Melbourne co-owner Matthew Tripp has labelled the $100,000 sum awarded to the minor premiers as "embarrassing" and claims the NRL won't be taken as seriously as the AFL, which offers nearly six times as much in its prizemoney pool.
Adrian Proszenko is Chief Rugby League Reporter.
NSW-based NRL clubs can begin jostling for up to $40 million of government funding for the creation of centres of excellence as part of a strategy to bring premierships back to the premier state.
Cronulla Sharks prop Andrew Fifita has been issued a warning for consorting with criminals.
Manly have bolstered their pack with the signing of Warriors forward Shaun Lane on a two-year deal.
On what is shaping as their biggest home fixture in years, the Wests Tigers are ensuring those who have served our country are also made to feel at home.
Drew Hutchison believes St George Illawarra don't need go to the player market for a halfback for next season and that he is ready to step into the role of departing playmaker Benji Marshall.
Cameron McInnes is seeking a release from South Sydney in a move that paves the way for unwanted Tiger Robbie Farah to shift to Redfern.
Former Storm boss Mark Evans the frontrunner to become CEO at Parramatta Eels
Parramatta are considering making a play for Gold Coast halfback Tyrone Roberts as a replacement for former skipper Kieran Foran.
Next season could mark the last for third-party arrangements as league powerbrokers explore options that are more equitable and easier to police than the controversial revenue stream.