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Greg Inglis is confident South Sydney will cope without Adam Reynolds and also possibly Issac Luke in Thursday’s NRL final round blockbuster against premiers Sydney Roosters.
The Sydney Roosters have served notice to the rest of the NRL that they are still the team to beat after producing a battling performance to beat Melbourne 24-12 at Allianz Stadium.
Canberra’s NRL season of woe might have finally found its silver lining after young guns Jack Wighton and Mitchell Cornish spearheaded a 27-12 victory over the Wests Tigers in Canberra.
Parramatta has produced one of its best second-half performances in years to come from behind and beat NRL table-toppers Manly 22-12 at home in a thrilling NRL clash.
The past and present Cronulla players who received show-cause notices from ASADA on Wednesday are set to confirm whether they will take the deal offered to them by the anti-doping authority.
Canterbury has chalked up a second successive win to all but secure its place in the NRL finals but has missed a big chance to crank up their for-and-against with a laboured 30-10 victory over the Wests Tigers.
The 17 past and present Cronulla players issued with show-cause notices by ASADA have 48 hours to accept proposals offered to them by the anti-doping authority.
Hooker James Segeyaro could be the latest Panther lumbered with a season-ending injury after suffering an ankle complaint late in Penrith’s gripping 23-22 win over North Queensland on Monday night.
Jarryd Hayne believes Parramatta aren’t being given a fair go by match officials because they lack big-name forwards and also called on the NRL to return to one on-field referee.
The rugby league judiciary is in for a busy night tonight, with Parramatta’s Junior Paulo, Manly’s Josh Starling and the Cowboys’s Tariq Sims all contesting the grading of their respective charges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.