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Maloney will bounce back from worst-ever game

Chad Townsend has backed Cronulla teammate James Maloney to make a quick recovery from a horrific NRL performance against Brisbane last weekend.

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Hull captain and former Wests Tigers enforcer Gareth Ellis has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

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No Hayne but turmoil to spark NRL Titans

Parramatta coach Brad Arthur expects Gold Coast’s off-field turbulence will fire up the Titans for their NRL clash at ANZ Stadium, but he won’t have to worry about former Eels hero Jarryd Hayne.

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NRL to make small steps into Perth

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has vowed to try and strike while the iron is hot in Perth following the closure of Super Rugby’s Western Force.

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Benji Marshall was the greatest thing to happen to the Broncos, says Corey Oates

Veteran playmaker Benji Marshall’s arrival at Brisbane has been the “greatest thing to happen” to the Broncos halves, Corey Oates says.

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The Storm’s main rival could well be from outside the top four

This could easily be one of those years when a team makes it all the way to the grand final from the bottom half of the top eight, but which team?

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Aaron Woods has no back-up plan if Dogs are over salary cap

Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods is adamant he’ll be at Canterbury next season but admits he doesn’t have a back-up plan if salary cap issues ruin the move.

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Small steps needed in Perth, not a rushed NRL team

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has vowed to try and strike while the iron is hot in Perth following the closure of Super Rugby’s Western Force.

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Titans NRL coach Henry wants to stay put

Gold Coast coach Neil Henry has dismissed reports of his own sacking, saying he hasn’t spoken to the Titans board since a Monday meeting regarding his future at the NRL club.

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Should Hayne stay or should he go?

Jarryd Hayne is one of the most naturally gifted players I have ever had the opportunity to watch.

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Little wonder Graham Annesley is feeling uncomfortable

When Graham Annesley won the seat of Miranda in the NSW Parliament in 2011, he was immediately appointed Minister for Sport and Recreation and destined for a long career in Macquarie Street.

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Canterbury are expected to lead a push for an increased salary cap of $9.6 million next NRL season as the game’s decision makers get set to meet on Thursday.

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Titans to make Hayne-Henry call next week

Gold Coast won’t decide until next week if Jarryd Hayne or coach Neil Henry will be axed with the NRL club’s board to take their time over what CEO Graham Annesley said was a “really complex” matter.

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NRL stocktake: Who is rising and who is falling?

With 23 rounds of NRL action in the books and only three rounds of the regular season remaining, it’s the perfect time to take stock. So whose future is looking rosy and who’s going the way of Patinack Farm? Here’s three of each.

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Jarryd Hayne’s Gold Coast future to be sorted at crisis talks

Jarryd Hayne’s future at the Gold Coast will be decided on Monday when he enters crisis talks with coach Neil Henry over their public falling out.

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Terrific Tigers trump Manly

The Wests Tigers are back in the winner’s circle, beating the Manly Sea Eagles 30-26 in a highly entertaining contest this afternoon.

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Jordan Rapana Canberra Raiders NRL Rugby League 2017

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Benji Marshall in action. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Renee McKay)

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Michael Morgan of the Cowboys

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Nathan Cleary Penrith Panthers NRL Rugby League 2017

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Cameron Smith Melbourne Storm NRL Rugby League 2017

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Josh Dugan of the Dragons

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Nathan Brown Newcastle Knights

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Paul Gallen Sharks

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Leichhardt Oval (Photo: Billy Stevenson)

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Why should the fans show loyalty?

By Rabbitz, 14 Aug 2017
Why should the fans show loyalty?

Throughout the often robust discussions here on The Roar one of the debaters will say words to the effect of ‘true fans stick with their team no matter what’, usually followed by accusations of being ‘fairweather fans’.

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Thirteen talking points from NRL Round 23

By Scott Pryde, 13 Aug 2017
Thirteen talking points from NRL Round 23

The minor premiership is all but wrapped up for the Melbourne Storm, but there are still three rounds to go, top eight spots to wrap up and plenty to chat about from Round 23. Here are my NRL talking points.

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Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles highlights: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: The Wests Tigers are back in the winner’s circle, beating the Manly Sea Eagles 30-26 in a highly entertaining contest this afternoon.

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New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders Highlights: NRL scores, blog

Match result: The Canberra Raiders’ late season charge towards the finals remains on track courtesy of another strong 36-16 victory over the New Zealand Warriors in Auckland.

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Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys highlights: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: In a great advertisement for Rugby League, the Penrith Panthers have held off the North Queensland Cowboys at Pepper Stadium.

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Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: After an enthralling 80 minutes, the Melbourne Storm have pinched a three-point victory and the minor premiership over the Sydney Roosters through a late Joe Stimson try.

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St George Illawarra Dragons vs Gold Coast Titans Highlights: NRL scores, blog

Match result: The St George Illawarra Dragons have kept their top eight hopes alive with a 42-16 thumping of the Gold Coast Titans at home at UOW Jubilee Oval.

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Is there really no-one else for Stephen Kearney to turn to?

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney revealed he was tempted to drop more players but conceded there were no better options to choose from the club’s reserve grade Intrust Super Premiership side.

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The side the Kangaroos must pick for the World Cup

The Rugby League World Cup begins on 27 October this year with Australia playing England in the opening game in Melbourne.

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Brisbane Broncos vs Cronulla Sharks: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Paul Gallen plays his 300th first grade game, but the reception could be icy when the Cronulla Sharks head north to face the Brisbane Broncos in an all top four battle. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEST).

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Parramatta Eels vs Newcastle Knights Highlights: NRL scores, blog

The in-form, finals-bound Parramatta Eels host the bottom-of-the-table Newcastle Knights in a match sure to have a significant impact on the top four. Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game at ANZ Stadium on Friday night, starting from 6pm (AEST).

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No need to read the tea leaves after Round 22, it’s all pretty obvious now

There is much promise and naysaying at the start of each NRL season and 2017 was no different.

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NRL salary cap drama: Who could be the winners?

The National Rugby League’s proposed salary cap for 2018 could end up rising from $9.2 million if the Rugby League Players Association (RLPA) has something to do with it.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

The South Sydney Rabbitohs and Canterbury Bulldogs meet on their mutual home ground in a clash between two sides who have seriously frustrated their fans this season. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:40pm (AEST).

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A set of six Wests Tigers rookies that give fans hope for the future

A recent social media discussion on Wests Tigers’ Rookie of the Year candidates prompted me to peer out from the wreckage of another disappointing season to find six rays of light that may just make a difference in 2018.

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The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 23

All of a sudden, the top eight doesn’t look so settled and Round 23 is going to provide us with more clues to the puzzle of who will be playing during September. So, it’s a good thing The Roar‘s NRL expert tipping panel are here to take you through the games ahead.

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Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy

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Sydney Roosters NRL Rugby League 2017

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Des Hasler

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Thomas Burgess of the South Sydney Rabbitohs offloads a pass

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Kieran Foran New Zealand Warriors NRL Rugby League 2017

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Cameron Smith Melbourne Storm NRL Rugby League 2017

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Josh Mansour Penrith Panthers NRL Rugby League 2017

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Manly Sea Eagles NRL Rugby League 2017

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