Rugby League

Wed 27 May 2020

Lodge cleared for remarkable return for Broncos

premium_icon Lodge cleared for remarkable return for Broncos

The Broncos have received a huge boost ahead of the season resumption against Parramatta with prop Matt Lodge cleared to return from a knee injury.

Tue 26 May 2020

Family tragedy rules Rooster out of Souths clash

premium_icon Family tragedy rules Rooster out of Souths clash

The highly anticipated grudge match between the Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs will go ahead without veteran Mitchell Aubusson.

Tensions rise for Queensland derby

premium_icon Tensions rise for Queensland derby

A war of words has broken out between the Cowboys and Titans ahead of Friday’s derby clash, as the two forward packs fire up for a blockbuster return.

Sharks rising star stood down for doping

Sharks rising star stood down for doping

Two days before the NRL premiership resumes, a Cronulla Sharks star has been provisionally suspended for a failed drug test.

Crowe’s Walker defence: ‘more violence over toilet rolls’

premium_icon Crowe’s Walker defence: ‘more violence over toilet rolls’

South Sydney owner Russell Crowe says Rabbitohs five-eighth Cody Walker’s two-match suspension is “not sustainable”.

Rothfield: 20 reasons why I’m excited about NRL restart

premium_icon Rothfield: 20 reasons why I’m excited about NRL restart

Footy is back – and it’s time for everyone to get fired up. We’re about to be treated to five months of sizzling NRL action.

‘I thought I was going to shut down the NRL’

premium_icon ‘I thought I was going to shut down the NRL’

Boom Sharks rookie Bronson Xerri was so sick back on March 13 that he became the first player tested for COVID-19. Now he’s ready to return.

Kent: ‘asterisk’ debate should be thrown in the bin

premium_icon Kent: ‘asterisk’ debate should be thrown in the bin

Talk of an ‘asterisk’ premiership for this year’s winners is utterly ridiculous, writes PAUL KENT.

Gold Coast’s Arrow ready to fire at Taumalolo

premium_icon Gold Coast’s Arrow ready to fire at Taumalolo

Titans forward Jai Arrow is planning a direct assault on Cowboys man-mountain Jason Taumalolo ahead of the NRL resumption this weekend.

Mon 25 May 2020

Origin audition that could seal Staggs’ Blues spot

premium_icon Origin audition that could seal Staggs’ Blues spot

It’s no secret Kotoni Staggs is on NSW coach Brad Fittler’s radar but the Broncos phenom could go along way to securing a Blues jersey in the first game of the NRL...

Recap: how your team is placed for NRL relaunch

premium_icon Recap: how your team is placed for NRL relaunch

It has been a long two months since the NRL was shut down due to the coronavirus. But footy is finally back. See how the three Queensland clubs are positioned.

Revealed: Why Dogs are primed to snare Bateman

premium_icon Revealed: Why Dogs are primed to snare Bateman

The odds of John Bateman remaining in Canberra beyond this year are drifting by the day, and NRL battlers Canterbury are ready to pounce on the star forward.

Seibold’s demand for wayward Broncos star

premium_icon Seibold’s demand for wayward Broncos star

Broncos star Joe Ofahengaue is set to return from suspension and can not afford another slip-up — especially with Brisbane’s boom props breathing down his neck.

Eels get fast and furious at training

premium_icon Eels get fast and furious at training

Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur had to intervene as his players unleashed six weeks of pent-up frustration in a wild and willing contact session.

‘Tried to set me up’: Raiders star on future, fake Tweet

premium_icon ‘Tried to set me up’: Raiders star on future, fake Tweet

Raiders star John Bateman found himself in hot water over a social media post at the weekend. The English forward sets the record straight.

Sun 24 May 2020

Lodge one step closer to return

premium_icon Lodge one step closer to return

Broncos forward Matt Lodge is racing the clock to be fit in time for the NRL’s season restart but a crucial training session on Sunday has proved promising.

V’landys reveals next NRL mission: get crowds back by July

premium_icon V’landys reveals next NRL mission: get crowds back by July

On the eve of rugby league’s season relaunch, ARL Commission chairman Peter V’landys has made a stunning admission that spells excellent news for footy fans.

Roosters bracing for Latrell showdown

premium_icon Roosters bracing for Latrell showdown

After off-field dramas and lacklustre on-field form, Latrell Mitchell faces the Sydney Roosters for the first time this week — and his former teammates are wary

Bird sets sight on Broncos return

premium_icon Bird sets sight on Broncos return

Jack Bird will be back for the Broncos in 2021, with the star fullback activating a 12-month contract option as he fights back from third knee reconstruction.

NRL warns there are still ‘plenty of hurdles’

NRL warns there are still ‘plenty of hurdles’

The end of a dispute between referees and the NRL was the final major hurdle to be cleared before next week’s resumption of the 2020 season.

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