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Raiders trying to handle tight NRL tussles

The Raiders are focused on stamping out handling errors as they aim to beat Parramatta and get their NRL season on track.

Foran 'smiling again' as NRL return looms

Kieran Foran says he is on the fringe of a full recovery, both mentally and physically, as he builds towards a long-awaited Warriors debut in the NRL.

Origin 2017 launched in Sydney

Cooper Cronk and Aaron woods have launched the 2017 Origin Series. See what they had to say about this year’s series

Broncos play down Adam Blair injury

Brisbane have played down an injury to Adam Blair ahead of their NRL clash with Canterbury despite the prop leaving training early on Wednesday.

Toughest time in Tigers' history: Lawrence

Long-serving Wests Tigers player Chris Lawrence says he can't recall a more turbulent period in his 11 seasons at the club.

Hasler confident NRL contract will be done

Canterbury coach Des Hasler says he is unfazed by the media pressure surrounding his position, and he hopes to have an extension with the NRL club soon.

Taupau vows to keep aggressive NRL style

Manly enforcer Marty Taupau says he won't change his aggressive approach to the NRL after returning from a shoulder charge suspension last week.

Bulldogs hand attacking keys to NRL rookie

Canterbury have handed little-known Matt Frawley a debut at halfback in place of the suspended Moses Mbye for this week's clash against Brisbane.

Titans boss glad James cited, then cleared

Gold Coast chief executive Graham Annesley successfully defended Ryan James at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night, but he's happy his captain was charged.

Canterbury captain backs embattled coach

Canterbury captain James Graham wants the Bulldogs board to consult him before making any decisions on the future of coach Des Hasler.

Grevsmuhl in frame for Titans debut

Titans recruit Chris Grevsmuhl is a chance to make his debut for the club on Sunday after the backrower was named in a 21-man squad to face the Warriors.

Foran set for Warriors home NRL debut

Kieran Foran has shaken off the hamstring twinge that sidelined him last week and looks set to make his Warriors NRL debut against the Titans.

Big guns return for NRL heavyweights

Jason Taumalalo, Jake Friend and Kieran Foran are among the big names included in NRL teams named for round five.

Bellamy lashing behind Storm NRL revival

Veteran Storm centre Will Chambers says coach Craig Bellamy's vintage halftime spray helped spark their comeback NRL win against West Tigers.

Bulldogs players declare faith in Hasler

Canterbury coach Des Hasler is facing mounting pressure to keep his job following his side's slow start to the NRL season.

Cherry-Evans back to his best NRL ways

Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans says he is approaching matches the same way he did when he was one of the brightest young stars in the NRL.

Myles wants slaps to go way of NRL punch

Nate Myles wants players who throw open-handed slaps in the NRL to be sin-binned, in the same way they are for punching.

Woods looks forward to Farah Origin union

Aaron Woods is set to re-unite with former Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah when the pair line-up alongside each other for NSW in State of Origin this year.

My form doesn't warrant Origin nod: Oates

Brisbane winger Corey Oates says he is now more confident under the high ball but still does not think his NRL form warrants Queensland selection - yet.

Red V's Vaughan shapes as Blues bolter

St George Illawarra's Paul Vaughan has played himself into the mix for the NSW State of Origin team.

Shaun Johnson needs reality check: Daley

Enigmatic Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson may need to be benched or dropped to bring the best out of him, says NSW Origin coach Laurie Daley.

Origin coaches back Hasler at Dogs

State of Origin coaches Kevin Walters and Laurie Daley believe Des Hasler can turn Canterbury's ailing NRL fortunes around if given time.

NRL stars push for fixed revenue share

Some 200 players - half by video link - have attended the NRL players' union annual meeting in Sydney on Monday night to be given an update on CBA talks.

Friend all smiles for NRL Roosters again

Sydney Roosters captain Jake Friend is all smiles again after recovering from a dental injury ahead of Friday night's NRL clash with Manly.

Tupou set for NRL return with Newcastle

Former Test and NSW backrower Anthony Tupou is set for an NRL return with Newcastle as Knights coach Nathan Brown prepares to wield the axe.

Cleary can spark Brooks at Tigers: Soward

Ivan Cleary can get the best out of Luke Brooks should he get the vacant gig at the Wests Tigers, according to former pupil Jamie Soward.

Dogs set to turn to NRL debutant Frawley

Playmaker Matt Frawley is expected to receive his NRL debut after Canterbury's Moses Mbye was suspended for a shoulder charge.

Titans skipper cleared at NRL judiciary

Gold Coast captain Ryan James has been found not guilty of a shoulder charge by the NRL judiciary, arguing he was trying to protect himself from a teammate.

Thaiday to amp up aggression against Dogs

Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday says he will have to amp up his aggression against a desperate Canterbury pack in Thursday night's NRL clash.

Tigers lose Brooks to hamstring injury

Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks is set to miss at least one NRL round due to a hamstring injury.

Cowboys brace for disrupted preparation

North Queensland Cowboys are bracing for a disrupted preparation due to a looming Tropical Cyclone Debbie but still expect Friday's NRL home match to be played.

Maroons need Origin forwards: Walters

Queensland's rugby league side will need at least three changes to the team that finished last year's series win over NSW following injuries to key players.

Daley to keep NSW Origin captain waiting

NSW won't announce their new State of Origin captain until the team for game one gets named on May 21.

Reynolds pumped for Thurston NRL clash

South Sydney halfback says NRL clashes with North Queensland great Johnathan Thurston are occasions to savour.

Woods embraces Tigers' tough times in NRL

In the strongest sign yet that he is willing to stick around at Concord, Aaron Woods says he is enjoying the curveballs being thrown at him as club captain.

Slater showing glimpses of best: Bellamy

Melbourne veteran Billy Slater set up a try and played 80 minutes for the first time since coming back from twin shoulder reconstructions.

Foran racing clock to take on Titans

Warriors playmaker Kieran Foran is racing the clock to take on the Gold Coast after the star recruit was a late scratching from his NRL return on Sunday.

Widdop shrugs off crash to lead Dragons

St George Illawarra skipper Gareth Widdop was involved in a car accident just hours before leading his side out for their NRL clash with the Warriors.

Merrin backs Wallace for NSW Origin gig

Peter Wallace's exploits for Penrith in their record NRL win over Newcastle has renewed debate of a possible State of Origin recall for NSW this year.

Foran no guarantee to tackle Titans in NRL

Warriors playmaker Kieran Foran is no certainty to make his NRL return against the Gold Coast next week.

NRL round four snapshot

A snapshot of round four of the NRL.

Tigers thrive on emotion but no NRL win

Wests Tigers ran on emotion in round four of the NRL but still finished the weekend as one of the few teams with just one win so far this season.

Tigers begin post-Taylor era with NRL loss

Wests Tigers have blown a 14-0 lead against Melbourne to go down by eight points in their first match after the axing of coach Jason Taylor.

Dragons too hot for Foran-less Warriors

St George Illawarra have defeated the Warriors 26-12 at UOW Jubilee Oval after the visitors had recruit Kieran Foran ruled out in the warm-up.

Dogs deal with Mbye shoulder charge blow

Canterbury halfback Moses Mbye and Gold Coast captain Ryan James are each facing two-match NRL suspensions after being cited for shoulder charges.

Cyclone may leave Cowboys stranded

Tropical Cyclone Debbie may leave North Queensland Cowboys stranded on the Gold Coast after their 32-26 NRL win over the Titans on Saturday night.

Slow starts continue to plague NRL Titans

Gold Coast coach Neil Henry admits he has no idea how to rectify their slow starts after the Titans' 32-26 NRL loss to North Queensland on Saturday night.

NQ coach Green says Hess not Origin ready

North Queensland coach Paul Green believes backrower Coen Hess isn't ready for State of Origin selection - yet.

Bulldogs in no rush over Hasler's future

Canterbury NRL chairman Ray Dib says his Bulldogs "isn't a reactive board" and won't make a quick call on coach Des Hasler after the club's 36-0 loss to Manly.

Sharks back Segeyaro to make an impression

Hooker James Segeyaro made his long-awaited NRL return with Cronulla in the premiers' win over Parramatta on Saturday.

Sea Eagles rebuild Manly spirit at Brookie

Manly players met before their 36-0 NRL flogging of Canterbury to try and reinforce the club's once unbeatable culture at the newly-named Lottoland.

Flanno's white lies have Sharks seeing red

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has revealed how a series of lies delivered to his players fired them to their NRL win over Parramatta.

Afoa demands more of himself vs Dragons

Warriors young gun Bunty Afoa says he failed to deliver against Canterbury last week and is itching to right his wrongs against the Dragons on Sunday.

Youthful Cowboys score NRL win over Titans

North Queensland's young guns have helped the Cowboys to a 32-26 NRL win over the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday night.

Five days still too long for Dogs to wait

Canterbury are already eying Thursday's clash with Brisbane as a chance to take out their frustrations from Saturday's 36-0 loss to Manly.

Cherry on top as Manly flog Dogs

Daly Cherry-Evans set up five tries in a scintillating display to help Manly to a 36-0 NRL win over Canterbury at Lottoland on Saturday.

Segeyaro returns as Sharks bounce back

James Segeyaro has made his return to the NRL as Cronulla bounced back to the NRL winner's circle with a 20-6 win over Parramatta.

Whitehead facing NRL tripping ban

Canberra second-rower Elliott Whitehead is set to spend a week on the NRL sidelines after being charged with tripping.

Webster at home in Leichhardt coach debut

Andrew Webster will coach the Wests Tigers for the first in the NRL, against Melbourne on Sunday, but he has already led teams to success at Leichhardt.

Kieran Foran to make Warriors debut

Kieran Foran is set to make his return to the NRL with the Warriors in Sunday's clash with St George Illawarra.

Todd Carney impresses in Salford debut

Salford have thumped Widnes 46-10 in Super League with Todd Carney making his debut for the Red Devils off the bench.

Mannering to become highest-capped Warrior

Warriors stalwart Simon Mannering will become the NRL club's highest-capped player when he takes to the field against St George Illawarra on Sunday.

Brown takes aim at Knights defence

Knights coach Nathan Brown has criticised his team's poor defence in their 40-0 hammering at the hands of Penrith on Friday night.

Titans shut down Cowboys talk on Elgey

Gold Coast coach Neil Henry has shut down speculation Titans pivot Kane Elgey is in North Queensland's sights as Johnathan Thurston's replacement.

Panthers' Griffin praises halves defence

Penrith five-eighth Te Maire Martin had his best game since coming back from a shoulder reconstruction in Friday's big win over Newcastle.

Canberra's Hodgson won't be risked: Stuart

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says he has no problem keeping hooker Josh Hodgson sidelined after Adam Clydsdale's display in their 13-12 NRL loss in Brisbane.

Brisbane back Milford to regain confidence

Brisbane have backed Anthony Milford to regain his mojo after a muted display in their 13-12 NRL win over Canberra on Friday night.

Kahu seals 13-12 NRL win for Broncos

A late field goal by unlikely hero Jordan Kahu has sealed Brisbane's 13-12 NRL win over Canberra at Suncorp Stadium.

Penrith hand Knights 40-0 NRL hiding

Penrith have scored seven unanswered tries in a 40-0 thumping of Newcastle at Pepper Stadium.

Latrell not ready for Origin yet: Robinson

Latrell Mitchell is destined for great things in the NRL but he shouldn't become the youngest State of Origin in six years, according to coach Trent Robinson.

Des Hasler still NRL king at Brookvale

Des Hasler is looking to condemn Manly to a fifth straight NRL loss at Lottoland, the longest losing streak at the venue since he began coaching in 2004.

Sandow takes step toward NRL return

Chris Sandow has taken a step toward a possible NRL return after signing a one year deal with Queensland Cup club Brisbane Norths.

Gordon enjoys Roosters' run while it lasts

Sydney Roosters fullback Michael Gordon is unsure whether he will play on beyond this NRL season, despite setting the competition alight in the opening month.

Referees should act on concussion: Peponis

NSW Rugby League chairman George Peponis wants NRL referees to play a greater role in dealing with the code's concussion rules.

Sharks' Segeyaro guessing game for Eels

Cronulla claim they have not yet decided if James Segeyaro will make his NRL return against Parramatta this weekend.

Graham signs 2-year NRL deal with Sharks

Cronulla back-rower Wade Graham has penned a two-year contract extension with the NRL premiers.

Paul Gallen's brother serving doping ban

The brother of Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has been suspended by ASADA for two years for doping.

Eels in the frame to land Sharks' Bird

Parramatta have entered the race for the highly-prized NRL signature of Cronulla's Jack Bird.

Titans brace for Thurston's response

Gold Coast Titans coach Neil Henry admits he is bracing for a wounded Johnathan Thurston's response in Saturday night's NRL clash with North Queensland.

Pay demands could cost NRL players privacy

The Rugby League Players' Association is reportedly considering giving up NRL player privacy rights for a greater share of the game's revenue.

Norman returns for the Eels against Sharks

Parramatta playmaker Corey Norman has been cleared of a hamstring injury and will take on Cronulla in the NRL.

Warriors pack must produce more: Kearney

Warriors boss Stephen Kearney admits his side has "stuttered" in its early NRL travails and hasn't yet produced the goods up front.

Brisbane to mark McCullough milestone

Brisbane hope to honour hooker Andrew McCullough's 200th NRL game with a win in Friday night's home clash with Canberra.

Boyd unsure whether Hess is Origin ready

Queensland fullback Darius Boyd admits he is unsure whether young backrower Coen Hess is ready for State of Origin.

Keary beats Souths and their mental demons

Sydney Roosters halfback Luke Keary says he has moved on from his fallout with South Sydney, after starring to defeat his old NRL club on Thursday night.

Bunnies eye tighter NRL attack

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire will ask for a more disciplined attack after his side struggled to compete early in their NRL loss to the Sydney Roosters.

Taylor must win mental battle: Bennett

Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett says David Taylor's best footy lies ahead of him if the controversial Canberra forward can win his "mental battle".

Bennett praises Brisbane's 1-2 NRL start

Brisbane may be on the verge of an unwanted record but coach Wayne Bennett says he only has admiration for his team after their 1-2 NRL season start.

Roosters beat Souths, best start since '96

The Sydney Roosters have started their NRL season with four straight wins for the first time in 21 years, beating South Sydney 20-6 on Thursday night.

Storm, Bellamy won't buy into Tigers drama

Melbourne NRL coach Craig Bellamy says his side isn't concerned by the drama at Wests Tigers, who this week sacked their coach Jason Taylor.

Dragons back staff despite concussion fine

St George Illawarra have backed their medical staff despite the NRL handing the club a $100,000 fine over its handling of Josh Dugan's head knock.

Benji-gate as Bennett backs Milford

Wayne Bennett has defended Anthony Milford's work ethic, slamming a report the Brisbane five-eighth takes short cuts at training.

Panthers coach refuses to blame NRL refs

Penrith have refused to blame the match officials for their loss to the Sydney Roosters, despite the NRL admitting they got it wrong.

Bennett dismisses NRL talk over 18th man

Wayne Bennett rejects renewed speculation the NRL should introduce an 18th man after three clubs were fined heavily for concussion protocol breaches.

Panthers on alert for resurgent Knights

Penrith back-rower Bryce Cartwright will miss the side's NRL clash with Newcastle on Friday.

Raiders to ice poor NRL record in Brisbane

Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker says the players have turned to cryotherapy and ice baths to counter their five-day turnaround to face the Broncos.

Segeyaro declares himself ready for Sharks

Cronulla signing James Segeyaro has put his hand up for NRL selection this weekend despite only officially joining the club this week.

Sea Eagles look to rectify home NRL record

Manly are one loss away from their worst losing streak at home since Des Hasler's first season in charge as head coach back in 2004.

Woods' decision depends on new NRL coach

Aaron Woods says he won't decide on his next contract until the Wests Tigers appoint a replacement for sacked coach Jason Taylor.

Why the Cowboys signed Jason Taumalolo

The facts and figures on Jason Taumalolo who has signed record-breaking 10-year NRL deal with the Cowboys believed worth $10 million.

Copley, Vidot answer Titans call-up

Gold Coast have searched far and wide to find players to put on the park for their match against North Queensland this Saturday.

History of long player deals in the NRL

Jason Taumalolo's new 10-year deal with North Queensland follows a number of long-term NRL contract signings.

Tigers job no poisoned chalice: Webster

Interim Wests Tigers coach Andrew Webster has spoken for the first time since being asked to stand in for the sacked Jason Taylor at the NRL club.

Foran poised to make Warriors debut in NRL

Warriors recruit Kieran Foran has been named in his side's extended 21-man squad for Sunday's NRL clash with the Dragons and is rated a good chance to play.

Roosters set for torrid Rabbitohs derby

Try telling Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson the annual derby with South Sydney isn't still the grudge match of the NRL season.

Manly need five-star DCE every week in NRL

Manly players say they need captain Daly Cherry-Evans to produce his best every week after he led them to a breakthrough NRL win over North Queensland.

Storm coach relieved to re-sign Finucane

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy was relieved to re-sign hardworking forward Dale Finucane on a four-year NRL deal.

Roosters have no room for sacked Taylor

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has slammed the door shut on any possible return to Bondi Junction for sacked Wests Tigers NRL coach Jason Taylor.

Tigers' NRL board should be sacked: Fulton

Wests Tigers premiership player Liam Fulton says the NRL club is hindered by poor off-field decision-making.

Segeyaro trains, but Brailey Sharks' No.9

Jayden Brailey has maintained the main hooking role for Cronulla at training on Wednesday, despite James Segeyaro joining the NRL squad.

Taumalolo's record deal worth risk: Green

North Queensland believe the record-breaking 10-year deal they have brokered with Jason Taumalolo is worth the risk.

Peta Hiku 'furious' over Packer hit

Penrith NRL player Peta Hiku says he was at first furious over the swinging arm from St George Illawarra prop Russell Packer that fractured his eye-socket.

Tigers great's ultimatum to Moses, Brooks

Club great Steve Roach has delivered an ultimatum to Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks to take or leave Wests Tigers' offer to stay with the embattled NRL side.

Taylor can be an unstoppable force: Boyd

Brisbane skipper Darius Boyd believes a revitalised David Taylor can be an unstoppable force ahead of Friday night's NRL clash with Canberra.

Payten will be a head coach one day: Green

North Queensland coach Paul Green says even if Wests Tigers don't pursue his assistant Todd Payten he believes it is a matter of time before an NRL club does.

Player power wasn't behind Taylor axing

Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods says the playing group only learnt of Jason Taylor's sacking via social media and played no active part in the coach's demise.

Thaiday guilty of Bromwich NRL thumb-pull

Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday has been fined at the NRL judiciary for contrary conduct after pulling the injured thumb of Melbourne player Jesse Bromwich.

Gela-Mosby to get Cowboys NRL debut

Auckland Nines sensation Gideon Gela-Mosby will make his NRL debut after being selected in an injury-hit North Queensland side to play Gold Coast.

Segeyaro set for Cronulla NRL debut

Former Penrith hooker James Segeyaro is set to make his Cronulla NRL debut after being named in a 21-man squad for the Sharks' clash with Parramatta.

Warriors name Foran for NRL return

The Warriors have named Kieran Foran on an extended bench for their NRL clash with St George Illawarra.

Foran on Warriors' bench in NRL return

Kieran Foran will make his impact for the Warriors against St George Illawarra from the bench in his first NRL game for almost 10 months.

Titans, Knights to defend head knock fines

Gold Coast coach Neil Henry has defended the NRL club's medical staff after being fined for breaching concussion protocols.

Ill-disciplined Reds must stand up: Smith

Veteran flanker George Smith wants an ill-disciplined Queensland Reds to take a stand without their leaders James Slipper and Quade Cooper.

Moylan battered, but won't be on sideline

Penrith captain Matt Moylan missed training on Tuesday, but is expected to be fit for Friday evening's NRL clash with Newcastle at Pepper Stadium

Boyd willing to step aside for Qld winger

Darius Boyd says he will not only step aside for fullback Billy Slater in the Queensland side but also doesn't want to stand in the way of a form winger.

Slater focuses on return to NRL best

Billy Slater will play back-to-back matches for the first time in almost two years when he lines up for Melbourne against Wests Tigers on Sunday.

Cleary keen on Tigers NRL coaching job

Ivan Cleary is favoured to coach the Wests Tigers after Jason Taylor's dismissal but insists he's yet to be approached by the NRL club.

Maguire backs depleted Rabbitohs' depth

Thomas Burgess is expected to get a recall for South Sydney's NRL local derby against the Sydney Roosters on Thursday night.

Rabbitohs on red alert for Keary

Sydney Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary will come up against his former side South Sydney for the first time on Thursday.

Wests Tigers need some tough love: Daley

NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley says Wests Tigers should go for a veteran head coach to replace Jason Taylor rather than look for a rookie.

Pascoe defends Tigers after Taylor sacking

Wests Tigers boss Justin Pascoe has defended the NRL club against accusations they suffer from a poor culture in the wake of Jason Taylor's sacking.

Copley's delayed debut a blessing: Wallace

Gold Coast prop Jarrod Wallace believes Sydney Roosters recruit Dale Copley's delayed Titans debut may have been a blessing for the injury ravaged NRL club.

Marshall takes Hunt under wing at Brisbane

Benji Marshall is keen for another taste of NRL action but believes some of his best work will be done off the field mentoring Brisbane halfback Ben Hunt.

Marina must go, says Tigers legend Elias

Tigers rugby league legend Benny Elias believes former teammate Wayne Pearce is the strong leader the battling NRL club needs

South Sydney re-sign Turner in NRL

South Sydney have re-signed Kyle Turner barely two years after the backrower feared for his NRL future.

Why Taylor was axed by Tigers

A look at why Jason Taylor was sacked by the Wests Tigers just three games into the 2017 NRL season.

Titans throw Chris Grevsmuhl NRL lifeline

Gold Coast have added much needed depth, throwing a NRL lifeline to ex-Penrith forward Chris Grevsmuhl.

McGuire doesn't want Thaiday to change

Brisbane NRL forward Josh McGuire says he doesn't want Sam Thaiday to change his aggressive style despite the back-rower facing a contrary conduct charge.

Hurt Darius Boyd slams tv interview

Darius Boyd believes he has been "knocked down a peg" in his recovery in the fallout over a controversial TV interview with his wife Kayla.

NRL crack down on concussion abuse

The NRL has meted out $350,000 in fines to St George Illawarra, Gold Coast and Newcastle over the abuse of concussion rules.

Cowboys nab McLean from Storm in NRL deal

Forward Jordan McLean will leave Melbourne for North Queensland for the 2018 NRL season.

Jason Taylor sacked by NRL's Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor has been sacked by the NRL club, effective immediately, with assistant Andrew Webster becoming interim coach.

Skipper Burgess backs suspended brother

South Sydney's George Burgess, Hymel Hunt and Braidon Burns have accepted NRL bans for indiscretions against Newcastle on Saturday.

NRL hands out $350k in concussion fines

St George Illawarra, Gold Coast and Newcastle have all been fined by the NRL over accusations they flouted the concussion rules.

No grand final hangover, insists Flanagan

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has denied his side is in a post-NRL premiership slump.

Raiders to face short NRL turnaround test

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says a five-day turnaround to face the Broncos will be an early-season test of the Raiders' toughness.

Keary defection adds spice to NRL rivalry

Luke Keary will face his old club for the first time when the Sydney Roosters meet old foes South Sydney to kick off round four of season 2017.

Dugan head knock sours Dragons win

The NRL concussion debate has been reignited after Josh Dugan appeared to be knocked out in St George Illawarra's win over Cronulla.

Taylor emerges as Raiders NRL weapon

Dave Taylor was strong in a 37-minute stint in his comeback NRL game for Canberra against Wests Tigers in round three.

Simona's ex reveals self harm thoughts

Tim Simona's ex-partner has spoken out about thoughts of self harm and feeling like she was forced to have an abortion.

NRL round three snapshot

A snapshot of round three of the NRL.

Raiders hammer Wests Tigers in NRL

Canberra have thrashed Wests Tigers 46-6 at GIO Stadium to score their first victory of the NRL season.

Cowboys trip helped Manly morale: Walker

Manly put a week of nasty headlines behind them with a sorely needed win over North Queensland in Townsville.

Souths' Burgess faces three-game NRL ban

Three Rabbitohs, including George Burgess and Hymel Hunt, are looking at stretches on the sidelines following South Sydney's NRL clash with Newcastle.

Injury list deepens as Cowboys corralled

Justin O'Neill and Kyle Feldt are the latest names to join a growing injury ward in Townsville after the Cowboys went down 30-8 to Manly.

Competing no longer enough for Knights

Newcastle's frustration in their 24-18 NRL loss to South Sydney on Saturday showed just how far the team has come in the past 12 months.

Reynolds says he will beat shoulder pain

South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds says his injured shoulder won't keep him out of Thursday's NRL showdown with the Sydney Roosters.

Gordon's No.1 in our eyes: Roosters

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says Michael Gordon deserves to be considered one of the best fullbacks in the game.

Roosters' try was wrong: NRL refs boss

Penrith have refused to criticise the referees in the wake of their NRL loss to the Sydney Roosters.

Manly shock injured Cowboys with NRL win

Manly have stunned an injury-riddled North Queensland outfit and ended their horror start to the NRL season with a 30-8 win in Townsville.

Brown renews calls for 18th man in NRL

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown wants an 18th man to be available for concussions after he lost two players to head knocks in the NRL loss to South Sydney.

Roosters edge Panthers in gutsy NRL win

Two tries to Michael Gordon has seen the Sydney Roosters score a 14-12 NRL win over Penrith.

Recent NRL history means little to Raiders

Canberra are not putting any weight into their recent record over Wests Tigers as they hunt their first win of the NRL season at GIO Stadium.

George Burgess in strife as Souths win

South Sydney's 24-18 win over Newcastle could prove costly, with George Burgess put on report for an elbow and centre Hymel Hunt for a high shot.

Eels' Moeroa cited for shoulder charge

Parramatta back-rower Tepai Moeroa will miss one NRL round after being cited for a shoulder charge.

Sharks look to keep Bird in their NRL nest

Off-contract Cronulla utility Jack Bird is shaping as the hottest commodity on the NRL player market.

Montoya passes NRL debut with distinction

Bulldogs young gun Marcelo Montoya scored a try on debut as his NRL side outclassed the Warriors 24-12 in Dunedin on Friday.

Birthday boy Taylor gets his NRL wish

Halfback Ash Taylor has celebrated turning 22 with a dominant display in the injury ravaged Gold Coast's 26-14 boilover NRL win over Parramatta.

Norman no quick fix for NRL's Eels: Arthur

Parramatta coach Brad Arthur says returning playmaker Corey Norman is no quick fix to their problems.

Flaky Warriors back to square one in NRL

A defensively flaky and offensively hesitant Warriors outfit showed all the hallmarks of years gone by in Friday's NRL loss to Canterbury in Dunedin.

Titans stun Eels with 26-14 NRL win

The injury-ravaged Titans have stunned Parramatta 26-14 in their NRL clash on Gold Coast.

Warriors' NRL collapse inexcusable: coach

Warriors boss Stephen Kearney has conceded his NRL side failed to fire or adapt to Manu Vatuvei's injury in their 24-12 loss to Canterbury in Dunedin.

Dogs beat listless Warriors in Dunedin NRL

Canterbury have secured their first win of the NRL season with a 24-12 'home' win over a sub-par Warriors outfit in Dunedin.

NRL to scrutinise concussion loophole

The NRL is closely monitoring a loophole in the concussion laws with some clubs suspected of abusing it for a free interchange.

Knights great's inspiring act for rookie

Newcastle rookie Sam Stone believes former fullback Mark Hughes is one of the toughest players to have played for the NRL club.

Green demands effort from depleted Cowboys

Paul Green is confident North Queensland can deal with the absence of four key players in Saturday's NRL clash with a desperate Manly.

Thaiday fined for Bromwich NRL thumb tug

Brisbane NRL forward Sam Thaiday is facing a maximum $2100 fine after copping a grade-one contrary conduct charge from the Broncos' loss to Melbourne.

Segeyaro close to joining the NRL's Sharks

Hooker James Segeyaro has been cleared by the NRL to train with Cronulla and is likely to be signed in the coming weeks.

Fiji won't consider Radradra for May Test

Fiji coach Mick Potter said he won't consider Semi Radradra but is likely to have Jarryd Hayne on deck for their Test against Samoa.

Slater ready to start for the NRL's Storm

Veteran fullback Billy Slater says his shoulder is fine after his first NRL game in over a year and he's ready for 80 minutes in their next outing.

Penrith halves brace for Roosters NRL test

Penrith halves Nathan Cleary and Te Maire Martin are giving up 257 games of experience against their Sydney Roosters halves in Saturday's NRL showdown.

Coal Train tip-top for NRL return: Ricky

Dave Taylor's commitment to his NRL comeback has convinced coach Ricky Stuart he can return to the top level.

Robinson hails Penrith as NRL trailblazers

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says the wrestle is dead and NRL sides are starting to play more football.

Stats show Farah and Cook key to Rabbitohs

Robbie Farah and Damien Cook's dual-hooking combination at South Sydney is bringing out the best of the their attack ahead of their NRL clash with Newcastle.

Cornish ready to step in for Hayne: Titans

The Gold Coast Titans have backed debutant Tyler Cornish to step into injured star Jarryd Hayne's shoes, in Friday night's NRL clash with Parramatta.

Maguire wants more out of Burgess brothers

George Burgess was one of South Sydney's best NRL forwards on his return from reserve grade last week, but coach Michael Maguire wants it consistently.

JT again the Cowboys' inspiration: Hampton

Ben Hampton says a fatigued North Queensland will again use Johnathan Thurston's genius as inspiration ahead of their NRL clash with Manly.

NRL's Hurrell braces for Radradra raid

Even hulking Gold Coast centre Konrad Hurrell has balked at the challenge of stopping Parramatta winger Semi Radradra in Friday night's NRL clash.

Cameron Smith lives for the winning kick

Melbourne Storm skipper Cameron Smith says moments like kicking his team to a win over Brisbane are the reason he plays the game.

Whether captain or not, Hoffman a leader

Warriors back-rower Ryan Hoffman has been temporarily reinstated to the captaincy for the NRL match against Canterbury after Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's concussion.

Munster breaks jaw in Storm NRL win

Melbourne's last-ditch win over Brisbane was tempered with rising star Cameron Munster suffering a broken jaw.

Slater makes successful return to Storm

After more than a year out of the game, Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater made a successful return to the NRL.

Storm snatch 14-12 NRL win over Brisbane

Melbourne have come from behind to snatch a 14-12 win over Brisbane to maintain their unbeaten start to the NRL season.

Dugan reveals talks with overseas rugby

Off-contract Dragons star Josh Dugan has revealed he has spoken to overseas rugby union clubs as he considers his future.

Mannah leaves door open for Hayne reunion

Jarryd Hayne has until May to take up an option to remain at Gold Coast for another NRL season, opening the possibility of a return to his former club.

Lockyer, Walters new Qld Origin selectors

Queensland have unveiled a new look State of Origin team selection panel featuring Darren Lockyer and coach Kevin Walters.

Mullen to fight NRL anabolic steroid ban

After testing positive to an anabolic steroid, Jarrod Mullen will challenge a mandatory four-year ban in coming weeks at the NRL's anti-doping tribunal.

Ruck battle pivotal against Dogs: Johnson

Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson says his side's battle up front with Canterbury will go a long way towards determining Friday's winner in Dunedin.

Arthur quiet on Radradra Kangaroos debate

Parramatta coach Brad Arthur has opted not to enter the conversation over whether Semi Radradra deserves another shot at Kangaroos selection.

NRL knocks back Titans' Copley request

The NRL has knocked back an injury depleted Gold Coast request to play recruit Dale Copley in their clash with Parramatta.

Taylor ready to show power for NRL Raiders

Canberra prop Junior Paulo says Dave Taylor will bring his size and power to the team's bench as they search for their first NRL win of the season.

Maguire calls time on Farah's Tigers era

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire wants the NRL to remember Robbie Farah's exploits on the NRL field and not the dramas off it, ahead of his 250th game.

Manly staffer speaks out against CEO

Manly football manager Jacky McCauley says she was taken to task by chief executive Tim Cleary for asking Eddie Obeid Jr to identify himself.

Reynolds is fit but Souths' form a worry

Adam Reynolds says he has no fitness concerns after getting through his return match last season, but isn't so happy with South Sydney's NRL form.

Kane Elgey unhappy with form on NRL return

Gold Coast pivot Kane Elgey admits he has not been happy with his NRL return despite being just two games into his comeback from a serious knee injury.

Cowboys boss Green weighs up Kiwis role

Cowboys coach Paul Green says he is weighing up an offer to be part of New Zealand coach David Kidwell's team for this year's Rugby League World Cup.

Ponga to be tested in defence: Morgan

North Queensland's Michael Morgan admits teenage fullback Kalyn Ponga faces a steep learning curve in defence in Saturday night's NRL clash with Manly.

Bennett warns Sims to avoid Origin hype

Wayne Bennett wants Korbin Sims to ignore the State of Origin hype after reports the Brisbane recruit has been earmarked for Queensland.

Meninga rules out Semi's Kangaroos return

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has shut the door on Semi Radradra playing for Australia this year due to his impending move to French rugby.

NRL shoulder charge rule unclear: Morgan

North Queensland five-eighth Michael Morgan says the revised NRL shoulder charge rule is still unclear in the wake of Jason Taumalolo's two game suspension.

Roosters NRL boss Lee set to leave club

Sydney Roosters chief executive John Lee will leave the NRL club at the end of the month, a little more than a year after he defected from the Rabbitohs.

England to play mid-year Test in Australia

England will meet Samoa as part of a rugby league international triple-header during the representative round in May.

Storm stoked to have Billy for NRL Broncos

Melbourne NRL coach Craig Bellamy says the Storm are buzzing about veteran fullback Billy Slater making his return from a lengthy injury layoff.

Tuivasa-Sheck out of Bulldogs NRL tussle

Warriors fullback and captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has failed to pass NRL concussion protocols and will not take to the field against Canterbury on Friday.

Penrith rookie's emotional NRL debut call

Penrith rookie Viliame Kikau made his NRL debut against the Wests Tigers less than a week after the loss of his close uncle Tui in Fiji.

Hunt will step up for Broncos: Bennett

Wayne Bennett has backed Ben Hunt to regain his confidence in Thursday night's NRL clash in Melbourne after his tentative extra-time last-round effort.

Slater shouldn't be in Origin mix: Bennett

Wayne Bennett says it is unrealistic for Billy Slater to be considered for Queensland State of Origin selection after a long injury absence.

Mannah embraces Eels' Norman-less test

Parramatta will attempt to make it three NRL wins in a row to begin a season for the first time in 23 years, when they take on the Gold Coast on Friday night.

Titans hopeful Copley debuts against Eels

Gold Coast are hopeful ex-Sydney Roosters centre Dale Copley will make his Titans debut in Friday night's NRL clash with Parramatta.

Farah aims to buck NRL milestone trend

Robbie Farah is yet to win one of his NRL milestone matches, but hopes that will change now he has found a home at South Sydney on the eve of his 250th game.

Tigers players wish Simona asked for help

Chris Lawrence and Robbie Farah have spoken about the fall of disgraced teammate Tim Simona, and the need to look after his welfare.

Debutant Abbey set to be Dogs' next kicker

Canterbury have named two debutants for Friday's NRL clash with the Warriors, and one of them, Brad Abbey, is set to take over the goal-kicking duties.

Bulldogs stars want Hasler future sorted

Canterbury State of Origin star Josh Jackson would like to see coach Des Hasler's future at the NRL club resolved quickly.

Bozo to decide if he's on board: Manly CEO

Manly head of football Bob Fulton will decide if he's on board with impending changes at the NRL club, chief executive Tim Cleary says.

Just give me the ball: Jack Bird

Jack Bird has made no secret of his desire to wear the No.1 or No.6 jerseys for NRL premiers Cronulla and it would affect his contract talks.

Taumalolo's Dally M chances all but ruined

North Queensland's Jason Taumalolo is all but out of the running for the 2017 Dally M after being suspended for a shoulder charge.

Raiders pack look to avenge Sharks failure

Raiders lock Luke Bateman says losing the forwards battle against the Sharks was a "kick in the guts" which has spurred them to fire up against Wests Tigers.

Nervous Slater will bounce back: Smith

Melbourne fullback Billy Slater has admitted to nerves ahead of his long-awaited NRL return from injury.

Roberts weighs up future as Titans utility

Off contract playmaker Tyrone Roberts is weighing up his future at the Gold Coast after the "ups and downs" of life as a Titans utility.

Hunt must step up for Brisbane: Parker

Former Brisbane captain Corey Parker fears his former club will become "predictable" in tight NRL games if halfback Ben Hunt does not step up.

Milford needs NRL consistency: Qld's Smith

Queensland captain Cameron Smith says Anthony Milford needs to be more consistent if he is to be considered for State of Origin selection.

Woods signs when Tigers NRL coach decided

Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods says he won't sign another contract until his NRL club decides coach Jason Taylor's future.

Taumalolo rubbed out for shoulder charge

North Queensland lock Jason Taumalolo has been found guilty at the NRL judiciary, rubbing him out for two weeks due to a shoulder charge.

Scott will still play role for NQ: Green

North Queensland coach Paul Green believes injured prop Matt Scott can still play a key role in the Cowboys' 2017 NRL title push.

Bloomfield trumpets NRL concussion rules

The NRL's head medical officer has trumpeted the game's concussion laws ahead of James McManus' lawsuit against Newcastle which begins this week.

Andrew Fifita studying mental health

Cronulla star Andrew Fifita has opened up on his controversial axing from the Australian team, his Clive Churchill medal miss, and a diploma he's studying for.

Titans not worried about North Sydney bid

Gold Coast half Kane Elgey says the embattled NRL club has enough to worry about without speculation a North Sydney bid wants to launch a takeover.

Gagai says NRL Knights will still improve

Newcastle centre Dane Gagai says the Knights are confident they can string together some NRL wins after snapping their 19-game losing streak.

Storm's Slater named for NRL return

Billy Slater heads a host of big names set to return for their NRL clubs after the release of 21-man team lists on Tuesday.

Foran's Warriors debut in the NRL delayed

Controversial Warriors playmaker Kieran Foran will not make his debut for the NRL club against the Bulldogs in Dunedin, despite being eligible to do so.

Croker set to make NRL return for Raiders

Canberra have received a major boost for their NRL game against Wests Tigers with captain Jarrod Croker named to return from injury.

McCullough re-signs with Broncos

Brisbane hooker Andrew McCullough has re-signed with NRL club Brisbane for another four seasons.

Call on NRL future likely in June: Gallen

Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen is expected to make a call 'between round 12 and 16' on whether to play on into an 18th NRL season.

Holmes ready to return for NRL Sharks

Sharks star Valentine Holmes is set to play his first match of the NRL season after training with the team for the first time since injuring his hamstring.

Dragons re-sign de Belin for three years

St George Illawarra lock Jack de Belin has signed a three-year contract extension with the NRL club.

Gallen wants zero drugs tolerance in NRL

Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has called for automatic two-year bans for NRL players who test positive to illicit drugs.

Ex-England coach McNamara to assist Kiwis

Former England coach Steve McNamara will provide attacking nous as a new assistant coach to Kiwis boss David Kidwell.

Wallace ready for Origin: McGuire

Brisbane's Josh McGuire has ignored NRL club rivalries and nominated Gold Coast prop Jarrod Wallace as a dark horse to replace Queensland's injured Matt Scott.

Broncos toast comeback man Slater

Brisbane have toasted Billy Slater ahead of his NRL comeback match for Melbourne on Thursday night.

Defence not injuries the real worry: Henry

Gold Coast coach Neil Henry believes his Titans' defensive frailties - not a horror injury toll - is the real concern ahead of their NRL clash with the Eels.

Cordner shocked by Blues captaincy talk

Sydney Roosters back-rower Boyd Cordner says he's humbled to be considered a contender for the NSW captaincy.

Scott injury a hole for Maroons: Walters

Queensland State of Origin coach Kevin Walters says Matt Scott's likely season-ending knee injury is a "hole" for his Maroons team.

French's wing stint makes Eel a No.1 star

Bevan French has already impressed both his own NRL coach Brad Arthur and NSW Origin mentor Laurie Daley after just four games in the Parramatta No.1 jersey.

Taylor knew something was up with Simona

Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor says he tried to speak with Tim Simona about his off-field issues but couldn't get an honest answer out of the NRL star.

Walters will only play Slater at No.1

Queensland coach Kevin Walters says he won't play Billy Slater out of position and on the wing if he returns to play in this year's State of Origin series.

Manly players back under-pressure Barrett

Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans is amused by suggestions coach Trent Barrett is under pressure after the Sea Eagles dropped their first two NRL games.

Storm star Slater nears NRL return

Teammates of Melbourne NRL star Billy Slater are excited at the prospect of the fullback's return, which could happen when the Storm host Brisbane.

Taumalolo risks two matches at judiciary

North Queensland enforcer Jason Taumalolo could miss two matches for a shoulder charge after choosing to fight his ban at the NRL judiciary.

Titans eye Copley, Hayne out for up to six

Gold Coast coach Neil Henry has not ruled out recruiting Sydney Roosters centre Dale Copley after Jarryd Hayne was ruled out for up to six weeks with injury.

Rooster Napa eyeing Maroons NRL debut

Sydney Roosters prop Dylan Napa is among the leading contenders to take Matt Scott's Queensland State of Origin spot.

Broncos launch into field goal practice

Brisbane have launched into field goal practice ahead of Thursday night's NRL clash in Melbourne in the wake of last round's extra-time loss to the Cowboys.

Scott out for NRL season, Cartwright OK

North Queensland will be without co-captain Matt Scott for the rest of the year after he was diagnosed with a torn ACL.

Kenny Bromwich re-signs with NRL's Storm

NRL forward Kenny Bromwich has extended his stay with Melbourne by three years after brother Jesse elected to do the same.

Drama-free Keary relishing Roosters move

Sydney Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary says his NRL move from South Sydney has done him a world of good.

NRL won't step in on payment advances

The NRL says clubs are in the best position to monitor payment advances to players, in the wake of the Tim Simona affair at the Wests Tigers.

Walker ready to be Souths' game-breaker

Cody Walker threatens to be South Sydney's new game-breaker in the absence of Greg Inglis following a sensational NRL performance against Manly on Saturday.

Radradra has freedom to roam for Eels

Parramatta winger Semi Radradra has been given the freedom to shift across field by coach Brad Arthur, and it's paying the NRL club dividends.

Taylor defends Tigers' NRL halves

Wests Tigers halves Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses struggled in their side's 34-point shellacking at the hands of Penrith on Sunday.

Dragons skipper rues poor performance

St George Illawarra captain Gareth Widdop said his team failed to play tough NRL against Parramatta, but the Dragons insist their first-week form was no fluke.

Semi gives Eels best NRL start since '99

Semi Radradra has scored four tries against St George Illawarra at WIN Stadium, with Parramatta getting off to their best NRL season start in 18 years.

Cartwright could be out for a month in NRL

Penrith back-rower Bryce Cartwright is facing four to six weeks on the NRL sidelines after suffering a suspected fractured ankle.

NRL round-two snapshot

A look at NRL round two.

Panthers bounce back against Tigers in NRL

Dean Whare has scored two tries for Penrith in their 36-2 thumping of the Wests Tigers in Campbelltown.

Hopoate to miss month with fractured eye

Canterbury fullback Will Hopoate will miss the next four to six NRL rounds with a fractured eye socket.

Hayne expected to miss next month of NRL

Gold Coast fullback Jarryd Hayne is expected to miss the next month of NRL action with an ankle injury.

Foran expects injury to delay NRL return

A shoulder injury is likely to rule Kieran Foran out of his sanctioned NRL return for the Warriors on Friday.

Greg Bird breaks thumb in Super League

Former NRL star Greg Bird will have surgery on his injured thumb and is expected to miss up to eight weeks of the European Super League season.

Johnson beats out idol for Warriors record

Warriors playmaker Shaun Johnson has surpassed his idol Stacey Jones and become the NRL club's highest-scoring player.

Simona drug claims: NRL backs testing

Former Wests Tigers centre Tim Simona has lifted the lid on how his NRL career ended due to drug and gambling addictions.

Tom Trbojevic stars again in Manly loss

Manly fullback Tom Trbojevic proved again on Saturday night why he's seen as a star in the making, running 267 metres in Manly's 38-18 NRL loss to South Sydney.

Raiders search for rhythm after NRL losses

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says his side need to find their rhythm after starting the NRL season with two losses.

Johnston the new No.1 at Souths

Alex Johnston proved there's life after Greg Inglis in South Sydney's 2017 NRL season, starring at the back in the Rabbitohs' 38-18 win over Manly.

Sky's the limit in NRL for Sharks' Brailey

Cronulla captain Paul Gallen says the "sky is the limit" for 20-year-old hooker Jayden Brailey.

Sharks destroy Raiders 42-16 in NRL

Defending premiers Cronulla have thrashed the Raiders 42-16 in Canberra, with a dazzling second half securing the emphatic win.

Souths win, Manly lose 7th straight in NRL

Cody Walker has starred for South Sydney who have consigned Manly to their seventh straight NRL loss, a 38-18 defeat at Lottoland.

Tedesco out to reclaim Campbelltown house

James Tedesco suffered a broken jaw in the Wests Tigers' most recent game at Campbelltown but he's looking forward to a return this weekend.

Titans' Hayne set to miss Eels NRL clash

Jarryd Hayne, Anthony Don and Karl Lawton have all picked up probable long-term injuries in Gold Coast's NRL loss to Newcastle.

Cowboys cop further NRL match review blows

North Queensland forwards Jason Taumalolo and Matt Scott are facing one-match NRL bans, while Antonio Winterstein will miss six weeks with a broken arm.

Eels, Dragons tip big NRL forward battle

Parramatta and St George Illawarra could play out one of the biggest forward battles of the opening rounds of the NRL in Wollongong.

Knights break 19-game NRL losing streak

Two tries in the final five minutes have given Newcastle a 34-26 win over Gold Coast, ending their 19-game NRL losing streak.

Cartwright confirmed starter for Panthers

Bryce Cartwright is a definite starter for Penrith in the NRL on Sunday, but Dallin Watene-Zelezniak won't play.

Simona off-field issues news to Taylor

Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor claims he had no knowledge of Tim Simona's off-field issues that ended in his deregistration from the NRL on Friday.

NRL checks Foran's bank, betting accounts

The NRL has given playmaker Kieran Foran his final clearance to officially begin playing at the Warriors after an exhaustive registration process.

Storm coach backs Kearney for Warriors gig

Melbourne Storm NRL coach Craig Bellamy has thrown his support behind Stephen Kearney to fulfil the Warriors' potential.

Cowboys sweat on Scott, Taumalolo

North Queensland coach Paul Green was still smiling after their NRL extra-time win in Brisbane despite the threat of losing Matt Scott and Jason Taumalolo.

Former Bulldogs forward Adams dies aged 65

Former Canterbury forward and Great Britain international Mick Adams has died, his former club Widnes announced.

JT backs Bennett's extra-time criticism

North Queensland's Johnathan Thurston has not only agreed with Wayne Bennett's criticism of extra time, he has proposed a new "fairer" system.

Thurston gives Hunt an NRL masterclass

North Queensland's Johnathan Thurston has provided Brisbane rival Ben Hunt an extra-time masterclass in the Cowboys' 21-20 NRL win on Friday night.

No one will trust Simona: Flanagan

Cronulla's premiership-winning coach Shane Flanagan doubts disgraced former Wests Tigers centre Tim Simona will ever be able to find another club.

Storm's Smith breaks NRL 2000-point mark

Melbourne captain Cameron Smith has kicked his way to 2000 NRL points in his side's 26-10 win over the Warriors.

Cowboys' extra-time NRL win over Broncos

North Queensland's Johnathan Thurston has slotted a field goal to seal a 21-20 NRL extra-time derby win over Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium.

Cowboy Winterstein's suspected broken arm

North Queensland winger Antonio Winterstein has left the field with a suspected broken forearm early in the NRL blockbuster against Brisbane.

Rain-soaked Storm hand Warriors NRL lesson

Warriors boss Stephen Kearney says Melbourne, who have beaten his side 26-10 in Auckland, are the benchmark of the NRL.

Rapana inks two-year NRL deal with Raiders

Canberra winger Jordan Rapana has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the club until at least the end of 2019.

Knights wary of fired up Hayne in NRL

Newcastle will be aiming to avoid their 20th NRL loss in a row in their home-opener against Gold Coast.

Raiders out for revenge against Sharks

Canberra hooker Josh Hodgson has vowed to get revenge on Cronulla after last year's NRL finals loss.

I'm a changed man: Roosters' Tetevano

Sydney Roosters second-rower Zane Tetevano has declared he's ready to turn over a new leaf in his life and make the most of his second shot at the NRL.

Greenberg sickened by Simona charity hoax

The NRL integrity unit found that Tim Simona had been taking money from Wests Tigers jersey auctions that was meant to be for charity.

Simona deregistered by NRL over betting

The NRL has deregistered West Tigers centre Tim Simona over a number of infractions, including betting on opposition players.

Reynolds back for NRL's desperate Bunnies

South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds will make an earlier than expected return from appendicitis in the Rabbitohs' NRL clash with Manly.

Warriors can give more in NRL: Kata

Warriors centre Solomone Kata is bullish about his side's chances against Melbourne in their NRL clash at Mount Smart Stadium.

Backing up against Brisbane "easy": Green

North Queensland coach Paul Green says the Cowboys will find it "pretty easy" to back up from a bruising first round in their NRL blockbuster against Brisbane.

Green not dismissing talk on Scott, McLean

North Queensland coach Paul Green has not played down talk Test prop Matt Scott is close to re-signing or that Melbourne's Jordan McLean may head north.

Brisbane confident Moga has changed luck

Brisbane are confident injury-ravaged centre Tautau Moga has reversed his fortunes despite suffering a health scare ahead of Friday's NRL derby.

Roosters refuse to sing Keary's praises

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says while he's pleased with Luke Keary's start at his new NRL club, there's plenty to work on.

Hopoate faces surgery on fractured eye

Canterbury duo Will Hopoate and Kerrod Holland have both suffered injuries in the Bulldogs' 28-24 NRL loss to the Sydney Roosters.

Keary guides Roosters home in NRL thriller

Sydney Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary has starred in his side's 28-24 NRL defeat of Canterbury at Allianz Stadium.

Bennett not hollering for a Marshall - yet

Brisbane NRL coach Wayne Bennett has resisted the temptation to unleash prized recruit Benji Marshall on North Queensland.

Past five Broncos-Cowboys NRL derbies

A guide to the past five clashes in Brisbane's epic NRL rivalry with North Queensland.

Sharks' Lee 'weirded out' by Raiders clash

New Cronulla winger Edrick Lee takes on former NRL club Canberra two weeks after departing the nation's capital and joining the reigning premiers.

Winterstein confirmed starter for Cowboys

North Queensland winger Antonio Winterstein has shrugged off an ankle injury and is a confirmed starter in Friday night's NRL clash against Brisbane.

Edwards Penrith's off-season best: Wallace

Wnger Dylan Edwards is set to play just his second game in the NRL on Sunday following Penrith's mini injury crisis on the flanks.

Rugby League Week magazine to shut down

Long-running magazine Rugby League Week will shut down production, with the last edition on March 27.

Greg Inglis begins long road back to NRL

South Sydney have undergone a review of their on-field injury examination procedures after Greg Inglis played with an ACL tear last week.

Ricky stomps on Raiders' discipline lapses

Canberra NRL coach Ricky Stuart says his side will stamp out the disciplinary lapses which hurt them against the Cowboys as they prepare to face the Sharks.

Teddy eyes Boyd's mantle as best NRL No.1

Wests Tigers No.1 James Tedesco says a healthy body will be the key to him unseating Darius Boyd as the best fullback in the NRL.

Knights tie down long-term NRL lock

Newcastle have re-signed forward Mitch Barnett on a three-year deal until the end of the 2020 NRL season.

Queensland NRL derby excites Bennett

Wayne Bennett says he can't wait for the next NRL derby with North Queensland but is not that excited by the Cowboys' Jason Taumalolo.

Police join Simona charity funds probe

The NSW police organised crime squad has joined the NRL in investigating stood down Wests Tigers player Tim Simona's dealings with charities.

Damien cooking up plan to take over No.9

Damien Cook is happy to continue sharing the NRL hooking role with Robbie Farah at South Sydney as a bench utility, but is still eyeing his starting spot.

Bennett defends Hayne, blames media

Wayne Bennett has defended under-fire Gold Coast player Jarryd Hayne, saying the media should only report on what the code hopper does on the NRL field.

Vete gearing up for ultimate Storm test

Warriors prop Albert Vete says the threat of a Melbourne Storm forward pack lacking Jesse Bromwich cannot be underestimated.

Oates inks short-term Broncos NRL deal

Winger Corey Oates has signed a one-year NRL contract extension with Brisbane which will keep him at Red Hill until the end of 2018.

NRL round-two preview panel

The preview panel for round-two of the NRL.

Kearney's NRL blast from past, Storm nears

Warriors NRL coach Stephen Kearney will come up against Melbourne, a club he knows intimately, having been a player and assistant coach with the Storm.

Roosters not happy with Latrell yet

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson is demanding more of teen centre Latrell Mitchell, despite his three-try haul against Gold Coast.

NRL confirms second positive Mullen sample

ASADA has advised the NRL that Jarrod Mullen's B-sample has come back positive to anabolic steroid Drostanolone.

Norman on cusp of Origin shot: Jennings

Parramatta centre Michael Jennings is convinced this is the year teammate Corey Norman comes into calculations as a Queensland Origin bolter.

Reynolds trains, remains chance for Souths

South Sydney's Adam Reynolds has completed his first full NRL training session with contact since having surgery for appendicitis a fortnight ago.

Panthers rally around embattled Cartwright

Penrith players declined to comment on the Bryce Cartwright controversy ahead of their round-two clash against Wests Tigers.

Storm look long-term with Bromwich deal

Melbourne forward Jess Bromwich says he has faith in the future of the NRL club after signing a three-year contract extension.

Fitness doubt over Foran's Warriors debut

Warriors recruit and playmaker and Kieran Foran is touch-and-go to be fit for his scheduled NRL return in round three against Canterbury.

Mbye to overcome knee injury for Bulldogs

Canterbury NRL halfback Moses Mbye appears likely to overcome a knee injury to face the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium on Thursday night.

Titans fire back at Hayne's NRL critics

Gold Coast have fired back at Jarryd Hayne's NRL critics after a string of unflattering stories.

Bromwich injury tough for Storm to cover

Injured prop Jesse Bromwich has only missed two NRL games since 2011 but his absence will test Melbourne's depth when they take on the Warriors.

Jai Field itching to be No.1 on ground

Dragons rookie Jai Field is happy to bide his time as a bench utility and half, but it is in the fullback role that he wants to make his name in the NRL.

Cowboys ready for another NRL thriller

North Queensland are aware they could head to golden point for the second time in two weeks on Friday if NRL history repeats against Brisbane.

Warriors unchanged for Storm clash

The Warriors will field an unchanged line-up for their round two NRL match against the Melbourne Storm at Mt Smart Stadium.

Burgess boys out, Reynolds in for Souths

The Rabbitohs have omitted a second Burgess brother in as many weeks after leaving prop Tom out of their 21-man squad for their round-two clash against Manly.

Cronk retirement news to Storm's Bellamy

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says he hasn't spoken to his veteran halfback Cooper Cronk about him cutting short his NRL contract and retiring to Sydney.

Knights pick second NRL rookie fullback

Brendan Elliot is set to play fullback for Newcastle after confirmation rookie Dylan Phythian will need to undergo a knee reconstruction.

Manly search for dividends in Lottoland

Manly's season-opening loss to Parramatta means they have now lost 10 of their past 13 matches at the newly-named Lottoland.

Pilates the perfect medicine for Frizell

Tyson Frizell took to pilates two times a week during the NRL pre-season and it has fixed his ailing back.

Henry won't comment on Hayne drama

Neil Henry has refused to elaborate on reports Gold Coast star Jarryd Hayne was fined for missing a pre-season training session.

Cayless to coach Junior Kiwis

World Cup-winning Kiwis skipper Nathan Cayless will coach the Junior Kiwis as they prepare for their Test against Australia in Canberra in May.

Dragons won't alter forward-attacking ways

St George Illawarra will continue to use their forwards as a predominant attacking option after their 42-10 NRL win over Penrith on Saturday.

NRL's Sea Eagles facing front-row crisis

Manly forwards Martin Taupau and Addin Fonua-Blake have copped two-game bans for shoulder charges in their NRL season-opener last week.

Woods tried to help Simona at NRL's Tigers

The NRL has set no deadline for Tim Simona to provide further information on his alleged betting activities but want the matter resolved quickly.

Raider Tapine to miss month with injury

Canberra's Joseph Tapine will miss 4-5 weeks of the NRL season with a broken finger.

Madge admits Inglis injury call was wrong

After initially defending the decision, South Sydney coach Michael Maguire says leaving Greg Inglis on the field with a knee injury was a mistake.

Cartwright could be Tedesco's next target

Bryce Cartwright and right-edge Penrith partner Te Maire Martin will need to lift in defence if they are to stop Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco on Sunday.

Reynolds not to blame for Dogs' loss

Canterbury have defended teammate Josh Reynolds after he took blame for their NRL opening loss to Melbourne.

Tigers wary of getting big heads

The Wests Tigers are wary of getting ahead of themselves after starting last NRL season strong only to miss the top eight.

Raiders conceded the refs were right

Canberra's Elliott Whitehead concedes the referees made the right calls, despite a lopsided 11-4 penalty count, in their loss to North Queensland.

Life NRL ban too harsh for gambling: Woods

Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods says a lifetime ban for any NRL player found guilty of betting on matches is too harsh.

Hiku Penrith's latest winger to go down

Peta Hiku has become the third Penrith winger to be ruled out early in the NRL season, set to miss a month with an eye-socket injury.

We felt sorry for GI: NRL Tigers

Wests Tigers playmaker Mitchell Moses says they felt sorry for South Sydney NRL champion Greg Inglis after he played on with a serious knee injury on Friday.

Sims dismisses Wayne Bennett critics

Brisbane forward Korbin Sims didn't mince his words when asked about reports coach Wayne Bennett had lost his aura and player-support this season.

Rapana warned over rude gesture to refs

Canberra's Jordan Rapana has drawn the ire of the NRL after making a rude gesture towards referees.

Beale back training at fullback for Sharks

Gerard Beale returned to training at fullback for Cronulla on Monday as likely No.1 Valentine Holmes remains in doubt with a hamstring injury.

Manly props face two-match NRL bans

Manly props Martin Taupau and Addin Fonua-Blake are facing two-match NRL suspensions for shoulder charges.

Jacks no caretaker Storm NRL five-eighth

Ryley Jacks says he isn't a caretaker Storm five-eighth and is set on keeping the role from Cameron Munster for as long as he can.

Hayne denies fine was for attitude issues

Jarryd Hayne says his fine by the Gold Coast was not because of attitude issues but for missing training due to a medical appointment in Sydney.

Eels halves insist best is yet to come

Despite slaying a sorry Manly in the NRL season opener, Parramatta halves duo Corey Norman and Clint Gutherson insist they have to imporve.

Warriors teen cracks NRL big time

Teenage Warriors forward Isaiah Papali'i made his debut for the club on Sunday and says he couldn't have done it without boss Stephen Kearney.

Warriors centre comes in for short praise

Warriors centre David Fusitu'a scored a hattrick against the Knights on Sunday but if coach Stephen Kearney was impressed, he kept it to himself.

NRL crowds slump in Sydney rain

Sydney's weekend rain led to the NRL achieving its lowest average round-one crowd figures since the Super League war.

Don't blame it on new guys: Manly coach

Manly completed just 21 sets in their opening-round NRL loss to Parramatta on Sunday, but coach Trent Barrett is confident their errors won't be repeated.

Light at end of tunnel for NRL strugglers

Last year's bottom three - Parramatta, Sydney Roosters and Newcastle - have all made promising starts to their 2017 NRL campaigns.

NRL round-one shapshot

A look at NRL round one.

What we learnt from NRL round one

What we learnt about your NRL team from round one.

Norman turns new NRL leaf for Parramatta

Corey Norman was Parramatta's best as the Eels moved on from a horror 2016 to open their NRL season with a 20-12 win over Manly at Lottoland on Sunday.

NRL resists calls to employ match doctors

The NRL say they aren't considering the introduction of an independent doctor to assess player concussion.

Jittery Warriors snatch NRL round-one win

The Warriors have beaten Newcastle 26-22 in their round-one NRL match in Auckland, via a late Ryan Hoffman try, inflicting the Knights' 19th straight loss.

Leilua to escape ban for punch

Canberra centre Joey Leilua has been fined by the NRL for punching Gavin Cooper in his side's loss to North Queensland in Townsville.

Gallen bites at Gould's soft comp call

Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen has taken issue with Phil Gould's declaration that the Sharks' NRL win came in a "soft competition".

Gallen defends Souths over GI handling

Paul Gallen says knee injuries are hard to diagnose and has defended South Sydney's medicos over their handling of Greg Inglis.

Cowboys forward pack stands tough

North Queensland's forward pack proved the loss of some key personnel won't harm their chances in the NRL this season after an opening-round win over Canberra.

Titans too sloppy in defence: Henry

Gold Coast coach Neil Henry says his Titans are a work in progress but admits that won't excuse some of the horrific defending in their NRL season opening loss.

Stone backs son in Knights NRL debut

The son of former Newcastle coach Rick Stone will make his debut for the Knights in their season-opener against the Warriors on Sunday.

Slick Roosters ease to NRL win over Titans

The Sydney Roosters have opened their NRL season with an impressive 32-18 win over a disappointing Gold Coast on Saturday night.

Chambers, Munster cop first NRL fines

Will Chambers and Cameron Munster have both picked up fines for grade one offences from Melbourne's tense NRL win over Canterbury.

Cowboys grab golden-point win over Raiders

North Queensland have snatched a 20-16 golden-point NRL win over Canberra with a freakish Gavin Cooper try in Townsville on Saturday night.

Dragons loss to end Panthers hype: Griffin

Penrith's shock loss to St George Illawarra will put an end to hype surrounding the Panthers' NRL title chances this year, says Panthers coach Anthony Griffin.

Dragons on fire in hammering Panthers

St George-Illawarra have posted the biggest score of the NRL's opening round so far, thrashing Penrith 42-10 at UOW Jubilee Oval on Saturday.

Don't give Simona a life ban: Moses

Wests Tigers star Mitchell Moses says embattled teammate Tim Simona shouldn't get a lifetime ban should he be found guilty of betting on NRL matches.

Stone defends Knights' actions on McManus

Former Knights NRL coach Rick Stone has spoken about former player James McManus's decision to sue the club over their handling of his concussions.

Bevan French key to Eels' resurgence

Parramatta fullback Bevan French enjoyed a breakout 2016 NRL season and he's out to prove it was no fluke.

Defensive tweaks give Warriors new hope

Warriors veteran Simon Mannering says the NRL side has grown enough over pre-season to suggest the end of five years of mediocrity.

Inglis out for six months of NRL

South Sydney skipper Greg Inglis is expected to miss six months of rugby league after suffering an ACL injury in Friday night's NRL loss against Wests Tigers.

Suli revels in dream NRL debut

Wests Tigers teenager Moses Suli has made an impressive NRL debut in the joint-venture's shock win over South Sydney on Friday.

Tigers begin post-Farah era with a win

James Tedesco has revealed the Wests Tigers are set to play an expansive brand of football in the post-Robbie Farah era.

Hasler likes risky Bulldogs NRL play

Canterbury coach Des Hasler says he's not concerned by his side's attack despite a 12-6 defeat to Melbourne in the Bulldogs' NRL round one opener on Friday.

Broncos' Milford excited by Moga addition

Brisbane recruit Tautau Moga broke a game-high four tackles in the Broncos' win over Cronulla in the NRL season-opener.

Tedesco fires Tigers to Souths NRL rout

Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco has played a blinder in his side's NRL opening round win over South Sydney.

Storm's Bromwich dislocates thumb in NRL

Melbourne star Jesse Bromwich is all but certain to join Tohu Harris on the injured list after the Storm's round-one NRL win over Canterbury.

Chambers throws punch in Storm NRL win

Melbourne have held on to score a thrilling 12-6 win over Canterbury in a fiery NRL affair at Belmore Sportsground.

NRL clears Broncos over Glenn concussion

The NRL says there is no issue with the way Brisbane forward Alex Glenn's on-field concussion was treated by the club against Cronulla on Thursday night.

Cowboy Scott set for Raiders in NRL: Green

North Queensland coach Paul Green has rated Matt Scott a better than 50-50 chance of lining up in the Cowboys' NRL opener against Canberra.

Pearce has turned a corner: Robinson

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson expects a more mature Mitchell Pearce in 2017, claiming the controversial NRL star has turned a corner in his life.

Griffin backs NRL halves to beat pressure

Penrith halves Te Maire Martin and Nathan Cleary are preparing to play their first NRL game together, so coach Anthony Griffin is not expecting any miracles.

Eels' Edwards accepts seven-game NRL ban

Kenny Edwards wants to move on after being suspended for the NRL season's first seven matches and fined a hefty $60,000 by Parramatta for domestic violence.

Titans will face teething problems: Henry

Gold Coast coach Neil Henry has warned the new-look Titans might take some time to find their feet ahead of Saturday's NRL season-opener against the Roosters.

McKinnon leaves Knights off-field role

Former NRL player Alex McKinnon has left his recruitment role with Newcastle and will look for new challenges.

Bennett hits back at Sydney NRL critics

Wayne Bennett has responded to critics who have suggested he's lost his coaching aura after Brisbane's win over NRL premiers Cronulla.

Flanagan denies Cronulla have lost focus

Shane Flanagan insists he's unconcerned by his Cronulla side's poor start to the NRL season after they were beaten by Brisbane on Thursday.

Fun the key to Parramatta's 2017 game plan

Parramatta halfback Clint Gutherson says 'fun' is central to their 2017 NRL game plan.

Sharks lose NRL opener to Broncos

Darius Boyd has set up two of his side's four tries on the way to Brisbane's 26-18 win over Cronulla in the NRL season-opener.

Wests Tigers rookie Suli set for NRL debut

Exciting rookie Moses Suli will make his NRL debut in the Wests Tigers' season-opener against South Sydney.

Decision on Simona NRL future not imminent

Wests Tigers centre Tim Simona will not appear this week before the NRL to answer allegations of betting on matches.

I might return to the NRL

Departing Parramatta star Semi Radradra says he might return to the NRL after his two-year stint in French rugby.

Dave Taylor signs NRL deal with Canberra

Former Origin star Dave Taylor will serve a two-match ban before he is eligible to resurrect his NRL career with Canberra.

Former stars form new Dally M vote panel

The NRL's Dally M judging panel will now be made up exclusively of rugby league greats.

Hasler vows to stay at Bulldogs until 2019

Canterbury coach Des Hasler has rubbished suggestions he's on the outer with the NRL club's board.

Vunivalu out to create second season storm

Melbourne winger Suliasi Vunivalu says he's ready to improve on his stunning debut season which saw him top the NRL for tries.

Idris short of gallop before NRL return

Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor says recruit Jamal Idris isn't yet at full fitness for his NRL return.

Hurrell admits regret over Warriors stint

Gold Coast NRL centre Konrad Hurrell says he regrets signing a three-year contract extension with the Warriors in 2015 because it had made him too comfortable.

Taylor eyes post-Farah era at Tigers

Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor has tipped Robbie Farah to excel following his controversial move to NRL rivals South Sydney.

Sims wants to spark rep hopes in middle

Tariq Sims burst onto the NRL scene as an Origin second-rower in the waiting, but now he hopes he can get his first NSW jersey by moving to the middle.

Souths light fire under George Burgess

Souths coach Michael Maguire has shown he has no regard for reputation by dropping George Burgess for their NRL season opener.

Sharks aim to stop horror starting record

Cronulla are the slowest starters to the NRL season over the past five years and they know they need to arrest that as they seek to defend their premiership.

Manly chief wants match-fixing probe ended

Manly chairman Scott Penn wants police to wind up the investigation into alleged match-fixing by his team unless they have new evidence to produce.

Holmes officially out of Sharks NRL opener

Valentine Holmes will miss Cronulla's opening-round clash with Brisbane with a hamstring injury, officially being dropped from the Sharks' NRL bench.

Mbye fine for Bulldogs NRL opener

Moses Mbye has played down reports he has a fractured elbow ahead of Canterbury's opening game of the NRL season against Melbourne.

Bennett laughs off talk of losing NRL aura

Wayne Bennett has laughed off speculation he has lost his aura ahead of Brisbane's NRL season opener against defending premiers Cronulla.

NRL won't ban first try-scoring market

The NRL says it isn't considering adding the first try-scorer market to the punting options recently removed from the sport, despite an ongoing betting scandal.

Preview of NRL round one

NRL round-one preview panel.

No NRL concussion legal fears for Bennett

Wayne Bennett does not fear the NRL will face the same concussion minefield as the American NFL despite ex-player James McManus' legal action against Newcastle.

McCrone wants Dragons' No.7 fulltime

St George Illawarra halfback Josh McCrone expects to spend the full 80 minutes at No.7 on Saturday against Penrith, and not to get shifted to hooker.

No pressure on new Storm playmaker Munster

Melbourne NRL coach Craig Bellamy isn't putting any pressure on his new five-eighth Cameron Munster, saying he will take time to find his feet.

Bennett denies Foran Broncos NRL talks

Speculation linking Kiwi playmaker Kieran Foran to NRL club Brisbane has been dismissed by master coach Wayne Bennett.

Sharks back kid to defend title, Broncos

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan is not concerned about the Sharks' key absentees heading into their round-one home clash with Brisbane on Thursday night.

Matt Moylan Backed To Win Dally M Medal

Matthew Moylan is the man punters think will lead Penrith to the 2017 premiership, backing him to win the Dally M.

Souths to restore Farah's creative licence

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire says he'll restore Robbie Farah's creative licence after his NRL shift from Wests Tigers.

Get really tough on NRL betting: Bellamy

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says the NRL's crackdown on exotic betting markets doesn't go far enough.

Sharks healthiest heading into 50th year

Cronulla's unveilling of a new major sponsor on Tuesday capped off a remarkable turnaround for the NRL club on and off the field.

NRL rookies to unleash in round one

Ten players will make their NRL debuts in the opening round of the competition which gets underway on Thursday.

Panthers' Cartwright a lock to bring flair

Penrith second-rower Bryce Cartwright has revealed how his ball-playing skills will be utilised in 2017 despite moving out of the halves.

Raiders' NRL attack won't be watered down

Canberra's Josh Hodgson says there'll be no major alterations to the Raiders' game plan ahead of Saturday's NRL opener against North Queensland.