland Nines before his contract was registered by the governing body.

Priest builds faith ahead of NRL comeback

With a broken ankle ending Clay Priest's finals campaign last year, the Canberra forward has had to regain confidence in his body ahead of the NRL season.

Vunivalu extends Storm NRL deal to 2018

Flying Fijian winger Suliasi Vunivalu has inked a new NRL deal with Melbourne to remain at the Storm until the end of next season.

Storm's NRL five-eighth hangs on Slater

Melbourne's vacant five-eighth role is dependent on the return from injury of Billy Slater, says Storm NRL captain Cameron Smith.

Eels wrap Corey Norman in cotton wool

Corey Norman has been rested from Parramatta's final NRL trial, against Penrith, on Saturday.

Foran cleared by NRL to play for Warriors

Kieran Foran has been cleared to return to the NRL in round three for the Warriors.

Shock contender for Knights' No.1 jumper

Dylan Phythian has emerged as a shock contender to wear the Newcastle No.1 jumper this NRL season.

Warriors' fault for Nines flop: organisers

NRL Auckland Nines organisers have blamed the Warriors for the event's poor attendance this year.

Hand of fate earns Mortimer WCS challenge

Daniel Mortimer says three months ago he expected to be turning out for English second-tier side Hull KR this weekend not for Cronulla against Wigan.

Hayne Plane not going to NZ for NRL trial

Gold Coast coach Neil Henry has left Jarryd Hayne at home for the NRL club's final trial of the pre-season against the Warriors.

Raiders name Dave Taylor for NRL trial

Canberra have named a 32-man squad for their final NRL trial against Newcastle on Saturday, including pre-season triallist Dave Taylor.

James sees more mature Hayne in 2017 NRL

Gold Coast prop Ryan James says he has seen a more-mature side to Jarryd Hayne at NRL training since the arrival of his first baby in December.

Mary hopes new NRL style saves Dragons

Few NRL teams face more pressure to perform in 2017 than St George Illawarra, and coach Paul McGregor will unleash a new attack structure to turn things around.

Griffin not worried about fancied Panthers

Penrith head into the upcoming NRL season as joint favourites alongside Melbourne to take out the 2017 premiership.

NRL Warriors add steel to panache

The Warriors, armed by the return of new skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, will need to improve defensively to have any chance of 2017 NRL glory.

Mansour to play big part in 2017: Griffin

Penrith winger Josh Mansour has taken a big step in his comeback from a knee reconstruction after starting straight-line running last week.

NRL distributes increased revenue to clubs

The NRL distributed $184 million to clubs in 2016, recording an overall loss of $2.6 million with the bottom line helped by new sponsorship.

Tomkins admits not living up to NRL hype

Former Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins admits his spell in the NRL didn't go as well as he had hoped, but has no regrets about his two-year stint in Auckland.

Broncos relishing WCS experience: McGuire

Prop Josh McGuire says the Brisbane players were more than happy to make the trip to the UK for the World Club Series despite the reticence of other NRL clubs.

Matt Ballin on track for NRL comeback

Wests Tigers hooker Matt Ballin is on track to return to the NRL after undergoing his second knee reconstruction in as many years.

Matterson re-signs with Sydney Roosters

Ryan Matterson has signing a two-year extension with the Sydney Roosters to keep the 22-year-old utility at the NRL club until 2019.

Depth to cover Croker's NRL injury: Rapana

Raiders flyer Jordan Rapana has backed the depth of the club's squad to cover for injured skipper Jarrod Croker who has been sidelined with a knee injury.

Canberra to host rugby league ANZAC Test

Canberra's GIO Stadium will host this year's ANZAC Test double-header between Australia and New Zealand on May 5.

Moses, Brooks in doubt for NRL trial

Wests Tigers stars Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks are unlikely to play in the club's final NRL trial against North Queensland in Campbelltown on Saturday.

Tim Simona admits receiving NRL interest

Tim Simona has admitted he's received interest from at least one NRL club about a possible move from the Wests Tigers

NRL Dragons sign Aitken until end of 2020

Dragons centre Euan Aitken has signed a three-year contract extension which is set to keep him at the NRL club until the end of 2020.

NRL seek more information on Matai

The NRL has asked for more information from Manly on Steve Matai's career-threatening injury as the investigation into a salary cap exemption continues.

McGregor reveals own pain for Hutchison

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor was so upset for Drew Hutchison after his season-destroying knee injury, he initially couldn't consider his replacement.

Radradra due back in court on Monday

Parramatta NRL winger Semi Radradra is due to return to a Sydney court on three charges of domestic violence on Monday.

Croft stakes claim for Storm No.6 jersey

Teenager Brodie Croft is a chance of playing alongside idol Cooper Cronk in round one after backing up from his Auckland Nines heroics for Melbourne.

Greg Bird stars for Catalans in Super win

Former NRL star Greg Bird has produced a man-of-the-match performance to help Catalans to a 20-12 Super League win over Warrington.

Tuivasa-Sheck makes NRL injury comeback

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has made an impressive return from a knee injury but it could not stop Melbourne downing the Warriors 30-18 in their NRL trial.

Wane demands more for Cronulla clash

Wigan coach Shaun Wane says his side will need to be better against Cronulla in next Sunday's World Club Challenge despite their opening-round win over Salford.

Martin ready to return to NRL after injury

Penrith young gun Te Maire Martin looks set for a return to the NRL after missing most of last year with a shoulder injury.

Manly find Killer replacement in Walker

Manly star Dylan Walker looks set for a big season following a move back to his favoured role at right centre this year.

Maguire wants to see more from Farah

Robbie Farah made his first outing in South Sydney colours in the Rabbitohs' trial defeat to Manly on Saturday night.

Titans power home against Eels in trial

Gold Coast have scored three tries in the final 10 minutes to register a 24-18 win over Parramatta in a NRL trial in Alice Springs.

Manly's Walker ruins Farah's Souths debut

Dylan Walker has scored a try and set up another in Manly's 22-16 NRL trial win over South Sydney at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

Martin leads Panthers to trial win

Penrith half Te Maire Martin has led his side to a 20-10 NRL trial win at Belmore on Saturday night.

Storm beat Warriors in NRL trial comeback

Cameos from Shaun Johnson and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck have not been enough to stop Melbourne running out 30-18 NRL trial winners over the Warriors in Queensland.

Lodge takes first step toward NRL return

Former Wests Tigers forward Matt Lodge has taken his first step toward earning an NRL lifeline after making his rugby league return after his 2015 US arrest.

Take Indigenous side to World Cup: Gould

Penrith boss and Nine Network commentator Phil Gould has called for the Indigenous All Stars side to be included in the World Cup.

No Slater 'not end of world': Melbourne

Melbourne assistant Adam O'Brien says it "won't be the end of the world" if veteran Billy Slater misses the start of the 2017 NRL season.

Smith won't begrudge Scott leaving Cowboys

Test skipper Cameron Smith says NRL players will not judge Matt Scott if he leaves his beloved North Queensland and takes up a lucrative Newcastle offer.

Taylor's dream teaming with idol Thurston

Ashley Taylor described playing alongside his teenage idol Johnathan Thurston as a 'dream come true' after the Indigenous All Stars' 34-8 win in Newcastle.

Croker's knee prognosis not looking good

Jarrod Croker is looking at a round four return after going down in the NRL All Stars game with a knee injury.

Indigenous stars to dictate fixture future

NRL boss Todd Greenberg has promised the Indigenous All Stars will return to the rugby league calendar in 2019.

JT leads Indigenous All Stars to win

Johnathan Thurston has orchestrated a 34-8 Indigenous All Stars victory over the World All Stars in Newcastle.

Warriors hopeful of round 1 Foran return

New Zealand Warriors coach Stephen Kearney says he is still hopeful controversial half Kieran Foran will play their NRL season opener.

Tedesco ready to keep NSW No.1 from Hayne

Incumbent NSW State of Origin fullback James Tedesco has welcomed the challenge of keeping the No.1 jumper from returning Blues star Jarryd Hayne.

Storm star Scott hoping for second chance

Melbourne Storm's teenage centre Curtis Scott is hoping for more luck in his second NRL season after a broken leg ruined his debut year.

Smith no closer to NRL, rep retirement

Cameron Smith says he is no closer to retirement despite good mate and fellow NRL veteran Johnathan Thurston winding down his career.

NRL boss Greenberg saddened by Mullen saga

Jarrod Mullen's rugby league career is all but over after reports his B-sample has tested positive to steroid Drostanolone.

Slater NRL comeback will take time: Smith

Melbourne captain Cameron Smith insists Billy Slater will return to the NRL this year, but the fullback's comeback game hasn't been set.

NRL, cricket, racing battle Sydney heat

The NSWRL has cancelled junior matches while Canterbury's NRL trial game against Penrith has been pushed back an hour due to predicted hot temperatures.

What to watch for in Saturday's NRL trials

Twelve NRL sides have their first trial matches of the season on Saturday with a number of players fighting for first-grade spots.

NRL bad boy Lodge ready for league return

After avoiding US jail time for a violent New York night out, controversial forward Matt Lodge is ready to make his rugby league return this weekend.

Rep spots on the line in All Stars: Mal

Australian coach Mal Meninga says representative spots are on the line in Friday's NRL All Stars game in Newcastle.

Sandow fails to fire in league return

Troubled former NRL halfback Chris Sandow has failed to impress in his return to rugby league.

Mullen fails B-sample drugs test: report

Jarrod Mullen's rugby league career is all but over after returning a second positive sample to banned steroid Drostanolone.

Injuries end Shillington's NRL career

Gold Coast prop David Shillington has called time on his NRL career as he struggles to overcome a number of chronic injuries.

Take Indigenous All Stars global: Thurston

Indigenous All Stars rugby league captain Johnathan Thurston has called for the side to travel the world.

I was getting stale at the Tigers: Sironen

Despite his family name being synonymous with the Tigers, Curtis Sironen says he is keen for a fresh start in the NRL after signing with Manly.

No surprises as Raiders push for NRL title

Veteran Canberra forward Sio Soliola admits the side doesn't have the element of surprise they did last year as they embark on an expectation-filled NRL season.

Eel Gutherson boosted by Foran's advice

Clint Gutherson has revealed how some sound advice from former teammate Kieran Foran has him steeled for a big season for Parramatta in 2017.

Benji Marshall misses Broncos' UK trip

Former New Zealand captain Benji Marshall has been overlooked for Brisbane's World Club Series clash with UK side Warrington due to injury.

Fifita ready to return to his best: JT

Johnathan Thurston says NRL Indigenous All Stars teammate Andrew Fifita is ready to return to his best following his controversial end to the 2016 NRL season.

Moses Mbye eyeing JT's Maroon jumper

Moses Mbye is relishing the chance in Friday's NRL All Stars clash to show up the man he next year hopes to replace in a Maroon jersey - Johnathan Thurston.

Kearney unimpressed by Warriors at nines

A lacklustre performance at the NRL Auckland Nines leaves Warriors coach Stephen Kearney wondering why his players ignored their pre-season lessons.

Utility, pack up for grabs: Cowboys coach

North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green says at least two spots in his best 17 are still up for grabs a month out from the NRL season.

Coal Train back on track: Sezer

Canberra halfback Aidan Sezer says Dave Taylor gets a bad rap and is out to prove a point in the NRL this year.

Bennett coy on Boyd five-eighth plans

Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett has been coy on his future five-eighth plans, saying he has not factored in fullback Darius Boyd switching to No.6.

NQ's Hess ready for Origin: Gillmeister

Queensland great Trevor Gillmeister is already convinced young Cowboys backrower Coen Hess is ready to play State of Origin football.

Boyd named Brisbane NRL club captain

The background on Darius Boyd who has been named Brisbane NRL club captain.

Dragons lose Dufty for up to six weeks

St George Illawarra up-and-comer Matt Dufty has been ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a hyper-extension of his knee at the Auckland Nines.

Addo-Carr hits gym to replace Koroibete

Melbourne recruit Josh Addo-Carr has been sent to the gym as the Storm look to replace Marika Koroibete.

Time for NRL excuses is over: Tigers

Wests Tigers playmaker Mitchell Moses says the NRL club can no longer use their youth as an excuse.

Gutted Hoffman to support Tuivasa-Sheck

Losing the Warriors captaincy and his contract for next year came as a shock to Ryan Hoffman but he'll throw his support behind new skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

Veteran Tupou signs NRL deal with Knights

Former Sydney Roosters and Cronulla player Anthony Tupou has signed a one-year deal with Newcastle as the NRL club look to replenish depleted forward stocks.

Bird not flying away from Sharks

Jack Bird has declared his intention to stick loyal with Cronulla despite strugglers Newcastle making a play for the star.

Darius Boyd named Brisbane NRL captain

Veteran fullback Darius Boyd has been named Brisbane NRL captain.

I was treated unfairly by NRL: Ben Barba

Ben Barba says he was treated differently by the NRL to players who have been in a similar position to his.

NRL's Sharks without wingers for WCC

Cronulla have lost their grand final wingers, Valentine Holmes and Sosaia Feki, through injury for the rugby league World Club Challenge this month.

Inglis sees no end to representative run

Greg Inglis says he won't follow in the NRL footsteps of Johnathan Thurston and consider stepping away from representative football at the end of the World Cup.

Raiders suspend Junior Paulo over assault

Canberra have suspended Junior Paulo for one NRL match after he was convicted of common assault and reckless driving last year.

NRL bunker's jurisdiction cut for 2017

The NRL's maligned bunker system will no longer be used to determine knock-ons in general play or be called upon for 40-20 calls in 2017.

Taylor taking the reigns at Titans

Ash Taylor and Kane Elgey have less than 40 NRL games experience between them but will guide Gold Coast around the park this season.

Barba's Sharks deal to count in salary cap

Cronulla's payments to Ben Barba under his one-year contract will reportedly be included in their NRL salary cap.

Ferguson wants to be centre of attention

Sydney Roosters star Blake Ferguson is set for a permanent move to the centres this NRL season.

Jai's Field day could lead to NRL debut

St George Illawarra young gun Jai Field says he clocked a 4.6sec 40-metre dash in the pre-season, faster than the likes of James Tedesco and James Roberts.

Fifita with point to prove in All Stars

Troubled Cronulla star Andrew Fifita will return to the field in Friday's NRL All Stars match.

Brisbane look to market to replace Hunt

Brisbane boss Paul White says they will look at the NRL player market for a replacement for Dragons-bound Ben Hunt but have not ruled out promoting from within.

Hayne out of NRL All Stars game

Jarryd Hayne is the latest big name to withdraw from the NRL All Stars match on Friday - ruled out by a knee injury from the Auckland Nines.

Robinson assures Nines hero an NRL role

Connor Watson was crowned the Auckland Nines MVP and is now set to play a pivotal role for the Sydney Roosters in the upcoming NRL season.

Thurston demands Auckland Nines move

Two of the NRL leading stars have called for the Auckland Nines to be moved from New Zealand next year.

Jillaroos claim first series over Ferns

Australia's Jillaroos have sealed a series win with an 8-0 victory over the Kiwi Ferns in game two of their three-match series at the Auckland Nines.

Wiki defends Warriors' poor nines showing

Ruben Wiki has defended the Warriors' poor showing at the Auckland Nines after they finished winless for the first time in the tournament.

Bulldogs' Reynolds defends nines no-show

Josh Reynolds has defended Canterbury's decision not to play him in the opening two games of the Auckland Nines at Eden Park.

Injured Holmes in doubt for NRL Rd 1

Cronulla flyer Valentine Holmes is in doubt for the NRL season opener after suffering a hamstring injury in their NRL trial loss to Brisbane at Redcliffe.

Arthur tells Eels to defend Nines title

Parramatta fullback Bevan French revealed coach Brad Arthur told them to go out and defend the Nines title that was stripped for salary cap cheating last year.

Roosters win rugby league's Auckland Nines

There was a fair amount of luck involved but the Sydney Roosters have ultimately claimed the Auckland Nines rugby league title.

NRL lesser lights steal spotlight at Nines

The NRL's young guns proved that the Auckland Nines still has a place on the rugby league calendar with big outings on day one at Eden Park.

Where your NRL team sits at Nines

Where your NRL team sits after day one of the Auckland Nines at Eden Park.

Jillaroos trump NZ in first nines game

The Jillaroos have upset the Kiwi Ferns 20-4 in the first of their three-match rugby league nines series in Auckland, scoring four tries to one.

Greenberg casts doubt on 2018 Nines in NZ

NRL boss Todd Greenberg says the body needs to look at the future of the Auckland Nines, with no guarantee it will be played there in the future.

Johnson could play Nines day two

South Sydney centre Aaron Gray has suffered a medial ligament injury on day one of the NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park.

Warriors out, six into Nines quarters

Six teams are through to the Auckland Nines after flawless displays on the first day, but home side the Warriors have been knocked out early.

Separation shot from NRL shoulder charge

The definition of a shoulder charge has been amended by the NRL, with the controversial "separation" clause removed.

Ponga Test future still up in the air

Cowboys and future Knights young gun Kalyn Ponga is still yet to decide whether to represent Australia or New Zealand at international level.

Sharks' Graham questions NRL fine system

Sharks star Wade Graham said he would take a wait and see approach before giving the NRL a tick for its new fine system for minor offences.

Warriors forward trio set for NRL step up

Warriors forwards Sam Lisone, Albert Vete and Charlie Gubb will be expected to step up in the wake of stalwart Ben Matulino's knee surgery.

Knights prodigy thanks Mullen for rise

Brock Lamb will give Newcastle NRL fans a preview of the future when he lines up alongside fellow halves candidate Jaelen Feeney in the Auckland Nines.

Reformed Norman ready to repay Eels' faith

Parramatta's Auckland Nines captain Corey Norman is ready to repay the club following his scandalous eight-game NRL ban last year.

NRL wants players studying, up-skilling

The NRL reportedly wants all players to take up study or other training so they have a non-league related fallback option.

Players to watch at the NRL Auckland Nines

A look at who could be your club's breakout star at the Auckland Nines.

NRL Nines should be moved around: Thurston

Cowboys star Johnathan Thurston says the NRL's Nines tournament should be moved around to different communities to grow rugby league.

Raiders' Lima to retire after 2017 season

Raiders prop Jeff Lima, captaining the side at this weekend's Auckland Nines, will retire at the end of the 2017 NRL season.

Hayne likes Eels for Auckland Nines title

Jarryd Hayne rates former club Parramatta as one of the teams to beat at the NRL Auckland Nines.

Trials could be thing of the past: Sterlo

Rugby league legend Peter Sterling predicts NRL trials could be a thing of the past.

Fortress Brookvale renamed 'Lottoland'

Manly's home NRL ground is set to be renamed 'Lottoland' as part of a seven-figure naming rights deal.

Hunt's move may exorcise GF demons: Gilly

Two-time premiership-winning Bronco Trevor Gillmeister says Ben Hunt's defection to the Dragons may finally exorcise the halfback's grand final demons.

Greenberg guarantees NRL Nines future

NRL boss Todd Greenberg has guaranteed the NRL Auckland Nines is here to stay, despite speculation next year's tournament could be the last.

Maroons need new blood, says Gillmeister

Queensland great Trevor Gillmeister says the time is right for the Maroons to groom Anthony Milford and Ben Hunt ahead of Johnathan Thurston's retirement.

Barba to face off-field tests: Cooper

Returning Queensland Reds playmaker Quade Cooper says Ben Barba's biggest tests with Toulon will come from off-field life in France.

NRL wants French rugby to honour Barba ban

NRL boss Todd Greenberg says all sports across the world should collaborate around issues such as player bans over illicit drug policies.

Tuivasa-Sheck to lead Warriors by example

New Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will lead the NRL side through professionalism, quality and energy, rather than words.

NRL introduces fines for 'minor' offences

Following a review of the judiciary system, the NRL has introduced fines for grade-one offences in the place of demerit points and possible suspensions.

Barba quits NRL, admits 'terrible mistake'

Ben Barba has taken full responsibility for his positive cocaine test that has led to his move to French rugby.

New Roosters halves hit the ground running

New-look Sydney Roosters halves Mitchell Pearce and Luke Keary say they're coming together like clockwork.

Ben Barba joins world rugby's top earners

Cronulla fullback Ben Barba has accepted a multi-million dollar two-and-a-half year-deal from Toulon.

Elgey in battle for the halves: NRL Titans

Kane Elgey may be a Gold Coast captaincy contender but he is no guarantee of a Titans starting spot, coach Neil Henry says.

NRL player Lovett hid cocaine in underwear

Wests Tigers NRL player Kyle Lovett has avoided a conviction after pleading guilty to hiding cocaine in his underpants.

Warriors sign Kiwi back-rower Harris

The Warriors have signed Melbourne back-rower and New Zealand Test representative Tohu Harris on a four-year NRL deal, starting in 2018.

Tuivasa-Sheck new Warriors NRL skipper

Warriors and Kiwis fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will serve as the NRL club's captain in 2017.

Eels fine and suspend NRL prop Peni Terepo

The Eels have fined and suspended prop Peni Terepo over a careless driving conviction after finding out about it through media reports.

Storm's Tonumaipea out to impress at Nines

Melbourne flyer Young Tonumaipea has been named Storm co-captain for the Auckland Nines and hopes to use the opportunity to push for a vacant wing jersey.

Farah yet to lock down hooker spot: Madge

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire says Robbie Farah and Damien Cook are still locked in a battle for the starting hooker spot.

Mitchell eyeing move to Roosters centres

Sydney Roosters young gun Latrell Mitchell could be set for a move into the centres for the coming NRL season.

Johnson to play reduced minutes at Nines

Warriors star halfback Shaun Johnson will play fewer minutes at this year's Auckland Nines as he prepares for a genuine tilt at 2017 NRL glory.

Thaiday, Reynolds out of All Stars clash

Sam Thaiday and Adam Reynolds are among the big names to withdraw from the annual NRL All Stars game.

NRL stand firm over Barba's France move

Cronulla fullback Ben Barba has raised the possibility of never playing in the NRL again as he prepares for a switch to rugby union.

Under-fire Dragons feeling the heat

St George Illawarra forward Tariq Sims says they have to accept the heat on them going into this NRL season.