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Roosters tell Latrell to be himself

Latrell Mitchell's future could lie in the halves for the Sydney Roosters as Cooper Cronk gets set to come off contract this NRL season.

Hess talks up Scott's Qld Origin claims

Coen Hess has talked up Cowboys teammate Matt Scott's State of Origin claims, saying the veteran prop's leadership would be invaluable for Queensland.

Broncos NRL form will turn: Webcke

Brisbane great Shane Webcke says lessons learned from the Broncos' stunning 1999 NRL season turnaround have taught him to not write off the current team.

Ponga says no more Mr Nice Guy at Knights

Star Newcastle No.1 Kalyn Ponga has denied the battling NRL club have a "party atmosphere" but says players are guilty of being too nice to each other.

Gould denies his Penrith reign a failure

Panthers coach IVAN CLEARY speaks to the media during a NRL Finals series press conference at Rugby League Central in Sydney, Australia.

Outgoing Penrith general manager of football Phil Gould denies his time at the club should be considered a failure because he failed to oversee an NRL title.

Bulldogs bite back at NRL, Wayne Bennett

Bulldogs coach DEAN PAY looks on at the post match media conference at the end of during the NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canterbury Bulldogs at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Australia.

Canterbury coach Dean Pay says his NRL side is being unfairly targeted over claims they're intentionally slowing down the play-the-ball.

Dragons coach wary of playmaker Mitchell

Coach of the Dragons PAUL MCGREGOR looks on during the NRL trial match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and Hull at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor is wary of of Rooster star centre Latrell Mitchell moving to the halves for their Anzac Day clash.

Gould's Panthers exit finalised in days

General Manager of the Penrith Panthers PHIL GOULD congratulates players after winning the State Championship Final between the Penrith Panthers and Papua New Guinea Hunters at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Penrith says Phil Gould's exit from the NRL club will be finalised early next week after his position of general manager of football was made redundant.

Roosters praise ultimate team man Friend

TRENT ROBINSON looks on during a Sydney Roosters NRL training session at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has praised Jake Friend as the ultimate NRL team player as the hooker gets set to return against St George Illawarra.

Boyd tips Dearden to break into Broncos

DARIUS BOYD of the Broncos passes the ball during the NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

As pressure mounts on Brisbane's underperforming halves, skipper Darius Boyd says young playmaker Thomas Dearden is ready to play NRL "right now".

Warriors lose Tuivasa-Sheck and Green

BLAKE GREEN of the Warriors looks to pass during the NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Blake Green will miss the NRL match against Melbourne Storm in a devastating blow to the Warriors' chances.

Lottoland surface concerns Raiders' Stuart

Raiders coach RICKY STUART watches on during the NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Canterbury Bulldogs at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart admits he's worried about his NRL team playing on Lottoland's unreliable surface.

Storm keep faith in defence combination

Storm head coach CRAIG BELLAMY looks dejected after defeat during the NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Wests Tigers at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy is keeping faith in his right side defensive combination despite it leaking tries this NRL season.

McGuire exit no excuse for Broncos: Webcke

JOSH MCGUIRE passes the ball during the Brisbane Broncos NRL training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane great Shane Webcke admits the Broncos' pack is lacking experience but refuses to blame Josh McGuire's exit for the NRL club's dire plight.

Ikuvalu goes from Wyong to Anzac Day

The Roosters

Matt Ikuvalu thought he'd missed his NRL chance two years ago, but on Thursday hel'll play in the biggest game of the regular season for the Sydney Roosters.

Ponga protected from NRL hype by coach

Kalyn Ponga

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown admits he underestimated how much attention would come with moving superstar fullback Kalyn Ponga to five-eighth.

DCE will thrive as Qld skipper: Trbojevic

Jake Trbojevic

Jake Trbojevic has predicted his Manly skipper Daly Cherry-Evans will go to another level as a player if asked to lead Queensland.

Taumalolo poised for shock NRL return

JASON TAUMALOLO of the Cowboys is tackled during the NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the North Queensland Cowboys at Lottoland in Sydney, Australia.

Jason Taumalolo is poised to make a shock NRL return from injury after being named in North Queensland's 21-man squad for Friday's clash with Canterbury.

Canberra's Cotric happy to play fullback

NICK COTRIC of the Raiders makes a break to socre a try during the NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Raiders young gun Nick Cotric has put his hand up to replace Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad if the Kiwi fullback is ruled out of their NRL clash against Manly.

Keary to miss Anzac Day NRL blockbuster

LUKE KEARY of the Roosters makes a break during the NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Sydney Roosters at Lottoland in Sydney, Australia.

In-form Sydney Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary will miss his side's Anzac Day blockbuster against St George Illawarra due to a head knock.

Touchie dropped after NRL escort error

CEO GRAHAM ANNESLEY speaks to media during a Gold Coast Titans NRL training session in Gold Coast, Australia.

The touch judge who missed the last-minute escort in Manly's NRL loss to St George Illawarra has been dropped to reserve grade.

Gould to be made redundant by Panthers

General Manager of the Penrith Panthers PHIL GOULD congratulates players after winning the State Championship Final between the Penrith Panthers and Papua New Guinea Hunters at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Penrith general manager of football Phil Gould is set to exit the Panthers, ending his eight-year reign at the club.

Scott leaves his Origin fate to Walters

MATTHEW SCOTT of the Maroons offloads during the State Of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Prop Matt Scott says his State of Origin future fate ultimately rests with Queensland coach Kevin Walters.

NRL's Titans confirm ACL tear for skipper

RYAN JAMES of the Titans looks to make a pass despite the tackle of Brock Lamb of the Knights during the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Newcastle Knights at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

The Gold Coast Titans are reeling after scans confirmed captain Ryan James has suffered an ACL knee injury that will sideline him for six months.

NRL hit back at Bennett over refs

SAM BURGESS of the Rabbitohs is runs the ball during the NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Manly Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

NRL head of football Graham Annesley has hit back at Wayne Bennett's criticism of the referees this year.

Webcke feels for under-fire Broncos coach

Shane Webcke says Anthony Seibold has been placed under enormous pressure at Brisbane after Wayne Bennett was not allowed to leave the Broncos on his own terms.

Brown experienced in saving Knights

Newcastle Knights coach NATHAN BROWN during a Newcastle Knights NRL pre-season training session at Hunter Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Under-pressure coach Nathan Brown says Newcastle can turn their NRL season around, backing his method of coaching and denying reports of a party culture

Tom Trbojevic's Origin I hopes almost gone

TOM TRBOJEVIC of Australia celebrates scoring a try during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup match between Australia and Lebanon at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Tom Trbojevic will push to return for the State of Origin opener but the Manly star concedes it looks increasingly unlikely he'll run out for NSW on June 5.

Thurston's tears inspire Panthers skipper

JAMES TAMOU of the Penrith Panthers is tackled by the Knights between the Newcastle Knights and the Penrith Panthers at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Penrith captain James Tamou opens up on the players' meetings that helped North Queensland when things got tough in Townsville.

Maguire to consider rushing Benji back

Rabbitohs coach MICHAEL MAGUIRE looks on during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Veteran NRL playmaker Benji Marshall could be back for the Wests Tigers when they face Gold Coast on Saturday.

Bankwest home for Eels, not Tigers: Moses

MITCHELL MOSES of the Eels in action during the NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Parramatta star Mitchell Moses admits the Eels made it personal against the Wests Tigers in the opener at Bankwest Stadium.

Moses out to avoid NRL contract 'shambles'

MITCHELL MOSES of the Eels in action during the NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Parramatta five-eighth Mitchell Moses is weighing up a three-year NRL contract offer from the club after striking a rich vein of 2019 form.

Maloney focused on turning form around

JAMES MALONEY of the Sharks runs the ball during the 2016 NRL Grand Final match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

James Maloney is fighting a losing battle to keep his NSW State of Origin five-eighth jersey from Luke Keary, but knows he must first fix things at Penrith.

Maguire lays into no-show Tigers in NRL

Rabbitohs coach MICHAEL MAGUIRE watches on during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Australia.

After giving up just 59 points over the opening five rounds, the Wests Tigers almost conceded the same amount against Parramatta on Monday.

NRL gushes over rebuilt Bankwest Stadium

NRL CEO TODD GREENBERG speaks during the 2018 NRL season launch at First Fleet Park in Sydney, Australia.

A sellout crowd of 29,047 witnessed history when Parramatta routed Wests Tigers 51-6 in their first game at Bankwest Stadium.

Moses tears up Tigers to christen Bankwest

MITCHELL MOSES of the Eels in action during the NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Mitchell Moses has starred in Parramatta's 51-6 NRL win over the Wests Tigers in the inaugural game at Bankwest Stadium.

Snapshot of round six of the NRL

Bulldogs coach DES HASLER speaks to the media after the NRL match between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Lottoland in Sydney, Australia.

They key moments from NRL's round six.

NRL reveals 12 nations in nines tournament

TODD GREENBERG, Chief Executive Officer of the National Rugby League looks on after the NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

The NRL has confirmed the 12 nations participating in a nines World Cup tournament at the end of the year.

Leilua learns and Raiders reap NRL rewards

JARROD CROKER of the Raiders makes a run during the NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Canberra centre Joey Leilua has kept his emotions in check this NRL season and scored four tries in the opening six rounds for the high-flying Raiders.

Storm's Smith applauds NRL refs leniency

Coach WAYNE BENNETT watches on during the Brisbane Broncos NRL training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Former Australian captain and Storm skipper Cameron Smith says the NRL's push to wind back penalties is resulting in more entertaining matches.

Dragons brace for Roosters ace Mitchell

TYSON FRIZELL of Australia makes a run during the International Test match between Tonga and Australia at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

St George Illawarra say stopping Sydney Roosters' "freak" Latrell Mitchell is the key to winning their Anzac Day NRL showdown.

Qld need experienced Origin captain: Smith

CAMERON SMITH of the Storm passes the ball during a Melbourne Storm NRL training session at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Long-time Queensland Origin skipper Cameron Smith says the Maroons should opt for a player with captaincy experience given their turnover in players.

Warriors' Blair admits to poor NRL form

ADAM BLAIR of the Warriors reacts during the NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Wests Tigers at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Veteran forward Adam Blair concedes he has started the Warriors' NRL campaign in disappointing fashion but insists he can bounce back quickly.

Maloney admits Penrith taking soft options

JAMES MALONEY of the Panthers lines up for a conversion during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Penrith Panthers at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

James Maloney has admitted Penrith need to be mentally tougher, with his side taking soft options in their poor start to the NRL season.

Storm unfazed by NRL loss to Roosters

CAMERON SMITH of the Storm passes the ball during a Melbourne Storm NRL training session at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith says the Storm are still feeling confident despite the Sydney Roosters handing them their first loss of the NRL season.

Hunt ready for Maroons No.9 job in Origin

BEN HUNT of the Broncos runs with the ball during a NRL match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia

Ben Hunt has never started in the middle in his eight representative appearances but he's ready to start at hooker for Queensland in State of Origin.

Peachey stakes NSW claim: Brennan

Head Coach GARTH BRENNAN looks on during a Gold Coast Titans NRL training session at Parkwood in Gold Coast, Australia.

Gold Coast coach Garth Brennan says Tyrone Peachey has done enough to convince Brad Fittler the Titans utility should retain his NSW jumper.

Parramatta set for record NRL home crowd

KANE EVANS of the Eels warms up prior to the NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Parramatta Eels at Lottoland in Sydney, Australia.

A sellout crowd for the Bankwest Stadium opener between the Eels and Wests Tigers is expected to eclipse the record for a rugby league match in Parramatta.

Brisbane coach calm despite disaster start

Head coach ANTHONY SEIBOLD looks on during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Australia.

The Broncos have lost five of their opening six games, their worst start to an NRL season since 1999.

Titans await report on injured Ryan James

RYAN JAMES of the Titans looks to make a pass despite the tackle of Brock Lamb of the Knights during the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Newcastle Knights at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Gold Coast coach Garth Brennan is upbeat despite fearing the worst ahead of scans on Titans skipper Ryan James' injured knee.

Raiders roll on in NRL and beat Brisbane

Raiders coach RICKY STUART looks on before the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Canberra are 5-1 in their best start to an NRL season since 2003, while their defeated opponents Brisbane have slumped to their worst start this century.

Norman gears up for Anzac Day NRL debut

COREY NORMAN of the Eels in action during the NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

This time last year, Corey Norman was preparing to help Parramatta end a six-game losing streak to open their NRL season.

Brown feeling heat after Knights loss

Knights coach NATHAN BROWN speaks at the post match media conference at the end of during the NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Newcastle Knights at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Australia.

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown is feeling the heat after the Knights were thrashed 38-14 by an injury-hit Gold Coast Titans - their fifth straight NRL loss.

Sharks rookie inspired by dad's longevity

Cronulla rookie Will Kennedy has revealed his dad, former Balmain centre William 'Bubba' Kennedy, is still playing in Group 10.

Eagles centre cops NRL fine for tripping

Manly centre Brad Parker has been charged with a trip on St George Illawarra's Euan Aitken in their NRL game in Wollongong and fined $1500.

Eels to end long wait for new NRL home

BLAKE FERGUSON of the Roosters in action during the round seven NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Sydney Roosters at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Parramatta winger Blake Ferguson will need a painkilling injection if he plays in their NRL match against the Wests Tigers at Bankwest Stadium.

Fusitu'a injury adds to Warriors NRL woes

DAVID FUSITUA of the Warriors charges into Aidan Sezer of the Raiders during the NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

David Fusitu'a is likely to miss the Anzac Day match in Melbourne, heaping more problems onto their Warriors as they struggle to finish their NRL chances.

Mundine to make rugby league comeback

ANTHONY MUNDINE of Australia throws a punch at Carlos Jerez of Argentina during their WBA International junior middleweight fight in Brisbane, Australia.

Anthony Mundine is returning to rugby league in the next chapter of the athlete's 26 years in professional sport after spending almost two decades in boxing.

Hunt, Cherry-Evans in Origin stalemate

BEN HUNT of the Dragons is tackled during the NRL match between the St George Illawara Dragons and Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Ben Hunt's team got the win but it was hard to split the St George Illawarra halfback and Daly Cherry-Evans in the Dragons' victory over Manly.

NRL admits crucial ref error in Manly loss

Bulldogs Coach, DES HASLER speaks to the media following the NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

The NRL has admitted Manly should have been awarded a penalty from the last play of their 12-10 loss to St George Illawarra.

McGuire brings up NRL double ton in style

JOSH MCGUIRE of the Broncos takes on the defence during the NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Josh McGuire's colossal performance against the Warriors in his 200th NRL game came as no surprise to Cowboys coach Paul Green.

Manly fume over dramatic loss to Dragons

Manly coach Des Hasler will ask the NRL about the escort rule after his team's 12-10 loss to St George Illawarra in Wollongong.

Morgan steers Cowboys past Warriors in NRL

North Queensland have beaten the Warriors 17-10 thanks to neat touches in the second half from playmaker Michael Morgan and Josh McGuire's huge workrate.

Cotric seeks Blues berth with Raiders form

NICK COTRIC of the Raiders makes a break to socre a try during the NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Canberra winger Nick Cotric wants to continue his meteoric rise and help the Raiders to their best NRL start in 16 years against Brisbane on Sunday.

Storm centre Curtis Scott fearing NRL axe

CURTIS SCOTT of the Storm during the NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Melbourne centre Curtis Scott fears he may be axed after he was outplayed by Sydney Roosters opposite Latrell Mitchell in their golden-point NRL loss.

Asofa-Solomona escapes NRL ban for stomp

NELSON ASOFA-SOLOMONA of the Storm is tackled during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Melbourne Storm at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Melbourne's Nelson Asofa-Solomona has been hit with a grade-one contrary conduct charge at the NRL judiciary but isn't facing a ban from playing.

Titans need to be ruthless: Brennan

GARTH BRENNAN speaks to the media after being announced as the new Gold Coast Titans NRL coach at Titans Centre of Excellence in Gold Coast, Australia.

Gold Coast and Newcastle both sit on just one win from five NRL starts ahead of their clash at Robina on Sunday.

Mitchell magic conjures Roosters' NRL win

JAMES TEDESCO of the Roosters runs the ball during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Gold Coast Titans at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Latrell Mitchell says kicking a match-winning field goal was a dream come true as he booted the Sydney Roosters to a 21-20 win over Melbourne in the NRL.

Mitchell ready to cover for Rooster Keary

LATRELL MITCHELL of the Roosters scores a try during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

The Sydney Roosters will call on match-winner Latrell Mitchell if Luke Keary fails to recover from a head knock for their Anzac Day clash with the Dragons.

Angry Bennett slams lenient NRL referees

Coach WAYNE BENNETT of the Broncos answers questions at a press conference after the NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett says sides are now getting away with too much in the ruck after the officials abandoned last year's penalty crackdown.

Bulldog Lewis reveals Sam Burgess sledge

LACHLAN LEWIS of the Bulldogs kicks the match winning field goal during the NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the New Zealand Warriors at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Canterbury playmaker Lachlan Lewis says Sam Burgess sledged him during their running battle during South Sydney's 14-6 NRL win over the Bulldogs.

Roosters edge Storm in NRL golden point

LATRELL MITCHELL of the Roosters scores a try during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

A Latrell Mitchell field-goal in extra time has given the Sydney Roosters a 21-20 win over Melbourne in a thrilling NRL grand final re-match.

Warriors lose Green for Cowboys NRL match

BLAKE GREEN of the Warriors looks to pass during the NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Veteran halfback Blake Green has failed to overcome a groin injury and will miss the Warriors NRL match against North Queensland in Auckland.

Bennett calls for NRL refs to get tougher

GREG INGLIS of the Rabbitohs watches the ball before scoring a try during the NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium in Australia.

South Sydney have run out 14-6 winners over Canterbury in the traditional NRL Good Friday clash at ANZ Stadium.

Bird wants Broncos and Origin resurrection

JACK BIRD of the Sharks is tackled during the 2016 NRL Grand Final match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Star centre Jack Bird has been one of the few standouts in Brisbane's poor NRL start but he says they can bounce back against third-placed Canberra.

Sharks' Nikora facing one-game NRL ban

VILIAME KIKAU of the Panthers is tackled during the NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Penrith Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Cronulla forward Briton Nikora has been charged with a grade-one dangerous throw charge from Thursday's NRL win over Penrith.

Sharks hand younger Brailey long-term deal

MICHAEL ENNIS of the Sharks looks on during the NRL Grand Final match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Cronulla youngster Blayke Brailey has re-signed with the NRL club until the end of the 2022 season.

Experienced DCE ready to lead Qld: Hasler

DALY CHERRY-EVANS of the Eagles in action during the 20 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Manly Sea Eagles at WIN Stadium in Wollongong, Australia.

Manly coach Des Hasler has backed his captain, Daly Cherry-Evans, to step up as Queensland skipper if called upon.

Three Sharks shouldn't have played: Morris

New Sharks Coach JOHN MORRIS arrives for a Cronulla Sharks NRL press conference at Sharks leagues Club in Sydney, Australia.

Paul Gallen, Andrew Fifita and Josh Dugan almost didn't play in Cronulla's NRL win over Penrith, coach John Morris revealed.

Panther's moment of madness riles Cleary

Tigers coach IVAN CLEARY looks on before the start of the NRL trial match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Wests Tigers at Barlow Park in Cairns, Australia.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak's second-half brain snap was symbolic of Penrith's ill-discipline in their four-point loss to Cronulla in the NRL.

Old coach may be thorn in Storms' side

COOPER CRONK of the Melbourne Storm thanks the crowd after the NRL Second Preliminary Final match at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Adam O'Brien spent more than a decade working with Craig Bellamy in Melbourne but now he has the Sydney Roosters' NRL attack humming.

Green's importance downplayed by Warriors

BLAKE GREEN of the Warriors looks to pass during the NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Stephen Kearney says no Warriors player is essential this season, including recovering halfback Blake Green.

NRL feared loss of hundreds of millions

Coach of the Dragons PAUL MCGREGOR looks on during the NRL trial match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and Hull at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg feared the game's summer of hell could cost hundreds of millions in lost broadcast revenue, court documents have revealed.

Cronulla storm home over slumping Panthers

Cronulla have come back from 14 points down to defeat Penrith 24-20 in a stirring NRL victory.

Key matchups to decide grand final rematch

There is no shortage of key head-to-head battles in the NRL grudge match between Melbourne and the Sydney Roosters.

Bennett backs DCE as 'logical' Qld captain

DALY CHERRY-EVANS of the Sea Eagles passes during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Manly Sea Eagles at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Daly Cherry-Evans is the "logical" pick for Queensland's next State of Origin captain, according to former Maroons coach Wayne Bennett.

Keary's Origin battle awaits in Munster

LUKE KEARY of the Roosters makes a break during the NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Sydney Roosters at Lottoland in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary's ultimate State of Origin test awaits in Friday night's clash with Melbourne and his duel with Cameron Munster.

Raiders ready to tame bucking Broncos

Raiders coach RICKY STUART looks on before the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says there's nothing more dangerous in the NRL than a wounded Brisbane side.

Souths haven't spoken to Roberts: Bennett

SAM BURGESS of the Rabbitohs is runs the ball during the NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Manly Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Wayne Bennett says he doesn't know who will replace retired Greg Inglis at Souths but says no contact has been made with the Broncos' James Roberts.

Bellamy chides 'condescending' Roosters

Storm head coach CRAIG BELLAMY looks dejected after defeat during the NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Wests Tigers at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says comparisons by Luke Keary between the Storm and European football powerhouse Barcelona were "condescending".

McGregor gets shot at NRL title window

Paul McGregor will get the best shot at St George Illawarra's NRL title window after re-signing as Dragons coach until the end of 2021.

Grant to make anticipated Panthers return

Panthers coach IVAN CLEARY speaks to the media during a NRL Finals series press conference at Rugby League Central in Sydney, Australia.

Penrith prop Tim Grant will play his first game for the NRL club in four years after being shown the door by the club in 2016.

NRL failed Dragons' Jack de Belin: lawyers

JACK DE BELIN of the Dragons runs the ball during the NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

The NRL has failed Jack de Belin because it did not provide him with an education program about violence against women, the Federal Court has been told.

Parramatta Eels christen their new home

CLINT GUTHERSON of the Eels is tackled during the NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Penrith Panthers at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Fans and players alike got a sneak peek at the new home of Parramatta during a special training session on Wednesday night.

Gutherson's focus footy, not Eels contract

CLINT GUTHERSON of the Eels makes a break during the NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Penrith Panthers at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Parramatta co-captain Clint Gutherson says he'll be focusing on footy while his manager works to negotiate a better deal with the club.

NRL round six preview panel

A rematch of last year's grand final between the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm is also a clash of the two form teams in round six of the NRL.

Roberts pushes for Broncos NRL return

JAMES ROBERTS in action during a New South Wales State of Origin training session at Coogee Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Brisbane centre James Roberts is tracking well for a return to NRL action after turning heads at Broncos' training.

Depleted Sharks ponder Fifita's workload

ANDREW FIFITA of the Blues is tackled during the State Of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Cronulla are hopeful of having Andrew Fifita and Paul Gallen against Penrith on Thursday despite the pair battling injury issues.

Cleary defends Tamou captaincy appointment

JAMES TAMOU of the Penrith Panthers is tackled by the Knights between the Newcastle Knights and the Penrith Panthers at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

James Tamou's appointment as Penrith's NRL captain was an obvious choice, according to Panthers coach Ivan Cleary.

NRL waits on Souths' Inglis job submission

The NRL has yet to tick off on Greg Inglis's post-retirement work with South Sydney and will wait on further information from the club.

Walker thriving under Bennett's tough love

Coach WAYNE BENNETT of the Broncos answers questions at a press conference after the NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Wayne Bennett has helped Cody Walker cut the errors out of his game, but it hasn't stopped the South Sydney No.6 being a weapon in attack.

Marshall backs Roberts move to Souths

BENJI MARSHALL of the Broncos runs the ball during the 2017 Auckland Nines match at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

Wests playmaker Benji Marshall wants to see Wayne Bennett and Brisbane flyer James Roberts reunite at South Sydney.

women inspired stand down rule

JACK DE BELIN of the Dragons runs the ball during the NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg says his daughter's friends walking away from the game helped convince him to implement the "no fault" stand down rules.

Titans' injury adversity no excuse: James

RYAN JAMES of the Titans looks to make a pass despite the tackle of Brock Lamb of the Knights during the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Newcastle Knights at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Injuries and suspension will shake up the Titans' side again this Sunday but captain Ryan James is certain they're good enough to scrap a win regardless.

Roosters' Manu out for grand final rematch

BRETT MORRIS of the Bulldogs looks on during the NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Roosters centre Joey Manu has copped a one-week NRL ban and will miss the grand final rematch against Melbourne on Friday.

Cowboys stars return for Warriors clash

JUSTIN ONEILL of the Cowboys is tackled during the NRL Grand Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

North Queensland premiership players Justin O'Neill and Scott Bolton have been named to face the Warriors in New Zealand.

Broncos lose Lodge for Raiders clash

ANDREW FIFITA of the Blues is tackled during the State Of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Brisbane's NRL pack has copped another blow, with Matt Lodge to join Tevita Pangai Junior on the sidelines with a throat injury.

DCE can lead new Maroons generation: Arrow

DALY CHERRY-EVANS of the Eagles in action during the 20 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Manly Sea Eagles at WIN Stadium in Wollongong, Australia.

Daly Cherry-Evans and Michael Morgan are firming as the contenders to fill the Queensland Origin captaincy void created by Greg Inglis' retirement.

Canberra's Joe Tapine out for 12 weeks

Raiders coach RICKY STUART looks on before the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Canberra back-rower Joe Tapine has been ruled out for 12 weeks following an ankle injury against Parramatta in Sunday's NRL clash.

James Tamou named Panthers NRL captain

JAMES TAMOU of the Penrith Panthers is tackled by the Knights between the Newcastle Knights and the Penrith Panthers at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

James Tamou will rise out of Penrith's leadership group as the club's NRL captain for the rest of the 2019 season.

Broncos tight amid NRL criticisms

JAMAYNE ISAAKO of the Broncos is tackled during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Brisbane Broncos at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Brisbane winger Corey Oates' humour has come in handy during what he acknowledges has been a rocky start to the NRL season.

Brown accepts coaching pressure at Knights

NATHAN BROWN of the Eels is tackled during the NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Nathan Brown isn't concerned by the pressure building at Newcastle, noting he is no stranger to expectation as an NRL coach.

Souths players lean on Inglis's experience

GREG INGLIS of the Rabbitohs watches the ball before scoring a try during the NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium in Australia.

South Sydney players say Greg Inglis can remain an influential part of their team as part of the team's coaching staff after his NRL retirement.

Injured half Green in doubt for Warriors

HARRIS-TAVITA of the Warriors during a New Zealand Warriors NRL training session at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Rookie NRL half Chanel Harris-Tavita's baptism of fire looks set to continue against North Queensland after the injured Blake Green sat out training.

Fittler's NSW regret over Inglis

BRAD FITTLER poses during a press conference at the Star announcing his new role as coach of the New South Wales State of Origin team in Sydney, Australia.

NSW State of Origin coach Brad Fittler has joined the chorus of tributes for Greg Inglis, saying he wished he'd played for the Blues and not Queensland.

NRL had no evidence of De Belin behaviour

TODD GREENBERG, Chief Executive Officer of the National Rugby League looks on after the NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has taken the stand in the Federal Court on Tuesday afternoon in Jack de Belin's case against the game and the ARL Commission.

Guerra goes under knife on fractured ankle

AIDAN GUERRA of the Knights is tackled during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Manly Sea Eagles at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Aidan Guerra has had surgery on his ankle after he suffered a dislocated fracture in Newcastle's loss to Manly.

Keary an Origin-type player: Cordner

Blues Captain BOYD CORDNER takes the stage during the 2018 State of Origin launch at Arbory Afloat in Melbourne, Australia.

NSW State of Origin captain Boyd Cordner won't say whether Luke Keary should feature this year, but says he's an Origin-type player.

Money doesn't make you happy: Inglis

GREG INGLIS of the Rabbitohs watches the ball before scoring a try during the NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium in Australia.

Greg Inglis speaks about his decision to leave a reported $1.5 million on the table after announcing his retirement on Monday.

NRL referees axed for Macdonald incident

NENE MACDONALD of the Dragons is tackled during the NRL Elimination Final match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at SS in Brisbane, Australia.

NRL referees Grant Atkins and Gavin Badger have been dropped following their performance in the match between North Queensland and Melbourne.

De Belin's challenge of NRL rule begins

JACK DE BELIN poses during the New South Wales Blues State of Origin media opportunity at Salt Beach in Kingscliff, Australia.

St George Illawarra star Jack de Belin's challenge of the NRL's no fault stand down rules has begun in the Federal Court.

Rising NRL star fined for driving offences

Emerging Brisbane NRL forward Payne Haas has been sentenced in a Queensland court for driving offences.

Sea Eagles' Fonua-Blake heads to judiciary

PAUL VAUGHAN of the Dragons looks to pass during the NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Manly Sea Eagles at WIN Stadium in Wollongong, Australia.

Manly prop Addin Fonua-Blake and Sydney Roosters centre Joseph Manu will contest charges at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday.

Greg Inglis' career in numbers and stats

GREG INGLIS catches a pass during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Greg Inglis has announced his retirement from rugby league to bring to an end an illustrious career that included an NRL premiership and representative honours.

Walters concerned over Maroons No.9 spot

Coach KEVIN WALTERS gives directions during the Brisbane Broncos NRL training session in Brisbane, Australia.

Queensland coach Kevin Walters admits being concerned with the form of incumbent hooker Andrew McCullough ahead of this year's State of Origin series.

Raiders to keep Williams as NRL halfback

Raiders coach RICKY STUART watches on during the NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Canterbury Bulldogs at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart will stick with winning halfback Sam Williams and keep his NRL preseason first-choice Aidan Sezer sidelined for another week.

NRL superstar Greg Inglis retires

GREG INGLIS of the Rabbitohs watches the ball before scoring a try during the NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium in Australia.

South Sydney superstar Greg Inglis has called an immediate end to his NRL career, almost two years before his planned retirement date.

Dragons show NRL spine without Widdop

BEN HUNT of the Dragons is tackled during the NRL match between the St George Illawara Dragons and Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Criticised for their slow start to the season, halves Ben Hunt and Corey Norman are starting to fire for St George Illawarra.

De Belin's NRL challenge takes next step

JACK DE BELIN of the Dragons runs the ball during the NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Jack de Belin's challenge of the NRL's no-fault stand down policy will return to the Federal Court on Monday.

Bulldogs slump to bottom NRL rung again

Bulldogs coach DEAN PAY looks on at the post match media conference at the end of during the NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canterbury Bulldogs at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Australia.

Canterbury's 40-4 mauling at the hands of St George Illawarra has left them at the bottom of the NRL table after round five.

NRL set for biggest GF rematch in 15 years

Queensland Maroons coach KEVIN WALTERS (L) and with New South Wales Blues coach BRAD FITTLER speak to media during a State of Origin media opportunity at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Friday's NRL clash between Melbourne and the Roosters will mark the first time a grand final rematch has coincided with a first-versus-second clash since 2004.

Snapshot of round five of the NRL

Cowboys Coach PAUL GREEN looks on before the start of the NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Cronulla Sharks at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Australia.

They key moments from NRL's round five.

Raiders down Eels for best start since '05

JOSH PAPALII of the Raiders is tackled during the NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Newcastle Knights at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

The Raiders moved to 4-1 as Parramatta lost star winger Blake Ferguson with suspected broken ribs at Canberra Stadium on Sunday night.

Eels' Blake Ferguson hurt against Raiders

Parramatta's star signing Blake Ferguson has left the field with suspected fractured ribs in the second half against Canberra.

Dragons could play de Belin next week

ELLIOT WHITEHEAD of the Raiders is tackeld by Jack De Belin of the Dragons during the NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the St George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor says he'll pick Jack de Belin if he wins a Federal Court challenge of his NRL ban and is mentally and physically fit.

Hunt fires as Dragons burn Bulldogs in NRL

BEN HUNT of the Broncos runs with the ball during a NRL match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia

St George Illawarra halfback Ben Hunt scored two tries and played a hand in four others in their 40-4 demolition of Canterbury in the NRL.

D-Day awaits for NRL star Inglis at Souths

GREG INGLIS of the Rabbitohs watches the ball before scoring a try during the NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium in Australia.

South Sydney superstar Greg Inglis is expected to make an announcement on his future in the NRL as he continues to battle a shoulder injury.

Manu could be banned for NRL GF rematch

SIONE KATOA of the Panthers runs with the ball during the NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Canberra Raiders at Panthers Stadium in Penrith, Australia.

Joseph Manu could miss the NRL grand final rematch for the Sydney Roosters against Melbourne after being charged for dangerous contact.

Cherry-Evans ready to captain Qld Maroons

DALY CHERRY-EVANS of the Eagles in action during the 20 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Manly Sea Eagles at WIN Stadium in Wollongong, Australia.

Manly skipper Daly Cherry-Evans says he would be comfortable captaining Queensland in State of Origin if Greg Inglis is unavailable and he is asked to.

Keary finds sweet spot for Sydney Roosters

LUKE KEARY of the Roosters makes a break during the NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Sydney Roosters at Lottoland in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Roosters half Luke Keary is beginning to come into the "sweet spot" of his NRL career, according to coach Trent Robinson.

Knights fear Aidan Guerra has a broken leg

AIDAN GUERRA of the Knights is tackled during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Manly Sea Eagles at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Newcastle believe second-rower Aidan Guerra may have broken his leg late in the Knights' 26-18 loss to Manly at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Manly in background but not under radar

Bulldogs Coach, DES HASLER speaks to the media following the NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Des Hasler says Manly aren't flying under the radar in the NRL's top eight after five rounds, but are away in the background building quietly.

Roosters turn to NRL showdown with Storm

TRENT ROBINSON looks on during a Sydney Roosters NRL training session at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson concedes his side is going "okay" ahead of their NRL clash with Melbourne which will decide the premiership frontrunners.

Cronulla sweat on Fifita's fitness for NRL

ANDREW FIFITA of the Blues is tackled during the State Of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Cronulla could be without prop Andrew Fifita for their next NRL clash with Penrith because of a hamstring injury.

Fonua-Blake stars but binned in NRL win

ADDIN FONUA-BLAKE of the Sea Eagles is tackled during the NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Penrith Panthers at Lottoland in Sydney, Australia.

Manly have won their third-straight NRL game, with Addin Fonua-Blake starring up front before being sin-binned for a high shot on Mitchell Pearce.

Keary stars as Roosters burn Sharks in NRL

PAUL GALLEN of the Sharks in action during the warm up during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Cronulla Sharks at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Luke Keary seemed to be everywhere in helping his Sydney Roosters side overcome their sloppiness to deal Cronulla a 30-16 NRL defeat at Shark Park.

Walker's deja vu match-winning NRL moment

CODY WALKER of the Rabbitohs is tackled during the NRL Semi Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Cody Walker has talked through the match-winning play that capped a day of dominance for the South Sydney No.6 in a 28-24 defeat of the Warriors.

Walker cooks up Rabbitohs' NRL comeback

CODY WALKER of the Rabbitohs runs the ball during the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Cody Walker has scored four tries to lead South Sydney's 28-24 comeback win over the Warriors in the first NRL game to be played on the Sunshine Coast.

Ogden unfazed by filling Napa's boots

NRL rookie Ofahiki Ogden has a job ahead of him when he runs out for Canterbury against St George Illawarra but a chat with Dylan Napa has given him confidence.

Raiders must contain Paulo to stop Eels

JUNIOR PAULO of the Eels is tackled during the NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Parramatta star Junior Paulo returns to face his former club in a blockbuster top-eight NRL clash in Canberra.

McGuire escapes ban for Munster eye gouge

JOSH MCGUIRE of the Broncos takes on the defence during the NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

North Queensland forward Josh McGuire has escaped a ban, but not a fine for his alleged eye gouge on Melbourne's Cameron Munster.

Wallace, Roberts lift struggling Titans

TYRONE ROBERTS of the Titans passes during the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Parramatta Eels at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Garth Brennan has given Queensland Origin incumbent Jarrod Wallace a pat on the back after he helped lift the NRL club to their first win of the season.

Cleary concerned by latest Panthers loss

Panthers coach IVAN CLEARY speaks to the media during a NRL Finals series press conference at Rugby League Central in Sydney, Australia.

Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has plenty of concerns after his side missed a chance to keep Gold Coast winless on Friday night.

NRL to probe ref as Nene faces surgery

The NRL will investigate the failure of the referees to stop play during North Queensland's win over Melbourne while Nene Macdonald was down with a leg injury.

Gold Coast beat Penrith for first NRL win

Gold Coast have finally opened their NRL account this season in a confidence-boosting 30-24 defeat of Penrith.

Xerri doubts Kangaroos league prediction

BRONSON XERRI of the Sharks runs the ball during the NRL Trial match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Manly Sea Eagles at Shark Park in Sydney, Australia.

Cronulla's Bronson Xerri has been taken back by Clint Gutherson's claims he'll play for Australia in three years, but the NRL teenager can't see it happening.

Dogs praise NRL record-breaking Okunbor

JAYDEN OKUNBOR of the Bulldogs celebrates scoring a try during the NRL Intrust Super State Championship Grand Final match between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Redcliffe Dolphins at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Canterbury winger Jayden Okunbor has broken a NRL record for the most metres run in his first two games.

Bennett happy in 'mild' Sydney's south

Coach WAYNE BENNETT talks to his players during the Brisbane Broncos NRL training session in Brisbane, Australia.

South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett was in a wry mood ahead of Saturday's NRL match against the Warriors on the Sunshine Coast.

Segeyaro set to return from NRL purgatory

JAMES SEGEYARO of the Sharks attempts to break through the defence during the NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Cronulla Sharks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Cronulla hope to sign James Segeyaro to an NRL contract in the coming days following Ava Seumanufagai's exit to the English Super League.

Robinson tells Mitchell to move on in NRL

TRENT ROBINSON looks on during a Sydney Roosters NRL training session at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Roosters' star Latrell Mitchell was fined by police for failing to leave a pub and that is punishment enough for coach Trent Robinson.

Sharks cautious on Johnson, Gallen fitness

SHAUN JOHNSON of the Kiwis in action during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup match between the New Zealand Kiwis and Tonga at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Injured Cronulla pair Shaun Johnson and Paul Gallen will be given up until kick off to prove their fitness ahead of their NRL clash with Sydney Roosters.

Bennett unsure of Greg Inglis' NRL return

Coach WAYNE BENNETT talks to his players during the Brisbane Broncos NRL training session in Brisbane, Australia.

South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett admits he's unsure whether star man and captain Greg Inglis will return to the NRL.

Slow-starting Knights has Brown on edge

Newcastle Knights coach NATHAN BROWN during a Newcastle Knights NRL pre-season training session at Hunter Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Newcastle are staring down the barrel of what would be a surprising 1-4 start to the NRL season should they lose to Manly at home on Saturday.

NRL rule out Folau return over comments

ISRAEL FOLAU of the Waratahs watches on during the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Stormers at Allianz Stadium Sydney,Australia.

ARLC chairman Peter Beattie says Israel Folau will not be welcomed back to the NRL in the wake of his comments about homosexuals on Instagram.

Smith sets league points-scoring record

CAMERON SMITH of the Storm passes the ball during a Melbourne Storm NRL training session at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne captain Cameron Smith has passed Hazem El Masri as rugby league's top pointscorer in Australia.

History tells Storm to be wary of Cowboys

Coach of the Storm CRAIG BELLAMY looks on during a Melbourne Storm Training Session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne know better than anyone not to take North Queensland lightly in Townsville even after their slow start to the NRL season.

Brooks's run game bolsters Wests Tigers

LUKE BROOKS of the Tigers passes the ball during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Luke Brooks's running game was key to Wests Tigers' absorbing win over Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday.

Wests Tigers hero Chee Kam in dreamland

Wests Tigers matchwinner Michael Chee Kam is pinching himself after his NRL dream came true against Brisbane.

Brimson not far from Titans start: Brennan

Head Coach GARTH BRENNAN looks on during a Gold Coast Titans NRL training session at Parkwood in Gold Coast, Australia.

Gold Coast sensation AJ Brimson is not far away from cementing his spot in the starting line-up, according to coach Garth Brennan.

Tigers consign Broncos to fourth defeat

JOSH REYNOLDS of the Bulldogs runs the ball during the NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Michael Chee Kam scored in the last minute to seal a thrilling 22-16 NRL win for the Wests Tigers over Brisbane.

Folau return to NRL all but ruled out

ISRAEL FOLAU of the Wallabies runs with the ball during the Bledisloe Cup match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Israel Folau is not welcome back to the NRL, says ARL Commission chairman Peter Beattie.

Cleary open to NRL points restructure

Tigers coach IVAN CLEARY looks on before the start of the NRL trial match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Wests Tigers at Barlow Park in Cairns, Australia.

Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has never been a fan of golden point, but is open to the idea of a points restructure rewarding teams that lose in extra time.

Bellamy sees Earl as ready for NRL return

SANDOR EARL offloads the ball during a Melbourne Storm NRL media opportunity at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Sandor Earl's determination could be about to land him his first NRL game since he copped a drug ban five-and-a-half years ago.

Titans must stick to NRL game plan: coach

TYRONE ROBERTS of Warrington takes a conversion during the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Semi Final match between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos at MS in Bolton, England.

Gold Coast are hopeful of having Tyrone Roberts fit for their NRL clash with Penrith as Tyrone Peachey searches for his first win as a Titans player.

Defence shows Hasler difference at Manly

Bulldogs Coach, DES HASLER speaks to the media following the NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Manly were the worst defensive side in the NRL last year but now they've got the ability to win games without the ball in 2019 under coach Des Hasler.

Ponga to play after NZ funeral return

KALYN PONGA of the Knights in action during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Penrith Panthers at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Kalyn Ponga wants to return from a family funeral in New Zealand to run out for Newcastle against Manly on Saturday.

Coach Cleary reaches 300-game NRL mark

Panthers coach IVAN CLEARY speaks to the media during a NRL Finals series press conference at Rugby League Central in Sydney, Australia.

Penrith's round five game against Gold Coast will be coach Ivan Cleary's 300th match in charge of an NRL club.

Okunbor's rapid rise from park to NRL star

JAYDEN OKUNBOR of the Bulldogs looks on prior to the round four NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canterbury Bulldogs at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Winger Jayden Okunbor has established himself as an NRL cult hero at Canterbury but last June he was playing for Cabramatta in the level below reserve grade.

Munster reveals his battle with the bottle

CAMERON MUNSTER of the Storm is tackled during the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Parramatta Eels at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

In-form Melbourne Storm star Cameron Munster has revealed the depths of his battle with alcoholism as he strives to become a new-age NRL role model.

Bush footy steels Lomax for middle role

ZAC LOMAX of the Dragons is tackled during the NRL Semi Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Regular outside back Zac Lomax is calling upon his experiences at lock in bush footy to prepare him for an NRL utility role at St George Illawarra.

NRL community rally around resting Inglis

Rabbitohs coach MICHAEL MAGUIRE watches on during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Former coach Michael Maguire has backed Greg Inglis to bounce back, saying he was very capable of again finding a high level.

Maguire backs Marsters to fix NRL radar

ESAN MARSTERS of the Tigers is tackled during the NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Manly Sea Eagles at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Wests Tigers centre Esan Marsters is under pressure to keep the kicking tee after missing his past five attempts at goal in the NRL.

Tigers to test young Broncos NRL pack

MATTHEW LODGE of the Broncos runs with the ball during the NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Brisbane Broncos at UOW Jubilee Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Patrick Carrigan is the latest addition to a young Brisbane forward pack who enter their Wests Tigers NRL match with plenty of questions to answer.

NRL round-five preview panel

Brisbane and the Wests Tigers kick off round five of the NRL.

'Scared' Kikau ready to own for Panthers

VILIAME KIKAU of the Panthers is tackled during the NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Penrith Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Penrith second-rower Viliame Kikau has been given some strict instructions by new coach Ivan Cleary on how to improve on his 2018 NRL breakout campaign.

Sharks mover gives Segeyaro NRL lifeline

JAMES SEGEYARO of the Sharks attempts to break through the defence during the NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Cronulla Sharks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Former Dally M hooker of the year James Segeyaro is the big beneficiary of Cronulla prop Ava Seumanufagai's decision to join Leeds in the Super League.

Warriors' signing Burr's second NRL chance

LACHLAN BURR of the Warriors is tackled during the NRL Trial Match between the Melbourne Storm and the New Zealand Warriors at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

Former junior star Lachlan Burr has put his carpentry career on hold and is determined to make the most of a NRL lifeline at the Warriors.

Sharks fight curse of injuries to stars

SHAUN JOHNSON of the Kiwis in action during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup match between the New Zealand Kiwis and Tonga at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Cronulla are hopeful Paul Gallen, Shaun Johnson and Josh Dugan don't join Wade Graham, Matt Moylan and Aaron Woods in the NRL's casualty ward.

Fittler stands by centre pair for Origin

BRAD FITTLER poses during a press conference at the Star announcing his new role as coach of the New South Wales State of Origin team in Sydney, Australia.

NSW coach Brad Fittler has spoken about the issues some of his State of Origin players are facing on and off the field this NRL season.

Merrin a perfect Dragons option: Aitken

TRENT MERRIN of the Panthers runs the ball during the NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Penrith Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

St George Illawarra centre Euan Aitken says a Dragons return for Trent Merrin could be just what they need to cover any long-term absence of Jack de Belin.

Seibold's quirky defence of skipper Boyd

Head coach ANTHONY SEIBOLD looks on during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold has backed embattled captain and fullback Darius Boyd to rebound after a substandard showing against the Roosters.

Seibold calm amid Broncos NRL criticism

Coach ANTHONY SEIBOLD looks on during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold isn't concerned by criticism from former players, saying he trusts his young side to turn around their slow NRL start.

NFL-bound Holmes vows to silence doubters

VALENTINE HOLMES of the Kangaroos is tackled during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Final between the Australian Kangaroos and England at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Former NRL star Valentine Holmes is promising to kick the door down and secure a place in the NFL after landing the chance to make a home at the New York Jets.

Benji questions Inglis' belief, motivation

BENJI MARSHALL of the Broncos in action during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Brisbane Broncos at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Benji Marshall says NRL great Greg Inglis needs some serious soul searching to decide whether he plays on as he battles injury yet again.

Knights juniors rebuilding Bulldogs spine

NICK MEANEY of the Knights celebrates his try with team mates during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Gold Coast Titans at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Nick Meaney and Jack Cogger played under-20s together at Newcastle, now they're one of the few points of familiarity in Canterbury's inexperienced NRL spine.

Souths say loss a blessing in disguise

DAMIEN COOK of the Rabbitohs in action during the NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canberra Raiders at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

South Sydney's Damien Cook says last week's NRL loss to Manly was a blessing in disguise because it forced them to fix issues which might have gone unnoticed.

Warriors hooker beats NRL judiciary charge

SHANNON BOYD of the Raiders is tackled during the NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Canberra Raiders at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Melbourne flyer Suliasi Vunivalu has been banned for a week but Warriors hooker Jazz Tevaga has escaped suspension at the NRL judiciary.

Bench return likely for Knights' Watson

CONNOR WATSON of the Roosters runs the ball during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Connor Watson admits he'd be disappointed to go from a player in Newcastle's spine to a bench utility when he returns from a knee injury in the NRL.

NRL and Roosters give SCG the all clear

The NRL and Sydney Roosters say they are happy with the safety of the SCG pitch, after an inspection on Tuesday.

Cowboys turn to NRL open market

BEN BARBA passes the ball during a Cronulla Sharks NRL training session at Remondis Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

North Queensland will head to the NRL open market after missing out on the signature of Valentine Holmes.

Penalties big enough for late hits: Cronk

COOPER CRONK of the Australian Kangaroos at a training session in Melbourne, Australia

Cooper Cronk says the NRL doesn't need to increase the penalties for late shots on playmakers, despite being on the receiving end of his fair share.

Souths rubbish GI retirement rumours

GREG INGLIS of the Rabbitohs watches the ball before scoring a try during the NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium in Australia.

South Sydney skipper Greg Inglis will miss the NRL clash with the Warriors because of illness and injury.

Dogs insist NRL pack will still have bite

DYLAN NAPA of the Roosters is sin binned during the NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Canterbury are without a representative prop for just the fourth time since 2015 but insist their NRL pack is up for the fight against St George Illawarra.

Valentine Holmes to join New York Jets

VALENTINE HOLMES of the Kangaroos is tackled during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Final between the Australian Kangaroos and England at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Valentine Holmes's NFL hopes have been given a huge boost with the former NRL Star invited to join the New York Jets.

Fainu feared 2019 chance was shot at Manly

APISAI KOROISAU of the Sea Eagles in action during the NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Manly Sea Eagles at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Manase Fainu thought he'd struggle to get a game in the NRL in 2019 after missing the first game through suspension, but he's now starring for Manly.

NRL happy with Mitchell, Roberts no action

LATRELL MITCHELL of the Roosters scores a try during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

The NRL are happy for the Sydney Roosters to take no action over Latrell Mitchell's failure to leave a regional NSW hotel.

Dragons deny interest in Trent Merrin

TRENT MERRIN of the Panthers in action during the NRL Semi Final match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Penrith Panthers at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Trent Merrin has again been linked with St George Illawarra after being granted permission by Leeds to return home on compassionate grounds.

NRL star fined for not leaving NSW pub

LATRELL MITCHELL of the Roosters scores a try during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

NSW State of Origin and Sydney Roosters star Latrell Mitchell has been fined for failing to leave a pub after getting into an argument with security.

Tough Frizell bears his cup for Dragons

TYSON FRIZELL of Australia makes a run during the International Test match between Tonga and Australia at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

St George Illawarra star Tyson Frizell came through unscathed in his return from a lacerated testicle in Sunday's NRL win over Newcastle.

NRL, Roosters to reinspect SCG

The NRL and Sydney Roosters want to reinspect the SCG's surface on Tuesday to ensure it will be fit for the club's next home game on Anzac Day.

NRL admits key Bulldogs conversion mistake

RHYSE MARTIN of the Bulldogs reacts after converting a try during the NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Canberra Raiders at Belmore Sports Ground in Sydney, Australia.

Rhyse Martin was given the wrong spot to take his crucial kick at goal for Canterbury that would have sent their NRL match against Melbourne to golden point.

Pangai Jnr should have been binned: NRL

The NRL's football boss Graham Annesley says Tevita Pangai Jnr should have been sin-binned for his late hit on Cooper Cronk, and he has sent a reminder to refs.

Walters turns heat on Qld's NRL stragglers

Coach KEVIN WALTERS calls out instructions to his players during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at Sanctuary Cove in Brisbane, Australia.

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has challenged Brisbane, North Queensland and Gold Coast to lift after a poor start to the NRL season.

Watene-Zelezniak set for Penrith No.1 job

DALLIN WATENE-ZELEZNIAK of New Zealand passes the ball during a Rugby League Test Match between England and the New Zealand Kiwis at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.

Penrith's Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is poised to be shifted to fullback for their NRL away game against Gold Coast.

Bulldogs' Napa out injured for up 6 weeks

Dylan Napa of the Roosters looks dejected as he watches on during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium.

Canterbury prop Dylan Napa has been ruled out for up to six weeks of the NRL season with an ankle injury.

Storm's Vunivalu faces ban for leg pull

SULIASI VUNIVALU of the Storm runs with the ball during the NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Parramatta Eels at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne flyer Suliasi Vunivalu is set to be banned for one NRL match for dangerously pulling the leg of Canterbury fullback Nick Meaney.

Trbojevic's Origin hopes hanging by thread

TOM TRBOJEVIC of Australia celebrates scoring a try during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup match between Australia and Lebanon at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Tom Trbojevic is racing the clock to be fit for the State of Origin series opener, after the Manly fullback was ruled out for 6-9 weeks with a hamstring injury.

Brown to persist with Lino for Knights

MASON LINO of the Warriors in action during the NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Mason Lino is likely to get another start at five-eighth for Newcastle in next week's NRL match against Manly.

Broken arm outs Dragon for two months

KORBIN SIMS of the Broncos runs with the ball during the NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

St George Illawarra's Korbin Sims could miss up to two month of the NRL season after scans confirmed he broke his arm in the win at Newcastle.

Storm tight turnaround a test: Bellamy

CRAIG BELLAMY speaks to media during a Melbourne Storm NRL media announcement at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Unbeaten NRL competition frontrunners Melbourne will be tested by a five-day turnaround before they face North Queensland says their coach Craig Bellamy.

Sharks rookie Xerri does it for family

BRONSON XERRI of the Sharks runs the ball during the NRL Trial match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Manly Sea Eagles at Shark Park in Sydney, Australia.

Cronulla centre Bronson Xerri says family was his driving motivation during his NRL debut against Parramatta on Saturday.

Norman does it again in NRL golden point

COREY NORMAN of the Eels in action during the NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Corey Norman kicked an 88th-minute golden point field goal to give St George Illawarra a 13-12 win over Newcastle in the NRL.

Storm remain unbeaten to remain top of NRL

Storm head coach CRAIG BELLAMY looks dejected after defeat during the NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Wests Tigers at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne are the only unbeaten side through the opening four rounds of the NRL after a tense 18-16 victory over Canterbury on Sunday.

Snapshot of round four of the NRL

DALY CHERRY-EVANS of the Sea Eagles passes during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Manly Sea Eagles at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

They key moments from NRL's round four.

Napa joins Foran on Bulldogs casualty list

Dylan Napa of the Roosters looks dejected as he watches on during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium.

Canterbury prop Dylan Napa has suffered an ankle injury but is hopeful it's not as serious as teammate Kieran Foran, who required surgery.

Don't judge me yet: Tigers' Mitchell Moses

MITCHELL MOSES of the Eels in action during the NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Parramatta halfback Mitchell Moses has brushed off the plaudits coming his way, saying he should be judged at the end of the NRL season.

Storm lucky to beat Bulldogs: Bellamy

RHYSE MARTIN of the Bulldogs reacts after converting a try during the NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Canberra Raiders at Belmore Sports Ground in Sydney, Australia.

Melbourne have held off Canterbury in an 18-16 thriller in their NRL clash at AAMI Park with coach Craig Bellamy saying they were "lucky".

Hyped Haas to return for Broncos in NRL

Head coach ANTHONY SEIBOLD looks on during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Brisbane will welcome back forward Payne Haas from suspension in Thursday's NRL clash with the Wests Tigers.

Roberts escapes sanction for drunken photo

JAMES ROBERTS in action during a New South Wales State of Origin training session at Coogee Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Brisbane's James Robert has escaped sanction from the NRL club after a photo circulated of him being carried out of a party.

Pangai has to control aggression: Fittler

TEVITA PANGAI of the Broncos breaks away from the defence during the NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

NSW coach Brad Fittler says Tevita Pangai Junior risks blowing his chance of a State of Origin call up unless he can learn to control his aggression.

SCG surface approved but unacceptable: FFA

TERRY ANTONIS of the Victory in action during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Melbourne Victory at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Sydney FC are contemplating moving their A-League top-of-the-table clash with Perth Glory away from the SCG due to issues with the playing surface.

Ferguson dusts off NRL rule book

Eels head coach BRAD ARTHUR talks to players during a Parramatta Eels NRL training session in Sydney, Australia.

Parramatta winger Blake Ferguson has showcased his football nous after he exploited a little-known rule in Saturday's NRL win over Cronulla.

Injury-hit Sharks sweat on Woods

AARON WOODS of the Kangaroos looks on during the Rugby League World Cup Semi Final match between the Australian Kangaroos and Fiji at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Cronulla prop Aaron Woods has suffered a suspected fractured foot in his side's 24-12 NRL loss to Parramatta at ANZ Stadium.

Raider Stuart defends Cowboys NRL rookie

Raiders coach RICKY STUART looks on before the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Canberra coach Ricky Stuarts pleads for patience as Cowboys rookie playmaker Jake Clifford struggles in tandem with Michael Morgan.

Manly learned from life without Trbojevic

TOM TRBOJEVIC of Australia celebrates scoring a try during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup match between Australia and Lebanon at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Manly look set for another stint without superstar fullback Tom Trbojevic due to his hamstring, but Daly Cherry-Evans says they'll be better prepared this time.

Raiders bt Cowboys, move into NRL top four

Raiders coach RICKY STUART looks on before the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Canberra have beaten a wasteful North Queensland 30-12 in their NRL match in Townsville to move into the top four.

Moses shines in Eels' win over Sharks

SHAUN JOHNSON of the Kiwis in action during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup match between the New Zealand Kiwis and Tonga at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Parramatta halfback Mitchell Moses has turned in a dominant performance in the Eels' 24-12 NRL win over Cronulla at ANZ Stadium.

Souths had it coming with loss: Bennett

Coach WAYNE BENNETT talks to his players during the Brisbane Broncos NRL training session in Brisbane, Australia.

South SydneyNRL coach Wayne Bennett has admitted seeing signs of his team's first loss of the season for several weeks.

NRL crackdown on attacking legs continues

MATTHEW LODGE of the Tigers is tackled during the NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the North Queensland Cowboys at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Gold Coast forward Moeaki Fotuaika is set to become the third NRL forward suspended this year for attacking the legs of an opposition kicker.

Trbojevic injured as DCE extra-time king

TOM TRBOJEVIC of Australia celebrates scoring a try during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup match between Australia and Lebanon at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Manly superstar Tom Trbojevic left the field with a hamstring injury before Daly Cherry-Evans kicked Manly to a 13-12 golden-point NRL win over South Sydney.

NRL leaders Storm on guard for Bulldogs

Coach of the Storm CRAIG BELLAMY looks on during a Melbourne Storm Training Session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says there's no chance his team will be taking Canterbury lightly despite their contrasting positions on the NRL ladder.

More protection needed for Green: Warriors

BLAKE GREEN of the Warriors looks to pass during the NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

The Warriors will ask rookie five-eighth Chanel Harris-Tavita to kick more and take the pressure off their targeted halfback Blake Green.

Reynolds makes case for Tigers NRL spot

JOSH REYNOLDS of the Bulldogs runs the ball during the NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Wests Tigers playmaker Josh Reynolds set up two tries in the team's heartbreaking 9-8 NRL loss to Penrith on Friday.

Cleary envisioned Tigers game-winner

NATHAN CLEARY of the Panthers kicks during the NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Pepper Stadium Sydney, Australia.

Penrith star Nathan Cleary envisioned himself kicking the game-winning field goal in their anticipated clash with the Wests Tigers.

Titans lament error count in Warriors loss

Head Coach GARTH BRENNAN looks on during a Gold Coast Titans NRL training session at Parkwood in Gold Coast, Australia.

A slipshod performance in losing to the Warriors has prompted Gold Coast coach Garth Brennan to read the riot act to his players.

Matt Dufty gives Dragons X-factor at back

MATTHEW DUFTY of the Dragons scores a try during the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Clive Berghofer Stadium in Toowoomba, Australia.

Matt Dufty looked consigned to spend the year on the bench for St George Illawarra, but is now back in the No.1 jersey due to Gareth Widdop's absence.

Cleary kicks field-goal winner over Tigers

NATHAN CLEARY of the Panthers kicks during the NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Pepper Stadium Sydney, Australia.

Nathan Cleary has kicked a golden-point field goal to give Penrith a 9-8 NRL victory over the Wests Tigers on Friday.

Error-prone Titans gift Warriors NRL win

ASHLEY TAYLOR of the Titans looks to pass the ball during the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Melbourne Storm in Gold Coast, Australia.

The Warriors have unearthed some form to beat Gold Coast 26-10 and consign the hapless Titans to a club-record fourth straight loss to start the NRL season.

Stuart wary of Shark-mauled Cowboys

Raiders coach RICKY STUART looks on before the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has one takeaway from North Queensland's NRL round three loss to Cronulla - they won't be that bad against his team this Saturday.

Josh Dugan returning to best spot at No.1

JOSH DUGAN of Australia passes as he is tackled by JARRTD HAYNE of Fiji during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Semi Final match between the Australian Kangaroos and Fiji at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Cronulla coach John Morris says Josh Dugan's return to fullback as cover for the injured Matt Moylan will see him go back to his best NRL position.

Dragons confident on Frizell's NRL chances

TYSON FRIZELL of Australia makes a run during the International Test match between Tonga and Australia at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Tyson Frizell remains a strong chance of returning against Newcastle if he gets through St George Illawarra NRL training on Saturday.

Slater named as Queensland Origin selector

BILLY SLATER looks on during the Australian Kangaroos Rugby League World Cup training session at Langlands Park in Brisbane, Australia.

Retired champion Billy Slater has been appointed as a Queensland rugby league selector ahead of this year's State of Origin series.

Suli can learn and return in week: Hasler

MOSES SULI of the Tigers is tackled during the NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Gold Coast Titans at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Des Hasler says Moses Suli's axing for failing to meet performance standards is part of a learning curve for the centre but he could return next week.

Inglis a no-show with bung shoulder

GREG INGLIS of the Rabbitohs watches the ball before scoring a try during the NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium in Australia.

Greg Inglis won't line up for South Sydney against Manly in their round four NRL clash on Saturday due to a shoulder injury.

Tevita Pangai Jnr faces two-game NRL ban

TEVITA PANGAI of the Broncos breaks away from the defence during the NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane forward Tevita Pangai Jnr is set to miss two games for an ugly late shot on Cooper Cronk after being charged by the NRL judiciary.

Robinson anoints Tedesco as world's best

JAMES TEDESCO of the Roosters runs the ball during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Gold Coast Titans at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has declared fullback James Tedesco the best rugby league player in the world.

Eels won't change NRL approach with Salmon

JAEMAN SALMON looks on during a Parramatta Eels NRL training session at the Old Saleyards Reserve in Sydney, Australia.

Five-eighth Dylan Brown's absence through a back injury won't change Parramatta's NRL attack against Cronulla.

Roosters' Cronk plays down injury concerns

COOPER CRONK of the Roosters catches the ball during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Roosters halfback Cooper Cronk has denied he came from the field because of injury in his side's 36-4 thumping of Brisbane.

Seibold defends misfiring Broncos halves

Head coach ANTHONY SEIBOLD looks on during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold has defended halves Anthony Milford and Kodi Nikorima following this side 36-4 NRL flogging to the Sydney Roosters.

Panthers' Edwards ready to bounce back

DYLAN EDWARDS of the Panthers makes a break during the NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Parramatta Eels at Panthers Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Penrith fullback Dylan Edwards will be looking to bounce back from a horror night against Melbourne in Bathurst last weekend, where he made six errors.

Titans bank on returning halves firing

ASHLEY TAYLOR of the titans runs with the ball during the NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Garth Brennan says the Titans have a skip in their step at last as Ash Taylor and Tyrone Roberts get set to return in the halves against the Warriors.

Ivan backs son to bounce back to NRL form

Panthers coach IVAN CLEARY speaks to the media during a NRL Finals series press conference at Rugby League Central in Sydney, Australia.

Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has defended son Nathan's slow start to the NRL season ahead of their match against the Wests Tigers.

Green puts blowtorch on Warriors attitude

BLAKE GREEN of the Warriors in action during the NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Playmaker Blake Green says the Warriors have been unwilling to get down and dirty in shambolic defensive displays over the last two weeks of the NRL.

Cleary opens up on ugly Wests Tigers exit

Panthers coach IVAN CLEARY speaks to the media during a NRL Finals series press conference at Rugby League Central in Sydney, Australia.

Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has finally opened up on his walkout at the Wests Tigers to return to his former NRL club.

Cogger keen to pay NRL Bulldogs back

Bulldogs coach DEAN PAY looks on at the post match media conference at the end of during the NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Canterbury Bulldogs at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Australia.

Jack Cogger will make his NRL club debut for Canterbury when they visit Melbourne on Sunday.

Queensland great fears Inglis may be done

GREG INGLIS catches a pass during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Questions are being asked about whether rugby league great Greg Inglis's battered body can withstand another gruelling season in the NRL.

Roosters punish woeful Broncos in NRL

Head coach ANTHONY SEIBOLD looks on during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Australia.

The Sydney Roosters have recorded a dominant 36-4 NRL win over Brisbane at the SCG, turning up the heat on Broncos coach Anthony Seibold and his young team.

Cam Smith rules out Queensland comeback

CAMERON SMITH of the Storm charges forward during the NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Melbourne Storm at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Queensland great Cameron Smith has closed the door on emerging from representative retirement to lead the Maroons in this year's State of Origin series.

Reynolds set to be tested by Kikau

VILIAME KIKAU of the Panthers is tackled during the NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Penrith Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Penrith back-rower Viliame Kikau is set to test out returning Wests Tigers playmaker Josh Reynolds in what will be his first NRL game in nine months.

Morris tells rookie Xerri to back himself

JOSH MORRIS of the Bulldogs fends off a tackle during the NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Cronulla centre Josh Morris has told debutant Bronson Xerri to back himself as the highly-touted youngster prepares to make his NRL debut.

Inglis in doubt for Souths' clash v Manly

GREG INGLIS of the Rabbitohs watches the ball before scoring a try during the NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium in Australia.

Illness is now threatening to thwart Greg Inglis's comeback from a shoulder injury for South Sydney's NRL trip to Manly on Saturday.

Roosters play down interest in Pangai Jnr

Roosters coach TRENT ROBINSON watches on during the Sydney Roosters NRL training session at Kippax Lake in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has no intention of discussing the NRL premiers' apparent interest in Brisbane strike forward Tevita Pangai Junior.

Storm's Munster looking for extra NRL edge

Kieran Foran of the Bulldogs runs the ball during the NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium on Sydney, Australia.

Melbourne playmaker Cameron Munster is looking to take his NRL game to the next level, including adding ball strips to his bag of skills.

Broncos' Roberts sent for a spell

JAMES ROBERTS in action during a New South Wales State of Origin training session at Coogee Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Brisbane star James Robert has been given time off to overcome a chronic achilles injury, with the Broncos refusing to offer a time frame on his NRL return.

Maguire takes emotion out of Cleary clash

Rabbitohs coach MICHAEL MAGUIRE looks on during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire denies his side have any extra motivation heading into their NRL clash with Penrith and former coach Ivan Cleary.

Titans cross fingers for halves' return

TYRONE ROBERTS of Warrington takes a conversion during the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Semi Final match between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos at MS in Bolton, England.

Key halves Ash Taylor and Tyrone Roberts have come through a light Gold Coast Titans session to take another step closer to starting against the Warriors.

Kearney rolls dice with young five-eighths

STEPHEN KEARNEY of the Warriors looks on during a New Zealand Warriors NRL training session at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Coach Stephen Kearney has performed a u-turn on his NRL pre-season pledge to persist with Adam Keighran as the Warriors' five-eighth.

Johnston aims to stay No.1 at Souths

ALEX JOHNSTON of the Rabbitohs runs with the ball during the NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Alex Johnston says he wants to be the South Sydney No.1 for the rest of his career, describing the jumper as iconic.

Green wants more from under-fire Cowboys

Cowboys coach PAUL GREEN looks on before the start of the NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Australia.

Cowboys coach Paul Green wants to see plenty of improvement after showing faith in the side that was run down by Cronulla last weekend.

Dragons optimistic Widdop will return

GARETH WIDDOP of the Dragons in action during the NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Newcastle Knights at WIN Stadium in Wollongong, Australia.

St George Illawarra say skipper Gareth Widdop will miss up to five months after undergoing a shoulder reconstruction on Monday.

Newcastle Knights cult hero Ross retires

NATHAN ROSS of the Knights in acction during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Hunter Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Newcastle winger Nathan Ross has been forced into medical retirement because of a groin injury.

Broncos' Roberts on ice for Roosters clash

JAMES ROBERTS in action during a New South Wales State of Origin training session at Coogee Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Centre James Roberts will miss Brisbane's NRL trip to Sydney to face the Roosters as he manages an achilles complaint.

Eels young gun Brown out with back injury

BENJI MARSHALL of the Broncos in action during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Brisbane Broncos at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Parramatta playmaker Dylan Brown has been ruled out with a back injury for Saturday's NRL clash with Cronulla.

Bulldogs' Foran out 10-12 weeks

KIERAN FORAN speaks to the media during a New Zealand Warriors NRL media session at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Canterbury have suffered a massive blow with playmaker Kieran Foran reportedly ruled out for up to three months due to an ankle injury.

Mbye surprised by handling of Cleary exit

MOSES MBYE of the Bulldogs scores the winning try during the NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Newcastle Knights at Belmore Sports Ground in Sydney, Australia.

Moses Mbye says he understands why some of his Wests Tigers teammates would harbour ill feeling toward Penrith coach Ivan Cleary after his NRL defection.

Cleary guarantees bumbling Edwards return

DYLAN EDWARDS of the Panthers makes a break during the NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Parramatta Eels at Panthers Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has guaranteed Dylan Edwards will keep his spot for next week's clash with the Wests Tigers.

NFL scouts praise Holmes' workout

VALENTINE HOLMES of the Sharks is tackled by JARED WAEREA-HARGREAVES of the Roosters during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Cronulla Sharks at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

The NFL workout session of Valentine Holmes resulted in a Minnesota Vikings scout staying back for a long chat with the former NRL star.

Eels can build around Gutherson: Mannah

CLINT GUTHERSON of the Eels makes a break during the NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Penrith Panthers at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Parramatta co-captain Clint Gutherson is among a host of names off-contract with the NRL club at the end of the season.

Radley no Friend for Roosters

VICTOR RADLEY of the Roosters in action during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Gold Coast Titans at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Victor Radley could again be forced to slot into hooker for the Sydney Roosters if Jake Friend fails to recover from a shoulder injury.

Panthers winger Phillips quits club

TYRONE PHILLIPS of Fiji passes during the International Rugby League Test match between Fiji and Papua New Guinea at Pirtek Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

After being charged with a drink-driving offence, Penrith winger Tyrone Phillips has quite the club.

Knights fine Moga for taxi driver assault

Newcastle star Tautau Moga escaped court punishment, but could not evade a fine from the Knights disciplinary committee.

Dragons sweat on Gareth Widdop surgery

GARETH WIDDOP of the Dragons in action during the NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Newcastle Knights at WIN Stadium in Wollongong, Australia.

St George Illawarra captain Gareth Widdop will undergo surgery on Monday night to discover the extent of his latest shoulder dislocation.

Knights to re-install Ponga at fullback

KALYN PONGA of the Knights in action during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Penrith Panthers at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Kalyn Ponga will return to fullback for Newcastle in Sunday's NRL match against St George Illawarra.

Panthers expect Tigers to make it personal

VILIAME KIKAU of the Panthers is tackled during the NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Penrith Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Penrith prop James Tamou says he'd be fired up too if he was playing against a coach who walked out on him mid-contract.

Pangai definitely in Blues frame: Cordner

BOYD CORDNER of the Roosters looks dejected after defeat in the NRL match between the St George Illawara Dragons and Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

NSW State of Origin captain Boyd Cordner will get a close look at Blues hopeful Tevita Pangai Junior when the Sydney Roosters tackle Brisbane in the NRL.

Valentine Holmes to face NFL scouts

VALENTINE HOLMES of the Kangaroos is tackled during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Final between the Australian Kangaroos and England at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

The 40-yard sprint could be the key test for Valentine Holmes when he attempts to impress scouts from all 32 NFL teams.

Rabbitohs put a lid on NRL expectations

Coach WAYNE BENNETT talks to his players during the Brisbane Broncos NRL training session in Brisbane, Australia.

South Sydney have played down their 28-20 NRL win over the Gold Coast with Wayne Bennett warning that they're still a long way off their peak.

Taylor, Roberts close to Titans NRL return

ASHLEY TAYLOR of the Titans looks to pass the ball during the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Melbourne Storm in Gold Coast, Australia.

First-choice halves Ash Taylor and Tyrone Roberts are a chance to make their first NRL appearance of the year in Gold Coast's clash with the Warriors.

Pay unearths more gems in Bulldogs rebuild

NICK MEANEY of the Knights celebrates his try with team mates during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Gold Coast Titans at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Youngsters Jayden Okunbor and Nick Meaney were among Canterbury's best in Sunday's NRL win over the Wests Tigers.