St George Illawarra coach Steve Price has praised his side for the manner in which they put the dramas of Monday’s controversial NRL defeat to Melbourne behind them to beat the Warriors 20-10 at Kogarah Oval.
North Queensland coach Paul Green has demanded an explanation from the NRL after a controversial obstruction rule marred Manly’s come-from-behind win over the Cowboys in Gosford last night.
The red-hot boot of Trent Hodkinson rescued Canterbury for the second successive week to move Des Hasler’s side to the top of the NRL ladder in a Good Friday classic against South Sydney at ANZ Stadium.
Newcastle have confirmed Alex McKinnon has been transferred from the intensive care unit at Melbourne’s Albert Hospital to a spinal rehabilitation ward in a Sydney hospital.
Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin has weighed into the debate over the controversial after-the-siren try in Monday night’s NRL match between Melbourne and St George Illawarra.
A serious elbow injury to Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah soured their 16-4 NRL win over North Queensland on Saturday night in front of a paltry crowd at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
Furious South Sydney officials have lodged a complaint to Penrith after Sam Burgess was struck in the face by a spectator as he left the field at the completion of the Rabbitohs’ 18-2 win over the Panthers on Friday.
After finding out they would lose one of the biggest names in the game midway through last season, the one positive is that the Tigers had plenty of time to start planning for life without Benji Marshall.
If St George Illawarra don’t make early headway in the 2014 season, calls will come thick and fast for the Dragons to part ways with coach Steve Price.
It’s been no secret that South Sydney is having one of their best periods in recent memory, but there’s a distinct feeling around the league that they just can’t get it done on the field when it matters.
The league world hasn’t seen back-to-back-to-back wooden spoons since the Gold Coast Seagulls won just nine of a possible 66 NSWRL games from 1991-93.
One of rugby league’s most successful sides of the modern era has been built around the contributions of captain Cameron Smith, fullback Billy Slater and halfback Cooper Cronk.
Newcastle sat in the bottom half of the eight for much of last year, and had they not made the preliminary final then it definitely would have been quite the average season.
Okay, so Manly reached the grand final and they didn’t disgrace themselves either. But for so long they were considered too old and too broken to again challenge for the premiership. In parts of last season, this actually looked true.
What will come of suspended coach Shane Flanagan? The Sharks will plead their case to the NRL in a bid to have the 12 month ban overturned and hope for the best.
Canterbury started last season behind the eight-ball when front-row forward James Graham missed seven games at the start of the season after his suspension for biting Billy Slater’s ear in the 2012 grand final.
He might not be in as much immediate danger as Dragons counterpart Steve Price, but after three years in the finals wilderness John Cartwright might pay the price if Gold Coast get off to a poor start in 2014.
It was a season to forget for the Raiders due to off-field drama, with big names Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson now gone and Sam Williams and Joel Thompson on their way to the Dragons.