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NRL considers crackdown on behaviour

(AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) The NRL will consider standing down players accused of serious crimes after promising to review a hardline stance put forward by Melbourne chairman Bart Campbell. The game is in damage control after an off-season in which player misbehaviour has dominated headlines and sent rugby league spiralling in the standing...

Souths' Walker won't be stifled by Bennett

(AAP Image/Dean Lewins) South Sydney playmaker Cody Walker's creative flair won't be suppressed by coach Wayne Bennett, who wants him to continue to play his own game. Walker was in career-best form last season, calling the shots for the Rabbitohs and proving a handful for the defence with 19 line breaks -...

Dearden starting half in Broncos NRL trial

Brisbane Broncos rookie Tom Dearden (AAP Image/Dan Peled)  Brisbane are backing teenage playmaker Tom Dearden to hit the ground running, with the schoolboy sensation named to start at halfback in the Broncos' first NRL pre-season trial. The 17-year-old, after making waves at schoolboy level last year for Palm Beach Currumbin on the...

Cowboys may go to market to find fullback

North Queensland coach Paul Green says the NRL club will consider going to the open market to replace sacked fullback Ben Barba (AAP Image/Michael Chambers) North Queensland coach Paul Green says the NRL club will consider going to the open market to replace sacked fullback Ben Barba. The Cowboys have been linked with...

NSW winners to get 'first dibs' in 2019

(AAP Image/Darren England) The players who brought home the State of Origin trophy for NSW last year will have dibs in Brad Fittler's 2019 team so long as their form holds up. Origin is still 114 sleeps away and while Fittler is generally opposed to locking in selections too early, he hasn't...

Maguire appoints Mbye as Tigers captain

  New Wests Tigers Moses Mbye poses for a photo at Concord Oval in Sydney, Friday, June 29, 2018. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) New Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire has appointed Moses Mbye captain for the 2019 NRL season. Robbie Farah, Luke Brooks, Chris Lawrence, Russell Packer, Benji Marshall and Mbye have been named...

Wighton on last chance at Canberra Raiders

(AAP Image/Lukas Coch) Canberra's Jack Wighton is on his last chance at the NRL club, with the Raiders prepared to sack him if he misbehaves again. The 26-year-old narrowly avoided jail time last year after being handed a two-month suspended sentence for assaulting five men while out celebrating his birthday. The fullback admits...

NRL block Qld move for Taumalolo in Origin

Jason Taumalolo of the Cowboys celebrates after scoring a try during the Round 21 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, August 4, 2018. (AAP Image/Craig Golding) Queensland's bid to poach North Queensland Cowboys powerhouse Jason Taumalolo for this year's State...
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