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Holmes happy Hayne Plane ready for takeoff

Speculation that Jarryd Hayne will make a long-awaited return for the Titans is music to the ears of his opposite number – Cronulla fullback Valentine Holmes.

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Ivan Cleary puts 24-hour deadline on Tedesco, Woods re-signings

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary has put the heat on captain Aaron Woods and James Tedesco to re-sign with the club, announcing a deadline for their decision.

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TELL US: Who should be the Origin halves and fullbacks for Game 1?

State of Origin is just around the corner, and it’s never too early to start arguing about team selections.

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Knights to chase Kieran Foran if the price is right

Rather than aim for a quick fix, cashed-up Newcastle coach Nathan Brown says he owes it to the Knights he has groomed to take his time and get the right marquee signings around them.

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Tony Archer has got to go

Tony Archer’s time as the National Rugby League referee’s elite performance manager should end now.

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Reports: Number of footballers in media set to exceed number of actual footballers

Faux news: A report has revealed rapid growth in the rugby league media, with numbers of players-turned-pundits on track to outgrow the amount of those actually playing the game.

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“They’ve got no respect for the west”: Gus’ rant at the NRL

Penrith boss Phil Gould has taken a swipe at the NRL over their scheduling of his club’s derby with Parramatta, declaring it couldn’t find western Sydney on a map.

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Woods and Tedesco leaving Tigers: report

The Wests Tigers are reportedly set to lose star duo Aaron Woods and James Tedesco next NRL season.

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Lions selection as big as Origin win: Te’o

Former NRL star Ben Te’o says his selection for the British and Irish Lions ranks alongside winning State of Origin with Queensland and South Sydney’s drought-breaking NRL premiership success.

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Lewis not done yet: Sharks veteran rules out retirement

Veteran Cronulla forward Luke Lewis has ruled out hanging up the boots at the end of the 2017 NRL season.

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Neil Henry faces tough selection call as Hayne return draws closer

The return of Jarryd Hayne was supposed to spell the end of Gold Coast coach Neil Henry’s troubles.

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Panthers poor form leaves duo facing Origin snub

With the NSW Origin guillotine dangling over their heads, Penrith marquee men Trent Merrin and James Tamou have unselfishly vowed to put club ahead of state.

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Roosters praise Dragons as NRL benchmark

The Sydney Roosters have declared the St George Illawarra pack the benchmark of the NRL ahead of their blockbuster Anzac Day showdown.

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Weren’t the Sharks supposed to be satisfied with one premiership?

Cronulla clearly haven’t had enough of winning premierships, which is how it should be when it takes you 50 years to win your first.

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Memo to Moses: NRL contracts must be honoured

Ivan Cleary made the right decision to select Parramatta-bound Mitchell Moses in the Wests Tigers side to meet the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.

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Luke Brooks confirms re-signing with Wests Tigers

The immediate future of Mitchell Moses may be up in the air but Wests Tigers have nailed down his halves partner, re-signing Luke Brooks for another two NRL seasons.

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Tigers player Mitchell Moses

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Kieran Foran passes

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Moses Mbye of the Bulldogs celebrates

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Peter Sterling

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Gareth Widdop St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2017

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Tigers player Mitchell Moses

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Josh Dugan of the Dragons

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Corey Norman Parramatta Eels NRL 2016

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Sam Burgess

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The Roar of the crowd

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Daley’s Origin dilemma: Form or incumbents?

I know the first State of Origin match is still a good month away, but it’s never too early to start contemplating Origin and all its glorious permutations.

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Ever notice our best broadcasters never played the game – and vice-versa?

Do sport broadcasters actually care about our viewing experience? Or are they content just to set up cushy gigs for the boys?

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Aaron Woods needs to give up the captaincy

Aaron Woods should immediately peel off the ‘C’ on this week’s team sheet and hand it respectfully to Ivan Cleary. He should tell Laurie Daley to not even consider him as Blues captain, and he should ditch the footy show panels.

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Who will line up for Wayne Bennett’s England side against Samoa?

Some of England’s biggest names are set to descend upon Campbelltown Stadium in May, when they take on world No.5 Samoa under the mentorship of supercoach Wayne Bennett.

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Sharks summon grand final spirit against Penrith

By Billy Stevenson, 18 Apr 2017
Sharks summon grand final spirit against Penrith

After last week’s field-goal loss to the Rabbitohs, the Panthers were hungry for a win at Pepper Stadium on Easter Sunday, and they came away hungrier after a dispiriting 28-2 loss to the Sharks.

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Western Suburbs Magpies: Top ten players

The Western Suburbs Magpies, one of the foundation teams had great success in the early days with four premiership rings and multiple runners-up.

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Eleven talking points from NRL Round 7

By Scott Pryde, 17 Apr 2017
Eleven talking points from NRL Round 7

The Easter weekend of NRL action is in the books and what an entertaining one it was. Some tension and drama, a couple of high-scoring games, nearly a couple of comebacks. It really did have it all, so there is plenty to dissect in this week’s NRL Talking Points.

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Parramatta Eels vs Wests Tigers: NRL live scores, blog

Match Results: The Parramatta Eels have recorded a tough come from behind victory on Easter Monday over the Wests Tigers at Homebush, breaking a month-long losing streak.

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Should Matt Parish look to Wheldon Road for the Pacific Test?

Matt Parish has a selection headache on his hands as he prepares to name his Samoan outfit to take on world No.3 England in May.

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Penrith Panthers vs Cronulla Sharks highlights: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: The Cronulla Sharks have picked up their fourth win on the trot with a shut out of the Penrith Panthers, who slumped to a 26-point defeat and a record of five wins and two losses.

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Moses’ motivation for Eels move? Finals footy

With seemingly endless bad press dropping like nightly bombing raids at Concord, the sirens have sounded that Mitch Moses’ mid-year switch to Parramatta is all but certain to happen.

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The Newcastle Knights are the best club in NRL history. Here’s why

Rugby league is hard.

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First quarter report: NRL overachievers and underachievers

We have just about reached the quarter way mark of the NRL regular season and it is as tight as ever.

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Storm hold out in a tale of two Manlies

By Billy Stevenson, 16 Apr 2017
Storm hold out in a tale of two Manlies

It could have been one of the major comebacks of the 2017 season if Manly had prevailed, but even so the Storm’s 30-26 win over the Sea Eagles on Saturday afternoon was an upset of sorts when it comes to the Melbourne mythology.

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NRL Round 7 predictions (part 2): Tigers to roar on Easter Monday

The Wests Tigers will look for consecutive wins for the first time this season when they clash with the Parramatta Eels in their traditional Easter Monday battle at the Olympic Stadium.

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Should the Queensland Cup expand to the NT?

While working at the local bottle shop the other night a customer asked me ‘is there any rugby league in Darwin?’

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Gareth Widdop St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2017

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Jordan Rapana Canberra Raiders NRL Finals 2016

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Suliasi Vunivalu Melbourne Storm NRL Rugby League 2016

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New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney (right) and Shaun Johnson celebrate

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Andrew Johns while playing for the Newcastle Knights in 2006.

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Alex Green Brisbane Broncos NRL Rugby League 2016

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Nathan Ross for the Newcastle Knights

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Alex Johnston scores

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Tigers player Mitchell Moses

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