Josh Mansour says he will put the pending birth of his first child ahead of the Kangaroos, vowing to be by his wife's side for the expected arrival of his daughter on November 2.
Michael Chammas is a sports reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald
Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday took to Instagram on Tuesday night to express his disappointment over his perceived poor treatment by the Kangaroos hierarchy.
The Sharks are on the verge of luring Matt Moylan to Cronulla on a four-year $3.6 million contract.
Australia coach Mal Meninga has paid Billy Slater the ultimate compliment.
Mal Meninga has picked Storm backrower Felise Kaufusi as his Kangaroos World Cup bolter after selecting seven members of Melbourne's premiership-winning team in the Australian squad to be announced on Tuesday.
The Melbourne Storm have hatched a succession plan to ensure the legacy of the 'big three' doesn't diminish in their absence, highlighting their desire for Cameron Smith to play until the end of 2019.
In 1966, to describe the great St George team, the phrase never before, never again was created to put their 11 straight premierships into context. 51 years later, it's that very phrase that is most fitting to describe the end of an era at the Storm and indeed in rugby league after Melbourne's 34-6 premiership victory over the Cowboys on Sunday night.
The Penrith Panthers have moved to deter rival clubs from circling Matt Moylan, placing a landmark transfer fee on the five-eighth if he was to ask for a release from the final four years of his contact.
With the 2017 NRL season about to draw to an end, Michael Chammas looks back over the back issues and changes in the game to determine what worked and what failed.
Canterbury will hold a board meeting on Tuesday night to finalise plans for life after Des Hasler and could decide on his replacement as early as tomorrow.