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Six of the best Anzac Day matches in NRL history

On our national day of remembrance, when we proudly honour those who fought for our country, there have been some great sporting deeds. Here, we recall six of the best Anzac Day rugby league clashes.

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Landing the big fish: Are NRL clubs using the right bait?

Recruitment used to be such a simple process. A player and his agent would arrange to meet with potential suitors at the local Chinese joint. You didn’t worry about being seen.

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South Sydney forward George Burgess’ NRL season has hit a new low after he accepted a four-game ban for a shoulder charge on Brisbane’s Anthony Milford.

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Brooks playing without pressure after sorting out future

Re-signed Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks felt the weight of off-contract pressure lift off his shoulders before his match-winning role in Sunday’s 18-12 victory over Canterbury.

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Tigers trump Bulldogs in a thriller, 18-12

The Wests Tigers have recorded an important win at ANZ Stadium, downing the Canterbury Bulldogs by 6 points in an ANZAC Weekend thriller.

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Wests Tigers unlikely to wait on Cronk

Wests Tigers officials wouldn’t wait for the remaining members of their so-called big four to re-sign and it seems they won’t be playing the long game for Cooper Cronk either.

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Fit Hayne targets NSW Origin return

Jarryd Hayne has made himself unavailable for the upcoming representative round as he buckles down on preparing for a fairytale State of Origin return for NSW.

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Flanagan slams Sharks’ attitude problems

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has demanded his men undergo an attitude change after suffering a shock NRL loss to the Titans.

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Pulu stars in Titans’ upset win over Sharks

A contentious 76th minute try to Leivaha Pulu has given the Gold Coast a shock come-from-behind win over Cronulla on Saturday night, to snap a four-game NRL losing streak.

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Cowboys conquer courageous Knights

The North Queensland Cowboys have defeated a hard-working and determined Newcastle Knights outfit this Saturday afternoon in Townsville.

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NRL refs boss admits errors in Souths loss

NRL referees boss Tony Archer has admitted his officials erred in awarding Brisbane centre Tautau Moga a try in the Broncos’ controversial one-point win over South Sydney on Friday.

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Parramatta pile on Penrith misery

A Corey Norman masterclass for Parramatta has condemned Penrith to their fourth-straight defeat as the Panthers’ woeful start to the NRL season continued.

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Brisbane likely to be cleared on Milford

South Sydney’s frustrations over Anthony Milford’s concussion check on Friday night are expected to fall on deaf ears, with Brisbane’s handling of incident likely to be cleared.

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George Burgess in trouble with NRL again

South Sydney forward George Burgess is facing up to four NRL games on the sideline through suspension, this time for a shoulder charge.

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Widdop re-signs with NRL Dragons

Gareth Widdop has re-signed with NRL club St George Illawarra, keeping the five-eighth at the Dragons until the end of the 2021 season.

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Woods to remain Tigers captain, for now

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary says Aaron Woods is likely to remain captain for the rest of the NRL season despite the club withdrawing a contract extension on Friday.

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Michael Maguire smiles. What's he up to?

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Broncos player Anthony Milford

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Gareth Widdop St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2017

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Cooper Cronk sent off

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Nathan Brown of the South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Nathan Brown smiles at Peter Doust after leading the Dragons to victory. AAP Image/Action Photographics, Grant Trouville

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Kieran Foran New Zealand Warriors NRL Rugby League 2017

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Jack Bird of the Sharks

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Cameron Smith

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The Roar of the crowd

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NRL stars to stud Kumuls Pacific Test side

Michael Marum’s Kumuls side to line-up against Cook Islands in the Pacific Test is set to have a heavy NRL influence, with a host of elite stars to be named for Papua New Guinea.

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Josh Reynolds encapsulates the Bulldogs’ culture

It was Good Friday 2016 and the Bulldogs were completing a 42-12 demolition job on South Sydney at ANZ Stadium.

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Don’t blame Issac Moses for looking after his players

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist … and like that, he’s gone.”

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Nine talking points from the NRL weekend: Round 8

What a weekend of footy! Out of the six games played so far in Round 8, four of them were decided in the last five miuntes, with one of those going to golden point. The other two weren’t exactly blowouts either and with that, let’s get into The Roar‘s NRL talking points from the weekend.

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Wests Tigers vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: The Wests Tigers have recorded an important win at ANZ Stadium, downing the Canterbury Bulldogs by 6 points in an ANZAC Weekend thriller.

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The rules rugby league must change

By Joel Eggins, 23 Apr 2017 New author!
The rules rugby league must change

We all know rugby league is the greatest game of all, but let’s face it, there are some rules that really frustrate fans.

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Cronulla Sharks vs Gold Coast Titans: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: The Gold Coast Titans have scored a valuable upset win on the road, knocking off the reigning premiers by four points.

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North Queensland Cowboys vs Newcastle Knights Highlights: NRL scores, blog

Match result: The North Queensland Cowboys have defeated a hard-working and determined Newcastle Knights outfit this Saturday afternoon in Townsville.

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Parramatta Eels vs Penrith Panthers highlights: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: Despite a late scare, the Eels have held on for their fourth win of the season and second in a row as they push their way up towards the pointy of the standings.

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Yearning for a pie on the hill with the Glebe Dirty Reds

I learned to love watching rugby league on the hill with my dad at Leichhardt, Redfern, North Sydney and Henson Park.

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NRL Round 8 predictions: Roosters to topple the table-topping Dragons

Round 8 is the Anzac round and two clashes which have been a mainstay in the NRL over recent years will take centre stage once again.

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Preston’s previews NRL Round 8

By James Preston, 22 Apr 2017
Preston’s previews NRL Round 8

After another eventful Easter weekend of football we are treated to a marathon round with games spread from Friday until Tuesday, and it’s a tough one for tipsters!

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos highlights: NRL live scores, blog

The Brisbane Broncos will travel to Homebush in Round 8 as red-hot favourites to push back into the top four against a struggling South Sydney Rabbitohs outfit. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEST).

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Canberra Raiders vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

The Canberra Raiders have started to hit form and will be pushing for a spot in the top four when they host a Manly Sea Eeagles outfit trying to stop a two-game slide. Join The Roar for live scores> and coverage from 6pm (AEST).

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Tonga face baptism of fire ahead of Fiji test

By Riley Pettigrew, 21 Apr 2017
Tonga face baptism of fire ahead of Fiji test

Kristian Woolf’s Tonga outfit are gearing up for the Pacific Test against world No. 7 Fiji at Campbelltown Stadium in May.

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Cleary’s call on Tedesco and Woods is the right one

Ivan Cleary’s announcement that he intends to give James Tedesco and Aaron Woods a 24-hour window to decide on their future at Wests Tigers may well come to be his defining moment as coach.

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Bryce Cartwright of the Panthers, (centre), celebrates with team mates

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Gareth Widdop St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2017

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart

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Kieran Foran New Zealand Warriors NRL Rugby League 2017

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Tariq Sims St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2016

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Aidan Guerra celebrates a try against the Dragons

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Gold Coast Titans player Ryan James

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Bulldogs vs Eels, Tarsha Gale Cup

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Raiders defeat Rabbitohs Tarsha Gale Cup

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