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Des out! Hasler gets the chop as Dogs coach

Des Hasler has been sacked as the coach of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs after six years in charge of the club.

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Cowboys name Scott on extended bench in preliminary finals selection shock

Matt Scott could make a stunning return from a knee reconstruction after being included in North Queensland’s 21-man squad for Saturday’s preliminary NRL final.

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When footy is the focus, rugby league is the winner

Last weekend was what finals football is all about – two entertaining contests with plenty of thrilling match-ups, some outstanding defence, and a little bit of controversy to make things interesting.

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Sorry Brisbane and Sydney fans, but a Storm vs Cowboys grand final should have everyone salivating

After a somewhat lacklustre regular season, the NRL finals have been scintillating, with plenty of drama and, more importantly, some exceptional football.

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The divine chaos of refereeing errors

A rugby league game: with ten minutes to go, Team A is trailing Team B by four points.

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Hess goes from glassie to possible grand final winner

In 2015, Coen Hess was pulling beers behind the bar at Brothers Leagues Club in Townsville, watching North Queensland’s drive to their maiden NRL premiership.

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Gallen named Shark of the year

A typical workhorse season in which he didn’t miss a match has helped earn Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen the club’s player of the year award.

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A match report template for the NRL tabloid journalist

Are you a rugby league journo looking to spend more time fossicking through dumpsters?

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Sydney Roosters vs North Queensland Cowboys second preliminary final fixture date and start time

The Sydney Roosters will play the North Queensland Cowboys in a preliminary final at Allianz Stadium on Saturday 23 September, with kickoff scheduled for 7:40pm AEST.

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Cowboys come from behind to conquer Eels, book prelim

A Michael Morgan masterclass has allowed the North Queensland Cowboys to defy the odds for a second straight week, winning their semi-final by eight points against the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium.

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Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys live stream: How to watch the NRL Finals online or on TV, kick-off time, date, venue

The North Queensland Cowboys caused the upset of the finals last weekend, but will need to produce another special performance when they travel to Sydney for a semi-final against the Parramatta Eels. This is The Roar‘s guide to live streaming the match online and watching it on TV.

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If you’re going to introduce fair play, go the whole hog

Is there room for greater displays of sportsmanship in rugby league? Or is there no place for fair play when your season is on the line?

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Eels vs Cowboys: The ultra-definitive NRL semi-final stats preview

These two sides were on opposite sides of very narrow results last week. The Eels denied by a very good Storm second-half resurgence, the Cowboys triumphant due in most part because they just refuse to capitulate.

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The Roosters are the feel-good, rags-to-riches story we should all get behind

Forget about the Eels or the Cowboys or Rebel Wilson – September’s real rags to riches tale is the battling Roosters.

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Griffin: Cleary will continue to improve despite loss

He may have accused Brisbane of playing mind games by comparing Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary to Johnathan Thurston ahead of their knockout NRL semi-final at Suncorp.

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Melbourne Storm vs Brisbane Broncos first preliminary final fixture date and start time

The Melbourne Storm will host the Brisbane Broncos in a preliminary final at AAMI Park on Friday 22 September with kick-off scheduled for 7:55pm AEST.

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Brisbane Broncos NRL Rugby League 2017

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NRL CEO Todd Greenberg

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Josh McGuire Brisbane Broncos NRL Rugby League 2017

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Josh McGuire Brisbane Broncos NRL Rugby League 2017

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Paul Gallen Sharks

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Kenny Bromwich Melbourne Storm NRL Rugby League Final 2017

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Bryce Cartwright Penrith Panthers NRL Rugby League Finals 2017

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Darius Boyd of the Brisbane Broncos celebrates

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Thanks for the memories: Curtains close on ten years of NYC

After ten seasons, the siren will sound in the National Youth Competition for the last time on grand final day. The competition has provided plenty of thrills over the years, introducing rugby league fans to a new generation of superstars.

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Two long forgotten words in league

By Stuart Thomas, Today
Two long forgotten words in league

I am consistently baffled by the modern game and one feature that pervades every match played.

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Thirty years ago this month, Brothers beat Redcliffe in the last Brisbane Rugby League grand final played in the pre-Broncos’ era.

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Air of predictability zapping the fun out of finals footy

Parramatta, you’ve let me down. I needed you to win on Saturday night. I needed a change.

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The complicated relationship between the ladder and finals footy

Watching the eighth-placed Cowboys knock out both the fifth-placed Sharks and the fourth-placed Eels in succession got me thinking.

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Five talking points from Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys NRL semi-final

The North Queensland Cowboys have done it again, booking their place in the preliminary final with a convincing 24-16 victory over the Parramatta Eels in their NRL semi-final. Here are my talking points from the game.

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The NRL needs to grow up – but not in the way Todd Greenberg thinks

When Todd Greenberg said during the week that the NRL had to “grow up”, he was right, but for the wrong reasons.

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Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL Finals live scores, blog

Match result: A Michael Morgan masterclass has allowed the North Queensland Cowboys to defy the odds for a second straight week, winning their semi-final by eight points against the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium.

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Five talking points from Brisbane Broncos vs Penrith Panthers NRL semi-final

The post-script of the Brisbane Broncos’ victory over the Penrith Panthers will not surprise anyone. It provided a narrative that was all too predictable.

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The NRL’s finals-system farce

By Mark O'Connor, 16 Sep 2017
The NRL’s finals-system farce

While recent discussions on what is the greatest blight on rugby league continue to echo, no one has mentioned the ridiculous state of affairs with the finals system. It is clearly unfair and something must be done.

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Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL semi-final preview and prediction

The Parramatta Eels might have lost their qualifying final last weekend, but they will still enter the second week of the finals to record a victory over the brave and determined North Queensland Cowboys in their semi-final.

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Parramatta inching closer to 2009 redemption

By Jack Aubrey, 16 Sep 2017
Parramatta inching closer to 2009 redemption

I became a rugby league tragic in 2009. Although I follow Penrith and did back then too, the games I remember most that year were the those featuring the Parramatta Eels.

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Brisbane Broncos vs Penrith Panthers Highlights: NRL Finals scores, blog

Match result: The Brisbane Broncos have moved into a preliminary final against the Melbourne Strom at AAMI Park next week after a gripping 13-6 victory against the Penrith Panthers.

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Clubs and the NRL must work together to revive crowd numbers

A lot has been said about the NRL crowds after last weekend, and the question on many people’s lips is: how do we revitalise the game and get more people to stump up their hard-earned dollars to come and see the games?

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It’s not the refs, blame the coaches

Referee-bashing, it’s existed since the dawn of sport. Yet here we are at the business end of the season and it’s all anyone can talk about.

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Brisbane Broncos vs Penrith Panthers: NRL semi-final preview and prediction

The semi-finals are upon us, and the Brisbane Broncos will be out to avoid an embarrassing straight-sets knockout when they return home to host the battling Penrith Panthers.

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Souths Celebrate : NRL Rugby League - Roind 25, South Sydney Rabbitohs V Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium friday the 30th of August 2013. Digital Image by Grant Trouville © nrlphotos.com

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NRL Finals empty seats

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Artists impression of the refurbishment of Allianz Stadium. (Source: Supplied)

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NRL Finals empty seats

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Parramatta Eels NRL Rugby League 2017

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NRL CEO Todd Greenberg

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Josh Mansour Penrith Panthers NRL Rugby League 2017

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