Competitions

Three referees a crowd: NRL coaches slam third whistleblower proposal

Adrian Proszenko Coaches have hit out at a proposal to add a third whistleblower to the field from 2016, believing the move would lead to more mistakes and inconsistency.

Mick Potter's future at Wests Tigers in limbo due to boardroom uncertainty

Brad Walter Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has been assured that he won't be judged solely on the performance of the team over the last month but his future remains in limbo as officials wait for the NRL to take...

Raiders v Wests Tigers

Canberra Raiders v Wests Tigers at GIO Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm

St George Illawarra keen for Dan Hunt to move on as overhaul looms

Off and on ... Dan Hunt has managed just 11 appearances this year due to fitness and form issues.

Adrian Proszenko St George Illawarra are keen to offload Dan Hunt as part of a roster overhaul under new coach Paul McGregor.

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Newcastle Knights chairman Paul Harragon falls on his sword

Departing: Knights chairman Paul Harragon.

Robert Dillon Paul Harragon will stand aside as Newcastle Knights chairman within a matter of weeks but believes the club is well placed to reinvent itself in ''the Newcastle way''.

St George Illawarra Dragons boosted by Benji Marshall and Josh Dugan getting all clear

Cleared to play: Dragons centre Josh Dugan will suit up against Brisbane.

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra's hopes of a finals berth have received a massive boost with Josh Dugan and Benji Marshall both expected to line up against the Broncos on Friday night.

Video referees are strangling the life out of the game, and it's time to get rid of them

Andrew Webster dinkus Dinkus

Andrew Webster Rugby league, you have a problem. You need to abolish the video referee.

Canterbury Bulldogs v South Sydney Rabbitohs

Greg Inglis

Richard Shute The Rabbitohs face the Bulldogs, hoping to bounce back after a comprehensive loss to the Cowboys last weekend.

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'It'll take more than a bunker to fix this mob': Des Hasler slams referees

Going home empty-handed: Bulldogs players contemplate the loss.

Michael Carayannis Canterbury coach Des Hasler has let fly on the NRL match officials, declaring some of the decisions "dumb, dumb, dumb" as he watched his side concede 10 penalties in their seven point loss to South...

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South Sydney Rabbitohs edge arm wrestle against Canterbury Bulldogs

Dylan Walker looks to make a line break.

Michael Carayannis South Sydney have waited since 1989 to win another minor premiership so it mattered little that it took 73 minutes for them to gain the lead in what could be a costly victory, beating Canterbury...

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Glenn Stewart's season-ending surgery shattering for Manly Sea Eagles teammates, especially brother Brett Stewart

Brotherly bond: Glenn and Brett Stewart.

Adrian Proszenko Brett Stewart says brother Glenn is “shattered” that injury will prevent him from again playing for Manly.

Steve Roach sacked by 2GB over staff bullying complaint

Steve Roach

Chris Barrett Steve Roach has confirmed he has been sacked by radio station 2GB as a result of a bullying complaint made by a staff member.

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NRL's attitude to international game could result in a rugby league schism

Steve Mascord

Steve Mascord FROM three referees to the likely abandonment of the 2015 Great Britain Lions tour, the process of Australia becoming isolated from the rest of the rugby league-playing world is continuing apace.

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League

Canberra Raiders utility Jack Wighton rates himself a No.1 contender

Raiders utility Jack Wighton.

Chris Wilson, Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Jack Wighton is confident he could be a genuine contender as the club's long-term fullback.

Ultimate League: Jarryd Hayne shines brightest among backline stars

Simply the best:  Parramatta fullback Jarryd Hayne has been dazzling opponents with his footwork this season.

Chris Boulous It is preliminary finals time in Ultimate League and that means one thing: there is no tomorrow.

Glenn Stewart unlikely to play for Manly again

Gone for the season? Manly-Warringah's Glenn Stewart, left, with Jamie Lyon.

Adrian Proszenko There are fears Glenn Stewart has played his last game for the Sea Eagles.

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Jamie Soward hailed as NRL buy of the season

Directing troops:  Penrith's Jamie Soward.

Chris Barrett Phil Gould did not need to wine and dine Jamie Soward to convince him to front his Penrith renaissance. 

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Jake Friend on Cameron Smith's heels in representative race

Jake Friend has been impressive for the Roosters this season.

Michael Carayannis Jake Friend finally tasted success against Cameron Smith for the first time earlier this year. Now after shadowing him when Friend was called into Queensland's extended Origin squad, the Roosters No.

Melbourne Storm veteran Cooper Cronk eyes NRL premiership push

Cooper Cronk

Roy Ward Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk senses an NRL premiership is there for Melbourne Storm, as he nears his 250th game for the club.

Knights' Timana Tahu hopes recall gives him chance to show his talents

Timana Tahu

Brett Keeble Veteran Knights centre Timana Tahu hopes his recall to first grade gives him a chance to shop himself around to potential new employers.