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2020 April
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2020
    Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold has revealed the NRL is looking at the possibility of inserting more rivalry matches in a new-look schedule.
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2020
    Former Rugby League Players' Association representative James Graham says fans should be cautious about the mooted May 28 resumption of the NRL.
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2020
    The Warriors have a host of questions around their involvement in a revamped NRL, including the possibility of bringing families with them to Australia.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    The International Rugby League board will meet on Thursday to discuss a range of issues, including the possibility of Israel Folau playing for Tonga.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Darren Lockyer has credited a "sliding doors" moment for saving his representative career and launching one of the most dominant seasons in rugby league.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Former NRL prop Mose Masoe has managed to walk on crutches at hospital in England as he continues his recovery from a serious spinal injury.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    The Warriors are prepared to upend their lives for four months and participate in a remodelled NRL competition, according to chief executive Cameron George.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Sacked Canterbury players Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera will appeal their NRL deregistration following Canterbury's schoolgirl sex scandal.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Former State of Origin stars Braith Anasta and Corey Parker believe starting the NRL season with State of Origin would be a mistake.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Darren Lockyer says he will be forever thankful that Greg Inglis chose Queensland, admitting there would be no Maroons State of Origin dynasty if he picked NSW.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    South Sydney hooker Damien Cook says he is ready to live in a "bubble" for months away from his young family if it means the NRL competition can resume.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Sam Burgess has called on NRL clubs to get over their egos and scrap the results of the NRL's opening two rounds ahead of a potential new competition in 2020.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    The NRL has moved to assure its female stars they have not been forgotten by the game as NRLW remains in limbo over the coronavirus shutdown.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Maintaining mental well-being for players and their families must be considered should the NRL isolate teams when the season resumes, a wellbeing expert says.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Twenty years after the infamous "hand grenade", Darren Lockyer says NSW's 2003-05 run - not Bryan Fletcher's post try celebration - sparked a Maroons dynasty.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    Phil Gould has been backed by Matthew Johns to step up as NRL CEO amid speculation the former NSW coach is being discussed as Todd Greenberg's replacement.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    Paul Gallen says players will struggle living in a compound away from their families under an NRL proposal to resume the competition by June.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    NSW coach Brad Fittler's call for State of Origin eligibility to be relaxed this year so Tongans can play has been rejected by Queensland mentor Kevin Walters.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    Newcastle captain Mitchell Pearce is running NRL skills sessions for bored rugby league fans through social media while in coronavirus isolation.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    Cronulla prop Braden Hamlin-Uele almost quit the NRL 16 months ago before the likes of Andrew Fifita convinced him to give it another chance.
  • Sat, Apr 04, 2020
    The NRL's plans for the season to resume in a bubble amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be finalised soon, with players facing the prospect of regular tests.
  • Sat, Apr 04, 2020
    Melbourne football boss Frank Ponissi has backed a proposal to organise NRL teams in four conferences in a bid to return to the field in 2020.
  • Sat, Apr 04, 2020
    ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys has been hailed for the leadership he's shown during the game's fight for survival during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sat, Apr 04, 2020
    Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter V'landys says decreasing coronavirus infection rates has him feeling confident of a June 1 NRL return.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    Brisbane Broncos NRLW boss Tain Drinkwater believes the time is right for the NRL to consider funding the NRLW salary cap to help the women's game survive.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    Andrew Johns has given some old school advice to NRL players on how to avoid off-field scandals after the recent Canterbury controversy.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    A veteran English rugby league coach says games should be split into quarters and go for just an hour to make the Super League viable during the coronavirus.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has no guarantees on his future beyond October but said he does not feel like a dead man walking.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    The Rugby League Players Association are open to the option of players being housed in isolation on an island to help restart the 2020 NRL season.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    The NRL, and all 16 of its clubs, are expected to apply for JobKeeper funding for its stood down staff due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    The boss of the Queensland resort proposing to house all 16 NRL teams during the COVID-19 crisis has outlined how he hopes to save the 2020 season.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    Rugby league great Laurie Daley says players should be "ready to go" as soon as the NRL is given the green light for a return from the coronavirus shutdown.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    South Sydney chief executive Blake Solly believes the NRL needs to explore more efficient ways to spend money before dropping the salary cap next season.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    Melbourne prop Christian Welch has taken it upon himself to contact aging NRL fans to check on their well-being during the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    Melbourne NRL coach Craig Bellamy says he's trying to fill in his days with no competition or club training but admits he's bored without the game.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    John Quayle says the NRL must emerge from the coronavirus pandemic stronger than ever as the game faces a bigger challenge than the Super League war.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    Rugby League Players' Association director Joel Thompson believes NRL stars need to face up to reality and cop their pay cuts during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    The Rugby League Players Association has responded to suggestions next year's salary cap could be drastically reduced from $9.9 million to $5.9 million.
  • Wed, Apr 01, 2020
    If the NRL is able to restart in 2020, it will be a different format to maximise revenue. The ARLC is considering a number of variations to the calendar.
2020 March
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    Ex-NRL forward Mose Masoe has been asked to leave his UK hospital and continue his spinal injury recovery at home to make room for coronavirus patients.
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    The NRL's minimum-wage players will be eligible for the government's JobKeeper funding should the rest of the season be wiped out by the coronavirus.
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    The RLPA has found funds to subsidise the Australian Jillaroos marquee player payments, while the NRL has put the NRLW back on the table for 2020.
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    Penrith CEO Brian Fletcher says he fears for NRL players after they were offered two months pay potentially to last the rest of the season due to the pandemic.
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    Penrith CEO Brian Fletcher admits his NRL club will not be able to maintain its multi-million dollar junior development due to the coronavirus shutdown.
  • Mon, Mar 30, 2020
    The ARL Commission has told NRL clubs they will get just $2.5 million each to survive the coronavirus crisis should the entire season be wiped out.
  • Mon, Mar 30, 2020
    St George Illawarra have confirmed they want to play on in the NRLW in 2020 as pressure mounts on the NRL to make a decision on the competition's future.
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    Braith Anasta has had a crack at Shane Richardson, saying Sam Burgess wasn't the only one at South Sydney who didn't get along with the ex-football boss.
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    Melbourne winger Sandor Earl is helping his teammates during the competition postponement after having already experienced life forced out of the NRL.
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    Anthony Seibold and Paul Gallen have warned players could be injured if they aren't given enough of a pre-season before the NRL restarts after the coronavirus.
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    The Rugby League Players' Association want to ensure the viability of all 16 NRL clubs during the coronavirus in Monday's crunch meeting of stakeholders.
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    The future of the NRLW competition looks in doubt with the Roosters and Warriors reportedly pulling the pin on the 2020 season should it go ahead.
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    Queensland coach Kevin Walters is confident the 2020 State of Origin will played, saying it will be a matter of when - not if - the series is held.
  • Sat, Mar 28, 2020
    Australia hasn't had a dual international going from rugby to league since Scott Gourley in 1991 but ex-Wallabies coach Michael Cheika believes more may try.
  • Sat, Mar 28, 2020
    Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy and chief executive Dave Donaghy are among those taking big pay cuts to help keep the club afloat during the NRL shutdown.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    Brisbane's Darius Boyd is in a good space if the coronavirus shutdown ends his NRL career, and he aims to continue helping people with their mental health.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    Brisbane have told players to prepare for a September 1 NRL re-start as they deal with the financial fallout of the coronavirus shutdown, Ben Ikin says.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    St George Illawarra assistant Shane Flanagan has offered some advice to players on how to endure the NRL season postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    Andrew Johns has warned the gap between the best and the rest will only become greater after the coronavirus pandemic unless the NRL adopts a 12-team model.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    The NRL has confirmed Magic Round will remain in Brisbane until 2022 after this season's event was officially cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    NRL clubs backed by leagues clubs are the most vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic according to Todd Greenberg, with Canberra the latest lay off staff.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    Mal Meninga is holding hope the Kangaroos tour of Great Britain can still go ahead at the end of the year, even if the NRL competition can't restart for 2020.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    NRL clubs are fighting to keep giving their sponsors exposure as a leading sports lawyer warned they could walk away en masse during the coronavirus shutdown.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    Warriors players are showing their support by donating their own money to the NRL club's office staff who face a bleak future while the competition is on hold.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    All the talking points from round two of the NRL, including the continual impact coronavirus and the Sydney Roosters losing their first two games.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    The NRL is confident it can continue the 2020 season despite the AFL postponing its competition as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    The NRL has promised heavy penalties for players who break self-isolation guidelines, but that could still be up for debate with the players' union.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson knows Luke Keary and Kyle Flanagan can get his team's attack firing again after a slow start to their NRL title defence.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Tom Trbojevic missed 12 of the 52 tackles he attempted in 2019. Now he's been the best defensive fullback in the NRL over the opening two rounds of 2020.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    South Sydney's Wayne Bennett says he can't guarantee his players will follow radical safety measures set to be introduced under an NRL self isolation policy.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    Brisbane NRL coach Anthony Seibold says Tom Dearden is in line to replace injured No.7 Brodie Croft despite Kotoni Staggs impressing as a makeshift halfback.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    St George Illawarra are in danger of suffering their worst ever start under Paul McGregor when they face last year's grand finalists Canberra next week.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett admits he may switch Latrell Mitchell back to the centres after his fullback display in their 22-18 NRL loss to Brisbane.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook has targeted a fast start in Sunday's NRL clash with Parramatta as they look to rectify a horror run at home.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    The Warriors have received a welcome boost with winger Patrick Herbert returning to Australia before the government's travel ban on non-citizens kicked in.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    Sydney Roosters second-rower Angus Crichton has overcome a chest infection and is expected to be fit to take on Manly at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday night.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    They are down on troops but inexperienced co-captain Patrick Carrigan says Brisbane aren't lacking the necessary aggression to counter South Sydney.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    Lachlan Lewis was hooked in the second half of Canterbury's loss to North Queensland but coach Dean Pay insists he's got his playmakers right.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    International rugby league has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with an Oceania Cup Test between the Kiwis and a Tongan XIII postponed from its June date.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    Clint Newton will take over as new chief executive of the Rugby League Players' Association and will start by helping to finalise the self-isolation protocol.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    Ahead of their first game-day flight in history, Melbourne say they're trying to keep things normal as they prepare for the round-two NRL clash with Cronulla.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    North Queensland's hectic schedule meant Jason Taumalolo missed his pre-game nap before facing Canterbury, but ran more than 300 metres in the Cowboys' NRL win.
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    Penrith fullback Dylan Edwards could return from an ankle blow as early as round three for the Panthers, after initially being expected to miss five NRL games.
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    Paul Green demands North Queensland focus on the few certainties that await as they prepare to play in an empty stadium against the Bulldogs in the NRL.
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    Canberra NRL recruit George Williams says he's been taking classes in Raiders' history, including the starring role coach Ricky Stuart had as a player.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Canterbury players Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera have been granted an extension to respond to NRL breach notices and intend to fight for their jobs.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Canterbury coach Dean Pay is not concerned about a lack of attack heading into the NRL's second round, saying his team will be built on defence in 2020.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold says playing in front of an empty stadium due to coronavirus fears will be nothing new to his junior squad.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold says Tevita Pangai does not need to change his technique, he just needs to learn to play smarter after copping yet another ban.
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    St George Illawarra will be without Tariq Sims against Penrith on Friday after he copped a one-game NRL ban for dangerous contact.
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    NRL players have started taking their own precautions as the coronavirus pandemic escalates, including a Manly star fronting media wearing a face mask.
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says plans by the NRL to use charter flights will safeguard the players' health while he also feels it will benefit his team.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    St George Illawarra forward Tariq Sims will have to contest a grade-one dangerous charge at the NRL judiciary to avoid a one-game suspension.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Jahrome Hughes set up two tries to help Melbourne to their 18-4 win over Manly after his first pre-season in the halves for the NRL club.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor likes the idea of all 16 teams playing games in one city to ensure the continuation of the NRL season.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Penrith star Viliame Kikau says he thought his season was over after hearing his shoulder crack in the Panthers' opening-round upset of the Sydney Roosters.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Staying in Australia amid the coronavirus outbreak to play on in the NRL left the Warriors scrambling for everything from footballs to strapping tape.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Brisbane's Darius Boyd says the NRL is doing the right thing playing on behind closed doors and that the coronavirus shutdown could provide unexpected benefits.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    NZ Warriors coach Stephen Kearney is tipping the escalating nature of the coronavirus outbreak will force the NRL to resolve the competition's immediate future.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    Cameron Smith says he and other Melbourne players want the NRL to be suspended for a couple of weeks due to coronavirus, highlighting travel fears.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    Roosters forward Sitili Tupouniua is looking at some time on the sideline after suffering a medial ligament injury in his side's round-one loss to Penrith.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett plans on easing Latrell Mitchell into the fullback role after taking him off during the second half of their win over Cronulla.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    The Rugby League Players Association admits players are anxious about travelling and about the health of their families during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    The NRL is considering all options for the game to continue being played, including relocating all teams, but a biosecurity expert will have the final say.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    Cronulla don't expect to have Matt Moylan back for another four weeks at least, as the NRL side's backline is struck down by injuries.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    All the talking points from round 1 of the NRL, including the impact the coronavirus could have on the game and the Sydney Roosters losing their opener.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    Melbourne have beaten Manly 18-4 at Lottoland, with ballkids wearing gloves and the NRL match balls being cleaned with bleach due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    Benji Marshall has scored a try, set up two others and kicked four goals to lead the Wests Tigers past St George Illawarra 24-14 in their NRL season-opener.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    The Warriors' families and extra staff will be unable to reach Australia with new travel restrictions in place, meaning the NRL club face another big call.
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020
    Shocked to be named co-captain on club debut, Brodie Croft played a measured hand in Brisbane's 28-21 defeat of North Queensland on Friday night.
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020
    Valentine Holmes scored a try in an otherwise quiet night but North Queensland coach Paul Green had bigger concerns as they began with a loss on Friday.
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020
    Ahead of Melbourne's round one clash with Manly, Jahrome Hughes says he feels much more at home at halfback after spending his first full pre-season there.
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020
    Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire says Zane Musgrove can be one of the best forwards in the NRL as he prepares for his first game back in more than two years.
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020
    The New Zealand government has announced international arrivals must self-isolate for a fortnight, putting the NRL season in doubt for the Warriors.
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020
    Tevita Pangai is at risk of missing six NRL games for dangerous contact on Justin O'Neill, with his horror judiciary record coming back to haunt him.
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020
    Late tries to Viliame Kikau and Stephen Crichton have given Penrith a 20-14 upset win over reigning NRL premiers the Sydney Roosters in their round-one clash.
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020
    New halfback George Williams has won praise from his coach Ricky Stuart after he helped steer Canberra to a 24-6 win over Gold Coast.
  • Fri, Mar 13, 2020
    South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett will start his 34th season as an NRL coach against Cronulla on Saturday night unclear of his status beyond 2021.
  • Fri, Mar 13, 2020
    Brisbane have brushed aside a horror week to beat North Queensland 28-21 in the first game to be played at Townsville's Queensland Country Bank Stadium.
  • Fri, Mar 13, 2020
    Parramatta kept Canterbury tryless in their season-opening victory on Thursday, but managed just one try and failed to make a line break.
  • Fri, Mar 13, 2020
    The NRL say they are simply following advice as they delay shutting out fans until round two. Games go ahead as planned this weekend despite virus concerns.
  • Fri, Mar 13, 2020
    South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett has implored the NRL to be more supportive of Latrell Mitchell in the midst of backlash from a controversial ad campaign.
  • Fri, Mar 13, 2020
    An embattled Canterbury side put a nightmare week behind them with a plucky display in a loss to NRL premiership fancies Parramatta.
  • Fri, Mar 13, 2020
    A big first half that included two tries to Canberra five-eighth Jack Wighton set up a 24-6 win over Gold Coast in the round one contest at GIO Stadium.
  • Fri, Mar 13, 2020
    Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says giving Boyd Cordner a longer NRL pre-season is essential to ensure he can play at the back end of the year.
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2020
    Brisbane injury victim Jack Bird has taken to social media to reveal his heartache at suffering another chronic knee injury just days before the new NRL season.
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2020
    Cowboys coach Paul Green is confident his side will handle the occasion when they play at their new home ground for the first time against Brisbane on Friday.
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2020
    Phil Gould has lashed Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera, with the former Canterbury coach claiming the schoolgirl saga could ruin the Bulldogs' season.
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2020
    Parramatta face a Canterbury side battling off-field issues in Thursday's NRL season opener, but the Eels have a gulf in their own performances to address.
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2020
    Cooper Cronk has revealed he started to help the Sydney Roosters plan for life without him by giving Luke Keary more game control late last NRL season.
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2020
    Melbourne are wary of the threat Manly pose to their stunning round one NRL record under coach Craig Bellamy, who has never lost a season opener at the club.
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2020
    Jason Taumalolo admits he's "a bit of a fan" of David Fifita but that he can't wait to see how they measure up in Friday's Queensland NRL derby.
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2020
    Gold Coast may be starting as massive underdogs but coach Justin Holbrook says they are meeting the Raiders at the right time in the NRL opener.
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2020
    England international George Williams is relishing the challenge of helping Canberra go one better than last year's grand final in his first NRL season.
  • Wed, Mar 11, 2020
    Wallabies superstar Kurtley Beale will become the NSW Waratahs' equal-most-capped Super Rugby player against the Brumbies on Sunday.
  • Wed, Mar 11, 2020
    Jack Bird's shocking run of injury has continued with the Brisbane star suffering an ACL knee injury just days before their NRL season opener.
  • Wed, Mar 11, 2020
    The NRL season opener is meant to be a celebration of Simply the Best, but Canterbury's schoolgirl scandal is simply the worst-case scenario for all concerned.
  • Wed, Mar 11, 2020
    Josh Dugan claims he was never disinterested at Cronulla and says he'll do whatever he can to fight a knee injury and play the final two years of his NRL deal.
  • Wed, Mar 11, 2020
    NRL CEO Todd Greenberg vows Canterbury's Corey Harawira-Naera and Jayden Okunbor will face tough sanctions if they have made a code of conduct breach.
  • Wed, Mar 11, 2020
    Kodi Nikorima has responded well to his demotion to the bench and can provide a new dimension for the Warriors, according to coach Stephen Kearney.
  • Wed, Mar 11, 2020
    Josh Morris admits he is relieved after being told he will be released to the Sydney Roosters after playing the first two games of the NRL season for Cronulla.
  • Wed, Mar 11, 2020
    Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson believes the NRL is doing a great job educating players about their off-field responsibilities despite the latest scandal.
  • Wed, Mar 11, 2020
    Following Alex Glenn's breakdown, coach Anthony Seibold has overlooked ex-skipper Darius Boyd and turned to Brodie Croft and Pat Carrigan to lead the Broncos.
  • Tue, Mar 10, 2020
    Parramatta veteran Michael Jennings has revealed the app Eels players are using that he believes could give them the edge over rivals teams in 2020.
  • Tue, Mar 10, 2020
    Over 600 days since breaking an NRL record on debut, Caleb Aekins has a chance to impress again for Penrith in Saturday's season-opener against Parramatta.
  • Tue, Mar 10, 2020
    A new and improved Keegan Hipgrave is eyeing an NRL return in coming weeks after concussion symptoms last year forced the Titans forward to the sidelines.
  • Mon, Mar 09, 2020
    Brisbane's Jack Bird says he has studied video of James Tedesco and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck in a crash course on playing fullback before the NRL season opener.
  • Mon, Mar 09, 2020
    Valentine Holmes says his one-year stint in the NFL has brought him down to earth and taught him valuable lessons ahead of his NRL return with North Queensland.
  • Mon, Mar 09, 2020
    The Warriors believe they've landed one of the best forwards in rugby league after contracting Ben Murdoch-Masila to a three-season NRL deal from next year.
  • Mon, Mar 09, 2020
    NRL referees boss Bernard Sutton will no longer be responsible for appointing match officials with the NRL creating an independent referees appointment panel.
  • Sun, Mar 08, 2020
    Tony Williams has revealed how he lost 27kgs in three months to revive his NRL career after making a last-ditch call to Des Hasler for one final chance.
  • Fri, Mar 06, 2020
    There has been plenty of change ahead of the 2020 NRL season but it appears to be business as usual for two-time defending champions Sydney Roosters this year.
  • Fri, Mar 06, 2020
    The Australian women's rugby league team have named six potential 2020 Test debutants in a 29-player squad for an upcoming training camp.
  • Thu, Mar 05, 2020
    Rugby league's most-capped player Cameron Smith has thrown his support behind the NRL's new advertisement which has caused controversy for its inclusiveness.
  • Wed, Mar 04, 2020
    Curtis Scott will not be subject to the NRL's no-fault stand down policy following his Australia Day incident, so the Canberra centre is free to play round one.
  • Wed, Mar 04, 2020
    Not for the first time, Brad Arthur is coaching a Parramatta side that added more NRL talent to the one that finished semi-finalists the year before.
  • Wed, Mar 04, 2020
    Daly Cherry-Evans has pulled off the most 40/20s of any NRL play in the last decade, but he won't be so eager to attempt the new 20/40 kick.
  • Wed, Mar 04, 2020
    Paul McGregor was dealt a terrible hand last year but the under-pressure NRL coach says there will be no such excuses for St George Illawarra in 2020.
  • Wed, Mar 04, 2020
    Melbourne are desperate to find another gear in NRL finals with 2020 likely to be skipper and club great Cameron Smith's last season before retirement.
  • Wed, Mar 04, 2020
    New Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook has been impressed by prop Shannon Boyd's ability to defy a shoulder concern and push for a round one NRL berth.
  • Tue, Mar 03, 2020
    The excitement Valentine Holmes' NRL return created in Townsville caught Cowboys coach Paul Green off guard, but hasn't gone to the new fullback's head.
  • Tue, Mar 03, 2020
    Sir John Kirwan says Kalyn Ponga would be taking a huge risk by switching from rugby league to union just one year out from the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
  • Tue, Mar 03, 2020
    Cronulla coach John Morris is unsure which of two players will win the battle to replace Sharks legend Paul Gallen at lock in the 2020 NRL season.
  • Mon, Mar 02, 2020
    NRL boss Todd Greenberg says Brisbane's case for a second team is strong and that a decision needs to be made by the end of this season on expansion for 2023.
  • Mon, Mar 02, 2020
    The ARLC has approved the controversial 'captain's challenge' for the NRL in 2020 saying the rule tweak will add "excitement, unpredictability and tactics".
  • Mon, Mar 02, 2020
    NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg says he has a comfortable working relationship with ARLC chairman Peter V'landys and wants to extend his current contract.
  • Mon, Mar 02, 2020
    Wests Tigers skipper Moses Mbye is in doubt for round one of the NRL season after suffering an MCL injury that could sideline him for two to three weeks.
  • Mon, Mar 02, 2020
    NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg says his organisation is making plans for possible disruption to the 2020 season by the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Mon, Mar 02, 2020
    Canberra forward Ryan Sutton could miss the opening two rounds of the NRL season for a shoulder charge in the dying minutes of the trial against Canterbury.
  • Mon, Mar 02, 2020
    Latrell Mitchell will be given the space to excel at South Sydney but the bigger challenge will be if his engine room give him the momentum needed in 2020.
  • Mon, Mar 02, 2020
    Jason Taumalolo says his long North Queensland contract doesn't lower motivation, it let's him focus on a legacy of being one of the NRL's best ever players.
  • Sun, Mar 01, 2020
    Melbourne playmaker Cameron Munster says former Storm and Roosters great Cooper Cronk as well as a Richmond AFL coach had been helping him in the off-season.
  • Sun, Mar 01, 2020
    St George Illawarra became the first team to successfully use their captain's challenge, having overturned two calls in their trial loss to South Sydney.
  • Sun, Mar 01, 2020
    The combination between North Queensland skipper Michael Morgan and star recruit Valentine Holmes is set to boost the Cowboys up the NRL ladder.
  • Sun, Mar 01, 2020
    Sharks star Josh Morris reminded both Cronulla and the Roosters why he is worth fighting for in the final NRL trial of the pre-season.
  • Sun, Mar 01, 2020
    David Nofoaluma bagged two tries as Wests Tigers scored the last 20 points of a comprehensive trial win over the Warriors in Rotorua.
2020 February
  • Sat, Feb 29, 2020
    Latrell Mitchell has taken just 55 seconds to make an impact in his first South Sydney game, setting up a try in a 26-12 NRL trial win over St George Illawarra.
  • Sat, Feb 29, 2020
    Halfback Mitchell Moses looks set to continue his 2019 NRL form into this season after scoring two tries in Parramatta's 22-22 trial draw with Penrith in Bega.
  • Sat, Feb 29, 2020
    Despite Canterbury scoring two tries in the opening 10 minutes, Canberra have weathered the storm and come back to win their NRL trial 12-10 in Port Macquarie.
  • Sat, Feb 29, 2020
    Rising Newcastle star Tex Hoy is pushing for his NRL debut with the Knights after scoring a try against the Sydney Roosters in a trial game in Gosford.
  • Sat, Feb 29, 2020
    Melbourne have beaten North Queensland 22-14 in their pre-season NRL trial, with Harry Grant and Valentine Holmes starring for their sides.
  • Sat, Feb 29, 2020
    Gold Coast have trailed 16-0 against Brisbane before scoring five unanswered tries and holding on to win their NRL pre-season trial 28-22 in Redcliffe.
  • Fri, Feb 28, 2020
    A new stadium couldn't have arrived at a better time for a North Queensland side, now armed with Valentine Holmes, eager to wipe aside a miserable 2019.
  • Fri, Feb 28, 2020
    Trent Merrin will pull on the Red V for the first time since 2015 when he runs out for St George Illawarra in Saturday's trial against South Sydney in Mudgee.
  • Fri, Feb 28, 2020
    Ahead of their NRL trial against the Cowboys, Storm fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen says he's been working hard to ensure he avoids the second-year blues.
  • Fri, Feb 28, 2020
    Luke Keary says Sydney Roosters' culture will help them overcome the loss of Cooper Cronk and Latrell Mitchell and win a third straight NRL premiership.
  • Fri, Feb 28, 2020
    Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook has no issue with the prospect of a second NRL team in Brisbane as speculation mounts an expansion announcement is imminent.
  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020
    Newcastle may identify them as more of a threat than rugby union when it comes to retaining Kalyn Ponga but Brisbane aren't pursuing the NRL superstar.
  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020
    Alex Glenn says being named Brisbane captain has still not sunk in but is well aware of the challenges facing his NRL team after their shock 2019 finals exit.
  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020
    Newcastle captain Mitchell Pearce is reluctant to talk up the team's NRL chances for 2020, but said new coach Adam O'Brien has given the side a mental makeover.
  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020
    Canberra Raiders will be without star second-rower John Bateman for the opening two months of the NRL season after he underwent shoulder surgery.
  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020
    Tonga's banned rugby league board have appealed their expulsion by the IRL, leaving the high-profile drama to drag on for another three weeks.
  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020
    Ahead of their final NRL trial against the Cowboys, Melbourne winger Suliasi Vunivalu says injury contributed to his decision to sign with rugby union.
  • Wed, Feb 26, 2020
    Jake Clifford will start in the halves alongside North Queensland captain Michael Morgan when the Cowboys play Melbourne in their final NRL pre-season game.
  • Wed, Feb 26, 2020
    Cameron King will remain close to Cronulla's NRL group as the club's football and welfare departments guide him through a season-ending knee injury.
  • Wed, Feb 26, 2020
    South Sydney's Cody Walker won a NSW State of Origin jersey when off the drink in early 2019 and he's stayed dry to start 2020 in a bid to recapture his form.
  • Tue, Feb 25, 2020
    Melbourne's Brandon Smith will be sidelined for up to six weeks with a facial fracture and it could have a domino effect on his NRL teammate Harry Grant.
  • Tue, Feb 25, 2020
    Newcastle have suffered a blow two weeks out from their season-opener, with Sione Mata'utia ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury.
  • Tue, Feb 25, 2020
    Cooper Cronk claims South Sydney needed Latrell Mitchell more than the fullback needed them but both he and James Tedesco warn it won't be easy at No.1.
  • Tue, Feb 25, 2020
    Gold Coast performance boss Mal Meninga has confirmed the Titans want to lure Queensland star David Fifita from Brisbane to build a team around the forward.
  • Tue, Feb 25, 2020
    Canberra have kept the bulk of the NRL squad that got to last year's grand final and their goal in 2020 is a first premiership since 1994.
  • Tue, Feb 25, 2020
    Adam Reynolds will embrace still having South Sydney's former leaders around as he fulfils a lifelong dream in becoming the Rabbitohs' NRL captain.
  • Tue, Feb 25, 2020
    Don Furner Sr coached the Canberra Raiders from their inaugural season in 1982 and just five years later led them to their first grand final.
  • Mon, Feb 24, 2020
    Canterbury forward Chris Smith could play in as soon as three months time in the NRL after being cleared of a season-ending knee injury.
  • Mon, Feb 24, 2020
    Penrith coach Ivan Cleary likes the idea of video replays being used in the NRL only when refereeing decisions are questioned by a captain's challenge.
  • Mon, Feb 24, 2020
    Wade Graham has been cleared of an ankle injury from the NRL All Stars clash and could play in Cronulla's trial match against Manly on Sunday.
  • Mon, Feb 24, 2020
    It won't be a return to the flamboyant Warriors of old but coach Stephen Kearney will allow his NRL team to take more risks in 2020.
  • Sun, Feb 23, 2020
    Josh Addo-Carr says he has no regrets about his Nicky Winmar jersey lifting tribute at the NRL All Stars but admits it may have made some Australians angry.
  • Sun, Feb 23, 2020
    Maori co-captain Adam Blair says Brandon Smith may be poised for a breakout 2020 after the rake inspired their 30-16 NRL All Stars win on Saturday night.
  • Sun, Feb 23, 2020
    Indigenous coach Laurie Daley says Latrell Mitchell's All Stars fullback audition was a success despite the X-factor finding himself back in the centres.
  • Sun, Feb 23, 2020
    Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson was full of praise for his players after they beat St Helens to win the World Club Challenge for a record fifth time.
  • Sun, Feb 23, 2020
    Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson wants NRL teams to show more respect for the World Club Challenge and Australia to host the match once every four years.
  • Sun, Feb 23, 2020
    Rival skippers agree they are no closer to deciding whether the on trial captain's challenge should be introduced by the NRL after Saturday's All Stars clash.
  • Sun, Feb 23, 2020
    Wests Tigers playmaker Josh Reynolds looms as a possible option to fill the hole left by retired champion Robbie Farah and start the season at hooker.
  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020
    Josh Addo-Carr has adopted ex-AFL star Nicky Winmar's famous shirt lifting stance in a display of Indigenous pride ahead of Saturday's NRL All Stars clash.
  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020
    St George Illawarra winger Jordan Pereira scored four tries as the Dragons thrashed Newcastle 38-12 in an NRL trial in Maitland on Saturday.
  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020
    North Queensland beat Brisbane in an NRL pre-season trial in a sodden Cairns as Valentine Holmes made an impressive return to rugby league.
  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020
    Maori co-captain Adam Blair says his team will come out swinging in the NRL All Stars clash on the Gold Coast after suffering stage fright last year.
  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020
    A largely second-string Melbourne Storm have crossed late to win their NRL trial 18-16 over the Warriors, who will sweat on injuries to two talented props.
  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020
    With two of his brothers gone from last year's roster, South Sydney prop Thomas Burgess is ready for more responsibility on and off the field this season.
  • Fri, Feb 21, 2020
    Bemused Maori co-captain Adam Blair says he hopes to play for a couple of seasons yet after his coach David Kidwell claimed the veteran was nearing retirement.
  • Fri, Feb 21, 2020
    Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold has guaranteed Darius Boyd will start in the centres in their NRL season opener after bouncing back from losing the captaincy.
  • Fri, Feb 21, 2020
    Bullying victim Quaden Bayles' mum says her son claimed it was the "best day of his life" when asked to lead out the Indigenous NRL All Stars team.
  • Fri, Feb 21, 2020
    South Sydney front-rower Thomas Burgess scored a try and punched out 50 minutes of game time in their 28-24 NRL pre-season victory over Parramatta.
  • Fri, Feb 21, 2020
    North Queensland assistant Josh Hannay has warned that Valentine Holmes is primed for an impressive NRL return in Saturday's trial against Brisbane in Cairns.
  • Fri, Feb 21, 2020
    Indigenous coach Laurie Daley admits Latrell Mitchell will be raw at fullback in the NRL All Stars clash but believes he can become the next Greg Inglis.
  • Fri, Feb 21, 2020
    Penrith Panthers great Ryan Girdler admits he is concerned his club's NRL season in 2020 after the loss of five-eighth James Maloney to the Super League.
  • Fri, Feb 21, 2020
    Trent Robinson's Sydney Roosters aim to warm up for the NRL with a record fifth World Club Challenge triumph when they face St Helens on Sunday morning (AEDT).
  • Fri, Feb 21, 2020
    Super League club St Helens host the Roosters in the 2020 World Club Challenge tournament on Sunday (0630 AEDT). Here's a look at all the previous winners.
  • Thu, Feb 20, 2020
    Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold is confident Matt Lodge will return from a knee injury this year after revealing the prop had played with an ACL tear since 2015.
  • Thu, Feb 20, 2020
    Canterbury NRL coach Dean Pay says he will not hesitate to make players available for representative duty in the future despite the injury risk.
  • Thu, Feb 20, 2020
    Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold has defended his NRL club's culture, saying "we don't expect people to be perfect" after another pre-season controversy.
  • Thu, Feb 20, 2020
    Kalyn Ponga's roommate and Indigenous utility Connor Watson says he has inside information that can help plot the Maori No.1's downfall in the All Stars clash.
  • Wed, Feb 19, 2020
    Injured centre Josh Dugan will travel with Cronulla to Papua New Guinea for their NRL trial game against Canterbury, but will go as a club ambassador.
  • Wed, Feb 19, 2020
    North Queensland have named Valentine Holmes at fullback for the Cowboys' NRL trial against Brisbane in Cairns, while the Wests Tigers will play Adam Douehi.
  • Wed, Feb 19, 2020
    Bulldogs star Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will emulate his great-grandfather Tipene Watene as co-captain of the NZ Maori team at the NRL All Stars match.
  • Wed, Feb 19, 2020
    Penrith utility Tyrone May is set to play his first game of rugby league since September 2018 after being named for Saturday's trial against Wests Tigers.
  • Wed, Feb 19, 2020
    Tyrone Peachey hopes to use Saturday's NRL All Stars clash to impress new Titans coach Justin Holbrook, who is making players earn their spot this year.
  • Wed, Feb 19, 2020
    Melbourne's Ryley Jacks says he's been amazed by the improvement in youngster Cooper Johns, who he will partner in the halves in the Storm's NRL trial.
  • Tue, Feb 18, 2020
    International Rugby League has voted to expel Tonga's membership after an ongoing dispute between the federation and players over finances and resources.
  • Tue, Feb 18, 2020
    NRL star Latrell Mitchell has admitted he only met with suitors North Queensland in the off-season so he could go on a fishing "holiday" in Townsville.
  • Tue, Feb 18, 2020
    Queensland State of Origin fullback Kalyn Ponga has backed 'natural athlete' Latrell Mitchell to be a success in the No.1 jersey this year for South Sydney.
  • Tue, Feb 18, 2020
    South Sydney's James Roberts is backing himself to reclaim the NRL's fastest tag after finally overcoming an ongoing achilles injury ahead of the NRL All Stars.
  • Mon, Feb 17, 2020
    Maori All Stars forward Adam Blair says it would be "the ultimate" to one day have the chance to host the NRL's annual curtain-raiser in New Zealand.
  • Mon, Feb 17, 2020
    Latrell Mitchell hopes to emulate Greg Inglis and "change the game" at fullback at South Sydney this NRL season, after fearing complacency at the Roosters.
  • Mon, Feb 17, 2020
    The Maori All Stars say the decision to not play God Defend New Zealand before the NRL All Stars game is a show of support for their Indigenous opponents.
  • Sun, Feb 16, 2020
    After fighting back from a leg complaint, Alex Glenn hopes to finally make his debut as Brisbane captain in next week's NRL trial against North Queensland.
  • Sat, Feb 15, 2020
    St George Illawarra have suffered three big blows in the NRL Nines in Perth with Cameron McInnes, Matt Dufty and Korbin Sims all suffering injuries.
  • Sat, Feb 15, 2020
    Off-contract St George Illawarra star Tyson Frizell has declared NRL premiership ambitions are more important than money in deciding where his future lies.
  • Sat, Feb 15, 2020
    NRL head of football Graham Annesley has admitted an incorrect call by officials has robbed Penrith of a NRL Nines finals berth at HBF Park in Perth.
  • Fri, Feb 14, 2020
    Canberra Raiders star Curtis Scott says he isn't a bad person, but concedes the last few weeks have been the toughest of his life.
  • Fri, Feb 14, 2020
    The NRL has overhauled the judicial system with a number of key changes for the 2020 season, including fines for minor offences in finals games.
  • Fri, Feb 14, 2020
    Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook understands why South Sydney would love to get their hands on Jai Arrow this year but he's not sorry for keeping the forward.
  • Fri, Feb 14, 2020
    The Warriors had a bizarre start to the NRL Nines tournament in Perth with the women's team forced to wear the men's jerseys after forgetting their own.
  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020
    Cronulla captain Wade Graham has defended embattled NRL teammate Josh Dugan who is battling a mystery knee injury which has prevented him from training.
  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020
    A decision on the immediate playing future of embattled Canberra recruit Curtis Scott is a step closer after the NRL viewed footage of his Australia Day arrest.
  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020
    North Queensland recruit Esan Marsters says he wants to make up for lost time when he makes his Cowboys debut at the NRL Nines after overcoming ankle surgery.
  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020
    Justin Holbrook has been tipped by former St George Illawarra coach Steve Price as the perfect man to revive perennial NRL strugglers the Gold Coast Titans.
  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020
    Wests Tigers fullback Corey Thompson is up for the fight to win the side's No.1 jersey starting with the NRL Nines in Perth on Friday and Saturday.
  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020
    Tonga star Andrew Fifita has welcomed the prospect of Israel Folau forcing his way into the rising rugby league powerhouse - but it has conditions.
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020
    Clive Churchill Medal winner Jack Wighton says he wants to finish his career with Canberra after re-signing with the club until the end of the 2024 NRL season.
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020
    Out of retirement for this week's NRL Nines in Perth, Brisbane forward-turned-coach Corey Parker says his cameo could have long-term benefits for their pack.
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020
    Eels star Maika Sivo set to feature in this weekend's NRL Nines with the governing body yet to decide whether to stand him down over indecent assault charge.
  • Tue, Feb 11, 2020
    Cronulla coach John Morris says Josh Morris has taken the news well that the star centre will not be released from the final year of his NRL contract.
  • Tue, Feb 11, 2020
    Cronulla will pay tribute to Fine Kula at the NRL Nines in Perth after launching a fundraising campaign for the young prop battling brain cancer.
  • Mon, Feb 10, 2020
    Curtis Scott's lawyer has informed the NRL it will have access in coming days to police bodycam footage from his Australia Day arrest.
  • Mon, Feb 10, 2020
    Jason Taumalolo will skipper North Queensland at this week's NRL Nines in Perth while new Gold Coast and the Warriors have also confirmed their squads.
  • Sun, Feb 09, 2020
    Brodie Croft says he will embrace the chance to ditch his "next Cooper Cronk" tag and make a name for himself as Brisbane's new halfback in 2020.
  • Fri, Feb 07, 2020
    Rugby League's players' union has slammed the NRL's 'no fault stand down policy' after Penrith's Tyrone May was given the all-clear to play in 2020.
  • Thu, Feb 06, 2020
    The ARL Commission has decided to scrap the national anthem for the All Stars match and provisionally ticked off on the captain's challenge for this NRL season.
  • Thu, Feb 06, 2020
    The innovative player swap between Melbourne's Harry Grant and Wests Tigers' Paul Momirovski appears in doubt, according to Storm coach Craig Bellamy.
  • Thu, Feb 06, 2020
    The NRL is yet to decide the fate of a number of players who are facing off-field legal issues, with the NRL Nines squads due to be named on Tuesday.
  • Wed, Feb 05, 2020
    Kodi Nikorima and Chanel Harris-Tavita have spent the NRL off-season trying to convince coach Stephen Kearney they should be the Warriors five-eighth.
  • Wed, Feb 05, 2020
    Cronulla star Josh Dugan has denied reports his teammates have lost faith in him as the club prepares to hold talks with his manager over his playing future.
  • Tue, Feb 04, 2020
    Queensland coach Kevin Walters believes the return of Valentine Holmes will be a massive factor in this year's State of Origin series against NSW.
  • Tue, Feb 04, 2020
    Melbourne may turn to rugby league royalty in Cooper Johns to wear the halfback jersey this NRL campaign with the youngster impressing during the pre-season.
  • Tue, Feb 04, 2020
    Penrith five-eighth Jarome Luai has put in the hard yards to catch up to his former under-20s teammate Nathan Cleary and earn his spot in the NRL.
  • Mon, Feb 03, 2020
    Josh Addo-Carr has ended speculation on his immediate future, by declaring he wants to win the NRL premiership with the Melbourne Storm in 2020.
  • Mon, Feb 03, 2020
    Parramatta prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard has likened his five-year NRL deal with former club Penrith as being in a long-term relationship.


2020 March
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020
    Australia's one-day cricket series has been cancelled, with the NRL, Super Rugby and A-League seasons in doubt after New Zealand's new coronavirus measures.