Roy Masters 5:51 PM Suspicions that the campaign to oust John Grant as ARLC chair is motivated by a plan to install a puppet replacement will force some club chairmen to withdraw their support for a planned vote against him.
North Queensland halfback Johnathan Thurston has won rugby league's Golden Boot award for world player of the year for a record third time. The 32-year-old beat competition from New Zealand international Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Leeds fullback Zak Hardaker.
James MacSmith NSW fullback Josh Dugan is backing Blake Ferguson to make a successful transition to the custodian role for Sydney Roosters next season.
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