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Sydney Roosters hold NRL 2014 premiership favouritism

With just six sleeps until the first hit-up of 2014 NRL season, online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has had a sneak peek at what rugby league punters have been up to in the offseason and like a Shaun Johnson sidestep, they’re going in all...

Time wasting forces NRL’s hand

Endemic time wasting which robbed the game of more than 400 minutes of action last year forced the NRL to make crucial rule changes this season, the game’s governing body has revealed. The NRL has implemented a number of rule changes ahead of...

Cannonballers could be marched: Archer

New referees boss Tony Archer has declared war on the controversial “cannonball tackle”, declaring his charges won’t hesitate to send a player off over the ugly tactic in 2014. The much despised tactic, when a third defender...

Frustrated Lewis targets round five return

Luke Lewis admits his recovery from reconstructive shoulder surgery has been a frustrating process with the Test star hopeful of returning for Cronulla in round five. Lewis went under the knife in November after dislocating the joint when he crashed...

NRL sits on major salary cap changes

The NRL has made only minor alterations to the salary cap for 2014 ahead of more wide ranging changes, including strengthening support for a marquee player allowance, mooted for next year. A comprehensive review of the salary cap remains ongoing and...

Warriors aim to stop Eels slipping through

The Warriors are putting a heavy accent on their defence as they ramp up preparations for the new NRL season. They ran in nine tries in their 48-4 drubbing of Brisbane in their final trial in Dunedin last weekend, so are confident they can put on...

Family helps Raiders’ home-sick Milford

Star Canberra fullback Anthony Milford says he’s “100 per cent” more settled in Canberra since his family relocated from Brisbane to be by his side. The Raiders prohibited the media from asking any questions about Milford’s...

Clubs could lose points over concussion

Clubs face the loss of competition points, and trainers possible suspension from the game if they flout the NRL’s new stringent concussion laws. NRL head of football Todd Greenberg outlined the tough new sanctions at a media briefing on...

Roosters re-focus to go back to back

It’s a mighty tall order to better his first year as an NRL head coach, but Trent Robinson sees no reason why the Sydney Roosters can’t become the first team to win back-to-back premierships since Brisbane in 1997-98. Robinson’s...

Mullen injury poses Knights’ big problem

SYDNEY AAP – Just when Newcastle hoped their NRL pre-season from hell couldn’t get any worse, five-eighth Jarrod Mullen suffered what appeared to be a catastrophic injury at the Auckland Nines. After initial fears Mullen had ripped his...

Souths clash a big challenge: Roosters

Sydney Roosters captain Anthony Minichiello says bitter arch-rivals South Sydney will again be a major hurdle in the tricolours’ quest for the NRL premiership. The Roosters defeated the Rabbitohs in an epic final-round battle for the minor...

Super League clubs reject marquee rule

Clubs have rejected a proposal by Salford owner Marwan Koukash to introduce a marquee player rule in Super League. Only Wigan, Warrington, Leeds and Widnes, along with the Red Devils, supported Koukash’s idea of making a high-profile signing...