Warriors' NRL defence outstanding: Bellamy

(AAP Image/David Rowland) Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy can't recall a Warriors side defending as well as the current NRL line-up. As his team prepares to host the Warriors in their annual Anzac Day clash, Bellamy says his team will have to be at their attacking best to get the win. The Warriors are...

Anzac Day clash fits blockbuster billing

(L-R) Dragons Player Jason Nightingale and Roosters Co-Captain Boyd Cordner with the ANZAC Day Trophy at a media opportunity in Sydney, Monday, April 23, 2018. Sydney Roosters will face St George Illawarra Dragons on Anzac Day. (AAP Image/Peter Rae) Form doesn't seem to matter too much on Anzac Day. But if history...

Brisbane's Bird needs to regain NRL mojo

(AAP Image/Darren England) Not even an Immortal's praise can cheer up Brisbane NRL five-eighth Jack Bird. In fact, the Broncos recruit reckons the claim of Andrew Johns that he should be picked as NSW pivot has only added to the pressure. Former Cronulla star Bird has turned heads after being slotted into the...

Eels forwards hit back at critics

Parramatta's forward pack have bitten back at their critics after their 34-point flogging of Manly. Beaten from pillar to post during the winless six-week run to start the season, the Eels dominated field position and the middle in their drought-breaking 44-10 win at ANZ Stadium on Sunday. Under-fire co-captain Tim Mannah led...

Fifita 'scared' before win over Panthers

Andrew Fifita of the Sharks (AAP Image/Darren England)  Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita has made the bold admission he was scared to take the field for the Sharks' NRL upset win over Penrith. In the absence of senior forwards Paul Gallen and Wade Graham, and after losing Luke Lewis to a calf injury...

You don't fluke NRL zeroes: Roosters coach

Sydney Roosters NRL coach Trent Robinson (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has fiercely defended his side's 6-0 win over Canterbury, describing it as a game for rugby league "purists". The Roosters produced arguably their best defensive display in two years on Thursday after turning away 52 plays at their...

Smith didn't want to be a Bronco: Bennett

(AAP Image/Julian Smith) Cameron Smith will always be the one that got away from Brisbane. But Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has revealed he never got the feeling Smith wanted to sign with them in the first place. Broncos fans will again wonder "what if" when Smith leads Melbourne out against Brisbane at Suncorp...

Broncos coach Bennett walks out on media

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett during training session with the Brisbane Broncos at the Clive Berghofer Centre in Brisbane, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt) Wayne Bennett has walked out on a press conference after taking exception to questions about his coaching future at NRL club Brisbane. On the eve of the...