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2019 July
  • Sat, Jul 20, 2019
    The Warriors have kept themselves in NRL finals contention after coming out on the right side of a tension-filled finish for once.
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019
    Sydney Roosters' coach Trent Robinson says he sees Angus Crichton's future in the back-row despite moving him into a middle forward position.
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019
    South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett admits he can't put a date on Sam Burgess' return after he suffered an infection following shoulder surgery.
  • Thu, Jul 18, 2019
    Cronulla playmaker Shaun Johnson expects a rousing reception in his first-ever game against the Warriors from home supporters as much as his former teammates.
  • Wed, Jul 17, 2019
    He's secured his NRL future with Brisbane and his family has joined him in Queensland so it's no wonder Bronco Tevita Pangai has a smile on his face.
  • Tue, Jul 16, 2019
    Warriors halfback Kodi Nikorima concedes he was guilty of chasing glory against former club Brisbane which played a part in hashing three field goal attempts.
  • Tue, Jul 16, 2019
    Unsuccessful in their bid for the Gold Coast NRL coaching job in 2017, Ben and Shane Walker will chase the job a second time following Garth Brennan's sacking.
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    Canterbury forward Sauaso Sue has been ruled out for the rest of the NRL season with a torn ACL suffered against Newcastle last week.
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    Parramatta back-rower Tepai Moeroa says he decided to make the switch to rugby union because he believed it was a now-or-never proposition.
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    NRL head of football Graham Annesley says the criticism of referees has become excessive over the last week after a number of contentious calls.
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    Gold Coast executive chairman Dennis Watt has indicated Kevin Walters would be considered a "very strong candidate" for the NRL club's coaching position.
  • Sun, Jul 14, 2019
    Australian selectors have named 11 NSW players and six from Queensland in a Kangaroos Origin merit team based on performances through the interstate series.
  • Sun, Jul 14, 2019
    Canberra centre Nick Cotric is the first NRL player to be sent off in 2019 for a dangerous throw on St George Illawarra's Tim Lafai in Wollongong.
  • Sun, Jul 14, 2019
    South Sydney front-rower Liam Knight is facing two to three NRL matches on the sidelines after being charged for a late shot on Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans.
  • Sat, Jul 13, 2019
    Less than 48 hours after helping NSW to a State of Origin triumph, James Maloney set up two tries in Penrith's 24-2 rout of Gold Coast on Friday.
  • Sat, Jul 13, 2019
    Fullback Kalyn Ponga is expected to make his NRL return from a calf injury during next week's NRL clash with the Sydney Roosters at the SCG.
  • Sat, Jul 13, 2019
    The Sydney Roosters are eyeing a strong finish to the NRL season as they approach full strength with Jake Friend and Sio Siua Taukeiaho back from injury.
  • Sat, Jul 13, 2019
    Melbourne have hammered Cronulla 40-16 to ensure a fitting celebration for their captain NRL Cameron Smith, who is first player to reach 400 premiership games.
  • Fri, Jul 12, 2019
    Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says Cameron Smith's 400-game milestone will give his players a lift, including the losing Queensland Origin contingent.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    Sage advice from fullback James Tedesco helped inspire NSW hooker Damien Cook to score a crucial try in the Blues Origin series-clinching win over Queensland.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans admits a play-the-ball "lapse" cost him a chance to attempt a series-winning field goal in State of Origin III in Sydney.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    Captain Daly Cherry-Evans hopes Kevin Walters will stay on as Queensland coach and lead a Maroons revival but Cameron Munster is not so sure.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    As he prepares to play his 300th NRL game, Wests Tigers great Benji Marshall has revealed he decided to retire in 2007 after suffering a shoulder injury.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    NSW and Penrith playmaker James Maloney has admitted 2019 could be his last season in the NRL, saying he is open to a move to the English Super League.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    NSW playmaker Mitchell Pearce has finally won a State of Origin series in what was his eighth attempt following the Blues' 26-20 win in the decider.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    Queensland's Ethan Lowe has credited advice from Kevin Walters for sparking a comeback that took him from reserve grade to State of Origin within 12 months.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    Gold Coast coach Garth Brennan has heard the talk he's a dead man walking at the NRL club but insists he's not fazed by the speculation over his future.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    Queensland star Michael Morgan may spend an extended time on the sidelines after suffering a second concussion in 13 days in their State of Origin series loss.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    NSW fullback and man of the series James Tedesco scored a last-minute try to secure a 26-20 victory and back-to-back shields for the first time since 2005.
  • Wed, Jul 10, 2019
    After being criticised for their performance in State of Origin deciders, NSW have scored a thrilling 26-20 win over Queensland to seal a famous series win.
  • Wed, Jul 10, 2019
    Blake Ferguson says his former Sydney Roosters teammate Mitchell Pearce has grown as a player and a man, as they prepare to rekindle their combination.
  • Wed, Jul 10, 2019
    Cameron Munster may have a target on his back after being named as Queensland No.1 for the State of Origin decider but Billy Slater says NSW should be nervous.
  • Tue, Jul 09, 2019
    St George Illawarra winger Jordan Pereira has been cleared of any spinal damage and released from hospital after being injured in a match last Saturday.
  • Tue, Jul 09, 2019
    At 21 years of age, Cameron Murray is the youngest member of the NSW team aiming to end a run of seven successive losses in State of Origin deciders.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    Gold Coast coach Garth Brennan's job is coming under the blowtorch but hooker Nathan Peats says that is no excuse for a poor attitude from the players.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    South Sydney captain Sam Burgess rates himself a good chance of returning to the NRL this week after missing two games because of shoulder surgery.
  • Sun, Jul 07, 2019
    Queensland's Matt Gillett is in doubt with a groin injury for Wednesday's State of Origin series decider in Sydney while Michael Morgan is set to be benched.
  • Sat, Jul 06, 2019
    Sydney Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary has set up three tries in his comeback match to lead the Sydney Roosters to a 24-16 NRL win over Wests Tigers.
  • Sat, Jul 06, 2019
    Anthony Milford's switch to fullback seems to be a long-term proposition with Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold outlining he wants Milford in No.1 next year.
  • Fri, Jul 05, 2019
    NSW captain Boyd Cordner says the Blues have a plan to combat Queensland if they choose to employ spoiling tactics in next week's State of Origin decider.
  • Fri, Jul 05, 2019
    The NSW team will become the first team since the Australian Olympic Games squad in 2000 to use a tunnel to enter ANZ Stadium for Origin III.
  • Thu, Jul 04, 2019
    A month into his return from injury Cronulla captain Wade Graham has the chance to tick off one of the few things he hasn't achieved in his rugby league career.
  • Thu, Jul 04, 2019
    Queensland debutant Corey Norman won't just be playing for his state in next week's Origin decider, he's determined to put on a show for his No.1 fan.
  • Thu, Jul 04, 2019
    Queensland winger Corey Oates may have a long sporting rivalry with Cameron Munster but believes the new Maroons No.1 can spark him back into form.
  • Thu, Jul 04, 2019
    Cameron Smith has led Melbourne to a 16-14 win over St George Illawarra at a wet and windy WIN Stadium, extended the Storm's NRL winning streak to seven.
  • Wed, Jul 03, 2019
    Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans admits it may look like a big risk to blood Corey Norman at five-eighth but has backed the debutant in State of Origin III.
  • Wed, Jul 03, 2019
    He may have been slammed for being a "human grub" but Queensland forward Josh McGuire says he doesn't care what the critics say ahead of State of Origin III.
  • Wed, Jul 03, 2019
    His knee used to look like a "sliced up steak" but Joe Ofahengaue is backing himself to beef up Queensland's pack in next week's State of Origin III.
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    Queensland's Christian Welch is counting his blessings after earning a State of Origin debut despite being told in May he suffered a season-ending knee injury.
  • Mon, Jul 01, 2019
    Sydney Roosters playmaker is Luke Keary is in a good mental state according to teammate Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, as both look to return to NRL action on Friday.
  • Mon, Jul 01, 2019
    Brisbane star Anthony Milford has been ruled out indefinitely with a knee injury while teammate Richie Kennar is expected to miss the rest of the NRL season.
  • Mon, Jul 01, 2019
    Queensland are expected to make a handful of changes for State of Origin III, and Christian Welch hopes to be among them for the series decider.
2019 June
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    Parramatta forward Peni Terepo has been hit with a grade-two careless high tackle for a swinging arm in the Eels' NRL win over Canberra.
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    James Maloney's golden point field goal not only extended Penrith's winning streak to five, but sent Queensland rugby league to a historical new low.
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    Canterbury coach Dean Pay says the NRL club wasn't prepared to stand in back-rower Rhyse Martin's way after he asked for a release, despite wanting to keep him.
  • Sat, Jun 29, 2019
    NSW forward Tariq Sims' hopes of playing in the State of Origin decider are in jeopardy with the prop facing a two-game ban for a late shot on Michael Morgan.
  • Sat, Jun 29, 2019
    Brisbane could be in the bottom four of the NRL by the end of the round after falling to a 26-12 away loss to Newcastle at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday.
  • Sat, Jun 29, 2019
    North Queensland NRL coach Paul Green says his battling club needs some calls to go their way after a third successive single-digit loss.
  • Sat, Jun 29, 2019
    Playing in his first game since being dropped by NSW, Latrell Mitchell set up a try and should've had a second in the Sydney Roosters' loss to Melbourne.
  • Sat, Jun 29, 2019
    Gold Coast coach Garth Brennan insists the second-last placed Titans just need a change of fortune to pull off an NRL season turnaround just like Newcastle.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Michael Chee-Kam says he's happy to be repaying the faith shown in him by the Wests Tigers after he was convicted for slapping a ride share driver.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Dragons and England prop James Graham has volunteered to become the first current NRL player to donate his brain to science and assist a concussion study.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Injured NSW halfback Nathan Cleary is expected to have a clearer picture of his chances of lining up for State of Origin III by the end of the weekend.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    North Queensland coach Paul Green has backed utility John Asiata to respond in Friday night's NRL clash with St George Illawarra after a tough Tonga Test.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Gold Coast coach Garth Brennan says Shannon Boyd is not a long term health concern despite the prop complaining of migraine headaches since a concussion.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Cronulla coach John Morris admits the NRL club would be forced to consider releasing Kyle Flanagan if he asked for a release.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Cronulla prop Aaron Woods is a chance to make his NRL return from a fractured foot in Sunday's match with Canterbury.
  • Thu, Jun 27, 2019
    Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire denies his side is the subject of a Bankwest Stadium hoodoo despite copping two thumpings at the new western Sydney ground.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    His hopes of an NRL breakthrough were cruelled by injury against North Queensland in pre-season, now Scott Drinkwater gets his first-grade chance as a Cowboy.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    Canberra co-captain Josh Hodgson said if the Raiders can keep their injury ward empty they're every chance of breaking a 25-year NRL premiership drought.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    Centre Waqa Blake has received an immediate release from Penrith and been snapped up by NRL rivals Parramatta on a long-term season deal.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    Gold Coast prop Shannon Boyd has revealed he will be kept in cotton wool at NRL training after enduring migraines since suffering a concussion last month.
  • Tue, Jun 25, 2019
    Halfback Nathan Cleary is poised to miss State of Origin game three due to an ankle injury that Penrith medical staff expect to keep him out for a month.
  • Tue, Jun 25, 2019
    Teenaged Parramatta halfback Dylan Brown will make his long-awaited return from a back injury in Saturday's NRL clash with Canberra in Darwin.
  • Tue, Jun 25, 2019
    Raiders fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has proved a revelation in Canberra after making the most of a NRL lifeline handed to him by coach Ricky Stuart.
  • Tue, Jun 25, 2019
    North Queensland coach Paul Green wasn't impressed by NSW coach Brad Fittler highlighting a tackle which has led to a suspension for back-rower Josh McGuire.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    North Queensland's Kurt Baptiste has joined a lengthy injury list for the NRL club with a knee injury while on Test duty for PNG confirmed as season-ending.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    NSW second-rower Tyson Frizell almost pulled out of State of Origin II on game day after aggravating a neck injury playing with his seven-month-old son.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    Queensland star Cameron Munster says he is sweating on being selected for the State of Origin series decider after a "terrible" display in the game two loss.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    Dylan Napa has been hailed for his bravery after playing with a broken wrist but there was no consoling him after Queensland's State of Origin mauling.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    A penalty try awarded to Queensland in their 38-6 State of Origin II loss to NSW has raised eyebrows, with even former Maroons skipper Paul Vautin sceptical.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    After a start to the 2019 NRL season he'd rather forget, South Sydney recruit James Roberts says being back at the Rabbitohs feels like home.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    Queensland coach Kevin Walters' post-match spray has ensured a "fire in the belly" for the State of Origin decider, Maroons captain Daly Cherry-Evans says.
  • Sun, Jun 23, 2019
    Tom Trbojevic has celebrated his debut in the NSW centres with a hat-trick in the Blues' State of Origin series-levelling win over Queensland in Perth.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    Queensland coach Kevin Walters says "perfect captain" Daly Cherry-Evans will be their inspiration behind sealing a State of Origin series win on Sunday.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    Queensland utility Moses Mbye has been cleared to play Sunday's State of Origin II clash in Perth after being treated for a severe allergic reaction.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    A number of NRL clubs are in discussions with the Western Australian government to bring more games to Perth next year.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    Former Queensland captain Cameron Smith says Cameron Munster can become a NRL great but he is adamant fullback is the best position for the Maroons' No.6.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Threats of a boycott behind them, Lebanon coach Rick Stone says his side is prepared to push Fiji, who he coached to a win when they last clashed in 2014.
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019
    Queensland great Petero Civoniceva has backed prop Dylan Napa to overcome a broken wrist and inspire the Maroons in State of Origin II in Perth.
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019
    Sharks star Andrew Fifita will miss Tonga's rugby league Test against New Zealand after being found guilty of a crusher tackle by the NRL judiciary.
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019
    Mark Gasnier will be a notable addition to the NSW coaching staff when the Blues take to the training paddock for the first time in Perth ahead of Origin II.
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019
    Queensland rookie Stephanie Mooka's path to a Maroons jersey has been far from smooth, but she cannot wait for Friday's State of Origin clash.
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019
    Queensland's Kalyn Ponga has repeatedly knocked back questions about the possibility of a rugby union switch before State of Origin II with NSW in Perth.
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019
    Origin debutant-in-waiting Daniel Saifiti has completed his first field session as a NSW player after the Blues had a training run in Perth.
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Coach Kevin Walters has warned NSW that Queensland will improve in Sunday's State of Origin clash in Perth, rating their opening win a "five or six out of 10".
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    NRL head of football Graham Annesley said their referees wrongly awarded Wests Tigers back-rower Ryan Matterson a try in their 27-26 win over North Queensland.
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    The NRL will consider ramping up penalties in an attempt to eliminate the crusher tackle after a number of recent incidents.
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    She made history as the first Dally M female player of the year but it was last year's inaugural State of Origin clash that has inspired Jenni-Sue Hoepper.
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Queensland coach Kevin Walters has again refused to name NSW before a State of Origin clash but appears to have questioned the Blues' loyalty.
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah says he is yet to make a decision on continuing in the NRL next season as he contemplates retirement.
  • Sun, Jun 16, 2019
    A crusher tackle could sideline Newcastle forward Mitchell Barnett for at least three games after he was charged by the NRL's match review committee.
  • Sun, Jun 16, 2019
    Melbourne have opened up a four-point lead at the top of the NRL ladder after 14 rounds with Sydney Roosters and South Sydney rounding out the top three.
  • Sun, Jun 16, 2019
    Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold has savaged his NRL side after a poor loss to Parramatta, saying players 'had their heads' in representative camps already.
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019
    Sean O'Sullivan's NRL chance has come at Brisbane and his coach Anthony Seibold says it couldn't have arrived at a better time for the rookie halfback.
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019
    Manly coach Des Hasler has anointed Tom Trbojevic as the world's best rugby league fullback as he targets a return to the NSW State of Origin side.
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019
    Gold Coast forward Jarrod Wallace has expressed disappointment at Warriors enforcer Adam Blair marking his 300th match with a late hit on Titan Tyrone Roberts.
  • Fri, Jun 14, 2019
    Brisbane's forwards have been given orders to straighten up against a Parramatta middle that has been exposed this season.
  • Fri, Jun 14, 2019
    The NRL and Newcastle have issued a warning to Rugby Australia after Wallabies coach Michael Cheika had phoned Kalyn Ponga to try to poach the superstar.
  • Thu, Jun 13, 2019
    Having struggled for form earlier this season, North Queensland can improve their record to 7-7 with a win over Wests Tigers at home on Friday night.
  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019
    NSW prop David Klemmer hopes a wrist injury suffered in the State of Origin opener will have healed in time for him to be in contention for the series finale.
  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019
    South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett has hosed down speculation that Queensland star Dane Gagai could seek a release from the rest of his NRL contract.
  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019
    Coach John Morris says he won't rush back Shaun Johnson into Cronulla's NRL side from a hamstring injury, despite a New Zealand Test jumper being on the line.
  • Tue, Jun 11, 2019
    NSW playmaker Nathan Cleary has described James Maloney as the ultimate big-game player as his Penrith teammate attempts to stake a claim for an Origin recall.
  • Tue, Jun 11, 2019
    He's watched his high school buddy Payne Haas get a NSW State of Origin jumper and now Gold Coast's Moeaki Fotuaika is chasing rep honours of his own.
  • Tue, Jun 11, 2019
    Matt Lodge is proving to be a source of value to Brisbane's young forward pack as he presses his case for a State of Origin berth with NSW.
  • Mon, Jun 10, 2019
    Melbourne Storm skipper Cameron Smith, who has also captained Australia and Queensland, has been appointed a member of the Order of Australia.
  • Mon, Jun 10, 2019
    He moved to Gold Coast for a shot at regular NRL action and Ryley Jacks is ready to take it despite the unfortunate circumstance in which it has come about.
  • Mon, Jun 10, 2019
    In his first game back from a cheekbone injury, Corey Norman scored a try and set up another in St George Illawarra's 36-12 rout of Canterbury.
  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019
    Coach Craig Bellamy can't remember a gutsier post-Origin performance from his Melbourne Storm side than their 32-10 thumping of the Warriors.
  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019
    Cowboys prop Jordan McLean limped off with a hamstring injury in Saturday's 22-20 NRL loss to Manly, placing a NSW State of Origin berth at risk.
  • Sat, Jun 08, 2019
    Newcastle coach Nathan Brown has issued a challenge to NSW boss Brad Fittler to give in-form Knights playmaker Mitchell Pearce the licence to run the Blues.
  • Sat, Jun 08, 2019
    In-form Melbourne fullback Jahrome Hughes agrees a utility bench berth may be his best chance of wearing a maiden Kiwis Test jersey against Tonga.
  • Sat, Jun 08, 2019
    Canberra coach Ricky Stuart said it was a "gut feel" that prompted him to drop Sam Williams at halfback for Aidan Sezer in their 28-0 rout of the Wests Tigers.
  • Fri, Jun 07, 2019
    NSW hooker Damien Cook says Queensland are a better side on home soil and game two in Perth gives the Blues a chance to square the State of Origin series.
  • Fri, Jun 07, 2019
    St George Illawarra forward Jack de Belin has lodged a Federal Court appeal as his challenge to the NRL's "no-fault" stand down rules continues.
  • Fri, Jun 07, 2019
    Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has been released by the Penrith Panthers after the New Zealand winger indicated a desire to leave the struggling NRL club.
  • Fri, Jun 07, 2019
    It may have taken a halftime team talk to fire them up, but Petero Civoniceva predicts a bright future for Queensland rookies Joe Ofahengaue and David Fifita.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    Issac Luke's recovery from a modest start to 2019 continues when the Warriors host Melbourne, bringing together two leading Kiwis Test hooker candidates.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    Brisbane forward Joe Ofahengaue has been sidelined for an indefinite period of time after sustaining a nasty gash to his knee on his State of Origin debut.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    Kalyn Ponga wants to build on his impressive start in the Queensland No.1 shirt after a match-turning hand in the side's series-opening win on Wednesday.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    Queensland coach Kevin Walters has made light of hiring a Coach Whisperer but admits his side must improve on their stunning State of Origin series opening win.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    Queensland coach Kevin Walters has made light of hiring a coach whisperer but admits his side must improve on their stunning State of Origin series opening win.
  • Wed, Jun 05, 2019
    So dominant in last year's State of Origin series, centre Latrell Mitchell has had a night to forget for NSW who have slumped to an 18-14 defeat to Queensland.
  • Tue, Jun 04, 2019
    The Canberra Raiders will take a cautious approach with wrecking ball Josh Papalii, who could play NRL less than 48 hours after the State of Origin opener.
  • Tue, Jun 04, 2019
    NSW prop Payne Haas has completed Ramadan which involved a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset and says he's prepared for his State of Origin debut.
  • Tue, Jun 04, 2019
    Queensland coach Kevin Walters has defended using a 'Coach Whisperer' ahead of the State of Origin opener, insisting: "I haven't lost the plot".
  • Mon, Jun 03, 2019
    Queensland skipper Daly Cherry-Evans says he is excited about leading the Maroons into a new era in Wednesday's State of Origin series opener.
  • Mon, Jun 03, 2019
    Queensland State of Origin team doctor Matt Hislop has saluted Daly Cherry-Evans with the Maroons skipper poised to make a remarkable ankle surgery return.
  • Mon, Jun 03, 2019
    Daly Cherry-Evans may have broken the Coach Whisperer's rules but the Queensland captain says the mind mentor has had a positive effect on the Maroons.
  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019
    North Queensland's NRL form turnaround has been based on toughening up a defence which came through a major test against Gold Coast on Sunday.
  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019
    Queensland's Felise Kaufusi says his understanding with Cameron Munster can create a left-edge threat to rival the Johnathan Thurston-Gavin Cooper combination.
  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019
    Gold Coast halfback Ash Taylor's decision not to attempt a crucial penalty goal in the NRL loss to North Queensland has left coach Garth Brennan stumped.
  • Sat, Jun 01, 2019
    By his own admission last year's State of Origin was "a bit below average" but a back-to-basics approach has Queensland's Will Chambers enjoying his football.
  • Sat, Jun 01, 2019
    As he prepares to make his NSW State of Origin debut, prop Payne Haas has revealed he was offered the chance as a teenager to play for Queensland.
2019 May
  • Fri, May 31, 2019
    Canberra coach Ricky Stuart is challenging a batch of NRL rookies to step up against Canterbury and help to snap the Raiders' three-game losing streak.
  • Fri, May 31, 2019
    Queensland coach Kevin Walters and teammates have hailed Matt Gillett's comeback to State of Origin after a career-threatening neck injury.
  • Thu, May 30, 2019
    A guide to the NSW team for State of Origin I against Queensland in Brisbane on June 5.
  • Thu, May 30, 2019
    When a furious Josh McGuire stormed from the field after hurting his calf in an NRL match, he assumed a spot in Queensland's State of Origin team had gone.
  • Wed, May 29, 2019
    Queensland assistant Justin Hodges has broken a team edict and talked up NSW threat Latrell Mitchell but believes Will Chambers will rise to the challenge.
  • Wed, May 29, 2019
    Ben Hunt may be looking forward to a crash course from Cameron Smith but the NRL halfback is backing himself to play 80 minutes at hooker for Queensland.
  • Tue, May 28, 2019
    Queensland have slapped a Blues ban on their players, with coach Kevin Walters refusing to let players mention NSW ahead of the State of Origin opener.
  • Tue, May 28, 2019
    NSW skipper Boyd Cordner says his side is carrying a mentality that defeat is not an option into this year's State of Origin shield defence.
  • Tue, May 28, 2019
    Justin Hodges is relieved Greg Inglis has booked himself into a mental health facility after encouraging the fellow Queensland great to seek help.
  • Mon, May 27, 2019
    Queensland coach Kevin Walters has ensured David Fifita will never forget when he was told he would make his Maroons debut thanks to a hilarious phone call.
  • Mon, May 27, 2019
    Rumours that Cameron Smith will make a State of Origin return won't go away after Queensland coach Kevin Walters refused to confirm his No.21 for the opener.
  • Sun, May 26, 2019
    After being sidelined for a month with an ankle injury, Daly Cherry-Evans is expected to be named Queensland's new State of Origin captain.
  • Sun, May 26, 2019
    Melbourne have consolidated their place in the NRL top two entering the Origin period, consigning Canterbury to last place with a 28-6 win over the Bulldogs.
  • Sat, May 25, 2019
    Craig Bellamy admits it was tough to leave fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen out of his Storm lineup to face the Bulldogs but says Jahrome Hughes deserves a recall.
  • Sat, May 25, 2019
    South Sydney have kept their spot atop the NRL table with a comfortable win over the Wests Tigers, but there are fears Adam Reynolds has a leg fracture.
  • Fri, May 24, 2019
    Tickford Racing boss Tim Edwards doesn't know how his team's Ford Mustangs will go at this weekend's Supercars event in Winton due to a lack of testing.
  • Fri, May 24, 2019
    Blake Green says Kodi Nikorima's shift to the Warriors has liberated the halfback's attacking game to a level that was never seen at the Brisbane.
  • Fri, May 24, 2019
    NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg said the game can better support the mental health of players in the wake of Greg Inglis entering a rehabilitation clinic.
  • Fri, May 24, 2019
    He's under a fitness cloud but ex-Queensland forward Martin Lang believes Maroons coach Kevin Walters has to pick Josh McGuire for Origin I.
  • Fri, May 24, 2019
    The Rugby League Players' Association has issued a challenge to the NRL's "no-fault" stand down rule under the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Fri, May 24, 2019
    Gold Coast coach Garth Brennan will be feeling the heat when the Titans face Manly at Lottoland on Friday after the club's board called for a mid-season review.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    NSW State of Origin assistant coach Danny Buderus has spoken about the need to ensure there is adequate cover for every position in the starting line-up.
  • Wed, May 22, 2019
    Gavin Cooper and a handful of other fringe State of Origin contenders in the Cowboys know they get one last shot to impress Kevin Walters this weekend.
  • Wed, May 22, 2019
    Brisbane and Queensland forward Matt Gillett says boom Broncos forward Payne Haas would be a perfect fit for NSW's State of Origin team.
  • Tue, May 21, 2019
    After missing last year's State of Origin due to a career-threatening neck injury, Brisbane veteran Matt Gillett has never wanted a Queensland call-up more.
  • Mon, May 20, 2019
    Craig Bellamy has paid tribute to the way Cooper Cronk transformed himself into a great halfback at a comparatively late age.
  • Mon, May 20, 2019
    NRL head of football Graham Annesley says there is no need to give sides a warning before referees send players to the sin bin.
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
    Gold Coast coach Garth Brennan has refused to blame Ash Taylor for the Titans' worst NRL season start despite admitting the No.7 is a 'work in progress'.
  • Sat, May 18, 2019
    Prop Payne Haas has staked a NSW State of Origin claim by inspiring Brisbane's 15-10 NRL upset over ladder leaders Sydney Roosters on Friday night.
  • Sat, May 18, 2019
    Coach Trent Robinson says Latrell Mitchell is not still hampered by a groin complaint despite a muted display in the Sydney Roosters' NRL loss to Brisbane.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Melbourne's Christian Welch has been cleared of a serious knee injury after the initial diagnosis was an ACL injury suffered in their NRL win over West Tigers.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Gold Coast are desperate to end a frustrating run of losses and move away from the bottom of the NRL ladder with a win over Canterbury on Saturday.
  • Thu, May 16, 2019
    Penrith coach Ivan Cleary says he does not have a time frame in mind for Reagan Campbell-Gillard and Josh Mansour's return to first grade.
  • Thu, May 16, 2019
    Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold says hooker Jake Turpin and halfback Tom Dearden have to step up if they are a chance of an NRL upset over Sydney Roosters.
  • Thu, May 16, 2019
    He's the hot favourite to win a State of Origin debut for NSW next month, but Sydney Roosters star Luke Keary says he's focused only on his NRL club form.
  • Wed, May 15, 2019
    South Sydney's Cameron Murray says while he can't match the NSW Origin incumbent backrowers for size he's hoping to use his skills to earn a call-up.
  • Wed, May 15, 2019
    His NRL coach may have endorsed him as Queensland's bench utility but Brisbane playmaker Anthony Milford says a Maroons recall is the last thing on his mind.
  • Tue, May 14, 2019
    Kalyn Ponga admits studying the game of rival fullback James Tedesco has improved his game ahead of a likely State of Origin battle.
  • Tue, May 14, 2019
    Canberra playmaker Jack Wighton has made a successful switch from fullback to five-eighth this NRL season and could play his way onto the NSW Origin bench.
  • Tue, May 14, 2019
    Controversial Manly star Dylan Walker is set to make a return after being sidelined by the NRL's no-fault stand down policy for the opening nine rounds.
  • Mon, May 13, 2019
    Brad Arthur will reportedly sign a two-year contract extension at Parramatta, while the NRL club has given captain Clint Gutherson an ultimatum on his future.
  • Mon, May 13, 2019
    Wayne Bennett has tried to play down his South Sydney players' NSW claims before giving his stars a huge rap after their 32-16 NRL win over North Queensland.
  • Sun, May 12, 2019
    Cooper Cronk has enjoyed a trip down memory lane before his landmark 356th NRL game but is yet to confirm whether he will draw the curtain on his career.
  • Sun, May 12, 2019
    The NRL's inaugural Magic Round has been hailed a success after 134,677 fans filed through Suncorp Stadium over four days.