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Roosters to feel NRL finals boost at SCG

The SCG might prove the secret weapon in the Sydney Roosters' bid for back-to-back NRL titles with their near-perfect record there shaping as a crucial finals advantage. The defending premiers sit second on NRL ladder, and won't have leave the SCG in the finals until the October 6 decider at ANZ...

Tacklers must react to NRL late-hit edict -nrl

Wests Tigers forward Luke Garner says rugby league is "a little bit softer" than in previous eras but concedes defenders must adapt to the NRL's late-hit edict. The league's crackdown survived its first real challenge on Tuesday night, as Garner failed to overturn his dangerous contact charge for a late shot...

Tacklers must react to NRL late-hit edict

Wests Tigers forward Luke Garner says rugby league is "a little bit softer" than in previous eras but concedes defenders must adapt to the NRL's late-hit edict. The league's crackdown survived its first real challenge on Tuesday night, as Garner failed to overturn his dangerous contact charge for a late shot...

Don't ban Mad Mondays, says Benji Marshall

NRL superstar Benji Marshall doesn't believe banning Mad Monday is the solution to footballers behaving badly. A photo of Parramatta forward Shaun Lane on social media with a bag of white powder, reportedly during Manly's end-of-season celebrations last year, has again shone the spotlight on player conduct and sparked renewed debate...

Brown admits errors in Knights' rapid fall

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown has shouldered part of the blame for his team's dramatic collapse that has all but ended their shot at an overdue finals return. Flying high in fourth spot in May, the Knights have since dropped seven of their past nine matches to tumble all the way to...

Don't give up, Titans youngster pleads

With just four weeks left in an NRL season to forget, Gold Coast's players are being urged to fight to the end by youngster Jai Whitbread. The Titans look certain to pick up the 2019 wooden spoon following last Saturday's 40-28 loss to St George Illawarra at Kogarah. The defeat was their...

Stripping rule to be reviewed by NRL

The NRL will review the one-on-one strip rule at the end of the NRL season but head of football Graham Annesley says there's no guarantee it will change. Brought in at the start of last year, coaches have began using the law which allows defenders to drop off tackles before the...

NRL finals destiny in our hands: Broncos

So far Newcastle-bred Payne Haas' only NRL finals experience has involved looking at old footage of the Knights' last premiership win. But the giant teenage prop is confident he can create some finals memories of his own in 2019 with Brisbane thanks to their upcoming string of three home games. Haas was...
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