News Corp salvages NRL rights

Max Mason and Dominic White 10:46 PM   The National Rugby League is poised to announce a historic rights agreement with Fox Sports, with the News Corp-owned pay-television broadcaster believed to have acquired the rights to the crucial Saturday night game from the free-to-air rights holder Nine Entertainment Co for around $175 million as part of the five-year deal.

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Burgess to kick off blockbusters

Sam Burgess' return to the NRL will kick off against arch-rivals the Sydney Roosters in front of a potential sell-out Sunday afternoon crowd at Allianz Stadium on March 6.

Thurston wins Golden Boot as Australians dominate world team

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.

Titans staffer forges star's contract

Michael Carayannis   Star centre James Roberts may be rendered a free agent after it emerged his signature had been forged.


Mason poised to bid NRL au revoir

Adrian Proszenko   Willie Mason is tipped to bid au revoir to the NRL after receiving a lucrative offer to finish his career at Super League side Catalans.


Farah may play for Tigers again

Brad Walter   A huge payout from Wests Tigers is the key to unwanted hooker Robbie Farah joining Sydney Roosters next season.


Fergo will star at fullback: Dugan

James MacSmith   NSW fullback Josh Dugan is backing Blake Ferguson to make a successful transition to the custodian role for Sydney Roosters next season.

Hiku linked to swap for Walker

Brad Walter   A player trade could pave the way for Rabbitoh Dylan Walker to join Manly, with Peta Hiku going the opposite way.


Wighton to have Meninga impact

Chris Dutton   John McIntyre hopes re-signing Jack Wighton and Josh Papalii breaks the perception the Raiders can't recruit star players.

Parramatta to host Broncos in opener

Adrian Proszenko   Eels fans won't have to wait long to witness Kieran Foran's impact with the Eels to host the season opener against Brisbane.

Tigers won't pay out Farah in full

Adrian Proszenko   Wests Tigers chief executive Justin Pascoe has refused Robbie Farah's demand for a full payout.


Mortimer anoints Mbye as new No.7

Daniel Lane   Bulldogs great Steve Mortimer says Moses Mbye is the man to shine in his old No.7 jersey following Trent Hodkinson's departure.

Join the debate

Super League stars deserve more respect in NRL circles

Steve Mascord 9:06 PM   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.


Which NRL team are you? 

Which NRL team should you really support? Take our all-encompassing personality quiz to find your true rugby league soul mate once and for all. The answer may shock you.


Top 10 NRL buys for 2016

Michael Carayannis   Who are the top 10 buys for 2016?


NRL's forgotten 13 players

Michael Carayannis   Take a look at the NRL's "forgotten 13". The players who may have slipped off the radar and will be looking to make their mark in the NRL next year.


World's greatest grand final quiz

Have you been paying attention to NRL grand finals over the past 20 years? Take the challenge of our quiz on the premiership deciders.