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Warriors to learn from Storm loss: Kearney

The Warriors will take some lessons out of their crushing defeat by NRL champions Melbourne, according to coach Stephen Kearney. With only one loss against their name heading into the Anzac Day match, the high-flying Warriors were blasted off AAMI Park in the first half with the Storm scoring six tries...

NRL refs' boss admits Macdonald try wrong

(AAP Image/Craig Golding) NRL referees boss Bernard Sutton has admitted to a wrong call by the bunker in awarding Nene Macdonald a controversial late try in St George Illawarra's Anzac Day win over the Sydney Roosters. With the Dragons leading 18-8 and 11 minutes left to play, Macdonald crossed in the corner...

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...