Rugby League

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Crawley: How can NRL act victim in Ponga saga?

premium_icon Crawley: How can NRL act victim in Ponga saga?

Australian rugby culpable over the ‘disappointing’ approach to superstar fullback Kalyn Ponga to switch codes? You have to be kidding, says Paul Crawley.

Origin exile to end among Blues shocks

Origin exile to end among Blues shocks

The wait for the State of Origin game II selections is almost over but two stars have reportedly jumped the gun in a selection shock.

Sat 15 Jun 2019

Rampant Eels destroy sorry Broncos

premium_icon Rampant Eels destroy sorry Broncos

Parramatta left Brisbane with a bloodied nose and put a rocket up their own top-eight charge, with a dizzying 38-10 victory over the struggling Broncos.

WATCH: 3 Langer Cup match highlights

premium_icon WATCH: 3 Langer Cup match highlights

It was a cracking round of Allan Langer Cup matches. Watch the highlights videos of the three games: Keebra Park v Marsden, PBC v Wavell and Ipswich v St Mary’s.

Fri 14 Jun 2019

Band of Brothers stick together in NRRRL

premium_icon Band of Brothers stick together in NRRRL

RAMS are on the rebound in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League

‘I can’t have kids naturally’: low blow forces Eel to retire

‘I can’t have kids naturally’: low blow forces Eel to retire

Kaysa Pritchard endured a terrible run of injuries throughout his six seasons of NRL. One serious low blow in 2018 has forced him to pull the plug on his career

Cleary and Pearce to form Origin II Blues partnership

Cleary and Pearce to form Origin II Blues partnership

The NSW Blues brains trust have devised a new halves pairing where Mitchell Pearce will be given the keys to the side with Nathan Cleary at five-eighth

Ponga bombshell: Wallabies plan to poach NRL star

premium_icon Ponga bombshell: Wallabies plan to poach NRL star

A battle has erupted for Kalyn Ponga’s signature, with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika confirming he has spoken to the NRL star about a defection to rugby union.

Taking soft option seldom solves the problem

premium_icon Taking soft option seldom solves the problem

Tony Durkin is convinced a small component of NRL players are as soft as a feather-down pillow when a little pressure is applied.

Thu 13 Jun 2019

‘Heard a crack’: Origin star’s disaster

‘Heard a crack’: Origin star’s disaster

Blues State of Origin rookie Nick Cotric will face a nervous wait after going down with an ankle injury which could see him on the sidelines for some time.

Raiders hold off epic Sharks fightback

premium_icon Raiders hold off epic Sharks fightback

Canberra shot out to a big early lead against Cronulla and the Sharks nearly pulled it back before a late rally got the Raiders home 22-20.

Why Queensland didn’t get the grand final

premium_icon Why Queensland didn’t get the grand final

The grand final will not grace Suncorp Stadium in the near future, robbing the Queensland public of rugby league’s greatest day. Here’s the justification.

Folau’s secret NRL meeting revealed

Folau’s secret NRL meeting revealed

Israel Folau’s options may be on the rise after reports of a secret meeting potentially opening the door for a shock return to the NRL.

Lodge moving closer to Broncos captaincy

premium_icon Lodge moving closer to Broncos captaincy

Anthony Seibold has shown his confidence in Origin hopeful Matt Lodge by elevating the hardworking prop to Brisbane’s leadership group

Beattie puts second Brisbane NRL side on the cards

premium_icon Beattie puts second Brisbane NRL side on the cards

ARL Commission chairman Peter Beattie has his eye on introducing a second Brisbane team to the NRL for the new TV rights deal in 2023.

Johns: Pearce walking path of greatest halfback

premium_icon Johns: Pearce walking path of greatest halfback

Mitchell Pearce has produced stunning purple patches of form throughout his career, but there’s something far more permanent this time, writes MATTY JOHNS.

Maroons star questions SCG grand final choice

premium_icon Maroons star questions SCG grand final choice

The NRL's decision to snub Brisbane for the 2020 grand final has sparked anger, including a Broncos star who said the game at Lang Park would be ‘next level’.

’Aggressive’ Warrior the Titans must shut down

premium_icon ’Aggressive’ Warrior the Titans must shut down

Garth Brennan knows the Warriors will be dangerous on Friday night. But it’s not Dally M medallist Roger Tuivasa-Sheck that has the Titans worried.

Warrior set to join exclusive club

Warrior set to join exclusive club

Warriors forward Adam Blair will join an exclusive club when he runs out for his 300th NRL game against the Titans in Round 14.

Sydney environment a danger for Lodge

premium_icon Sydney environment a danger for Lodge

The Broncos are facing a battle to retain Matt Lodge — but the big bopper has been told to think twice about leaving Brisbane for the bright lights of Sydney.

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