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Steve Mascord's Stupid Saturday NRL blog

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Steve Mascord Three NRL games, one stupid blog. Join Steve Mascord for his unique insights on rugby league as the Knights host Panthers followed by the Sharks versus Titans, with the evening finishing with the...

Why the NRL should buy Super League

Glimpse of the future: Greg Inglis, John Maguire and George Burgess after South Sydney defeated St Helens.

Steve Mascord The NRL’s consultation with England’s Rugby Football League over reducing the interchange is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the future integration of the two bodies.

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New Zealand Warriors doctor goes to ground over Nathan Peats concussion drama

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Steve Mascord Reporters covering the Warriors-Parramatta game were under the impression home team doctor John Mayhew would speak to them about his alleged sideline clash with Parramatta’s medical staff.

Brad Arthur backs calls to send Nathan Peats back on the field

Three from three: Ryan Hoffman scored his third try for the Warriors in as many games this season.

Steve Mascord Eels coach Brad Arthur said he followed his team’s medical advice in putting hooker Nathan Peats back onto the field after passing a concussion test.

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Steve Mascord's Stupid Saturday NRL blog

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Steve Mascord #stupidsaturday is back for a third week, improved if not new! Video, instagrams, tweets, stats and audio - you can't really enjoy Saturday NRL without having your second screen open here.

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It's a sin not to use the bin: NRL can't let on-field incidents go unpunished any longer

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Steve Mascord Surely the time has come to use the sin bin for foul play. The tackle by Chris Houston and Beau Scott on Johnathan Thurston on Saturday was terrible and if they are each suspended, what is the...

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Paul Green says 'someone needs to protect players'

Rough treatment: Johnathan Thurston.

Steve Mascord North Queensland coach Paul Green said captain Johnathan Thurston was targeted in the loss to Newcastle and referred to Knights Beau Scott and Jeremy Smith in saying "those guys are good at it".

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Steve Mascord's Super Saturday NRL blog

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08:  Jamie Soward of the Panthers encourages his team mates during the round one NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Pepper Stadium on March 8, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Steve Mascord Join Steve Mascord for coverage of Saturday night's three NRL games with plenty of left-field chat.

Former ECB boss David Collier appointed to run international rugby league

At the helm: New RLIF boss David Collier.

Steve Mascord Former England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive David Collier, OBE, is the first boss of international rugby league.

Suddenly, the only people talking about referees are ... referees!

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Steve Mascord You've got to hand it to the NRL – their efforts in ending referee criticism deserve to be part of the public relations curriculum at some university somewhere.

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Set of Six: A coat-hanger in NRL should see a player sent off

Clothesline: Mitchell Moses catches William Zillman high in a combustible moment at Robina.

Steve Mascord What if Dallas Donnelly pulled up outside an NRL ground in his time-travelling DeLorean and went inside for a gander? What would he make of a competition where you are sent to the sin bin for...

Live NRL: Steve Mascord's Super Saturday

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Steve Mascord Live coverage of the three NRL games on Saturday.

Jarryd Hayne should be used as a Messiah to spread the good word of rugby league

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Steve Mascord Jarryd Hayne's move to the San Francisco 49ers can be seen through a number of prisms, some positive, some negative.

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NRL amassing war chest to win battle of the codes and take rugby league into new markets

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Steve Mascord When you appoint a banker as your CEO, you're not looking to become a charity. A war chest is being amassed for the battle of the codes and taking the brand to offshore markets is clearly on the...

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Stadium deal could decide future of Gold Coast Titans

Steve Mascord It is gratifying for Gold Coast’s players that a new management for the Titans does not endanger their contracts – but the impact of the change of ownership on another contract could...

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Broncos lobby to host World Club Series in Brisbane

Covered: Josh Charnley of the Wigan Warriors is tackled by Brisbane's Aaron Whitchurch in their World Club Series clash.

Steve Mascord Broncos chief executive Paul White says he’d like to host the World Club Series in Brisbane, claiming it would be an attractive drawcard for the state government.

World Club Series set to live up to its name with New Zealand and French connection

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Steve Mascord New Zealand Warriors and Catalans are set to become permanent fixtures in the World Club Series as soon as next year.

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Wayne Bennett unconcerned about his All Star team potentially being replaced by Pacific All Stars

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Steve Mascord NRL All Stars coach Wayne Bennett would have no problem with his team being replaced by a Pacific selection in next year's clash with the Indigenous side at Suncorp Stadium.

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There can be no argument: South Sydney Rabbitohs' actions over John Sutton were a cover-up

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Steve Mascord It seems that as far as the NRL and the clubs are concerned, as long as they tell each other what's going on they don't owe the rest of us anything.

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All Stars game not enough to reboot league on Gold Coast

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Steve Mascord Sluggish ticket sales for the All Stars game on the Gold Coast are indicative of two things: a concept that has lost a little bit of shine in a market that has lost a lot of interest in rugby league.

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