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NRL coaches union will happen: Robinson    

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has long been an advocate of a coaches' union in the NRL and promised to continue the charge this off-season.

Roosters v Cowboys key match-ups

Three key match-ups in the Sydney Roosters v North Queensland NRL preliminary final.

No games over Scott: Cowboys NRL coach    

North Queensland NRL coach Paul Green says he's not playing games over Matt Scott's shock inclusion in his preliminary final squad to face the Sydney Roosters.

PNG using QCup final as NRL springboard

Queensland Cup grand finalists the PNG Hunters will use their clash with Sunshine Coast to push their case for inclusion in an expanded NRL.

Contenders for Laurie Daley's NSW throne    

The NSWRL have announced that a club coach won't be taking over from Laurie Daley, so who could take the job?

We've no choice but to be underdogs: Green    

North Queensland coach Paul Green is talking up his side's underdog status ahead of their NRL preliminary final against Sydney Roosters.

Blues coach to remain full-time: NSW board    

The NSW Rugby League board has opted against employing a club-affiliated, part-time State of Origin coach.

How the Cowboys became the walking dead    

North Queensland coach Paul Green credits a big part of their resilience to a harsh lesson learned against the Sydney Roosters three years ago.

Guerra's brush of NRL fate with Cowboys    

Sydney Roosters forward Aidan Guerra grew up in North Queensland, but the lack of an under-20s competition in 2005 saw him leave the region.

Gidley steps down as Knights NRL boss    

Knights boss Matt Gidley has decided to step down as chief executive officer of the NRL club in November.

stop Taumalolo and stop the Cowboys    

Sydney Roosters prop Dylan Napa says stopping Jason Taumalolo is the key to beating North Queensland in Friday's NRL grand final qualifier.

Gordon's boot takes Roosters to NRL finals    

Trent Robinson signed Michael Gordon for his goalkicking and it has proved the difference between the Sydney Roosters making and missing the NRL finals in 2017.

Tate tips all-Queensland NRL grand final    

Former Test flyer Brent Tate predicts that North Queensland and Brisbane will contest the second all-Queensland NRL grand final in three years.

Storm's Eels scare may bite Broncos: Hunt    

Brisbane hooker Ben Hunt believes Melbourne may have been strengthened by their close shave with Parramatta last weekend.

Robinson warns Cowboys to 'bring it'    

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says North Queensland's momentum will count for nothing if the Cowboys don't 'bring it' in their grand final qualifier.

Brisbane's Pangai no Taumalolo: McGuire    

Brisbane's Josh McGuire says comparisons with Jason Taumalolo are premature for teammate Tevita Pangai Junior ahead of Friday's NRL preliminary final.

Storm promise not to be beaten by nerves    

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has admitted his side suffered nerves in their NRL finals win over Parramatta a fortnight ago.

Broncos aim to change history against NRL Storm

Brisbane Broncos players celebrate scoring a try during their NRL Semi Final against the Penrith Panthers. September 15, 2017

Brisbane will have to overcome a worrying record and daunting rooted beliefs against Melbourne to proceed to the NRL grand final.

Emotional Boyd to lift Broncos in NRL    

Brisbane great Justin Hodges has tipped Broncos skipper Darius Boyd to fire in Friday night's NRL preliminary final against Melbourne.

Jillaroos captain to miss clash with PNG

Jillaroos captain Ruam Sims has withdrawn from Saturday's rugby league clash with Papua New Guinea after failing to recover from illness.

NSWRL board eyes part-time Origin coaches    

The NSW Rugby League board will meet for the first time since sacking Laurie Daley to discuss the criteria for his replacement.

Broncos out to break Storm NRL hoodoo

Brisbane must overcome a daunting hoodoo and worrying record against Melbourne to advance to the NRL grand final.

Newcastle's Josh Starling retires from NRL    

Newcastle prop Josh Starling has announced his retirement from the NRL after he was one of five players put into free agency by the Knights.

Storm v Broncos key match ups

Three key match ups in the Melbourne v Brisbane NRL preliminary final.

Tedesco's signing kept Gordon at Roosters    

James Tedesco's signing was tipped to send Michael Gordon packing from the Sydney Roosters, but instead it convinced the veteran to play one more NRL season.

Bulldogs' cultured search for NRL answers    

Former coach Chris Anderson should be appointed Canterbury's football boss to oversee Dean Pay as NRL coach, according to Matthew Johns.

Bennett and Bellamy in party patch up    

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has revealed a Brisbane birthday party was the unlikely backdrop when he buried the hatchet with Brisbane rival Wayne Bennett.

Bellamy renews calls for NRL coaches union    

Melbourne's Craig Bellamy says NRL coaches need to unite in an association in light of Des Hasler's sacking from Canterbury this week.

The heavyweight trio dominating the NRL

Melbourne, Brisbane and the Sydney Roosters have combined to reach 16 of the first 20 NRL grand finals, with the super powers guaranteed to make it 17 in 2017.

Matt Moylan doesn't want to go: Merrin    

Penrith lock Trent Merrin has dismissed rumours an alleged rift between the playing group and injured skipper Matt Moylan will force him out of the club.

Scott's NRL return likely to be put on ice    

North Queensland's Coen Hess and John Asiata are likely to play in Saturday's preliminary final against the Sydney Roosters, meaning Matt Scott won't return.

Bennett gives Broncos clean bill of health    

Forward Joe Ofahengaue sent a scare through Brisbane but coach Wayne Bennett has given his side a clean bill of health for Friday's NRL preliminary final.

Wayne Bennett defends call to play Oates    

Wayne Bennett has defended his controversial call to play Corey Oates in Brisbane's NRL preliminary final a week after the winger's sickening collision.

NRL finals week three preview panel

Preview panel for week three of the NRL finals.

John Sutton to play on in NRL with Souths    

Veteran South Sydney utility John Sutton has re-signed with the Rabbitohs on a one-year NRL deal for 2018.

Sutton can reach NRL's 300 club at Souths    

Veteran South Sydney utility John Sutton has re-signed with the Rabbitohs on a one-year NRL deal for 2018.

How Green turned Tamaulolo's NRL career    

North Queensland forward Jason Taumalolo has told how coach Paul Green's tough love saved his NRL career.

Melbourne Storm told to seize the day    

With Cooper Cronk set to depart at the end of the 2017 NRL season, coach Craig Bellamy has told his side to embrace the opportunity for another premiership.

Pay, Anderson should run NRL Dogs: Johns    

Former coach Chris Anderson should be appointed Canterbury's football boss to oversee Dean Pay as coach, according to Matthew Johns.

History awaits Bronco Oates if passed fit    

History awaits try scoring winger Corey Oates if he is passed fit for Friday night's NRL preliminary final against Melbourne.

Mason's Dogs warning: Don't bring in Madge    

Former Bulldogs star Willie Mason has urged the club to look in-house for their next coach, and avoid bringing in someone without history at the club.

Emotional Boyd expected to lift Broncos    

Brisbane great Justin Hodges has tipped Broncos skipper Darius Boyd to fire in Friday night's NRL preliminary final with Melbourne.

Heartbroken Cowboy hops back on NRL horse    

Cowboys centre Justin O'Neill admits it was difficult to overcome the disappointment of getting axed by the Maroons this year.

Comeback Scott a World Cup shot: Meninga

Mal Meninga says he will consider Matt Scott for the end of year World Cup if the North Queensland prop makes a remarkable injury return.

Pearce hails Roosters' other star Mitchell

Sydney Roosters playmaker Mitchell Pearce says he already rates classy youngster Latrell Mitchell as an NRL superstar in just his second season in first grade.

No celebrations for Addo-Carr at Melbourne    

Cameron Smith has revealed winger Josh Addo-Carr was once on the nose at Melbourne due to his post-try celebrations.

Get in Melbourne's face: Hodges to Broncos

Brisbane great Justin Hodges says the 2006 grand final gameplan the Broncos used to shock Melbourne can still work in Friday's NRL preliminary final.

Hasler NRL axing won't cost Dogs Foran    

Kiwi five-eighth Kieran Foran is expected to play at Canterbury next season despite the NRL club's decision to sack coach Des Hasler.

Greenberg leaves coach contracts to clubs    

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg says it's up to clubs how they want to structure deals with coaches, despite the confusion surrounding Des Hasler's cut Canterbury deal.

NRL want to see more than Flanagan apology    

Cronulla and Manly have entered their responses to breach notices totalling $50,000 in fines for scathing criticism of NRL match officials.

Buyer to get sneak peak at Titans coach

Potential buyers of the up-for-sale Gold Coast NRL club will get the chance to have their say before a decision is made on the new Titans' head coach.

Taumalolo hits back at JWH challenge    

North Queensland star Jason Taumalolo has responded to the Sydney Roosters' Jared Waerea-Hargreaves' challenge to bring the fire to their NRL preliminary final.

Cowboys buoyed by NRL return of Scott    

After being included in the team's 21-man squad on Tuesday, Cowboys co-captain Matt Scott completed a full training session on Wednesday.

Dogs have no liabilities to Hasler: Dib    

Canterbury chairman Ray Dib says Canterbury won't be liable for paying Des Hasler out after he was sacked by the NRL club on Tuesday.

Dragons want more experience in NRL pack    

St George Illawarra recruitment boss Ian Millward says the NRL club is in the market for an experienced forward.

Play me at lock: Bird's Broncos message    

Jack Bird has played centre mostly for Cronulla, will play five-eighth for Australia against PNG on Sunday, but is asking new club Brisbane to put him at lock.

Liu, Napa out to ease 2013 GF heartbreak    

After being overlooked for the 2013 NRL grand final, Sydney Roosters pair Dylan Napa and Isaac Liu are out to make amends.

Bromwich wants to repay Storm with title    

Melbourne prop Jesse Bromwich wants an NRL premiership to repay the Storm faithful who stood by him during his drugs scandal.

Hasler axing won't cost NRL Dogs Foran    

Kiwi five-eighth Kieran Foran is expected to play at Canterbury next season despite the NRL club's decision to sack coach Des Hasler.

Smith hopes Cronk does not play on in 2018    

Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith hopes halfback and close mate Cooper Cronk does not play on in the 2018 NRL season.

Pearce the playmaking king of NRL finals    

Mitchell Pearce may have endured his battles in the State of Origin arena, but has the best strike-rate of any half in NRL finals matches this decade.

Thaiday glad concussion tests have evolved    

Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday says he is relieved concussion tests have evolved since his 2003 NRL debut as the Broncos sweat on Corey Oates' fitness.

Mitchell shuns glare, lights up NRL finals    

Sydney Roosters excitement machine Latrell Mitchell credits his family and fatherhood as the making of him as the NRL's next big thing.

Hasler's Canterbury years go to the Dogs    

Des Hasler took Canterbury to five finals series in his six NRL seasons at the club, but the one year he missed the play-offs cost him his job.

Payten emerges as option for NRL Bulldogs    

Former Wests Tigers prop Todd Payten could be a shock candidate to replace Des Hasler as Canterbury's NRL coach.

Hasler, Bulldogs could go to court: report    

Canterbury and sacked NRL coach Des Hasler could end up in court after the club claimed the contract between the two parties for next season was never binding.

Week off may bite Melbourne: Thaiday    

Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday believes the week off may come back to bite Melbourne when the Broncos face the Storm in a preliminary final at AAMI Park.

Pangai Jr is Brisbane's Taumalolo: Glenn    

Brisbane's Alex Glenn believes returning forward Tevita Pangai Junior will make his presence felt like Jason Taumalolo in their NRL preliminary final.

Cowboys fans set to raid Sydney territory

North Queensland are confident of filling a chartered plane to Sydney with Cowboys for their NRL preliminary final against the Sydney Roosters.

Storm look to speedsters for winning edge

Melbourne hope their dangerous back three will prove the difference this year, helping the Storm to go all the way to the NRL title.

Scott inclusion a must for Cowboys: Ikin

It would be among the shocks of the NRL season, but the Sydney Roosters are bracing for the surprise return of North Queensland enforcer Matt Scott.

Marshall dares to dream of Storm upset    

Benji Marshall is daring to dream of Brisbane claiming a shock NRL title after this year's tilt stirred memories of Wests Tigers' 2005 premiership triumph.

Tuivasa-Sheck is Warriors' player of year    

Fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, after bouncing back from a debut Warriors season ended early by a knee injury, has been named the club's NRL player of the year.

'Play on' after Oates NRL hit: Bronco Hunt    

Brisbane's Ben Hunt says it should have been play on despite teammate Corey Oates' sickening collision in their NRL elimination final against Penrith.

Bulldogs sack NRL coach Des Hasler    

Veteran NRL coach Des Hasler has been sacked by Canterbury after six seasons at the Bulldogs.

Cowboys' Morgan is NRL's form No.7: Pearce

Mitchell Pearce says North Queensland's Michael Morgan is the form halfback in the NRL and he must be stopped for the Sydney Roosters to reach the grand final.

Broncos sweat on Oates, NQ name Matt Scott    

The jury is out on Brisbane winger Corey Oates while North Queensland have played down Matt Scott's selection for their NRL preliminary final.

Matt Scott makes shock Cowboys NRL return    

Cowboys coach Paul Green is adamant Matt Scott is unlikely to play in their preliminary final despite the co-captain being included in Tuesday's 21-man squad.

Hunt prepares for Smith NRL master class    

Brisbane NRL hooker Ben Hunt admits he had been rattled replacing Andrew McCullough but backs himself against one of the best players he's seen - Cameron Smith.

Gallen toys with idea of 19th NRL season    

Winning Cronulla's two most-prestigious player awards has led skipper and former Test forward Paul Gallen to contemplate a record-breaking 19th NRL season.

Slater delays decision, eyes on NRL finals    

Melbourne fullback Billy Slater says after missing the past two years of NRL finals through injury, he wants to enjoy this one rather than think about retiring.

Green's finals won't figure in Dally Ms    

North Queensland stars have pushed Paul Green's case to be NRL Dally M coach of the year, but judges won't take into accounts the team's finals heroics.

Broncos sweat on Oates' NRL finals fitness    

Brisbane are sweating on the fitness of Corey Oates, admitting they can't rush a decision on the concussed winger ahead of their NRL preliminary final.

Broncos rally around mourning skipper Boyd

Brisbane are rallying around mourning skipper Darius Boyd after the loss of his grandmother but have backed him to play in their NRL preliminary final.

Roosters' Keary misses NRL training again    

Luke Keary, ill for a second-straight day, goes into the Roosters' preliminary final against North Queensland with just one full-field session under his belt.

Why Storm players love playing for Bellamy    

While they have their Big Three, the Melbourne Storm believe the long-term success of the club can be put down to their coach Craig Bellamy.

Benji marshalls new tricks under Bennett    

Benji Marshall says new tricks learned under Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett have him primed to make an impact off the bench in the NRL finals.

Melbourne's Big Three scary, says Marshall    

Brisbane veteran playmaker Benji Marshall says Melbourne's Big Three - Cameron Smith, Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk - are the NRL's "scariest" combination.

Cowboys must break new Sydney ground    

North Queensland will have to go on their most successful run ever in Sydney to qualify for this year's NRL grand final.

Dally M with or without players: Greenberg    

NRL boss Todd Greenberg says next week's Dally M Awards will go ahead even if the players decide to boycott the event but is confident it won't come to that.

Cowboys facing Roosters, Allianz hoodoos    

North Queensland must overcome a dire record against the Sydney Roosters to qualify for their second NRL grand final in three years.

Panthers’ May to be sidelined for six months due to Knee surgery

Tyrone May of the Panthers is tackled by A Dragons’ player during their round 25 NRL match against the Illawarra Dragons. August 27, 2017

Penrith Panthers’ Tyrone May will miss the start of the next NRL Season due to knee injury that will require surgery in the short term.

Chooks' honesty session driving title tilt    

Sydney Roosters prop Dylan Napa says a pre-season honesty session is driving the side's NRL title tilt this year.

Sharks apologise, push for fine discount    

Cronulla have confirmed they will push to have their $30,000 fine downgraded after coach Shane Flanagan has apologised for criticising NRL referees.

Ferguson motivated by bad NRL press    

Blake Ferguson says the storm surrounding his behaviour in NSW State of Origin camp has spurred him on in the closing stages of the NRL season.

Broncos vow to send off stars as winners    

Brisbane forward Matt Gillett says the Broncos have made a pact to send their departing stars out as winners ahead of Friday's NRL grand final qualifier.

Broncos face tough Oates call: Kahu    

Brisbane winger Jordan Kahu believes coach Wayne Bennett faces a tough call over Corey Oates' fitness after a sickening collision last week.

Vunivalu was Storm fan before Storm star    

Bound for big things in New Zealand rugby, Suliasi Vunivalu switched to league because he was a fan of the Melbourne Storm as a kid.

Keary and Tupou cleared for Roosters    

Despite being under injury and illness clouds, Luke Keary and Daniel Tupou are expected to be fit for Saturday's NRL grand final qualifier.

May to miss start of next NRL season    

Penrith five-eighth Tyrone May has torn his anterior cruciate ligament and will require surgery in his knee, ruling him out of the start of next NRL season.

Marshall wants Nikorima as Broncos' No.7    

Veteran Benji Marshall says he wants Kodi Nikorima at halfback if Darius Boyd is passed fit for Friday night's NRL preliminary final against Melbourne.

Dusty could have been NRL star: Chambers    

Melbourne Storm veteran Will Chambers is a big Dustin Martin fan and says the Tigers' AFL superstar could have made it in the NRL.

Broncos are no underdogs: Chambers    

Veteran Melbourne Storm centre Will Chambers says it's crazy to call Brisbane underdogs ahead of the NRL grand final qualifier.

JT hails Cowboys gutsiest he's ever seen    

Johnathan Thurston reckons he's never seen a team as gutsy as this year's injury-ravaged North Queensland outfit ahead of Saturday's NRL preliminary final.

What happened in the NRL semi-finals

A snapshot of the weekend's action in the NRL semi-finals, with wins to Brisbane and North Queensland.

Resilient Cowboys on cusp of NRL history

The Cowboys are 80 minutes away from joining Parramatta as the only team to make the NRL grand final from eighth spot.

How the NRL preliminary finals shape up

North Queensland and Brisbane have joined the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne as the final four teams remaining in the race to this year's NRL premiership.

Taumalolo cleared of NRL shoulder charge    

The NRL match review committee has cleared Cowboys star Jason Taumalolo of a shoulder charge in Saturday's semi-final win over Parramatta.

Roosters home in on NRL grand final berth

With 10 straight wins at Allianz Stadium, the Sydney Roosters are confident of ending North Queensland's gallant finals run on Saturday night.

Cowboys' Morgan best in NRL: Robinson    

Roosters coach Trent Robinson has labelled Cowboys star Michael Morgan the best player in the competition right now, according to Brad Fittler.

Fittler and Johns at odds over Oates call    

Brad Fittler is adamant the referees made the wrong call to deny Penrith a near-certain try in their semi-final loss to Brisbane on Friday.

Kearney confirms wife has breast cancer    

The wife of Warriors coach Stephen Kearney has been battling breast cancer for the entire 2017 NRL season.

NRL not worried by Eels after crowds win

The NRL won their battle of the crowds with the AFL this weekend as the Eels crowd dwarfed the poor turn out GWS received just down the road.

Hess confident of being fit for Roosters    

North Queensland forward Cohen Hess is confident he hasn't suffered a serious knee injury and will be fit for Saturday's NRL preliminary final.

Taumalolo sweats on shoulder charge ruling    

North Queensland's Jason Taumalolo faces a nervous wait over a possible shoulder charge citation from the NRL match review committee.

Eels hold hope of welcoming back Radradra    

Semi Radradra will board a plane to France to start his new career in rugby on Sunday, but Parramatta still hope to have him back in the NRL.

Eels feel NRL ghosts of troubled pasts    

Parramatta's shot at a drought-breaking final ended in a fumbled mess against North Queensland at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

Eels v Cowboys NRL semi-final snapshot

A snapshot of North Queensland's NRL semi-final win over Parramatta.

NQ shock Eels to advance in NRL finals    

North Queensland are just 80 minutes away from a shock NRL grand final berth after upsetting Parramatta 24-16 at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

Bigger, better Cleary in 2018: Penrith    

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin says No.7 Nathan Cleary will be even better next year after earning Johnathan Thurston comparisons in his first full NRL season.

Penrith have no problem with NRL ref call

Anthony Griffin has refused to criticise referee Gerard Sutton after stopping play when Brisbane's Corey Oates was knocked unconscious in their NRL semi-final.

Panthers past character test: Griffin    

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin says he is proud of his side passing their 2017 character test after bowing out with a 13-6 NRL semi-final loss to Brisbane.

Brisbane's Nikorima eyeing return to No. 7    

Brisbane captain Darius Boyd's likely return for Friday's NRL preliminary final means another positional switch for the talented Kodi Nikorima.

Roberts is Broncos' X-factor: Thaiday    

Melbourne may be heavy favourites to knock Brisbane out of the NRL title race, but in James Roberts the Broncos have a man capable of engineering an upset.

Moses Eels' missing piece to finals puzzle    

Parramatta teammates are well aware of the impact Mitchell Moses' mid-season arrival has had on the NRL club in 2017.

Panthers' Cleary will get better: Griffin    

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin says Brisbane may have been playing mind games by talking up Nathan Cleary but believes the No.7 will only get better.

Brisbane v Penrith NRL semi-final snapshot

A snapshot of Brisbane's NRL semi-final win over Penrith.

Broncos knock Penrith out of NRL finals    

Brisbane have knocked Penrith out of the NRL finals race with a 13-6 semi-final win at Suncorp Stadium.

Corey Oates injured in sickening NRL clash    

Corey Oates has been taken from the field after a sickening collision in Brisbane's NRL semi-final against Penrith at Suncorp Stadium.

Boyd confident of Nikorima as his backup for Friday

Kodi Nikorima of the Brisbane Broncos runs with the ball at a NRL training session. September 12, 2017

According to Injured Brisbane captain Darius Boyd his fullback replacement Kodi Nikorima is capable of handling himself at the Friday's NRL semi-final and would not require any tips from him going in to the game.

Cowboys see bright side of NRL injury run    

North Queensland have been without Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott almost all season but Paul Green says that's left them well placed for the NRL finals.

NRL finals pressure all on Parra: Green    

North Queensland coach Paul Green played seven games for Parramatta in 2003, and knows the pressure on the Eels in this year's return to the NRL finals.

Sea Eagles sack assistant coach over fight

Manly have axed assistant coach Willie Peters after he was involved in an altercation with the club's high performance director Dan Ferris.

Key match-ups in Eels-Cowboys final

Three key match-ups in Eels-Cowboys NRL semi-final

How Eels found life in NRL salary cap mess

Somewhere out of the smouldering rubble of Parramatta's salary-cap stricken 2016 season, the Eels kicked off their shot at a drought-breaking NRL finals run.

Boyd backs Nikorima as Brisbane fullback    

Injured Brisbane captain Darius Boyd says he doesn't plan to pass on any tips to his fullback replacement Kodi Nikorima before Friday's NRL semi-final.

Arthur puts Eels' dry NRL history to side    

Parramatta haven't won a title since 1986 but Brad Arthur won't let that play on his team's emotions in Saturday's NRL semi-final against North Queensland.

Greenberg comments a wake-up call: Bellamy    

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says NRL boss Todd Greenberg's call for NRL mentors to "grow up" and stop criticising referees has been a wake up call.

Cowboys convince those that count: Bolton    

North Queensland have been written off ahead of their NRL semi-final against Parramatta but claim they have won over the critics that count.

Meninga finds secret to Griffin's success    

Mal Meninga says he has found the secret behind Penrith coach Anthony Griffin's surprising hold on Brisbane's Wayne Bennett ahead of their NRL semi-final.

Bennett defends Benji, criticises forwards    

Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett has refused to point the finger at Benji Marshall, instead criticising his slow starting forwards ahead of their NRL semi-final.

Griffin reminds Panthers of 2016 NRL exit    

Penrith are aiming to go at least one step further than their NRL semi-final exit against Canberra last year.

Coaches back NRL refs but not the bunker    

While coaches were divided over NRL referees copping a blast, Wayne Bennett says a solution after another controversial week was to scrap the bunker.

Roosters' radical move unleashes Mitchell    

Sydney Roosters utility Ryan Matterson has revealed how the NRL premiership contenders have unlocked the explosive power of Latrell Mitchell.

Panthers' cubs living the NRL dream    

Penrith halves Nathan Cleary and Tyrone May used to dream of being NRL stars, now they're living it.

Refreshed Roosters eye grand final berth    

The Sydney Roosters are hoping to follow the 2013 grand final blueprint after enjoying a week off during the NRL finals for the first time in four years.

Key match-ups in Broncos-Panthers final

Three key match-ups in Broncos-Panthers NRL semi-final

Low-key Storm ahead of NRL prelim tilt    

Melbourne Storm players have been given a lighter week on the training track before ramping up their workload ahead of next week's NRL preliminary final.

Moylan to miss Panthers' NRL final    

Matt Moylan has been advised by his counsellor to remain at home instead of attending Penrith's NRL semi-final in Brisbane.

NRL finals week two preview panel

Preview panel for week two of the NRL finals.

Scrap the NRL bunker: Bennett    

Wayne Bennett wants the bunker scrapped and says he can empathise with NRL coaches after their heavy fines for criticising referees.

Origin axing was a wake-up call: Jennings    

Michael Jennings admits his NSW Origin axing has sparked a new-found determination to improve and prolong his NRL career at Parramatta.

Griffin brushes off Bennett NRL faceoff    

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin enters Friday's NRL semi-final against Brisbane with just two losses in 11 meetings against Wayne Bennett.

Manly investigate brawling NRL coaches

Manly have confirmed two members of the coaching staff had been involved in an incident outside the Orient Hotel at The Rocks in Sydney.

Brisbane skipper Boyd out of NRL final

Brisbane skipper Darius Boyd has succumbed to a hamstring injury and pulled out of Friday night's NRL semi-final against Penrith.

Sydney Roosters' coach backs NRL referees    

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says he'd prefer to see NRL referees continue to make the big calls rather than rely too heavily on the bunker.

Morgan ready to toast more Cowboys success    

North Queensland playmaker Michael Morgan is backing the Cowboys for premiership success despite very nearly kicking off Mad Monday drinks.

Hodges filthy over Wallace's Brisbane exit    

Brisbane great Justin Hodges has revealed he was filthy over then-Broncos coach Anthony Griffin's call to axe Peter Wallace from the NRL club.

Life after Thurston thanks to other JT: NQ    

Stand-in North Queensland skipper Gavin Cooper believes Jason Taumalolo's long-term presence will ensure there is life after Johnathan Thurston.

Panthers' DWZ refuses to talk trash    

Penrith winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has described the incidents which led to him being struck in the face by Manly opposite Matthew Wright.

Brisbane have to pick Boyd: Meninga    

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga says Brisbane have to pick recovering captain Darius Boyd for their knockout NRL semi-final against Penrith.

Winger Don crowned NRL Titans' best    

Gold Coast's Anthony Don has become the first winger to win the NRL club's top prize at the Titans' awards dinner on Wednesday night.

NRL bad boy Dugan says he's an easy target    

Controversial NRL star Josh Dugan claims he is an easy target and his State of Origin drinking session wouldn't have made the news if he wasn't involved.

Matter of time Cleary is NSW No.7: Maroons    

Queensland coach Kevin Walters says comparisons with Johnathan Thurston may be premature but believes Penrith's Nathan Cleary is destined to become NSW No.7.

Edwards reveals shock knee recovery    

Penrith fullback Dylan Edwards has revealed the depths he went to recover from a knee injury in time for the side's NRL final against Manly.

Martin pinching himself over NQ move    

Kiwi playmaker Te Maire Martin is pinching himself after guiding North Queensland through the NRL finals months after a frustrating Penrith stint.

Funny man Thaiday serious about NRL tilt    

Brisbane funny man Sam Thaiday is deadly serious about ending the Broncos' longest premiership drought, saying time is running out for the glamour club.

Queenslanders dominate business end of NRL

Queensland have significantly more State of Origin players than NSW involved in the six NRL teams remaining in 2017.

Griffin saved my NRL career    

Peter Wallace has admitted Penrith coach Anthony Griffin had saved his NRL career by moving him to hooker.

Sharks' Maloney refuses to blame NRL refs    

Cronulla five-eighth James Maloney is refusing to blame the referees for his side's NRL finals loss to North Queensland.

Maloney to push World Cup case against PNG    

James Maloney will spearhead a Prime Minister's XIII team in September that includes 11 players with Australian Test experience against Papua New Guinea.

PM's XIII likely to face weakened PNG team

Prime Minister's XIII players using an upcoming international to push for World Cup selection are set to face a vastly weakened PNG team team.

James Tedesco dreams of Australia debut    

James Tedesco was on Tuesday named the RLPA player of the year and is dreaming of making his Test debut for Australia.

Hunt blocks thoughts of Broncos farewell    

Ben Hunt has not had to go far to be reminded that each game could be his last for NRL club Brisbane ahead of their knockout semi-final against Penrith.

Graham backs PNG in NRL expansion    

Papua New Guinea deserve serious consideration when it comes to expanding the NRL, according to James Graham.

Woods urges NRL refs to cut down the chat    

NSW prop Aaron Woods said less dialogue between players and officiators would stop the likes of Melbourne's Cameron Smith becoming the "third referee".

Kahu praises Griffin ahead of NRL reunion    

Brisbane's Jordan Kahu has praised Penrith coach Anthony Griffin for his man management in a difficult time during his stint as Broncos mentor.

Tedesco voted best by NRL peers    

Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco has been named the Rugby League Players Association player of the year, out-polling favourite Cameron Smith.

Cowboys consider changing winning team    

North Queensland coach Paul Green admits he is considering changing a winning team after welcoming back Justin O'Neill from an elbow injury.

Cleary will be up there with JT: Hunt    

Brisbane hooker Ben Hunt believes Penrith teenager Nathan Cleary has already earned comparisons with Johnathan Thurston ahead of their NRL semi-final.

No rest for France-bound Semi Radradra    

Semi Radradra has revealed he will fly to France the day immediately after Parramatta's NRL finals run ends to begin playing French rugby for Toulon.

Taumalolo finds another level for Cowboys    

North Queensland lock Jason Taumalolo is in the midst of the fifth most dominant NRL season by a forward.

Sharks, Manly weigh up NRL referee fines    

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has been fined $30,000 for comments against NRL referees last weekend, while Manly coach Trent Barrett has also been sanctioned.

Moylan not named by Penrith for NRL semi

Penrith have not named Matt Moylan to face Brisbane in Friday's NRL semi-final as time runs out for the club to seek an exemption to play their skipper.

Walters endorses Daley as Titans coach    

Kevin Walters has endorsed axed NSW mentor Laurie Daley as the next Gold Coast Titans coach after officially ruling himself out of the running.

We're better placed than in 2009: Eels    

Parramatta captain Tim Mannah is the Eels' sole survivor from their 2009 finals run and believes his current squad is better placed to win the NRL title.

Storm rattled by high-energy Eels: Munster    

Melbourne playmaker Cameron Munster admits his NRL team was rattled by the physicality and intensity shown by the Eels and says they are grand final contenders.

Taylor keen on Wests Tigers captaincy    

Wests Tigers forward Elijah Taylor has nominated himself to become the NRL club's new captain next season.

Broncos preparing to play without Boyd

Brisbane are preparing to play without skipper Darius Boyd in their NRL semi-final against Penrith at Suncorp Stadium.

Cleary will be up there with JT: Ben Hunt    

Brisbane hooker Ben Hunt believes Penrith teenager Nathan Cleary has already earned comparisons with Johnathan Thurston ahead of their NRL semi-final.

Let bunker make calls or scrap it: Gallen    

Cronulla captain Paul Gallen wants an all-or-nothing approach to technology being used in refereeing NRL games.

Penrith could roll dice on naming Moylan    

Penrith may not name Matt Moylan to face Brisbane in Friday's NRL semi-final and seek an exemption from the league to play their skipper.

NSW haven't reached out to me yet: Fittler    

Brad Fittler says he has yet to be approached to coach NSW in next year's State of Origin series.

I'll play anywhere for NSW Origin: Klemmer    

David Klemmer on Monday took out the Brad Fittler medal as the Blues' players' player at the NSW awards night.

Brisbane must build trust in defence    

Brisbane forward Matt Gillett says their reshuffled line-up was partly to blame for their disappointing defensive display against the Roosters.

Bennett to Broncos players: Get excited    

Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett is demanding his team come out firing when they take on the Panthers on Friday night.

NRL to consider radical red zone time out    

NRL boss Todd Greenberg has revealed the game is considering a radical 'time out' for any player who gives away a penalty inside their own 20 metre zone.

Coote's Cowboys full of confidence    

Lachlan Coote says his North Queensland teammates never lost confidence when injuries and defeats mounted at the back end of the NRL season.

Eels have the belief: Arthur    

Ahead of Saturday's NRL semi-final, Brad Arthur says he knows exactly when the penny dropped for his Parramatta side.

Klemmer takes out Fittler Origin medal    

David Klemmer has beaten James Tedesco to take out the Brad Fittler medal as the Blues' player of the Origin series on Monday night.

Bennett fires up Broncos at training    

Cranky Wayne Bennett fires up Brisbane ahead of Friday night's NRL semi-final against Penrith at Suncorp Stadium.

Storm must adjust to finals footy: Kaufusi    

Melbourne forward Felise Kaufusi says the Storm must adjust to finals intensity after receiving a shock in their 18-16 NRL qualifying final win over Parramatta.

Frustrated Whare turns corner at Penrith    

Panthers centre Dean Whare admitted he was frustrated when he was left to bide his time in reserve grade last month.

Latrell likeness to GI spot on: Keary    

Sydney Roosters playmaker Luke Keary says he can see the similarities between teammate Latrell Mitchell and Greg Inglis.

Cowboys expect to be written off again    

North Queensland coach Paul Green expects the Cowboys to be written off again ahead of their NRL semi-final against Parramatta at ANZ Stadium.

How JT's injury made Michael Morgan's year    

Michael Morgan would like to have Johnathan Thurston beside him in North Queensland's finals run, but admits his absence has accelerated his development.

Flanagan, Barrett fined over NRL ref blast

Cronulla's Shane Flanagan and Manly's Trent Barrett will be fined by the NRL for their criticism of the referees.

Kahu may miss NZ's World Cup campaign

Brisbane's Jordan Kahu may miss New Zealand's Rugby League World Cup campaign due to end of season groin surgery.

Door opens for Maguire at Warrington    

Speculation is growing that Michael Maguire could take the Warrington job after the Super League club announced Tony Smith will leave at the end of the season.

Broncos v Panthers - five big questions

Five big questions leading into Friday's NRL semi-final between Brisbane and Penrith at Suncorp Stadium.

Taumalolo says he made Gal    

North Queensland's Jason Taumalolo has enjoyed the last laugh over Paul Gallen, saying the Cronulla captain would eat his words for some pre-match NRL banter.

NRL shoot down return of suburban finals

NRL boss Todd Greenberg has shot down calls for finals to be played at suburban grounds after a weekend of disappointing crowds.

Smith best JT has played alongside    

Johnathan Thurston has added further accolades to Cameron Smith's record-breaking week, claiming he is the best NRL player he has lined up with.

Ill-discipline costs Sharks' title defence    

Cronulla bowed out in the first week of the NRL finals after having the worst completion rate and giving away the second most penalties in 2017.

Eels v Cowboys - five big questions

Five big questions ahead of Saturday night's NRL semi-final between Parramatta and North Queensland at ANZ Stadium.

Flanagan's lists ref errors from NRL final    

Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has taken the rare step of reading out what he believes are a long list of errors made by the NRL referees on Sunday.

Week one of NRL finals at a glance

A look at how the first week of the NRL finals unfolded and what that means for the rest of the season.

Cowboys typify resolute spirit to survive

There are no limits to how many times North Queensland's NRL season should have been over already, but they will somehow play in a semi-final next week.

How the NRL semi-finals stack up

Schedule for week two of the NRL finals.

Snapshot of Cronulla-Cowboys NRL final

A snapshot of the NRL elimination final between Cronulla and North Queensland, which the Cowboys won 15-14 in extra time at Allianz Stadium.

Cowboys end Sharks' NRL title defence

North Queensland have beaten Cronulla 15-14 in extra time of Sunday's NRL elimination final.

Klemmer favoured to be named NSW's best    

David Klemmer, James Tedesco and Jake Trbojevic are likely to fight it out for the Brad Fittler medal on Monday night.

Bunker got both Manly calls right: Archer    

NRL referees boss Tony Archer says the bunker was right to award two crucial decisions in favour of Penrith against Manly on Saturday.

Storm's Glasby escapes charge for tackle    

Melbourne prop Tim Glasby and Parramatta duo Manu Ma'u and Daniel Alvaro have all avoided charges from Saturday night's NRL qualifying final.

Moylan shouldn't oust May: Andrew Johns    

Rugby League immortal Andrew Johns says Tyrone May should keep the Penrith No.6 jersey ahead of Matt Moylan, even if the captain does make an NRL finals return.

It's time to change bunker rule: Fittler    

NRL legends Andrew Johns and Brad Fittler have called for on-field referees not to have to make a decision before sending tries to the bunker.

Jillaroos gearing up for first PNG Test    

Six uncapped Jillaroos will head into camp on the Gold Coast ahead of Australia's first women's rugby league Test against Papua New Guinea later this month.

Warriors poised to announce Hiku signing    

Versatile Kiwis international Peta Hiku appears set to rejoin the NRL with his former club the Warriors.

Panthers brace for hurting Broncos in NRL    

Penrith will meet Brisbane in an NRL semi-final next week after seeing off Manly at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

Manly's finals run a taste of the future    

Manly hope their breakthrough 2017 NRL season will lead to long-term success at the club.

Bunker got Peachey try right: Archer    

NRL referees boss Tony Archer says the bunker was right to stick with the decision of try for Tyrone Peachey's crucial four-pointer against Manly on Saturday.

Paul Green piles more pressure on Sharks    

North Queensland coach Paul Green says all the pressure is on Cronulla before Sunday's elimination NRL final at Allianz Stadium.

Title race wide open says Storm's Smith    

After edging Parramatta 18-16, Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith says the NRL title race is wide open despite the Storm being hot favourites.

Cartwright fires in Penrith's finals win    

Bryce Cartwright scored two tries and set up a third in Penrith's elimination final win over Manly.

Manly's Barrett sprays NRL referees    

Manly coach Trent Barrett has aimed a post-match spray at NRL referees after his team's controversial 22-10 elimination final loss to Penrith.

Snapshot of Penrith-Manly NRL final

A snapshot of the NRL elimination final between Manly and Penrith, which the Panthers won 22-10 at Allianz Stadium.

Controversial win keeps Penrith run alive

Penrith will face Brisbane in next week's NRL semi-final at Suncorp Stadium after a 22-10 sudden-death win over Manly.

Arthur wants the NRL bunker more involved    

Coach Brad Arthur is proud of the way Parramatta had pushed a red-hot Melbourne all the way in their NRL qualifying final despite queries over two Storm tries.

Bellamy honoured to coach Storm's Smith    

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says when he met Cameron Smith he never thought the youngster would go on to set an NRL games record.

Storm beat Eels in qualifying final

Melbourne Storm have narrowly beaten Parramatta 18-16 in an NRL qualifying final.

Storm closer to title after edging Eels    

Melbourne have beaten Parramatta by two points in their NRL qualifying final at AAMI Park to win preliminary final berth and a week off.

Key match-ups in Sharks-Cowboys NRL final

A battle between Paul Gallen and Jason Taumalolo headlines the key match-ups in Sunday's elimination final between Cronulla and North Queensland.

Knockout final will be grudge match: NQ    

North Queensland stand-in skipper Gavin Cooper admits Sunday's NRL elimination final against Cronulla should be billed as a grudge match.

Roosters again prove NRL kings of clutch    

The Sydney Roosters recorded their 12th win by six points or less this season in Friday's qualifying final win over Brisbane.

Broncos preparing to be without Boyd    

Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett says they're preparing for next week's NRL semi-final as if they'll be without hamstrung captain Darius Boyd.

I'll make my own NRL legacy: Mitchell    

Not for the first time in his career, Sydney Roosters star Latrell Mitchell has been compared to Greg Inglis.

Nikorima was in dark about Bennett switch    

Kodi Nikorima says he didn't find out he was starting Brisbane's NRL finals loss to the Sydney Roosters until Friday morning.

Last week's loss won't hurt us: Penrith    

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin says his side learned a lesson in finals football against Manly last week, which will help them in Saturday's elimination final.

Townsend learns from 2016 finals fiasco    

The start to the 2016 NRL finals wasn't kind to Chad Townsend and he was hooked for his performance, in 2017 he's in a much better place.

Bellamy's a mate says Eels coach Arthur    

Parramatta coach Brad Arthur says he hasn't forgotten that his rival on Saturday Craig Bellamy gave him his NRL coaching start and that they're good mates.

Losses steel Cowboys for NRL finals upset    

Lessons learned from two losses to Cronulla this year have primed North Queensland ahead of their NRL elimination final at Allianz Stadium.

Bennett gamble backfires in NRL qualifier    

Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett's cloak-and-dagger tactics involving a replacement for Darius Boyd have backfired.

Snapshot of Roosters-Broncos NRL final

A snapshot of the NRL qualifying final between the Sydney Roosters and Brisbane.

Titans chair steps aside, eyes ownership    

Gold Coast chair Rebecca Frizelle has resigned from the position to join a group that is preparing to buy the up-for-sale club off the NRL.

Key match-ups in Storm-Eels NRL final

Fijian stars Suliasi Vunivalu and Semi Radradra headline the key match-ups in the NRL qualifying final between Melbourne and Parramatta.

Roosters hold off Broncos fightback    

Sydney Roosters star Latrell Mitchell has scored a 75th-minute try to deny Brisbane a stunning comeback win in their NRL qualifying final.

Flanagan wants finals at suburban grounds    

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan says the NRL should be flexible and allow first-week finals to be played at suburban grounds against poor-drawing teams.

Manly head into camp for home NRL final    

Manly coach Trent Barrett has booked his NRL side into a hotel the night before their elimination final against Penrith.

Key match-ups in Manly-Penrith NRL final

Halfbacks Daly Cherry-Evans and Nathan Cleary headline the key match-ups in Saturday's elimination NRL final between Manly and Penrith.

Smith unlikely to be Storm coach: Bellamy    

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says his record-breaking captain Cameron Smith would make a great Storm coach but doesn't believe it's where his future lies.

Panthers get Edwards, lose Blake for final    

Penrith fullback Dylan Edwards is likely to return from a knee injury for Saturday's NRL elimination final against Manly.

Storm played Radradra into form: Arthur    

Parramatta coach Brad Arthur says Semi Radradra's performance in their round 18 win over Melbourne was a turning point in his NRL season.

Cowboys happy to do NRL finals    

A depleted North Queensland are confident they can pull off "a Steven Bradbury" and claim the 2017 NRL title despite scraping into the finals.

Panthers coach denies rift with Moylan    

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin says there are no issues between him and skipper Matt Moylan and doesn't expect it to impact on the team's final against Manly.

Boyd doesn't expect Nikorima to be tested    

Brisbane skipper Darius Boyd does not expect diminutive No.1 replacement Kodi Nikorima to be tested under the high ball by Sydney Roosters in their NRL final.

Cronulla's Beale in Warriors NRL switch

The Warriors have confirmed Cronulla winger Gerard Beale has signed a three-year NRL deal after the Sharks had let the cat out of the bag hours earlier.

Storm finals preparation spot on: Bellamy    

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says his team has had the best finals build-up he can remember in his 15 NRL seasons as Storm coach.

No Sharks mercy for NRL's battered Cowboys    

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan won't buy into the adversity surrounding North Queensland ahead of Sunday's NRL elimination final at Allianz Stadium.

Walters wants to stay for Qld transition

Kevin Walters says he wants to oversee a smooth transition for Queensland as they prepare to say goodbye to some of their biggest names.

No regrets staying with Cowboys: Taumalolo

Jason Taumalolo says he has no regrets knocking back Cronulla and sticking with North Queensland despite their dire plight ahead of their NRL elimination final.

Sharks can go back-to-back, says Ennis

Former Cronulla hooker Michael Ennis says the Sharks can still become the first side to win back-to-back NRL premierships since 1993.

Allianz Stadium feels like home: Bennett

Wayne Bennett says Allianz Stadium will feel just like home for Brisbane in the Broncos' NRL qualifying final against Sydney Roosters.

Robinson calls for NRL coaches' union

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says the sacking of good mate Michael Maguire is proof the NRL needs a coaches' union.

Why your NRL team will win the grand final

A look at the reasons why your team will win the NRL grand final ... and why they won't be lifting the trophy on October 1.

Storm's McLean happy to dodge spotlight

Prop Jordan McLean only has a handful of NRL games left with Melbourne but says he is happy that the spotlight is on departing halfback Cooper Cronk.

Broncos must end NRL title drought: Tallis

Brisbane know they must end their longest NRL premiership drought and deliver a title to their fans, ex-skipper Gorden Tallis says.

Gallen has NRL edge despite age: Taumalolo    

North Queensland enforcer Jason Taumalolo says Cronulla veteran Paul Gallen has the edge on him despite his age ahead of their NRL elimination final.

Titans finalise coaching selection panel    

Gordon Tallis will headline a four-man panel to determine a successor to Neil Henry on the Gold Coast.

Cronulla disadvantaged by venue switch: NQ    

Enforcer Jason Taumalolo believes it will be to North Queensland's advantage that Cronulla will play away from Shark Park in Sunday's NRL elimination final.

NRL finals week-one preview panel

The preview panel for week one of the NRL finals.

Madge call toughest in my 30 years: Richo    

South Sydney have dismissed suggestions of a bitter divorce from Michael Maguire after his sacking on Tuesday.

No Boyd, no worries for Brisbane: Bennett    

Wayne Bennett is unconcerned by injured skipper Darius Boyd being sidelined, saying the fullback's absence may be a good thing for Brisbane in the NRL finals.

Roosters to adopt sudden-death mentality    

Having twice lost in week one of the NRL finals in recent years, Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says his men must adopt a sudden-death mentality.

Bennett shakes head over coach sackings    

Wayne Bennett reckons he has discovered a new telltale sign an NRL coach will get sacked after Michael Maguire became the latest high-profile casualty.

No NRL Smith regrets for Broncos' Bennett    

Wayne Bennett says he has no regrets over Cameron Smith being the one that got away ahead of the Melbourne's skipper's record-breaking NRL appearance.

Seibold puts onus on Souths NRL players    

New South Sydney coach Anthony Seibold is backing his coaching philosophy to identify which players can bring them back to the NRL finals.

Seibold rises to South Sydney NRL coach    

In six years Anthony Seibold has gone from head coach of the Mackay Cutters to mentor of NRL club South Sydney.

NRL's Broncos shift Nikorima to fullback    

Wayne Bennett has confirmed Kodi Nikorima will start at fullback for injured skipper Darius Boyd in Friday night's NRL qualifying final with Sydney Roosters.

Eagles tell Walker to keep on sledging

Manly skipper Daly Cherry-Evans is happy for centre Dylan Walker to continue sledging their NRL opposition.

Graham's NRL Dragons deal confirmed    

Canterbury captain James Graham will be a St George Illawarra player for the next three NRL seasons, after his deal was confirmed.

Seibold sought Madge before taking NRL gig    

Anthony Seibold has been unveiled as the new Rabbitohs NRL coach for the next two seasons.

Storm's 20 wins no title guarantee

Melbourne have become just the 10th team in NRL history to rack up 20 wins in a season.

Sharks, Cowboys to reignite finals rivalry    

The elimination final between Cronulla and North Queensland is the fourth do-or-die NRL play-off between the two clubs in five years.

Blair contract talk no distraction: Boyd    

Brisbane skipper Darius Boyd says speculation linking Adam Blair to a lucrative Warriors move won't be a distraction for the stand-in captain in the NRL finals.

Marshall can be Broncos X-factor: Tallis    

Brisbane great Gorden Tallis believes Benji Marshall can be the Broncos' NRL finals X-factor after capping a remarkable comeback.

Sironen more than Manly's lucky charm    

Manly's NRL form slump coincided with forward Curtis Sironen's absence from the team, and it was no mere coincidence.

Boyd learns from Broncos teammate mistake    

Brisbane skipper Darius Boyd says he is determined not to make the same mistake as teammate Tevita Pangai Junior and return too early from a hamstring injury.

DCE knows wall to blame for how he's seen    

Manly captain Daly Cherry Evans knows his cautious approach to the media will mean people never really see the real DCE.

Glenn surprised Nikorima at Brisbane No.1

Brisbane backrower Alex Glenn admits he is surprised Kodi Nikorima has replaced skipper Darius Boyd at fullback but has backed his fellow Kiwi to stand tall.

Roosters' Ferguson out to keep 'Roos spot    

Sydney Roosters star Blake Ferguson is determined to have a strong NRL finals showing in a bid to retain his Kangaroos spot for this year's World Cup.

Key factors for NRL title contenders

What's the key factor behind your NRL team's premiership push this year?

Cowboys need to do a Bradbury: Tallis

Gorden Tallis believes injury-hit North Queensland will need to pull off a 'Steven Bradbury' to win the 2017 NRL premiership.

Tigers' Cleary states Moylan NRL interest    

Having given Matt Moylan his NRL debut at Penrith, coach Ivan Cleary says he would be interested in bringing him to the Wests Tigers if he leaves the Panthers.

Manly's Walker keen on Penrith NRL attack    

Manly star Dylan Walker has welcomed Penrith's intention to exact payback for his trash-talking in last week's final-round clash.

Hasler perfect choice for NSW: Gould    

Phil Gould says embattled Bulldogs coach Des Hasler would be the perfect fit to coach the Blues in next year's State of Origin after the axing of Laurie Daley.

Souths set to announce new coach Seibold

South Sydney are expected to reveal Queensland assistant Anthony Seibold as their new NRL coach at a press conference on Thursday.

Storm wary of Eels' record in Melbourne    

The Melbourne Storm know that playing a qualifying final at AAMI Park doesn't hold fears for Parramatta, who have won there on their last two visits.

Flick the switch or go home: NRL's Sharks    

Cronulla admit they haven't been at their best this NRL season and must change that in Sunday's elimination final against North Queensland.

Kevin Walters has best job at Qld: Tallis    

Kevin Walters will make an ideal NRL coach one day but has the best job in the world as Queensland Origin mentor, Gold Coast ambassador Gorden Tallis says.

Moses' eight-year wait for Storm revenge    

Eels star Mitchell Moses says he's never felt more confident in his NRL career than right now with Parramatta.

Moses' 8-year wait for Storm NRL revenge    

Eels star Mitchell Moses says he's never felt more confident in his NRL career than right now with Parramatta.

Hayne has NRL future at Titans: Tallis    

Gold Coast ambassador Gorden Tallis believes Gold Coast star Jarryd Hayne has a future at the embattled NRL club.

Storm wrestle criticism unfair: Tallis    

Former NRL hard man Gorden Tallis says criticism of Melbourne's wrestling tactics is unfair and rivals are merely jealous of the runaway title favourites.

Titans in no rush to replace coach Henry

Gold Coast will not rush to fill the head coaching vacancy despite the recent availability of axed South Sydney mentor Michael Maguire.

Wade Graham good to go for Sharks    

Cronulla forward Wade Graham has given his battered body the best preparation for Sunday's elimination final against North Queensland, and he'll be fit to play.

Roosters haunted by NRL finals failures    

The Sydney Roosters have lost their past two qualifying finals in 2014-15 before finishing in second-last spot in 2016.

Trbojevics eye own brotherly era at Manly    

Brett and Glenn Stewart were among the NRL's best brotherly duos for more than a decade, but the Trbojevics are quickly emulating their feats at Manly.

Marshall nervous ahead of shock NRL recall    

Benji Marshall says he will be a nervous man when he caps a remarkable comeback and starts as Brisbane halfback in their NRL finals clash with Sydney Roosters.

Your NRL team's finals X-factor

The men who can break the game wide open for their team in this year's NRL finals series.

Mate against mate for McGuire and Napa    

Brisbane's Josh McGuire will ditch State of Origin loyalties and happily butt heads with Queensland teammate Dylan Napa in their NRL finals clash.

Tetevano banned but Lussick cleared    

Sydney Roosters prop Zane Tetevano has been banned for one NRL game for a high tackle while Manly's Darcy Lussick has escaped a tripping ban.

Ennis backs Marshall to boost Broncos

Injury-hit Brisbane will benefit from the experience and kicking game of emergency halfback Benji Marshall, former Bronco Michael Ennis says.

Smith's consistency key to NRL run: Cronk    

Veteran Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk says the biggest compliment he can pay his record-breaking captain Cameron Smith is his consistency over 16 NRL seasons.

Tetevano banned, Lussick cleared    

Zane Tetevano will miss the Sydney Roosters' NRL preliminary final, while Manly prop Darcy Lussick is free to play in the Sea Eagles' elimination final.

Graham's NRL move to St George Illawarra    

James Graham will leave Canterbury for St George from the next NRL season, the English forward has confirmed.

Souths sack Maguire as NRL coach    

South Sydney's 2014 premiership-winning coach Michael Maguire has been sacked by the NRL club.

15-month NRL pay negotiations drag on

A resolution to the NRL's pay negotiations won't be reached until at least next week despite four days of meetings.

We took eyes off NRL prize: Panthers    

Penrith NRL prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard admits his side took their eyes off the prize in last week's smash up by Manly.

Thompson named on extended Cowboys bench    

Ray Thompson is on track to return before his end-of-year retirement after being named as North Queensland's 18th man for their NRL finals clash with Cronulla.

Penrith's Edwards in doubt for NRL final    

Penrith face an anxious wait on the fitness of fullback Dylan Edwards as the Panthers prepare for an NRL preliminary final against Manly.

Broncos' Blair linked to Warriors NRL deal    

Veteran prop Adam Blair has been linked with a lucrative Warriors deal as he prepares to take over the Brisbane captaincy for the NRL finals.

Manly expect Moylan loss to sting Penrith    

Matt Moylan's absence will hurt Penrith as they prepare for their NRL elimination final against Manly, Jake Trbojevic says.

Blair's contract talks on hold for finals    

Veteran prop Adam Blair has put on contract talks on hold as he prepares to lead Brisbane into the NRL finals.

Cronk's call on NRL future after finals    

Veteran halfback Cooper Cronk says no announcement will be made on his playing future until Melbourne's NRL finals campaign is done.

Cronk says Storm embracing NRL title tag    

Veteran Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk says commentary that his team are raging NRL title favourites is fair but they're aware anything can happen in finals.

Storm's Big Three most dominant ever    

Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk knows the countdown is on until the end of the Big Three, who have set new winning benchmarks during their time together.

Lockyer praises Smith on reaching record    

Cameron Smith is about to pass Darren Lockyer's 355-game record and the NRL legend will be only too happy to celebrate the milestone with him.

Warriors not NRL standard: NZ great Nikau    

New Zealand Test selector Tawera Nikau believes the Warriors are carrying players who aren't good enough to play NRL.

Look at club coaches ahead of NRL finals

A look at the coaches ahead of the NRL finals

Cowboys eye rare moment of stability    

North Queensland are set to play with the same 17 for three weeks in a row for the first time this NRL season, and it couldn't have happened at a better time.

ANZ Stadium rebuild the priority: Ayres    

A remodelling of ANZ Stadium is the state government's number one priority in their stadium strategy, according to NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres.

Moylan lacks help as NRL captain: Gallen    

Cronulla captain Paul Gallen says Penrith counterpart Matt Moylan has not had enough support as an NRL leader.

Minichiello wary of Bennett's old tricks    

Sydney Roosters great Anthony Minichiello is wary of Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett dipping into his bag of old tricks in Friday's NRL qualifying final.

Radradra must improve defence: Hindmarsh    

Parramatta great Nathan Hindmarsh says Semi Radradra must improve his defence if the Eels are to threaten ahead of Saturday's NRL finals clash in Melbourne.

Moylan linked to Sharks swap with Maloney

Matt Moylan has been linked to a swap with Cronulla's James Maloney after reportedly falling out with Penrith coach Anthony Griffin ahead of the NRL finals.

I will make Sharks injury return: Graham    

Cronulla backrower Wade Graham says he is a certain starter for Sunday's NRL elimination final against North Queensland.

Boyd out, Broncos to turn to Benji    

Brisbane are set to turn to veteran playmaker Benji Marshall barely 12 months after the ex-New Zealand skipper contemplated retirement.

Manly ready after complete overhaul: DCE

Daly Cherry-Evans has declared his young team ready for September.

Walters rules himself out of Titans job    

Kevin Walters has officially ruled himself out of the running for the Gold Coast Titans job.

Fairytales don't always come true: Mannah    

Can Parramatta become the latest fairytale story of the NRL when they take on Melbourne in Saturday's NRL elimination final?

Cowboys NRL finals cannon fodder: Walters    

Queensland coach Kevin Walters says North Queensland deserve to be in the NRL finals but will be "cannon fodder" against Cronulla on Sunday.

Cowboys copy Cronulla, ask:    

North Queensland have taken a leaf out of opponents Cronulla's book when questioned if they could make an unlikely NRL finals run.

Smith reveals he was nearly a Bronco    

Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith was on the cusp of joing the Broncos on a big-money deal back in 2015.

Rivals put pressure on Storm in NRL finals    

Rival captains have overwhelmingly voted Melbourne as the team to beat in the NRL finals series, but that could only put more pressure on the Storm.

Roosters roll dice on Tetevano charge    

Sydney Roosters forward Zane Tetevano risks a season-ending five-match ban by challenging a reckless high tackle charges at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night.

Panthers' Moylan to take time out from NRL    

Penrith have confirmed captain Matt Moylan will remain with the NRL club long-term but will take indefinite leave from the game.

Injured Boyd out of Broncos NRL final    

Hamstrung Brisbane skipper Darius Boyd has ruled himself out of the NRL qualifying final against Sydney Roosters on Friday.

Penrith can overcome Moylan saga: Wallace    

Penrith insist the saga over captain matt Moylan's future won't be allowed to derail their NRL finals campaign.

Thaiday to retire from NRL in 2018    

Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday has confirmed he will retire at the end of the 2018 NRL season.

Boyd still a chance for Broncos NRL final    

Hamstrung Brisbane skipper Darius Boyd could turn out for his side in their NRL qualifying final against the Sydney Roosters on Friday.

No Grant enquiry into Dogs deal: Greenberg    

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has denied his boss John Grant investigated a deal involving a former player at Canterbury.

Reynolds leaves fighting spirit for Dogs    

Josh Reynolds finished his last NRL game for Canterbury on the sidelines, but not before he scored a try and created the last of many Bulldogs memories.

NRL rise cold comfort for gutted Dragons    

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor recognises his NRL team have improved this season, but it meant little to him after they missed out on the finals.

Hoffman hits back at Warriors' NRL critics    

Departing Warriors back-rower Ryan Hoffman has denied the underachieving NRL side are suffering from a lack of professionalism.

Woods goes out a winner with Tigers

Aaron Woods has finished his career with Wests Tigers on a high note before he moves to Canterbury next season.

Buhrer positive Knights have turned corner

Newcastle may have finished with their third NRL wooden spoon in three years, but captain Jamie Buhrer is adamant the club is on the up.

Recharged Gallen ready for finals shot

Sharks skipper Paul Gallen has sounded a warning to his NRL rivals with a mammoth showing in his team's final-round win over Newcastle.

NRL round 26 snapshot

A snapshot of round 26 of the NRL.

Storm Shortest Premiership Favourites In 10 Years    

After stretching their winning streak to seven matches against Canberra, Melbourne are $1.85 favourites to win the 2017 NRL premiership.

Coaches say Storm still the team to beat

Melbourne's six-point advantage at the top of the NRL table shows why they'll be the team to beat in the finals, according to Paul McGregor and Des Hasler.

Tigers beat Warriors in Woods' swansong    

Aaron Woods has starred in his final NRL game with the Wests Tigers leading his troops a 28-16 victory over the Warriors.

Hasler insists he'll be at Dogs in 2018    

Canterbury coach Des Hasler has reminded media he has two more years left on his contract when asked if the Bulldogs' late-season form would help keep his job.

Sharks can make more NRL history: Flanagan    

The Sharks will have to become the first team in NRL history to win the title from outside the top four if they are to defend their premiership this year.

Dragons late-season NRL fade ends in tears

St George Illawarra have missed out on the NRL finals after they were shocked 26-20 by Canterbury on Sunday.

Who plays who in week 1 of the NRL finals

A look at the schedule for week one of the NRL finals.

Sharks warm up for finals with Knights win    

Cronulla have prepared for next week's NRL finals with a hard-fought 26-18 win over wooden spooners Newcastle.

Only Roosters can beat Storm: Johns    

The Sydney Roosters tight defence makes them the best chance to challenge Melbourne for the premiership, according to Andrew Johns and Brad Fittler.

Penrith players in dark on Moylan's future    

Stand-in Penrith captain Peter Wallace says Matt Moylan's uncertain future at the NRL club hasn't been discussed by the playing group.

Storm unconcerned by Harris report    

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy doesn't expect Tohu Harris to be charged despite being placed on report during their clash with Canberra.

Matterson raises hand for Titans NRL gig    

Interim Gold Coast coach Terry Matterson believes the club will ramp up its search for an NRL coach this week.

Smith plays down NRL record appearance    

Cameron Smith will become the most capped NRL player of all time in Melbourne's qualifying final against Parramatta next Saturday.

Manly fit and firing for NRL finals action

Jorge Taufua is the only member of Manly's top 17 who will be unavailable for the first week of the NRL finals.

Penrith want finals revenge against Manly

Penrith winger Josh Mansour has welcomed the prospect of facing Manly in the first week of the NRL finals, after they were humbled 28-12 by them on Saturday.

Roosters hitman faces three-match NRL ban

Sydney Roosters forward Zane Tetevano faces a three-match ban for a high shot on Gold Coast rookie Ben Nakubuwai in their 20-16 NRL win over the Titans.

Bellamy blasts Arthur ahead of Eels final    

Ahead of their NRL final, Melbourne's Craig Bellamy says Eels coach Brad Arthur should look in his own backyard before complaining about the Storm's tactics.

Next gen take Manly back to NRL finals    

Manly have beaten Penrith 28-12 at Lottoland to secure their place in the NRL finals, but the Panthers will also feature in the playoffs despite the loss.

Roosters welcome Broncos NRL finals bout    

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson believes teams have noticed just how well his side has finished the end of the NRL season.

Driven Dugan will be dangerous: McGregor    

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor says Josh Dugan will be a dangerous prospect against Canterbury in Sunday's must-win NRL clash.

Roosters come back to seal home NRL final    

The Sydney Roosters will host Brisbane in a qualifying final next week after scoring a 20-16 comeback win against Gold Coast.

Moylan NRL saga not hurting Penrith: coach    

Anthony Griffin has downplayed talk of Matt Moylan's uncertain future at the club, and says it has had no influence on Penrith's final-round NRL performance.

Knights can make 2018 NRL finals: Old Boys    

Newcastle will host their traditional Old Boys Day in their final-round NRL clash with defending premiers Cronulla.

Titans' Elgey tipped to finish NRL well    

Gold Coast interim co-coach Craig Hodges is confident Kane Elgey can finish a forgettable NRL season on a high.

Cleary set to break 104-year NRL record    

Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary is set to become the youngest player to finish on top of the pointscoring chart in 104 years.

Eels demand fair go from NRL refs

Parramatta coach Brad Arthur has begun the mind games ahead of their NRL finals showdown with Melbourne, demanding the referees police the ruck.

Rabbitohs ready for finals return in 2018

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire says there's no reason his side can't compete for an NRL top eight spot in 2018.

Eels hooker King ready to take on Smith

Parramatta hooker Cameron King is preparing for the biggest match up of his life against Melbourne legend Cameron Smith in the first week of the NRL finals.

Cronulla say they can do it the hard way    

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan believes the experience of last year's NRL premiership success can get the Sharks through the finals from fifth spot.

Radradra runs riot as Eels beat Bunnies    

Parramatta have scored an unconvincing 22-16 NRL win over South Sydney to wrap up fourth spot on the NRL ladder.

Rochow joins Wests Tigers' NRL rebuild    

Robbie Rochow has signed a two-season NRL deal to join the Wests Tigers from 2018.

NRL ceasefire as one boycott threat gone

Players will attend next week's NRL captain's call as negotiations continue between the league and the Rugby League Players Association.

Roosters want to stay at fortress Allianz    

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says his team have made a point to fall in love with Allianz Stadium, and they want to stay there for the NRL finals.

Storm focused on keeping momentum: Bellamy    

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says his club have plenty to celebrate against Canberra on Saturday night but not at the expense of letting their form slip.

Penrith look for finals push against Manly    

Penrith need to lose to Manly by 37 points or more on Saturday to open the door for St George Illawarra to steal their finals spot.

Testimonial reserved for NRL's elite few

The NRL says new testimonial match guidelines will be tight enough to ensure no club is able to take advantage of the system.

Hodges admires Taylor's NRL progression

Craig Hodges won't say if he wants the Gold Coast NRL coaching job next season, but says whoever does so will inherit the cornerstone of a very healthy roster.

Spirits still high at Warriors: Kearney

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney insists there is a positive vibe at a club despite the prospect of setting a dreaded record in Sydney this weekend.

Anthony Tupou announces NRL retirement    

Former Kangaroos representative Anthony Tupou has retired from rugby league after a hip injury derailed his 2017 NRL season with Newcastle.

Bird still chance of NRL return for Sharks    

Jack Bird could return from a shoulder injury to face Newcastle in the NRL on Sunday if he gets through Cronulla's final training run on Saturday.

Sharks up ante for Sunday finals fixture

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan believes it would be "only fair" for his team to get a seven-day turnaround into next week's NRL finals.

Barrett wants fair NRL crack at Panthers

Manly need to beat Penrith on Saturday to seal a spot in next week's NRL finals.

US act Macklemore to play NRL grand final    

The NRL has choses US artist Macklemore to entertain the ANZ Stadium crowd before the grand final on October 1.

NRL reinforces Mad Monday drug use risk    

The NRL's integrity unit has told clubs their players will be drug tested after Mad Monday celebrations.

Brown's NRL breakout surprises Arthur    

Parramatta forward Nathan Brown is preparing to face his former side South Sydney for the first time since leaving the NRL club over the summer.

Broncos sweat on injured trio for finals    

A clinical 20-10 win over North Queensland in Townsville has been overshadowed for the Broncos by three injuries headlined by Darius Boyd.

Sharks' Lewis playing through the pain    

Cronulla back-rower Luke Lewis has revealed he is playing through the pain of a pinched nerve this NRL season.

Stuart can coach Blues and Raiders: Croker    

Canberra skipper Jarrod Croker says his club coach Ricky Stuart is up to the task of handling both the Raiders and NSW Origin side.