Rugby League - 2015 NRL Futures - NRL Premiership Winner Market
History has been created at the Dally M awards, with Johnathan Thurston and Jarryd Hayne crowned the first ever dual-winners of the NRL’s most coveted individual honour.
Michael Ennis has started his battle to be fit for NRL grand final with the Bulldogs’ medical team working around the clock to try and give him every chance to play with a fractured foot.
A brilliant late season surge that took North Queensland to within a whisker of playing off for a grand final berth is set to deliver Johnathan Thurston his third Dally M medal for the NRL player of the year.
South Sydney hooker Issac Luke is facing the heartbreak of missing the Rabbitohs’ first NRL grand final in 43 years after being charged with a grade one dangerous throw.
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.