Latest News

Gallen says fight set up for Hall to win

Paul Gallen believes his fight in Melbourne next week with Barry Hall is an ambush set up for the AFL legend to win. The former rugby league great will take on Hall on Friday week in a fight dubbed the "Code War" and Gallen says he's up against more than just...

O'Brien: Moving Ponga to halves "criminal"

New Newcastle coach Adam O'Brien says Mitchell Pearce needs more help but it would be "criminal" to move Kalyn Ponga back to the halves. Ponga spent the first three games of the 2018 season at five-eighth at his own request before the experiment was deemed a failure and he returned to...

Penrith not interested in NRL's Mitchell

Penrith say they have no interest in pursuing Latrell Mitchell amid mounting speculation the NRL star will leave Sydney Roosters in 2020 after they sensationally withdrew a contract extension offer. The Panthers were quickly linked to Mitchell along with Canterbury, Wests Tigers and Newcastle after the Test centre baulked at a...

'False allegations led to Burgess AVO'

Sam Burgess' father-in-law falsely accused the recently retired NRL star of intimidation, a NSW court has been told. The former South Sydney captain, who announced his retirement a week ago, is accused of intimidating Mitchell Hooke in October. An interim apprehended domestic violence order, taken out on Burgess on Mr Hooke's behalf,...

Sam Burgess AVO listed for NSW court

Recently retired NRL star Sam Burgess is due to face a court south of Sydney over an intervention order taken out on behalf of his father-in-law. The former South Sydney captain, who announced his retirement a week ago, has been charged over an allegation he intimidated Mitchell Hooke in October. While Burgess...

What each NRL club has to work on for 2020

WHAT YOUR NRL CLUB NEEDS TO WORK ON Brisbane If negotiations fail with Brodie Croft and they don't sign another halfback, they'll need to decide between Anthony Milford, Darius Boyd and Jack Bird or players without real first-grade experience to form a halves combination. Canberra The grand finalists had a fantastic defensive season but...

Bulldogs to look at cap relief for Foran

Canterbury are expected to make enquiries with the NRL for salary cap relief for million-dollar half Kieran Foran, who will undergo a shoulder reconstruction. Clubs can apply for a maximum $350,000 of salary cap relief if a player is injured while playing representative football and misses 12 weeks of the regular...

Bennett urges NRL to look at injuries

Wayne Bennett has questioned whether the NRL needs to look into why two stars in the space of a week have been forced to retire early due to shoulder injuries. Less than a day after Sam Burgess, announced his exit from the game, Matt Gillett hung up the boots on Thursday...
If you have information on something happening near you or wish to contact the newroom use this link