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League

Penrith's Adam Docker cleared of dangerous throw by NRL judiciary

Penrith forward Adam Docker is free to play this weekend after being cleared of a dangerous throw by the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

League

Trent Hodkinson the best of British Bulldogs, says James Graham

Trent Hodkinson of the Bulldogs celebrates his match-winning drop goal against the Warriors.

Daniel Lane Canterbury forward James Graham wants halfback Trent Hodkinson in England's battle colours rather than the sky blue of NSW.

League

Canterbury Bulldogs lose concussion appeal

James Graham scores for the Bulldogs during the win over Melbourne in Perth.

Adrian Proszenko Canterbury have officially become the first club to be sanctioned under the new concussion guidelines after the NRL rejected the club's appeal against a $20,000 fine.

League

Curtis Sironen re-signs with Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers young gun Curtis Sironen is set to extend his career at the joint-venture club.

Chris Barrett and Adrian Proszenko They're flying high at the apex of the NRL premiership ladder and Wests Tigers have had another win with one of their band of young stars committing his future to the club.

League

Benji Marshall and Andrew Fifita set to ink deals with Cronulla Sharks

Benji Marshall is heading back to the NRL and is set to ink a deal with Cronulla.

Adrian Proszenko and Chris Barrett Cronulla are moving to lock in two of the game's highest-profile free agents by the end of the week, with club powerbrokers scheduled to meet with Andrew Fifita's management on Thursday.

League

Benji Marshall reveals reasons he quit Super Rugby for NRL return

Switch back: Benji Marshall's career in Super Rugby proved short-lived.

Liam Napier Benji Marshall needed just 16 minutes to sum up his three-and-a-half hour rugby career on Wednesday.

League

Tim Grant holds no grudges after release from Panthers

Off to Souths ... Penrith's Tim Grant

Michael Chammas South Sydney-bound Panthers prop Tim Grant insists he would be a "hypocrite" to criticise the Panthers for releasing him given he embraced the change at the club over the past two years.

League

Kiwi players push for New Zealand anthem to be played at Roosters-Dragons Anzac Day clash

Sonny Bill Williams

Chris Barrett The hefty contingent of Kiwis among the Roosters and Dragons teams want the New Zealand national anthem played along with Advance Australia Fair before the clubs’ annual Anzac Day match.

Discord

Milford and Campese are more important to international rugby league than they think

Fairfax Media writer

Steve Mascord THOSE of you who read a story on this site four days ago entitled 'Canberra Raiders urge Anthony Milford to stand down from Samoa' would be expecting some fireworks in this week's Discord.

Big Shannon Boyd re-signs with Canberra Raiders, but Anthony Milford will be big catch

Rookie prop Shannon Boyd has re-signed with the Raiders for another three seasons.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Raiders have continued their re-signing spree under coach Ricky Stuart by locking in young giant Shannon Boyd for the next three years, but the club is still after its biggest quarry -...

Rugby

Benji Marshall officially released from New Zealand rugby contracts

Benji Marshall played only 212 minutes of Super Rugby with the Auckland Blues.

Greg Stutchbury April 23 (Reuters) - Former New Zealand rugby league captain Benji Marshall has been released from his rugby union contracts in New Zealand, officially ending the 29-year-old's brief foray into the...

League

Sonny Bill Williams not considered for Kiwis: Stephen Kearney

New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney says Sonny Bill Williams wasn't considered by selectors, denying  reports he was boycotting the national team.

New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney insists superstar Sonny Bill Williams was never being considered for the rugby league Test against Australia.

League

Alex McKinnon medal may be struck for City-Country MVP

Alex McKinnon

Adrian Proszenko League officials are considering a proposal to award a medal named in honour of Alex McKinnon to the man of the match in the City-Country fixture.

Canberra Region Rugby League clubs request 9pm kick-offs on Thursday

12th May 2012. Sport.  Journalist Jon Tuxworth.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Belconnen United Scholars player Brent Crisp gets tackled during the match at West Belconnen Leagues Club.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Region Rugby League admit it's not an ideal situation for the opening round of Canberra Raiders Cup fixtures to be held at 9pm on a Thursday.

League

NRL Power Rankings: Round 7 - Obstructions abound in video age

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor The seemingly perennial drama about obstruction rulings is a relatively new problem in the grand old game of rugby league - it's a problem which has arisen in the age of the video replay.

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League

Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League

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Michael Carayannis Join Michael Caryannis for the NRL team news as it comes as well as plenty of Ultimate League chat.

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League

Raiders teammates Jack Wighton and Jarrod Croker at centre of Country battle

Jarrod Croker has been in career best form in 2014.

Chris Wilson Raiders teammates Jack Wighton and Jarrod Croker could be fighting for the same position in the NSW Country backline.

League

Storm in a teacup as NRL clears up controversy over Raiders' win

Correct decision: Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith, No. 9, debates the Sisa Waqa no try decision.

Chris Wilson The NRL has defended the video referee's crucial decision in the Raiders' win over Melbourne.

League

Video referee dropped over Kieran Foran obstruction howler

Disbelief: Cowboys captain Jonathan Thurston argues the point with referee Gavin Badger.

Adrian Proszenko The video referee at the centre of the Keiran Foran obstruction clanger has been dropped after NRL officials admitted the match-changing decision was incorrect.

League

New NRL funding model will force administrators to raise their games

Thumbs up: Bulldogs CEO Raelene Castle welcomed the NRL's new incentivised funding model for clubs.

Brad Walter The NRL’s radical new funding model for clubs is predicted to have the same impact at an administrative level as the salary cap has had on playing rosters.