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Farah playing second fiddle to Smith

Robbie Farah admits he’s resigned to the fact he’s got little chance of ever usurping Cameron Smith as the Australian Test hooker. NSW vice-captain Farah has been an integral part of the Blues side that finally ended Queensland’s...

Cowboys extend Kostjasyn’s NRL contract

North Queensland have re-signed utility Rory Kostjasyn until the end of the 2016 NRL season. Brought in from Melbourne late in 2012, Kostjasyn has been the Cowboys’ starting hooker since round three and is yet to miss a game this...

Morris helps out as Sharks assistant coach

Cronulla are in no hurry to name a new interim head coach before this weekend’s clash against the Sydney Roosters, with injured utility John Morris stepping in to help James Shepherd prepare the team for their biggest test of the...

Maroons player investigated for assault

Rugby league must endure another alcohol-fuelled drama with Queensland’s State of Origin preparations blown off course by an assault investigation. Rookie winger Will Chambers is at the centre of allegations he pushed a patron and sparked a...

Carney ‘should have learnt his lesson’

Frank-Paul Nu’uausala, a key figure in Todd Carney’s sacking from the Sydney Roosters, believes the disgraced star should have learnt his lesson about off-field behaviour when he was axed by his second NRL club. Carney was shown the door...

Buzzing Blues target Origin whitewash

A burning desire to whitewash arguably the greatest-ever rugby league team is behind NSW players’ intensity ahead of the third State of Origin game. After eight successive series losses, the Blues head to Brisbane for the July 9 encounter at...

Gasnier to be honoured at NRL match

Reg Gasnier’s fellow Immortals will be on hand at Jubilee Oval on Saturday to honour one of rugby league’s finest players. The St George great died on May 11 after a long health battle, and before the Dragons’ clash with North...

JT’s free rein to spark Maroons attack

Queensland believe a more relaxed Johnathan Thurston will snap the Maroons out of their try-scoring rut in State of Origin III. The Maroons are headed for their worst Origin attacking return in 22 years after crossing for just two tries in two games...

Hoffman not surprised by Cronk recovery

Ryan Hoffman claims it comes as no surprise to anyone associated with the Melbourne Storm that Cooper Cronk has made a miraculous recovery from a broken arm to play in State of Origin III. The Maroons’ hopes of an unprecedented ninth series...

Punters kick Sharks whilst they are down

They’ve lost their star player as well as their coach, and the Sharks’ week looks like getting even worse, with online bookmaker sportsbet reporting an unprecedented amount of money for the Roosters to demolish Cronulla on Saturday night. On...

Chambers finally gets Qld Origin chance

Will Chambers is almost certainly sick of the word nearly. The 26-year-old nearly played Test rugby during a two-year stint with the Queensland Reds. He nearly ran onto the field in a Super Rugby final, only to be an unused substitute in the...

300-gamer Kite eyes future as NRL coach

Brent Kite has no regrets about bringing up his 300th NRL game away from the Manly club, and has revealed he’s being groomed for a post-football coaching career at new home Penrith. On Sunday against the Wests Tigers at Leichhardt, prop Kite...