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Panthers lose Yeo for rest of NRL season

Penrith's hopes of making one final push into the NRL top eight have been dealt another blow after losing forward Isaah Yeo to a season-ending shoulder injury. The Panthers announced on Wednesday that Yeo has had a shoulder reconstruction after aggravating the injury in Friday's loss to North Queensland. Yeo had initially...

Bulldogs wary of Cowboys' NRL ambush

They may be a mathematical chance of making the NRL finals. But Canterbury admit the odds are stacked against them to keep the top eight dream alive in what looms as an emotionally-charged Thursday night NRL clash against North Queensland. The game marks the third-last Cowboys' final appearance at inaugural home ground...

Cowboys to retire Scott's No.8 jersey

North Queensland will retire Matt Scott's No.8 jersey for Thursday night's NRL clash with Canterbury as the former Test prop recovers from a stroke. Cowboys coach Paul Green said they did not expect Scott to attend their season's final home game but believed the club had come up with a fitting...

Game could have died: ARLC's Beattie

"Game could have died," Australian Rugby League Commission Chairman Peter Beattie (AAP Image/Joel Carrett)  ARL Commission chairman Peter Beattie says the NRL would have "withered and died" if their no fault stand down rule had not survived a legal challenge. As the league looks set to introduce a proposed "punishment matrix", Beattie admitted...

Broncos' Boyd oblivious to NRL critics

Broncos' Darius Boyd says he is oblivious to NRL critics (AAP Image/Darren England)  Pressure may be mounting on Darius Boyd to retire but the Brisbane skipper says he is "oblivious" to critics ahead of his NRL team's finals tilt. Which is probably for the best. Boyd has been slammed this year after what some...

Weight loss won't dent Eels impact: Fergo

Barnstorming Parramatta winger Blake Ferguson says his dramatic weight loss and re-gain due to a post-surgical knee infection won't dent his impact when he returns to the NRL field this weekend. Ferguson comes back following a six-week lay off for Friday's crunch match-up against Brisbane after losing an estimated 12kg and...

Nathan Brown leaves Knights immediately

Nathan Brown has left Newcastle immediately with Kristian Woolf to take over as head coach for the final two games of the NRL season. Brown last week announced that he had agreed to depart at the end of the season, amid reports the club was canvassing a replacement. But his position became...

Gallen reveals huge 2018 Knights offer

Retirement-bound Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has revealed he was offered double his pay to leave his beloved Sharks for Newcastle last season. Preparing for his final home NRL match on Sunday after 19 seasons as a one-club player, 38-year-old Gallen said he was "very, very close" to leaving for Manly twice,...
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