Meninga to be announced Kangaroos coach

5:20 PM   Maroons coach Mal Meninga is set to be announced as the new Kangaroos coach.

Eels, Fitzgerald in new legal battle

Adrian Proszenko, Louise Hall 4:28 PM   Former Parramatta CEO Denis Fitzgerald and the club are suing each other in the Supreme Court as factionalism threatens to disrupt yet another Eels premiership campaign.

I want to be Sharks No.1 says Holmes

'I'll make RLPA strong' new boss

How Farah impasse broke

NRL clubs to seek equal funding in showdown

Scott takes aim at NRL over player burnout

Dugan move on cards at Dragons

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NRL draw: Five must see clashes

VIDEO: With the release of the fixture list for the upcoming NRL season, here are five fixtures to circle on your calendar.

Penalties for time wasting

Brad Walter   Teams will have 30 seconds for a drop out and 35 seconds to pack a scrum


Golden try under consideration

Brad Walter   A try may be needed to decide finals matches in extra time if the NRL adopts an NFL rule in which the game continues for another set after a field goal to give the other team a chance to win or level the scores.


Rebellion fears over 2nd-tier plan

Adrian Proszenko   The NRL is heading for a fresh showdown with clubs over its it decision to carve up the second-tier competition into 11 NSW regions, a decision key stakeholders claim was made without proper consultation.


NRL blocks Sam's Souths contract

The NRL has reportedly refused to register Sam Burgess' big money deal with South Sydney, with the club being ruled to be over the salary cap.

Walker granted release by Souths

Daniel Lane   An investigation found the pair sourced additional pain-killing medication from their own GP's on the day they overdosed.


Barrett upset by 'dangerous' draw

Adrian Proszenko   Barrett described NRL draw as "unfair and dangerous" after copping four five-day turnarounds in the opening nine rounds.


Merrin a Panthers captain candidate

James MacSmith   Star Penrith recruit Trent Merrin has emerged as captaincy material for the Panthers after impressing with his NRL pre-season regimen.

Rooster recruit a man on a mission

Adrian Proszenko   Two unlikely encounters changed Paki Afu's life. The most recent was at a church conference. Afu went into it single. Three weeks later, he was engaged.

Five key questions about rights deal

Brad Walter   is this a good deal for the NRL?


'I'll wake up the sleeping giant'

Adrian Proszenko   Anthony Griffin is ready to awaken the sleeping giant that is the Penrith Panthers.


Join the debate

In-fighting continues to hold back the NRL

Steve Mascord 1:43 PM   The continual bickering between clubs, the NRL and players is harming the game.

Grant hopes $50m Christmas present to clubs will keep them onside

Roy Masters   The NRL clubs may be getting a little something extra in their Christmas stockings.

SBW headed for Lebanon mission

Danny Weidler   The All Blacks have links with charities including UNICEF and Sonny Bill Williams told them he wanted to go to Lebanon as soon as he could.


Super League stars deserve more respect in NRL circles

Steve Mascord   Willie Mason is to join Glenn Stewart, Todd Carney and Frank Pritchard in Super League next year. Is it time the European competition tried to get a slice of the Australian market?


Move to install puppet chair

Roy Masters   There are suspicions the campaign to oust John Grant as ARLC chair is motivated by a clandestine plan to install a puppet replacement.


Taylor’s Tigers future questioned

Danny Weidler   The Robbie Farah-Jason Taylor situation has taken a nasty twist with the lawyer representing Farah publicly questioning whether the Tigers coach will keep his job.

Packer's threat of deportation a legal minefield

Darren Kane   So, a question. If you could deport new St George Illawarra recruit Russell Packer back to his native New Zealand, would you? Some questions are easy; others, anything but.


World's toughest quiz on NRL 2015

Michael Carayannis   How closely did you watch the NRL season?

Plight of Packer no comparison to Carter

Steve Mascord   Maybe Russell Packer needs to find another job. And hopefully, one day, Gary Carter can return to his.

Gyngell a 'no-brainer' for ARLC 

Danny Weidler   Usually a push for someone to slip into a leading job starts with a whisper, but in the case of David Gyngell it's more of a roar.


Burgess has no right to whinge

Peter FitzSimons   Thank you, we will now hear the case of Sam Burgess vs the English Rugby Football Union.