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Bulked up Gillett fit for NRL return

(AAP Image/Jono Searle) Carrots and lettuce to lose weight, stacked bowls of Weet-Bix and the odd trip to McDonalds to put it back on. Brisbane backrower Matt Gillett revealed the method behind his well-documented weight fluctuations on Wednesday as he declared himself good to go for the NRL's opening round. Gillett lost about...

Soliola backs NRL on player punishment

Iosia Soliola of the Raiders looks on during the Round 4 NRL match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Canberra Raiders at Lottoland in Sydney, Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) One of rugby league's leading role models off the field has backed the NRL's hardline stance on player...

Ponga gets Knights licence to roam at No.6

Kalyn Ponga of the Knights runs the ball during the Round 21 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Friday, August 3, 2018. (AAP Image/Brendon Thorne) Kalyn Ponga will be given a licence to roam at five-eighth in the NRL as Newcastle...

'Find a new vocation': NRL bans Barba

Ben Barba is seen at a North Queensland Cowboys pre-season training session held at the Townsville Sports Reserve in Townsville, Monday, November 12, 2018. (AAP Image/Michael Chambers) Ben Barba has been given a life ban by the NRL, with CEO Todd Greenberg declaring it's time for him to find a new...

Broncos' Milford allays injury concern

(AAP Image/Darren England) Brisbane playmaker Anthony Milford has played down a scare on his surgically-repaired shoulder but stopped short of saying he was in the best shape of his career. The Broncos' half revealed he will turn out in the Broncos' trial against Queensland Cup side Wynnum-Manly later in the month to...

Super League close door on a Barba return

Ben Barba is seen at a North Queensland Cowboys pre-season training session held at the Townsville Sports Reserve in Townsville, Monday, November 12, 2018. (AAP Image/Michael Chambers) Ben Barba's rugby league career is almost certainly over after the English RFL confirmed it would respect any ban issued against him by the...

Merrin admits shock at his Penrith axing

Trent Merrin of the Panthers gets the ball away during the Round 18 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at Pepper Stadium in Penrith, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (AAP Image/Craig Golding) Trent Merrin admits he was shocked at being pushed out of the door at...

Barba sacking continues horror NRL summer

(AAP Image/Michael Chambers) The NRL's horror summer of off-field problems have continued after Ben Barba was sacked by North Queensland over domestic violence allegations. The Cowboys on Friday tore up Barba's contract before he had even played a game after a "significant" breach of his playing contract. Multiple reports alleged the former Dally...
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