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David Fifita re-signs with Cronulla

Andrew Fifita’s twin brother David will continue to play alongside him at Cronulla for two more NRL seasons, after re-signing with the Sharks on Wednesday. The 25-year-old prop joined his brother at the Sharks this season, after leaving French...

Broncos’ NRL greats don’t want Bennett

Former and current Broncos’ captains have strenuously opposed any moves to lure NRL master coach Wayne Bennett back home to Brisbane. As club great Gorden Tallis called for free-agent Bennett to stop playing games and show his true intentions,...

Knights ‘unlikely’ to welcome new owner

Newcastle fans are unlikely to welcome a new cashed-up owner of the NRL club after the failed experiment with Nathan Tinkler, says Knights Members Club chairman Nick Dan amid reports linking British billionaire Marwan Koukash to the Hunter. Dan,...

Newcastle Knights tipped to win for Alex Mckinnon

Motivation is a powerful thing in sport, and Newcastle will have bucket-loads of it in their clash with Gold Coast on “Rise for Alex” day on Sunday. Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has seen a flood of support from punters, who believe the...

Cronk calls for collective Storm lift

Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk says the Storm can still threaten the top sides for the NRL premiership, but they’ll need to shake things up in a hurry. The courageous Cronk, who after breaking his arm in the State of Origin opener returned to...

Griffin has Broncos’ full support: Parker

Broncos skipper Corey Parker has launched an impassioned defence of coach Anthony Griffin amid speculation Brisbane may attempt to entice Wayne Bennett back to the NRL club. An irritated Parker said the under-pressure Griffin had the complete...

Scott, Smith locked in at Knights

Newcastle enforcers Beau Scott and Jeremy Smith say they’ll remain at the Knights next year, with no get-out clauses to follow departing coach Wayne Bennett out the door. Knights chief executive Matt Gidley conceded the club may be powerless...

Shepherd must stay as Sharks coach: Gal

Captain Paul Gallen believes James Shepherd must remain as Cronulla’s caretaker coach for the rest of the NRL season as the Sharks desperately attempt to stave off the wooden spoon. The Sharks’ inconsistent performances have continued...

ARU takes rugby to NRL home grounds

The Australian Rugby Union is invading enemy territory, with 18 matches in the new National Rugby Championship (NRC) to be played at the spiritual homes of NRL clubs. The NRC draw was released on Wednesday, with Leichhardt Oval, Brookvale Oval,...

Warrior Tomkins in doubt to face Broncos

The Warriors could be without star fullback Sam Tomkins for Saturday’s NRL clash against fellow top-eight rivals Brisbane. The 25-year-old England international went down clutching his hip at training on Wednesday, was carted away to the...

Billionaire Koukash linked to Knights

Another self-made billionaire has his eyes on owning NRL club Newcastle, Englishman Marwan Koukash. The 55-year-old Koukash, who bought and rescued Super League’s Salford Red Devils from financial strife in 2013, now wants to do the same with...

Morris puts hand up as Sharks assistant

Three hundred-game NRL veteran John Morris is putting his hand up to be a Cronulla assistant coach under Shane Flanagan next season. Peter Sharp was the assistant holding the fort for Flanagan until his NRL suspension ends in September. But...