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The key duels to decide State of Origin I

From the backs to the forwards, several key match-ups are set to have a direct impact on who takes out next week's State of Origin opener.

What to expect from Queensland in Origin I

Queensland penpix for 2017 State of Origin opener.

Sunday looms as D-day for Qld's Thurston

Johnathan Thurston hopes to know whether he will play next week's State of Origin opener after a Queensland contact session on Sunday.

Eels lose Michael Jennings for a month

NSW State of Origin discard Michael Jennings has been ruled out for a month of NRL action at Parramatta with a quad injury.

I'm being scrutinised by refs: Maloney

Cronulla and NSW playmaker James Maloney says he is being scrutinised heavily by the NRL referees after earning the most penalties in the opening 11 rounds.

Read signs through to next World Cup

Kieran Read is in the box seat to be All Blacks captain at the next World Cup after extending his New Zealand Rugby contract until 2019.

Trbojevic relishes battle with mate Myles

It will be the old Origin adage of State versus State, mate versus mate when Jake Trbojevic tests himself on the Origin stage against Manly teammate Nate Myles.

French keen to make sure he's No.1 Eel

Bevan French knows the next five weeks are vital for his push to keep Parramatta's No.1 NRL jersey from Clinton Gutherson.

Pearce finds unlikely allies in Queensland

Queensland have provided unlikely support for oft maligned NSW halfback Mitchell Pearce ahead of the State of Origin series opener in Brisbane.

I never felt sure of Blues spot: Jackson

Back-rower Josh Jackson admits he never felt certain he'd retain his NSW starting position despite being the team's reigning player of the year.

Cronk backs JT to make early fitness call

Johnathan Thurston will ensure the guessing game over his fitness won't be a long running distraction ahead of Origin I, Cooper Cronk says.

Brett Morris to repay Daley's Origin faith

NSW Origin veteran Brett Morris says his recall is a reward for hard work after he feared a knee injury last year might have ended his rep career.

I steered clear of Slater debate: Smith

Queensland captain Cameron Smith says he steered clear of any talk about whether to recall Billy Slater when he was consulted about the Origin I team.

Napa cherishes Qld debut after Origin ban

Queensland prop Dylan Napa says he is cherishing his Maroons debut even more after copping a 12-month State of Origin ban last year.

Graham ready to haunt Queensland halves

Cronulla back-rower Wade Graham has terrorised Queensland's halves at club level for the last few years but he's unsure it's a job he'll do for NSW in Origin I.

Fit-again Mannering back for NRL Warriors

Warriors lock Simon Mannering has overcome a hamstring issue and will start in this weekend's NRL clash with Brisbane.

I thought Slater was Maroons' No.1: Boyd

Darius Boyd admits he thought Billy Slater would be a certainty for Queensland's State of Origin opener next week in Brisbane.

Benji returns with Hunt for Broncos in NRL

Benji Marshall has been named to start in the halves alongside Ben Hunt for for Brisbane with both players set to return to the NRL from injury.

Matt Cecchin earns Origin referee recall

Matt Cecchin will officiate in his first State of Origin match next Wednesday since the controversial opening game of the 2012 series.

Waratahs train to start Super Rugby faster

NSW Waratahs have adopted a more full-blooded approach to starting training as they look to eliminate their tardy Super Rugby starts.

Pulu signs for Warriors, Gavet renews

Titans forward Leivaha Pulu has signed with the Warriors on a three-year deal, while James Gavet has re-signed with the NRL club for an additional two years.

Gutherson, Moses cramming to save Eels

Clinton Gutherson and Mitchell Moses are watching extra videos of each other as they attempt to quickly click into a new NRL halves combination for Parramatta.

Wighton wary of new Roosters danger in NRL

Newly re-signed Canberra fullback Jack Wighton is wary of the Sydney's Roosters' Origin replacements ahead of Sunday's NRL match at GIO Stadium.

Smith backs Thurston to play Origin opener

Cameron Smith says Johnathan Thurston's track record of recovering from injury shows he is every chance of playing in the State of Origin opener.

Hayne won't be frozen out as Blues centre

NSW Origin coach Laurie Daley won't restrict Jarryd Hayne to the left centre corridor as he attempts to reignite his attacking fire against Queensland.

Daley puts NSW game one team on notice

Blues coach Laurie Daley has told his team to perform in game one, or he'll find players that can for game two.

Maroons' Origin dominance will end: Gallen

Paul Gallen says Queensland's State of Origin dominance will stop in this year's series with the loss of key players.

Walters not sweating on Myles' fitness

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has backed veteran prop Nate Myles to overcome a knee injury and run out in his 32nd State of Origin game.

Milford caps comeback with Qld selection

Anthony Milford has capped a remarkable turnaround by earning a potential Queensland debut after emerging from a 12-month State of Origin ban.

Injury won't stop JT Midas touch on Qld

Injury won't stop Johnathan Thurston putting his midas touch on the Queensland team that plays next week's State of Origin opener in Brisbane.

Why Johns knows Pearce is just peaking

Mitchell Pearce says he's in the best mindset of his Origin career, while Andrew Johns has tipped the Blues halfback to begin creating his legacy this series.

Blues to target injured Johnathan Thurston

NSW coach Laurie Daley expects Johnathan Thurston to turn out for Queensland in the State of Origin opener, and says his players will target him.

Holmes a Qld hard luck story: Walters

Besides Billy Slater's surprise snub, Queensland coach Kevin Walters said Test winger Valentine Holmes was another Maroons hard luck story.

Months of debate before Slater call: Qld

Queensland coach Kevin Walters says it took months of debate between selectors before making the bold call to snub Billy Slater from Origin I.

Cordner ready to step up as Blues captain

Boyd Cordner has been appointed captain of the NSW State of Origin team, replacing retired skipper Paul Gallen.

Walters names Milford No.6, avoids stoush

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has avoided a stoush with Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett by naming Anthony Milford as Maroons starting five-eighth.

Papalii ready for maiden Origin start

Josh Papalii has been named to start for Queensland for the first time since making his Origin debut in 2013.

Napa would have played last year: Walters

Queensland coach Kevin Walters says Dylan Napa would have made his State of Origin debut last year had he not broken curfew at an Emerging Origin camp.

Brooks fit, but Lawrence down for Tigers

Halfback Luke Brooks will overcome a hamstring injury to play St George Illawarra next week, but Wests Tigers could be without second-rower Chris Lawrence.

Injuries sideline key Panthers in NRL

Peter Wallace and Bryce Cartwright face stints on the sideline after picking up injuries in Penrith's win over Newcastle.

Copley backs Titans' depth during Origin

Gold Coast's Dale Copley has backed his side to perform strongly despite the expected loss of Nathan Peats and Jarryd Hayne to State of Origin duties.

Tiger Sue suspended for NRL high tackle

Wests Tigers have lost forward Sauaso Sue for their next NRL clash due to suspension.

Qld snub Billy Slater for Origin opener

Billy Slater has been left out of the Queensland team for next week's State of Origin opener against NSW.

NSW halves most experienced since Joey

Having selected James Maloney and Mitchell Pearce for the series opener, NSW will unleash their most experienced State of Origin halves pairing for 11 years.

Knights confirm Gagai exit

Newcastle have confirmed Dane Gagai will leave the NRL club at the end of this season.

Souths not worried by short turnaround

South Sydney will endure a four-hour flight in the five-day turnaround before their NRL clash with Parramatta, but their coach Michael Maguire isn't fazed.

Morris, Peats and Pearce in for Blues

NSW have made six changes to the team that claimed last year's dead rubber for next week's State of Origin series-opener against Queensland.

NRL admit blunder which cruelled Dogs

The NRL admit they got wrong a call which cost Canterbury possession at a crucial point in their loss to the Sydney Roosters on Sunday.

Knights' Brown bemoans lack of 50-50 calls

Knights coach Nathan Brown believes his team aren't receiving enough 50-50 calls because they are constantly underdogs.

Griffin to address Penrith's slow starts

Penrith have been outscored 88-8 in the first halves of their past five NRL games.

Storm well placed in NRL as Origin looms

Melbourne have their biggest advantage over the NRL competition entering the Origin period since 2012 - when they last won the premiership.

NRL round 11 snapshot

A snapshot of round 11 of the NRL.

Storm defence returns to hold out Souths

Melbourne's defence held firm during a wave of second-half South Sydney attacking raids to claim a 14-6 NRL win in Perth.

Mitchell makes Origin bid in Roosters win

Sydney Roosters centre Latrell Mitchell and halfback Mitchell Pearce have starred in their side's 24-18 NRL win over Canterbury at ANZ Stadium.

Panthers stage another NRL comeback win

Penrith have come back from 14-0 down in the second half to score a 30-20 NRL win over Newcastle.

The NSW State of Origin spots up for grabs

NSW coach Laurie Daley has a number of positional decisions to make before he names his Origin side on Monday night.

The Queensland Origin spots up for grabs

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has a number of positional decisions to make before he names his Origin side.

Napa out to prove he's Qld generation next

Queensland forward Nate Myles will know his Origin fate when he undergoes scans on his injured knee.

Blues hopeful Wallace injured for Panthers

NSW Origin hopeful Peter Wallace left the field injured in the first half of Penrith's NRL win over Newcastle.

NSW greats divided over Farah for Origin

NSW legend Andrew Johns doesn't believe Robbie Farah is the man to play at No.9 in this year's State of Origin series, but Brad Fittler wants him selected.

Jennings likely fit if Origin calls

Michael Jennings will likely still be available for NSW State of Origin selection despite going off injured in Parramatta's NRL loss to Canberra.

Barba set to make Super League switch

Former Canberra and Canterbury NRL fullback Ben Barba is set to make a move to the English Super League after less than four months in French rugby.

Walker eclipses Hayne in Origin audition

Dylan Walker has outgunned Jarryd Hayne in the pair's audition for selection in the NSW State of Origin side.

People thought I was talking Dutch: Stuart

Canberra ended a run of six straight defeats in games decided by less than 10 points dating back to a qualifying loss to Cronulla last year.

Blues retreads backed for Origin recalls

Former NSW representatives Peter Wallace, Brett Morris and Mitchell Pearce have all been touted for possible returns to State of Origin on Wednesday week.

Hayne struggling for form ahead of Origin

Jarryd Hayne's poor performance in Gold Coast's loss to Manly did nothing to enhance his quest for a return to the NSW State of Origin side.

Moses endures mixed debut for Parramatta

Mitchell Moses had a mixed night in his first outing for Parramatta since his drawn-out move from the Wests Tigers.

Cherry-Evans stars in Manly win

Daly Cherry-Evans produced a timely performance in Manly's 20 point win over Gold Coast with State of Origin just around the corner.

Raiders bt Eels, end three-game NRL slide

Jordan Rapana has come up with the match-winning try to lead Canberra to a scrappy 22-16 NRL win over Parramatta.

Panthers' Griffin rejects Martin NRL exit

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin has addressed speculation out-of-favour playmaker Te Maire Martin is unwanted by the club.

Sharks sign Dugan to play centre

Australian and NSW State of Origin player Josh Dugan has signed a four-year NRL deal with Cronulla from next season.

Rabbitohs out to break NRL record hoodoo

South Sydney have won just four of their 26 NRL clashes with Melbourne ahead of their meeting in Perth on Sunday.

Dad's words driving Tupou's NRL turnaround

Despite being his own worst critic, the biggest motivating factor behind Daniel Tupou's sharp form turnaround has come from an external source.

Mannering-less Warriors docile in defence

The Warriors have struggled without the presence of industrious stalwart Simon Mannering, according to captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

Tigers back Woods, Tedesco for NSW

NSW prop Aaron Woods has emerged from his NRL injury comeback unscathed as Wests Tigers backed James Tedesco to retain the NSW No.1 jersey.

Origin chance Thurston confirms NRL future

Johnathan Thurston's State of Origin availability is up in the air but the North Queensland star has finally confirmed his NRL future, signing for another year.

McCullough expected to take on Warriors

Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett has backed Andrew McCullough to make a shock comeback from a sickening head knock suffered in their 36-0 NRL win over Wests Tigers.

No more excuses from besieged NRL Tigers

Former NSW Origin prop Tim Grant says his besieged Wests Tigers can no longer claim contract dramas are a distraction after their 36-0 NRL loss to Brisbane.

No Qld camp for reserve Milford: Bennett

Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett says he is deadly serious about stopping Anthony Milford from joining Queensland's Origin camp if he is not picked in the 17.

Farah desperately holding on to NSW jumper

South Sydney hooker Robbie Farah needs a big game against Melbourne and Queensland No.9 Cameron Smith to retain his NSW dummy-half position.

McGregor chuffed with Dragons showing

Dragons boss Paul McGregor couldn't have been happier with his NRL side after they steamrolled the Warriors 30-14 in Hamilton on Friday.

Thurston's amazing NRL career

A look at Johnathan Thurston's glittering rugby league career.

JT signs for one more Cowboys NRL season

Johnathan Thurston is set to finish his career with North Queensland after the Australian, Origin and NRL legend's move to sign a one-year contract extension.

NRL clubs in new push to remove John Grant

A meeting of all 16 NRL club bosses has been called in Sydney early next week when ARLC chairman John Grant is set to face a new threat to his position.

Poor defence condemns Warriors to NRL loss

The Warriors have suffered a 30-14 loss to St George Illawarra in Hamilton, with their defensive showing baffling coach Stephen Kearney.

McCullough hurt in Broncos win over Tigers

James Tedesco didn't push his NSW Origin claims but most concern was for injured Andrew McCullough after Brisbane's 36-0 NRL win over Wests Tigers.

Barrett expects Myles to stick with Manly

Coach Trent Barrett has shot down rumours about a potential Nate Myles move to Melbourne, saying he expects the forward to see out his NRL contract at Manly.

Reynolds still clinging to Origin hopes

He's the forgotten man in the NSW State of Origin halfback debate, but South Sydney playmaker Adam Reynolds still hopes to play a part in the 2017 series.

Fifita sets sights on Origin series win

Cronulla forward Andrew Fifita is more worried about winning his first State of Origin series with NSW than whether he starts for the Blues.

Country rugby league player banned for hit

A country rugby league player who seriously injured an opponent in an off-the-ball hit has been deregistered.

Hayne 80 minutes away from Origin return

Jarryd Hayne is set to return to the stage which made him a star if he can get through 80 minutes against Manly in the NRL.

GI in good spirits, says Souths' Maguire

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire says Greg Inglis should be admired for his decision to seek help for his mental health problems.

Jennings won't let NSW down: Arthur

Parramatta coach Brad Arthur believes State of Origin veteran Michael Jennings would be a safe pick for NSW at left centre.

Aussie acts to perform at State of Origin

Birds of Tokyo, Grinspoon and Bernard Fanning will perform as part of the pre-match entertainment for this year's State of Origin series.

Titan Simpkins suffers season-ending blow

The news wasn't good for Gold Coast ahead of their NRL clash with Manly with Ryan Simpkins ruled out for the season and Dan Sarginson likely to join him.

Eels keep it simple despite Moses arrival

Parramatta coach Brad Arthur says the Eels won't change their NRL attack to suit new arrival Mitchell Moses against Canberra.

Red V keen to match output with points

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has had no complaints about his side's effort in their three consecutive NRL losses.

Blair an all-time NRL favourite of Bennett

Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett says Adam Blair is one of his all-time favourite players ahead of the Kiwi prop's 250th NRL game.

Roberts will give Qld nightmares: Bennett

Former Queensland coach Wayne Bennett says if Brisbane centre James Roberts earns a maiden NSW State of Origin jersey, he will give Queensland nightmares.

Time for Qld to inject new blood: Bennett

Wayne Bennett has warned all conquering Queensland that time is running out to inject new blood like Jarrod Wallace into the ageing Maroons pack.

I'm still good enough for Origin: Gallen

Former NSW State of Origin captain Paul Gallen believes he's still good enough to be named in the NSW side, but doesn't regret his representative retirement.

Waqa quarantined, Kiwi set for Storm debut

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has promised team changes for Sunday's NRL clash with South Sydney but winger Sisa Waqa's comeback has received a setback.

NRL rivalries ditched over Inglis: Bellamy

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says NRL rivalries were forgotten ahead of Sunday's clash with South Sydney after hearing Greg Inglis had checked into rehab.

Last-tackle NRL options cost Cowboys

North Queensland coach Paul Green has taken aim at his NRL team's last tackle options following their 18-14 loss to Cronulla on Thursday night.

Sharks fight back to bite Cowboys in NRL

Cronulla scored three unanswered tries to make up for their scoreless first half to beat North Queensland 18-14 in the NRL on Thursday night.

Knights' Ross faces axe for contract plea

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown is considering dropping winger Nathan Ross from this weekend's NRL team after he publicly called for a contract upgrade.

Inglis will be back at Souths: Sam Burgess

Stand-in captain Sam Burgess is confident Greg Inglis will recover and return to South Sydney after the NRL star checked himself into a mental health clinic.

NRL confident of resolving clubs dispute

ARL Commission chairman John Grant is adamant there will be a resolution with NRL clubs over a financial issue due to cashflow problems at league headquarters.

Put your hand up when you need help: NRL

NRL boss Todd Greenberg has spoken about revelations South Sydney star Greg Inglis has been hospitalised for depression.

Pick Oates not Holmes for Origin: Bennett

Wayne Bennett says he has been left scratching his head over speculation Test winger Valentine Holmes will replace incumbent Corey Oates in the Queensland side.

Broncos keep Hunt back ahead of Origin

Halfback Ben Hunt has been ruled out of Brisbane's Friday night NRL clash with Wests Tigers.

Bennett believes Boyd inspired Inglis

Brisbane skipper Darius Boyd's public health battle inspired NRL star Greg Inglis to seek treatment for depression, Wayne Bennett says.

NRL star Greg Inglis feels lost: Hodges

Justin Hodges says the NRL has to support rugby league superstar Greg Inglis after the South Sydney captain checked himself into a mental health clinic.

Raiders positive despite bad run of form

Canberra hooker Josh Hodgson says his side can't afford to focus on their three-game losing streak ahead of a crucial clash with Parramatta.

Roberts ready for fight to stay fullback

Tyrone Roberts won't be handing over his No.1 jersey to Jarryd Hanye without a fight, with the 25-year-old loving life as starting fullback.

Grieving Kimmorley living a day at a time

NRL great Brett Kimmorley says the need to care for his four young daughters keeps him going following the recent death of his wife from cancer.

Origin drain Sharks' big test: Flanagan

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan believes the NRL's decision to make the Sharks play two games without their State of Origin stars will be a huge test.

Meninga wants Boyd not Slater for Maroons

Mal Meninga picked Darius Boyd over Billy Slater for the Kangaroos and now the Test coach says he wouldn't pick the superstar No.1 for State of Origin either.

Eels face honesty session before Canberra

Parramatta players have undergone a tough and open honesty session following their 48-10 loss to the Sydney Roosters on Sunday.

Daly's not Cherry ripe yet for Origin

Polarising playmaker Daly Cherry-Evans isn't ready for a return to State of Origin quite yet, according to Queensland greats Mal Meninga and Justin Hodges.

Manly start life without Trbojevic

Manly are getting their heads around life without Tom Trbojevic but may need more time to accept the tackle that took out their star fullback.

NRL star Inglis suffering depression

Injured rugby league superstar Greg Inglis has checked himself into a mental health clinic suffering depression.

Panthers rule out play for NRL star Cronk

Penrith NRL boss Phil Gould says suggestions the Panthers are hunting departing Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk are rubbish.

NRL to give RLPA club-backed cap figure

The chief executives of all 16 NRL clubs have agreed to a salary-cap figure which will be put to the Rugby League Players' Association for next season.

Mannering hopeful of quick NRL comeback

Warriors back-rower Simon Mannering is aiming for a return to NRL action next weekend after straining a hamstring in training.

Woods cleared to press Origin claims

Wests Tigers skipper Aaron Woods will definitely line up against Brisbane on Friday, coach Ivan Cleary has confirmed.

Hurrell outshines Hayne for Titans in NRL

Jarryd Hayne's return from injury to the NRL has attracted headlines but statistics say the real threat is coming from Konrad Hurrell.

NRL preview panel for round 11

A look at round 11 of the NRL.

Moses impresses new teammates at Eels

Parramatta captain Tim Mannah says newly-arrived playmaker Mitchell Moses has already fit straight into the NRL team's attacking structures.

Sisa Waqa training to win Storm NRL deal

Sisa Waqa is training with his former club Melbourne and the Storm are considering signing him by the June 30 NRL deadline.

Thurston is NRL long shot: Cronulla coach

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan is not expecting North Queensland to risk Johnathan Thurston in their NRL clash in Sydney.

Desperate Raiders enter NRL survival mode

Canberra prop Junior Paulo says the Raiders have become the hunted but are desperate to end their three-game NRL losing run.

Harris confident Kiwis can cover Bromwich

New Zealand back-rower Tohu Harris says his team will cover the loss of banned duo Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor at the Rugby League World Cup.

Morose Moses prompted release: Cleary

Wests Tigers NRL coach Ivan Cleary says he released Mitchell Moses to Parramatta after it became clear it was best for the joint-venture club.

Big month ahead for Lichaa at Bulldogs

Off-contract Canterbury hooker Michael Lichaa knows the next month of playing 80-minute football could play a big role in determining his NRL future.

Moses has point to prove: Aaron Woods

Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods is relieved the Mitchell Moses saga has come to an end but says his former teammate has a point to prove this weekend.

Roosters Firm In Premiership Bettng

The Sydney Roosters have firmed from $9 into $7 in premiership betting after thumping Parramatta 48-10 on Sunday afternoon.

Once again Brisbane's loss is Titans' gain

Gold Coast have received a steady trickle of NRL players from Brisbane over the last few years and now they're starting to show their worth.

Storm's McLean ready for Origin call-up

Melbourne's Jordan McLean is hoping to crack the NSW team after his recent experience as 18th man for the Kangaroos.

Halves stint to help Asiata shine at prop

North Queensland coach Paul Green believes re-signed utility John Asiata's stint filling in for playmaker Johnathan Thurston will help him shine at prop.

I don't shy away from Origin talk: Napa

With his 12-month interstate ban served and his NRL game packing a punch, Roosters hard-hitter Dylan Napa hopes he'll finally get a taste of State of Origin.

Wests Tigers exit was a blessing: Blair

Brisbane prop Adam Blair says getting out of the Wests Tigers was the best move of his NRL career but admits he can feel for his ex-club's plight.

Panthers hope miracle win sparks title bid

Penrith are banking on last week's historic comeback win over the Warriors to kick-start their NRL season.

My NSW Origin phase is gone, says Tamou

James Tamou admits his NSW State of Origin career is all but over as the next generation of Blues forwards has taken over.

Leilua confident he can return to NRL best

Canberra NRL centre Joey Leilua believes opposition teams are targeting him and right-edge partner Jordan Rapana and impacting on their effectiveness.

Gillett extends olive branch to Trbojevic

Brisbane forward Matt Gillett says the Broncos players feel for Tom Trbojevic after the NRL club copped flak for celebrating the tackle that injured him.

Morgan must go up a gear in NRL: coach

North Queensland coach Paul Green wants Michael Morgan to go up a gear in their NRL clash with Cronulla despite his stellar last-round display.

Titans to turn up defence against Manly

Defence has been the focus for Gold Coast as they prepare for Saturday night's clash with Manly at Cbus Super Stadium.

Moses comes full circle to link with Eels

Wests Tigers five-eighth Mitchell Moses has been released to join NRL rivals Parramatta and is set to line up against Canberra on Saturday.

Thurston, Woods to push Origin claims

North Queensland skipper Johnathan Thurston and Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods are set to return this weekend to NRL action.

Warriors name familiar team despite slump

The Warriors have treated last week's NRL collapse against Penrith as a blip on their 2017 radar by naming a familiar side for Friday's clash with the Dragons.

Bronco Milford's priority NRL, not Origin

Anthony Milford's priority might be helping Brisbane through State of Origin but he still hopes to feature for Queensland as Johnathan Thurston's replacement.

NSW confident Origin stars will behave

The NSW State of Origin side will stay at The Star casino and train out of Leichhardt Oval ahead of game two of this year's series.

NRL fines Canberra for repeat cap offences

Canterbury and Canberra have been slapped on the wrist with fines for breaching the NRL salary cap last year.

Vaughan packs bags, but not for Origin

St George Illawarra have secured in-form forward Paul Vaughan to the end of the 2021 NRL season after he signed a contract extension.

Dugan perfect replacement for Bird: Gallen

Cronulla captain Paul Gallen says off-contract St George Illawarra fullback Josh Dugan will be an ideal replacement for Brisbane-bound Jack Bird.

Cleary factor helped land Packer to Tigers

Wests Tigers have moved to replace departing skipper Aaron Woods, signing St George Illawarra prop Russell Packer on a four-year deal.

Will Hopoate's Sunday call to boost Dogs

Canterbury captain James Graham can see Canterbury players will be boosted by Mormon Will Hopoate's decision to agree to start playing NRL matches on Sunday.

Brett Morris can't see himself on NSW wing

Winger Brett Morris says he still wants to play for NSW, but can't see himself getting a call up after likely Origin debutant Tom Trbjoevic was injured.

Taylor already helping Roosters' attack

Six days after Jason Taylor returned for his second stint as Sydney Roosters assistant coach, the Tricolours' attack found a new gear against Parramatta.

Walters backs Napa to make Origin debut

Queensland coach Kevin Walters says Sydney Roosters prop Dylan Napa will make his State of Origin debut this year if he maintains his current form.

Pearce, Hayne ready for Origin: Daley

With less than a week before his game one team gets named, Blues coach Laurie Daley has given his assessment of NSW hopefuls Mitchell Pearce and Jarryd Hayne.

Hayne should be good for Manly battle

The NRL injury crisis at Gold Coast shows no signs of slowing down but at least it appears Jarryd Hayne's knee issues are minor.

Gagai boldly eyes NRL finals with Knights

Newcastle star Dane Gagai won't comment on his playing future beyond this year, but believes he can help the Knights to the NRL finals in 2017.

Granville, Coote expecting to face Sharks

North Queensland pair Jake Granville and Lachlan Coote expect to face Cronulla on Thursday despite suffering injury scares last week.

Des told me I'll be a Dog in 2018: Graham

James Graham says he has been told by Bulldogs coach Des Hasler he won't be forced out of the NRL club at the end of the year due to the salary cap squeeze.

Broncos apologise for Trbojevic tweet

The Brisbane Broncos have apologised to Manly after a tweet and website story about the injured Tom Trbojevic was roundly criticised on social media.

Daley wants Woods to play for Tigers

Laurie Daley admits he likes his forwards to get at least one NRL game in before he names his team for a State of Origin game.

Titans' Pulu to return home to Warriors

Gold Coast's Leivaha Pulu will repay the Titans for fulfilling his NRL dream before he joins the Warriors in 2018.

Moses not mentally at Tigers: Elias

Mitchell Moses will finally join Parramatta by Tuesday, according to uncle and Balmain legend Ben Elias.

Maroons in spotlight for Origin selection

Queensland coach Kevin Walters will be keeping an eye on a number of NRL matches this round as he looks to finalise his team for the State of Origin opener.

Former NSW Origin captains want Cordner

NSW coach Laurie Daley will wait until the unveiling of his State of Origin game one team on Monday before he announces his new Blues skipper.

Being off-contract affected my form: Feldt

Kyle Feldt has pledged his future to North Queensland with a new contract that will see him remain at the NRL club until the end of the 2020 season.

Hayne will be ready for Manly, say Titans

Jarryd Hayne is likely to run out for Gold Coast when they take on Manly in the NRL this weekend despite suffering a knee injury in their win over Melbourne.

Sharks' Prior cops one-week NRL ban

Prop Matt Prior has accepted the early guilty plea and will miss Cronulla's NRL clash with North Queensland.

Hopoate plays Sundays in non-perfect world

Canterbury's Will Hopoate has agreed to play Sunday NRL matches this year, after the Bulldogs allowed him to sit them out for religious beliefs in 2016.

Cronulla want to make house a home

Cronulla are aiming to turn around a 1-3 record at home this NRL season ahead of five straight games at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

Scans show Tom Trbojevic out for 6-8 weeks

Manly NRL fullback Tom Trbojevic has been ruled out for 6-8 weeks with a syndesmosis ankle injury and MCL strain.

Who's hot and who's not for NSW

Some players put their hand up for NSW selection while some others didn't, with a week to go before coach Laurie Daley names his team for game one.

Roosters' Mitchell says he's a fullback

Roosters youngster Latrell Mitchell has opened up on the club's big-money acquisition of James Tedesco and what that means for his long-term future.

Pearce continues bid for NSW Origin recall

Former NSW halfback Mitchell Pearce set up one try and had a hand in two others in the Roosters' big win over Parramatta on Sunday.

Brown sees purple patch ahead for Knights

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown anticipates his developing team will again benefit from the bye period after Sunday's 34-20 NRL win over Canberra.

NRL round 10 snapshot

A snapshot of round 10 of the NRL.

Eels' Norman facing four week NRL absence

Corey Norman's knee injury could ramp up Parramatta's bid to pry Mitchell Moses from the Wests Tigers mid-season.

Knights dent Raiders' title aspirations

After their 34-20 loss to Newcastle, Canberra have suffered their third NRL loss in a row for the first time since late 2015.

Gagai to get more time at back for Knights

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown indicated Dane Gagai will spend more time at fullback, after the Queensland centre helped the Knights beat Canberra playing No.1.

Tigers half Brooks investigated over brawl

Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks is being investigated after allegedly being involved in a brawl on Saturday night.

Eels' Norman hurt in NRL loss to Roosters

The Sydney Roosters have moved back in to the NRL top four with a 48-10 win over Parramatta at Allianz Stadium on Sunday.

Manly prop chooses Origin over love

Manly prop Brenton Lawrence has emerged as a possible option for Queensland's bench for State of Origin I in Brisbane on May 31.

Saifitis' sweet day as Knights win in NRL

Daniel Saifiti watched his brother Jacob be taken from the field on a stretcher before he helped Newcastle to a 34-20 NRL win over Canberra.

Warriors freeze under Panthers' onslaught

The Warriors failed to back up their on-field talk with action in their NRL capitulation to Penrith, skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck says.

Trbojevic and Hayne in doubt for Blues

Tom Trbojevic and Jarryd Hayne have suffered injuries, putting them in doubt for NSW's State of Origin series opener on May 31.

NRL set to scrap drug secrecy: report

The NRL reportedly want to make records of drug use available to protect clubs from signing players who have returned positive tests.

Bennett accuses Cherry-Evans of diving

Wayne Bennett will seek a "please explain" from NRL referees boss Tony Archer after accusing Daly Cherry-Evans of diving after Brisbane's 24-14 win over Manly.

Cherry-Evans not contemplating QLD recall

Queensland hopeful Daly Cherry-Evans was unable to hide his disappointment after Manly teammate Tom Trbojevic suffered serious knee and ankle injuries.

Maroons captain Smith looking out for No.1

Queensland skipper Cameron Smith doesn't envy coach Kevin Walters, who must choose between Darius Boyd and Billy Slater for the May 31 Origin opener.

Was Don, was good in NRL upset over Storm

Anthony Don's heroics in Gold Coast's 38-36 NRL upset over leaders Melbourne has prompted calls for the Titans winger to be considered for NSW.

Wallace dares to dream of Origin debut

Gold Coast Titans prop Jarrod Wallace could not make his NRL club's starting team last year but is now daring to dream of a State of Origin debut.

Bellamy fuming over 'worst' Storm display

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy won't the wield the axe just yet despite saying Saturday's 38-36 loss to Gold Coast was their worst defensive display in his time.

Panthers back Cartwright despite slump

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin has reiterated his support for five-eighth Bryce Cartwright despite his inconsistent output this NRL season.

Tom Trbojevic hurt, Manly lose to Brisbane

Tom Trbojevic has suffered knee and ankle injuries in Manly's 24-14 NRL loss to Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium.

Manly's Tom Trbojevic hurt against Broncos

Tom Trbojevic has suffered a leg injury and was forced from the field in Manly's NRL clash with Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium.

Hayne hurt but Titans beat Storm in NRL

The loss of Jarryd Hayne to injury has not prevented Gold Coast from pulling off an upset 38-36 NRL win over NRL leaders Melbourne in Brisbane.

Warriors' Australian woes continue in NRL

The Warriors' winless run in Australia has continued as they blew a 22-point halftime lead to go down to Penrith 36-28 at Pepper Stadium on Saturday.

Hayne suffers suspected ankle injury

Jarryd Hayne has suffered a suspected ankle injury in Gold Coast's NRL clash with Melbourne at Suncorp Stadium.

Prior facing week for NRL shoulder charge

Cronulla prop Matt Prior is facing a one-week NRL suspension after being cited for a shoulder charge on St George Illawarra's Joel Thompson.

Panthers comeback stuns Warriors in NRL

Penrith have recorded a remarkable 36-28 NRL comeback win over the Warriors at Pepper Stadium.

Canberra to make NRL stand against Knights

Canberra travel to Newcastle to get their NRL season back on track and shake off an embarrassing last-round loss to Canterbury.

Paul Vaughan driven by Canberra demotion

Paul Vaughan wanted to prove Canberra wrong in 2017 after he was dropped last year, and that desire could lead him to a NSW Origin spot at St George Illawarra.

Norman to press Queensland Origin claims

Parramatta's Corey Norman is out to prove he's deserving of a Queensland Origin jumper in his head-to-head clash with Sydney Roosters No.7 Mitchell Pearce.

NRL will never stamp out drugs: Bennett

Wayne Bennett believes the NRL's illicit drugs policy is working despite the league becoming embroiled in multiple cocaine scandals.

Dragons back to square one as Aitken hurt

St George Illawarra are set to lose a third back in four weeks, with centre Euan Aitken facing a lengthy stint on the sideline with a hamstring injury.

Cleary reignites transfer window debate

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary has again put an NRL transfer window on the agenda following Mitchell Moses' poor outing in a loss to the Rabbitohs.

Oates ready for another Origin audition

Billy Slater's successful NRL return has ensured incumbent Queensland winger Corey Oates feels like he has to audition for his own Maroons spot.

I've got nothing to prove to Daley: Farah

Robbie Farah made a compelling case to keep his NSW spot for the upcoming State of Origin series with a starring role in the Rabbitohs' win over Wests Tigers.

Cronk says Taylor ready for Origin

Cooper Cronk says his Queensland heir apparent Ash Taylor is ready to play State of Origin but has baulked at hailing him the "next great halfback".

Cronk backs Thurston to play Origin opener

Cooper Cronk is convinced Johnathan Thurston will overcome a shoulder injury and partner him in the Queensland halves in the State of Origin series opener.

How the Maroons halves candidates stack up

A look at Corey Norman, Anthony Milford and Daly's Cherry-Evans' numbers as they vie for a potential Queensland Origin berth.

Sharks still the one for NRL attitude

Cronulla fumbled their way to a 18-14 NRL win over St George Illawarra on Friday night, but looked every bit the defending premiers in their desperation.

Farah stars in Souths' NRL win over Tigers

South Sydney's Robbie Farah has set up two tries and two line breaks, starring in the Rabbitohs' 28-8 NRL win over his former club Wests Tigers.

Defiant Dragons beaten by Sharks in NRL

St George Illawarra's Paul Vaughan pushed his State of Origin hopes but couldn't stop his team going down 18-14 to Cronulla on Friday night.

Tim Cleary quits as Manly chief executive

Manly are on the lookout for their third NRL chief executive in eight months after the resignation of Tim Cleary.

Mansour won't make early return: Panthers

Penrith have ruled out the prospect of winger Josh Mansour making an earlier than expected NRL return from a knee reconstruction.

Titans face tough NRL test against Storm

Gold Coast possess one of the most potent attacks in the NRL this season but they will be tested against Melbourne's rock-solid defence on Saturday.

Hayne NSW Origin audition set to continue

Jarryd Hayne will face another examination of his NSW Origin claims when he comes up against Queensland mainstay Will Chambers in an NRL match.

Panthers out to buck NRL history

Penrith must win 10 of their final 15 games if they're to qualify for the NRL finals after a disastrous 2-7 start.

Brisbane centre Roberts fails fitness test

Brisbane centre James Roberts has failed to overcome an ankle injury ahead of the NRL clash with Manly at Suncorp Stadium.

Cooper Cronk rules out rugby union switch

Australian, Queensland and Melbourne NRL star Cooper Cronk has ruled out a switch to rugby union in 2018.

Milford signs four-year Broncos NRL deal

Wayne Bennett wants Anthony Milford to finally reach his undoubted potential as a star NRL player after the pivot's move to sign a new four-year Brisbane deal.

Titans keen to get on a roll in NRL

An interrupted schedule and run of tough match-ups is doing little to help Gold Coast NRL coach Neil Henry get the Titans on a roll.

Manly ready to prove they're NRL real deal

Manly lock Jake Trbojevic says Saturday night's NRL clash with Brisbane is a golden chance for the Sea Eagles to prove they are the "real deal".

Morgan ready to wear Queensland No.6

North Queensland playmaker Michael Morgan took on more responsibility in the Cowboys' attack on Thursday night and it could help him to a starting Origin spot.

Red-hot Storm bracing for Origin drain

Melbourne are preparing to lose as many as eight players to State of Origin duty this year, up from just two last season.

Smith, Cronk will cover JT absence: Hodges

Queensland great Justin Hodges says it doesn't matter who replaces Maroons No.6 Johnathan Thurston with Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk at the reins.

Bulldogs can only blame themselves: Hasler

Canterbury coach Des Hasler expects better game management after his team failed to score in the first 50 minutes of their 30-14 NRL loss to North Queensland.

Kearney supports Kidwell's tough NZ stance

Former New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney says the decision to rule Kiwis duo Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor out of the World Cup was correct.

Morgan shines as Cowboys humble Bulldogs

Michael Morgan showed he could fill Queensland's No.6 jersey if Johnathan Thurston is injured, helping North Queensland beat Canterbury 30-14 on Thursday night.

Myles not confident of Qld Origin call-up

Veteran prop Nate Myles admits he is not confident of being retained by loyal Queensland selectors for the May 31 State of Origin opener in Brisbane.

NRL's high-flying Sharks rue inconsistency

They're giving away the most penalties and dropping the most ball but coach Shane Flanagan is unconcerned about the state of Cronulla's NRL premiership defence.

Storm want another NRL season from Slater

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says his NRL club are hopeful veteran Billy Slater will play on in 2018 but the fullback has put talks on hold.

Storm's NRL interest in Bulldogs' Kasiano

Melbourne NRL coach Craig Bellamy says he's hoping to lure Canterbury prop Sam Kasiano to the Storm.

Raiders desperate to put paid to NRL slump

Canberra can't afford to lose three games in a row as they prepare to face cellar-dwelling Newcastle, according to Raiders forward Elliott Whitehead.

Jesse Bromwich next Storm skipper: Bellamy

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says while Jesse Bromwich has made a big mistake he would still pick him as the NRL club's next captain.

Sharks on front foot amid drug scandal

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has vowed not to let the NRL premiers' fortunes slip because of the drug allegation against chairman Damian Keogh.

Vaughan eyes Dragons deal, Origin debut

Paul Vaughan will sign a two-year contract extension with NRL club St George Illawarra as he tries to enhance his claims to a NSW Origin jersey.

Idris NRL future in the balance: Cleary

Wests Tigers centre Jamal Idris could be forced into retirement after suffering a serious knee injury.

Sharks uninterested in axed Barba return

Cronulla are unlikely to try to bring Ben Barba back to the NRL club following his stint in French rugby union.

More to give before Warriors exit: Foran

Warriors playmaker Kieran Foran says the clarity he has obtained around his NRL future will only boost his on-field performances for the rest of 2017.

Titans hope to stop Storm's Qld dominance

Melbourne have won 11 out of 12 matches at Suncorp Stadium and Gold Coast want to end their dominance at the venue when they clash on Saturday.

Walters mulls over Slater-Boyd No.1 debate

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has hinted that Darius Boyd will move to the wing for returning No.1 Billy Slater ahead of this month's State of Origin opener.

Stage set for Milford-DCE Origin playoff

Queensland coach Kevin Walters says Anthony Milford's NRL duel with Daly Cherry-Evans may decide who will replace the injured Johnathan Thurston for the Maroons

Roosters back Mitchell to find his best

Sydney Roosters fullback Michael Gordon insists Latrell Mitchell can rediscover his best despite being dropped for the previous two NRL rounds.

Myles must play Origin for Qld: McGuire

Josh McGuire says veteran prop Nate Myles must be picked for Queensland in the State of Origin opener despite indifferent NRL form.

Sharks circle Dugan with $1m deal: report

St George Illawarra star Josh Dugan is reportedly on Cronulla's radar, with the Sharks set to offer him a deal worth close to $1 million a season.

NRL preview panel for round 10

A look at round 10 of the NRL.

Lolohea going nowhere yet say Warriors

Warriors boss Stephen Kearney says Tuimoala Lolohea is yet to be offered a release by the club, despite rumours linking him with Wests Tigers.

Roosters' Gordon considers playing on

Sydney Roosters NRL fullback Michael Gordon says he could play on in 2018 despite the club signing Wests Tigers and NSW No.1 James Tedesco.

Taumalolo admits Cowboys under pressure

Cowboys star Jason Taumalalo admits his team are under pressure to lift their game as they head into a testing period without skipper Johnathan Thurston.

New Milford-Brisbane NRL deal 'done': Boyd

Brisbane NRL captain Darius Boyd says Anthony Milford's Broncos re-signing is a done deal.

Mal angry cocaine scandal marred Tests

Kangaroos mentor Mal Meninga is disappointed and angry the NRL's cocaine scandal overshadowed last weekend's representative round.

JT will play Origin for Maroons: Hodges

Queensland great Justin Hodges says Johnathan Thurston will be determined not to miss a game in what looms as his State of Origin swansong.

NRL adds fine print to Foran's Dogs deal

Canterbury have announced the signing of Kieran Foran until the end of the 2020 NRL season.

Proctor cops twice Bromwich's NRL ban

Gold Coast's board have imposed a four-match NRL ban on forward Kevin Proctor following last weekend's illicit drugs scandal.

Sharks and Roosters lose sponsor: report

NRL premiers Cronulla and the Sydney Roosters have reportedly lost more than $1 million in sponsorship due to the code's drug crisis.

Souths consider Walker fullback switch

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire is considering moving in-form five-eighth Cody Walker to fullback for their NRL clash with the Wests Tigers.

Who's left to sign in the NRL?

Kieran Foran's confirmation on Tuesday that he's off to Canterbury means one less marquee player is on the market for 2018. Who's left?

Concern over Foran's Sydney return: Doyle

Kieran Foran will need support in Sydney to match what he is receiving during his recuperative year in Auckland, warns Warriors boss Jim Doyle.

Walker wearing family spirit on his heart

South Sydney five-eighth Cody Walker will run out in an NRL Indigenous jersey designed by his uncle against the Wests Tigers on Friday night.

I can cope in Sydney now: Kieran Foran

Warriors playmaker Kieran Foran says he's ready for the spotlight of life in Sydney once again after confirming his departure from the club at the end of 2017.

Slater primed for opening State of Origin

Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater says missing out on Test selection has been a blessing with his body ready for State of Origin duties.

Panthers' Mansour ramps up NRL comeback

Injured Panthers winger Josh Mansour has resumed contact training as he continues in his comeback from a knee reconstruction.

NRL is targeting wrong drug users

Canterbury captain James Graham believes the NRL and ASADA should be targeting players taking illegal performance-enhancers not recreational drug users.

Slater sees NRL issue with illicit drugs

NRL superstar Billy Slater admits the game has a problem with illicit drugs after five players and officials were charged over the weekend.

Dragons can cover Dugan in NRL: McInnes

St George Illawarra veteran Jason Nightingale has already proved he can fill in at fullback while Josh Dugan is out injured, according to Cameron McInnes.

Hayne staying at centre for Titans

Gold Coast star Jarryd Hayne will stay at centre for Saturday's NRL clash with Melbourne, with coach Neil Henry adamant it's the best fit for the Titans.

Roosters recall Latrell Mitchell

After spending the past two games in reserve grade, Sydney Roosters youngster Latrell Mitchell has been named to take on Parramatta on Sunday.

Wests Tigers' Moses set to take on Souths

Mitchell Moses is set to take on South Sydney after completing a field sessions with the Wests Tigers on Tuesday.

Concerned Roosters keep contact with SKD

Sydney Roosters captain Jake Friend has been in contact with Shaun Kenny-Dowall and says he is coping after being charged with drug possession.

Thurston to miss three to six weeks: Green

Johnathan Thurston's injured shoulder will sideline the Maroons five-eighth for three to six weeks, North Queensland coach Paul Green has confirmed.

Foran's Warriors career goes to Dogs

Kieran Foran has confirmed he is close to finalising a deal with Canterbury, after telling Warriors NRL teammates he will head back to Sydney in 2018.

Idris' NRL career in doubt after ACL tear

Wests Tigers centre Jamal Idris is out for the remainder of the NRL season after suffering an ACL injury.

Bromwich ban bad timing for Storm: Slater

Veteran Billy Slater says Jesse Bromwich's two-game ban has come at a bad time for Melbourne Storm, who are already down on forwards.

Boyd, Croker likely to face Knights in NRL

Canberra halfback Aidan Sezer expects Shannon Boyd and Jarrod Croker to line up in their side's NRL clash with Newcastle.

Proctor begins redemption road with Titans

Gold Coast forward Kevin Proctor is set to address his NRL teammates on Wednesday as he begins his quest to regain the trust of the Titans.

Souths eye three-week block to save season

South Sydney players know the next three NRL matches can save their season after slumping to 13th on the ladder at 3-6.

Panthers back Tamou to find Origin form

Many of Penrith's 16 players that played during the representative round last week are hoping to bring some good form back to club level.

Ferguson eyes pre-Origin contract NRL deal

Blake Ferguson admits he could be forced to look elsewhere for a new NRL contract following the Sydney Roosters' signing of James Tedesco.

NRL needs tougher measure on drugs: Sterlo

Rugby league legend Peter Sterling says players caught using drugs should cop harsh penalties for the damage they do to the code.

Walters hoping JT will be fit for Origin I

Queensland State of Origin coach Kevin Walters will consult senior players about about any potential replacement for Johnathan Thurston.

Drug scandal ruining our NRL round: Taylor

Titans star Ash Taylor has hit out at the increasing drug crisis facing the NRL that has taken the gloss off this week's NRL indigenous round.

Sharks under 20 player stood down

Cronulla under 20 NYC squad member Jesse Savage has been issued a court appearance notice for alleged possession of an illegal substance.

Kenny-Dowall stood down by Roosters

Sydney Roosters veteran Shaun Kenny-Dowall has been stood down indefinitely by the NRL club after last week being charged with drug possession.

Healthy Idris ready to return for Tigers

Jamal Idris is ready to return from his latest injury setback and continue his comeback in the NRL for the Wests Tigers.

Raiders sign Fijian rugby sevens player

Canberra have signed an Olympic gold medallist, Fijian rugby sevens player Masivesi Dakuwaqa, for the rest of the NRL season.

Greenberg satisfied with Bromwich sanction

Todd Greenberg has reacted to Melbourne's punishment handed down on star Jesse Bromwich following his involvement in a drugs scandal on Saturday morning.

Thurston avoids NRL season-ending surgery

Scans have cleared Johnathan Thurston of season-ending shoulder surgery after picking up an injury playing for Australia against New Zealand.

Milford urged to show Origin worth

Brisbane hooker Andrew McCullough reckons Anthony Milford needs to prove he is ready for a possible State of Origin berth.

Jason Taylor returns to the Roosters

Jason Taylor has been named assistant coach of the Sydney Roosters with immediate effect.

McInnes impresses in City Origin camp

Cameron McInnes admits he arrived in NSW City Origin camp wanting to make a good impression on any representative judges - and he succeeded.

Fitzgibbon blast NRL over scheduling

Country coach Craig Fitzgibbon is still unhappy with the NRL scheduling he believes is the reason their final clash with City became a selection farce.

Bromwich, Proctor ruled out of World Cup

New Zealand coach David Kidwell says he will not consider Kevin Proctor and Jesse Bromwich for this year's rugby league World Cup.

Lewis likes DCE or Milford if JT isn't fit

Queensland State of Origin legend Wally Lewis believes Daly Cherry-Evans, Anthony Milford or Corey Norman can replace Johnathan Thurston for Origin if required.

Titans and Storm point finger over scandal

The Gold Coast and Melbourne have questioned whether the NZRL failed to properly supervise Kevin Proctor and Jesse Bromwich on their ill-fated night out.

NRL accused of head in sand over drugs

Former ASADA boss Richard Ings has accused the NRL's Todd Greenberg of having his head in the sand over the widespread use of illicit drugs.

Tamou pushes NSW hopes in City' last laugh

City Origin have won the last clash against Country, claiming a 20-10 win in Mudgee, with props James Tamou and Paul Gallen outstanding.

Daley holds hope for Dugan's cheekbone

Josh Dugan will miss three weeks for St George Illawarra with a cheekbone injury, but is still a chance to play the State of Origin opener for NSW.

Milford rues missed opportunity with Samoa

Brisbane's Anthony Milford says he is disappointed with his performance in Samoa's Test loss to England at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday night.

Gallen can't see need for Origin recall

Former NSW captain Paul Gallen doesn't believe he will be called upon by Laurie Daley to make a NSW Origin return this season.

Fifita chasing World Cup after Roos return

Controversial Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita has already set his eyes on a Kangaroos World Cup jersey after making his Test return on Friday night.

Proctor stand downs over drug claim

Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor could pay a hefty price following allegations of drug use in Canberra after New Zealand's rugby league Test loss to Australia.

Johnson defends Kiwis coach Kidwell

Playmaker Shaun Johnson insists coach David Kidwell is the man to lead the Kiwis to October's Rugby League World Cup despite a 30-12 loss to Australia.

Vatuvei vows to make it back for Warriors

Manu Vatuvei has vowed to continue working on his game to ensure he returns to the Warriors' NRL side after the veteran winger was dumped to reserve grade.

Bennett's England too classy for Samoa

England have beaten Samoa 30-10 in the Pacific Test at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday night.

Late Latu try grabs Test win for Tonga

A late try by Penrith forward Leilani Latu has fired Tonga to a gripping two-point win over Fiji in the second game of the Pacific Test triple header.

Fittler's grand plan to save country footy

Rugby league legend Brad Fittler wants NRL clubs to each be allocated a region, with talent identification, game development and bush home games mandatory.

City, Country play for pride one last time

Neither City or Country will be able to put the Shield in their own cabinet after Sunday's clash in Mudgee, but they are desperate to get the last inscription.

Origin doubts on injured Qld star Thurston

Queensland star Johnathan Thurston could be in doubt for the first State of Origin clash after injuring his shoulder playing for Australia.

RLPA demand more money in 2018 NRL cap

The Rugby League Players Association want a base salary cap of $9.1 million for the 2018 NRL season, $800,000 more than what the NRL proposed originally.

NRL vows to come down hard on drug users

Cronulla Sharks chairman Damian Keogh and New Zealand Test players Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor have become embroiled in separate NRL drug scandals.

Kidwell adamant Kiwis not far from 'Roos

New Zealand slumped to their fifth consecutive loss to Australia following Friday's 30-12 Test defeat in Canberra.

Kangaroos won it for Smith: Meninga

Kangaroos skipper Cameron Smith celebrated his 50th Test in style with a comprehensive win over New Zealand on Friday night.

NRL must fill Country void: Garry Jack

Former NSW Origin star Garry Jack wants the NRL to introduce a City-Country game for regional players against a NSW Cup representative side.

Dugan injury sours Roos' win over Kiwis

Josh Dugan has suffered a suspected fractured cheekbone in Australia's 30-12 win over New Zealand on Friday night.

Josh Dugan breaks cheekbone in Anzac Test

Australia centre Josh Dugan has broken his cheekbone while playing for the Kangaroos in Friday night's Anzac Test.

Jillaroos prove too strong for Kiwi Ferns

The Australian Jillaroos have defeated the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns in a bruising curtain-raiser to Friday night's Anzac Test in Canberra.

Milford expected to re-sign with Broncos

Brisbane five-eighth Anthony Milford is believed to be close to re-signing with the Broncos for a further four years.

Junior Kangaroos thrash Junior Kiwis 46-22

The Junior Kangaroos have been far too good for the Junior Kiwis, running out 46-22 winners in Friday's curtain-raiser in Canberra.

City-Country axing disrespectful: Cronin

Country rugby league great Michael Cronin is angry about the axing of City Country, and the farcical unavailabilities for Sunday's clash.

We can knock over England in Test: Samoa

Samoan captain Antonio Winterstein says he's confident his side can cause a massive upset against England in the Pacific Test at Campbelltown.

Bush rugby league stars who made it big

The death of the City-Country concept will end a long line of rugby league stars who made their name while representing the bush-based side.

Kenny-Dowall charged with drug possession

Sydney Roosters star Shaun Kenny-Dowall has been charged with drug possession after he was allegedly found with half a gram of cocaine at a Sydney nightclub.

Tigers deadline forced me out: Tedesco

James Tedesco says a re-signing deadline imposed by the Wests Tigers prompted his departure to the Sydney Roosters next season.

McInnes gunning for NSW No.9 jumper

St George Illawarra hooker Cameron McInnes has a chance to prove he deserves the NSW No.9 jumper in Sunday's City-Country clash.

Kangaroos pay tribute to Smith milestone

What Cameron Smith's ex and current Kangaroos teammates have said about their captain becoming just the second player to reach 50 Tests for Australia.

Klemmer puts hand up to be Roos' top dog

David Klemmer has the added responsibility of starting for the first time in Australia's Test against New Zealand on Friday.

Kangaroos' Scott unlikely for RL World Cup

North Queensland prop Matt Scott admits he will be hard pressed to play in the Rugby League World Cup later in the year as he recovers from a torn ACL.

Dragons' Dugan rules out rugby move

St George Illawarra star Josh Dugan is adamant he is a fullback - and hopes to be offered a new contract to keep playing as one at the Dragons.

Jillaroos expect physical clash with Ferns

Australian Jillaroos coach Brad Donald says his side's dominance over the Kiwi Ferns at the Auckland Nines counts for nothing in Test rugby league.

A look at the Pacific Test triple-header

What to watch out for in Sunday's rugby league Pacific Test triple header at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday.

Kiwis' Foran shapes as key in Anzac Test

New Zealand's most recent win against Australia came in 2015, which was coincidentally Kieran Foran's last Test in the black and white.

England RL upbeat despite Widdop absence

England will go into their rugby league Test against Samoa without in-form halves Gareth Widdop and George Williams.

Cameron Smith embarrassed over GOAT Tweet

Cameron Smith's management company has mistakenly tweeted from the Australia skipper's account hinting he is the greatest of all time.

Five City-Country Origin games to remember

Though the City-Country concept will be no more next year, the fixture has provided plenty of moments to cherish since 1987.

Eels snap up Roosters prop Kane Evans

Roosters prop Kane Evans has announced his departure from the club after taking up a three-year-deal with the Eels from next season.

How Bellamy got The Fox firing in NRL

Melbourne winger Josh Addo-Carr has revealed he was told by Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy to cut out of his post-try celebrations.

Tedesco can be great at Roosters: Mini

Sydney Roosters great Anthony Minichiello believes new signing James Tedesco can become the club's next long-term NSW fullback.

Broncos need to keep Milford: Matt Gillett

Matt Gillett wants Brisbane to do all they can to keep Anthony Milford at the NRL club.

Origin aspirant Vaughan on the improve

Country forward Paul Vaughan says there is plenty of room for improvement in his game despite being in the frame for a NSW State of Origin call-up.

Emotional Packer in Kiwis starting line-up

Russell Packer is at the pointy end of a powerhouse Kiwis pack to face Australia in the Anzac Test in Canberra.

James not far off the mark for Origin

Gold Coast co-captain Ryan James will miss another opportunity to push for Origin selection after joining the long list of players unavailable for City Country.

Elliott out to follow Ryan's Country trail

Young Canterbury forward Adam Elliott will take another step toward emulating his boyhood hero Andrew Ryan when he represents Country on Sunday.

Mannering in line for Kiwis greatness

New Zealand back-rower Simon Mannering is on track to become the Kiwis' second most-capped player by the end of the World Cup this year.

Smith can break my Test record: Lockyer

Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith can reach 57 Tests when his contract with Melbourne expires at the end of next year, two short of Darren Lockyer's mark.

Taylor set to rejoin Roosters: report

Jason Taylor is reportedly in line for a return to the Sydney Roosters as an assistant coach.

'Roos discuss unity dance for World Cup

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga continues to have discussions with players over the possible re-introduction of a unity dance for the World Cup.

Hopoate looking at new no-Sundays clause

Canterbury fullback Will Hopoate is yet to decide if he'll play for the Bulldogs in a Sunday NRL game against the Sydney Roosters in a few weeks.

NRL's Titans set for new owners in 2018

Gold Coast chief executive Graham Annesley says he expects the Titans to have new owners before the end of the year.

Former sevens star impressing for Waratahs

Former Olympic rugby sevens star Cam Clark is proving a revelation for the NSW Waratahs, but modestly says he's still a work in progress in 15-a-side rugby.

Storm's Croft ahead of where I was: Cronk

Storm veteran Cooper Cronk has spoken about possible candidates for his spot when he leaves Melbourne for Sydney at the end of this NRL season.

NRL star Jarrod Mullen gets four-year ban

The NRL has banned former Newcastle and NSW halfback Jarrod Mullen for four years after being found guilty of anti-doping breaches.

Ten key stats for the final Anzac Test

Ten key stats for the final rugby league Anzac Test between Australia and New Zealand on Friday.

Mundine wants rematch - and league return

Two-time boxing world champion and former NSW State of Origin star Anthony Mundine thinks he could become the oldest rugby league player.

Cronk could join Thurston on farewell tour

Johnathan Thurston and Darius Boyd are set to play in the rugby league Test against New Zealand despite carrying injuries.

NZ refuse to be intimidated by Kangaroos

New Zealand back-rower Simon Mannering admits the Kiwis used to be overawed playing against Australia.

Marketo hoping City call-up revives career

Off-contract St George Illawarra forward Jake Marketo wants to use Sunday's City-Country clash to impress potentially interested NRL clubs.

Former Eel sues over post-career health

Former Parramatta forward Brett Horsnell is taking the NRL club to court, reportedly over a mental health issue.

Vunivalu sees Pacific Test as Fiji trial

Fijian star Suliasi Vunivalu will treat Saturday's Test with Tonga as a World Cup trial for the island nation despite talk he could be in the Kangaroos' sights.

Hodgson changes tune on Bennett's ring-ins

Australian born-and-bred ring-ins Chris Heighington and Chris McQueen have been welcomed with open arms by their English Test teammates.

Woods wants peace, not war at Wests Tigers

Expected to miss the State of Origin series opener due to a torn hamstring, Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods says he wants peace - not war - at the NRL club.

Kyle Turner a Unicorn with point to prove

Kyle Turner will make his Country debut on Sunday but wishes it wasn't his last chance to pull on the representative team's jersey.

Cordner shocked by Waerea-Hargreaves snub

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves' omission from the New Zealand squad came as a shock to Roosters clubmate and Kangaroos second-rower Boyd Cordner.

Townsend to pick coach Fittler's brains

Cronulla NRL halfback Chad Townsend idolised Brad Fittler as a child and he can't wait to spend a week working with him in NSW City Origin camp.

Aaron Woods now in doubt for Origin opener

Wests Tigers and NSW State of Origin star Aaron Woods is in doubt for the series opener against Queensland after scans showed a torn hamstring.

Wests Tigers lose another NRL player

Cronulla have announced the signing of New Zealander Ava Seumanufagai until the end of the 2019 NRL season.

I deserve Kangaroos jersey: Trent Merrin

Australia lock Trent Merrin says he deserves his Kangaroos jersey despite a patchy start to the NRL season with Penrith.

Eels interested in Peats, not Hayne

Parramatta chief executive Bernie Gurr says the NRL club have their former hooker Nathan Peats on their radar, but not his Gold Coast teammate Jarryd Hayne.

Storm on guard for NRL challengers

Prop Tim Glasby says Melbourne aren't taking their high-flying status on the NRL leadder for granted.

Boyd to make Slater fight for No.1 spot

Kangaroos fullback Darius Boyd admits it's only a matter of time before Billy Slater makes a return to the representative arena.

Parramatta won't pursue Radradra for 2018

Parramatta won't attempt to keep Semi Radradra at the NRL club, despite the charges which pushed him to French rugby being dropped on Tuesday.

Saints go marching into rep squads

St George Illawarra have cleared the path for 15 of their players to feature in this weekend's NRL representative round, while the Wests Tigers have just five.

Penrith's rep effort to save bush footy

Penrith chief executive Brian Fletcher says his NRL club had to open its doors to representative teams after the weekend's availability farce.

Graham likely for Poms after concussion

Canterbury captain James Graham is likely to take his spot in the England team to take on Samoa despite suffering concussion in the NRL last weekend.

Boyd fails to finish Kangaroos session

The Kangaroos trained for the first time on Tuesday since arriving in Canberra for Friday's Test against New Zealand.

Ex-Tiger Sironen tells fans to get a grip

Former Wests Tigers player Curtis Sironen has labelled the fan fiasco at the NRL club an embarrassment following the team's contract sagas.

Titans' Taylor tackling defensive demons

Gold Coast halfback Ash Taylor says the team's round-six loss to Canberra sparked a reinvigorated approach to his defensive duties.

Smith to hit half-century for Kangaroos

Australia captain Cameron Smith will become the second man after Darren Lockyer to play 50 matches for Australia in Friday's Anzac Test.

Maguire still the man for Souths: Furner

The pressure is building on South Sydney, but assistant David Furner insists the blowtorch should not be applied to coach Michael Maguire.

City-Country hurt by schedule: Fitzgibbon

Country coach Craig Fitzgibbon believes poor scheduling is responsible for the end of the traditional NSW rugby league fixture against City,

I thought I'd never play again: Pauli

Newcastle forward Pauli Pauli will play his first senior representative match for City on Sunday, less than four months after fearing his NRL career was over.

WA Govt slams ARU for shrinking rugby

The WA government has praised the work rugby league is doing to promote the game in Western Australia as the state faces losing its Super Rugby team.

Packer knew he'd play for Kiwis again

New Zealand prop Russell Packer never lost faith that he would play for the Kiwis again following a six-year hiatus that included a 12-month prison term.

Vaughan won't be distracted by Origin talk

Country coach Craig Fitzgibbon says he hopes there will be State of Origin bolters emerge from the final City-Country clash, with Paul Vaughan a possibility.

Moylan not fussed by playing back for City

Matt Moylan isn't concerned that playing fullback for City in Sunday's clash with Mudgee will hurt his NSW State of Origin chances.

I thought the worst straight away: Klemmer

David Klemmer has opened up about the coffee meeting he had with fellow rugby league player Aaron Woods before Wests Tigers' clash with Canterbury.

Storm suffer double injury blow in NRL

Nelson Asofa-Solomona is out for three weeks, while Christian Welch is out for the season after picking up injuries in the Storm's win over the Dragons.

Fifita ready to do Kangaroos jersey proud

Australian rugby league captain Cameron Smith said he saw signs of Andrew Fifita's changed attitude during Melbourne's NRL loss to Cronulla last month.

Titans halfback happy to give it to Hayne

Gold Coast halfback Ash Taylor says he's happy to receive a spray from teammate Jarryd Hayne as well as dish one out if it's good for the Titans.

Papalii suspended for one NRL match

Canberra forward Josh Papalii will miss the NRL side's match against Newcastle after the club's board suspended him over a drink-driving conviction.

Thurston on track to play in Anzac Test

Johnathan Thurston says any soreness in his calf will force him to pull the pin on playing for Australia in Friday night's Test against New Zealand.

World Cup Countdown Begins In Earnest

The build up to the Rugby League World Cup 2017 officially commences this weekend, with seven of the 14 competing nations featuring in Test matches to be played in Canberra and Sydney.

Asofa-Solomona out of Anzac Test for Kiwis

New Zealand prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona has been ruled out of the Anzac Test against Australia in Canberra with injury.

Croft to captain Junior Kangaroos

Melbourne's potential NRL replacement for Cooper Cronk, Brodie Croft, will captain Australia's Junior Kangaroos against their New Zealand counterparts.

Storm's Vunivalu named for Fiji debut

Melbourne winger Suliasi Vunivalu has been named as part of a 19-man Fiji squad that includes 17 players with NRL experience.

Bulldogs' Adam Elliott named for Country

Canterbury's Adam Elliott has been named in the NSW Country Origin squad less than a week after the Bulldogs vowed to ban their NRL players from selection.

Fittler pushed hard to pick City side

City Origin have been forced to name some reserve-grade players in their team for the annual clash with Country following several withdrawals.

Kiwis ready to unleash all-Warriors spine

Kieran Foran will form part of a New Zealand spine that has the potential to link like no other Kiwi attacking structure in the history of the Anzac Test.

Warriors stay not impossible: Foran

Warriors five-eighth Kieran Foran says remaining at the NRL club beyond 2017 isn't out of the question, but depends on what's best for his children in Sydney.

Slater close to his NRL best: Bellamy

Melbourne veteran Billy Slater scored two tries and set up two more in the Storm's 34-22 thumping of St George Illawarra on Sunday.

Wests Tigers knew I'd leave, says Woods

Aaron Woods says the Wetss Tigers knew he wouldn't meet a club-imposed deadline to re-sign with the NRL side late last month.

NRL should even out rep duties: Bellamy

Melbourne could have up to 17 players involved during the NRL representative round, while the Dragons could have as many as 13.