Fifita's welfare crucial, says Sharks boss

Darren Walton 3:14 PM   Andrew Fifita's mental welfare is a major consideration as Cronulla and the NRL continue to investigate allegations that the representative star and twin David threatened match officials last weekend.

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Reynolds in strife for chargedown

Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds is penalised and put on report for a dangerous charge down which sets up the Sharks win. The scenario was a repeat of what ensued after the infamous charge down from doggies captain James Graham on Souths half-back Adam Reynolds.

Papalii and Plum clash heads

Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii is put on report while off the field after knocking out Penrith Panthers prop Nigel Plum.

Inglis stars as Souths whip Knights

South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis scores a hat-trick as the his side smash the Newcastle Knights 52 - 6.

SKD back, but won't face Dogs

Tom Decent 4:04 PM   ​Shaun Kenny-Dowall has returned to training after being admitted to hospital following concerns about his mental welfare.

Fifita brothers to fight bans

Michael Carayannis   Cronulla players Andrew and David Fifita have been stood down from playing after abusing junior match officials.

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North Queensland thump Parramatta

Tom Decent   North Queensland were far from their best in the first half, but thumped a depleted Parramatta on Monday.

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Dugan to tell how he was bitten

Brad Walter   Josh Dugan will give evidence against Jesse Bromwich at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

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David Fifita's year-long ban

Andrew Webster   The Sharks forward was suspended in 2011 for abusing referees.

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Sacking may not be last: chairman

Brett Keeble   Knights chairman Brian McGuigan hopes the sacking of coach Rick Stone sends a clear message that everyone at the club is accountable.

Hopa's manager denies illegal deals

Daniel Lane   Will Hopoate's agent denies the player is linked to an under-the-table payments scandal at Parramatta.

Brooks, Moses try to live up to hype

Tom Decent   Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses are living a dream, but they sometimes wish things were different.

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Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster   The Sharks should never have allowed prop Andrew Fifita play against the Bulldogs.

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Winning Starts Monday

Brad Walter   Backchat and abuse is directed towards referees every week in the NRL. It is a culture that explains the Fifita brothers' mistreatment of a junior league official.

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Phil Gould

Phil Gould   There was only one scenario whereby the Sharks could beat the Bulldogs on their home patch at Belmore. It was exactly the one that played out.

Set of Six

Steve Mascord   Bill Harrigan says Andrew and David Fifita should be suspended for 12 months if found guilty of abusing a junior referee.

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Phil Gould

Phil Gould   Six weeks out from the finals and our NRL ladder has finally started to reflect the relative strengths of the 16 teams involved.

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Danny Weidler

Danny Weidler   For much of the year it has been a season to remember for Shaun Kenny-Dowall. But in recent days his family has discussed the fact that memories may be all they have.

Sin Bin

Adrian Proszenko   The NRL's desire to speed up the game with shot clocks could  adversely impact its bargaining power in the next broadcast deal.

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In power games, individuals lose 

Malcolm Knox   Today's rugby league belongs securely with the bosses.

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Set of Six

Michael Carayannis   With coach Geoff Toovey a dead man walking, and a host of other players given the tap on the shoulder, Manly could implode before the season's out.

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Discord

Steve Mascord   Just how good is JT? His standing in the game should not be judged by how far the Cowboys go this year.

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Catharine Lumby

Catharine Lumby   Violence-prevention programs the NRL has fully funded are part of getting serious about our epidemic of family violence.

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Winning Starts Monday

Brad Walter   What is the "toothbrush" and how is the NRL trying to remove it from the game/

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