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League

Hitting fast forward on NRL video refereeing gives pause for thought

Phil Gould Let’s take a sneak peek at the future of rugby league.

League

NRL wrestle is back and it's ugly: Raiders coach Ricky Stuart

Ricky Stuart

David Barbeler Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says the NRL's off-season edict about cleaning up the ruck have been ignored, leaving him no choice but to join in on trying to win ugly.

League

Canberra Raiders desperate to end home NRL drought

Raiders star Brett White, right, is determined not to lose another home game.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders may be forced into a late change for Sunday's crucial home clash against Melbourne. 

League

Mick Potter set to remain at Wests Tigers after strong start to NRL season

Potter weaves his spell: Tigers coach Mick Potter.

Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter could earn a contract extension as soon as next month following the club's strong start to the season.

League

Former St George Illawarra prop Jarrod Saffy set to rejoin NRL

Jarrod Saffy and St George Illawarra teammate Michael Weyman hold the JJ Giltinan Shield during their NRL premiership-winning season in 2010.

Michael Carayannis St George Illawarra premiership winner Jarrod Saffy has signalled his intentions to return to rugby league this season.

League

NRL evolution of the tackle may spell end for 10-metre rule

Storm centre Will Chambers is dangerously upended by Gold Coast's Nate Myles and Beau Falloon.

Brad Walter "This rule as it now operates, let me say once more, is the source of many of the modern game's ills: the obsession with possession and the consequent lack of variety in play, the deliberate...

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League

Late NRL mail: Kade Snowden out, Jake Mamo on debut for Knights

Michael Carayannis Newcastle prop Kade Snowden will miss the Knights' match against Brisbane because of post-concussion symptoms.

League

NRL, the game where time stands still too often

Malcolm Knox dinkus

Malcolm Knox Not since the ancient Greeks seated them on rocks in skimpy swimsuits have sirens excited such comment. Perhaps, to update the language, they should be called hooters.

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League

Tyro Tiger Joel Luani uses family as inspiration to make his mark on NRL

Hard road: Wester Tigers hooker Joel Luani is ready to make his mark in the NRL.

Adrian Proszenko Haveatama Sioelipulu Halafungani, or Joel Luani to his mates, has never had to look far for inspiration.

League

Horo finds NRL tackling has become "confusing"

Manly forward Justin Horo ropes in Parramatta centre Will Hopoate.

Michael Carayannis Manly back-rower Justin Horo believes tackling has become “confusing” as the NRL looks to make its second major defensive change this season.

Rugby League

Melbourne Storm stuck to NRL concussion guidelines, says star forward

Ryan Hoffman.

Storm's Ryan Hoffman says the club followed the new concussion guidelines by the book in win over St George Illawarra.

League

NRL Power Rankings: Round 6 - Tigers and Eels breathe life into premiership

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor They won't win the competition, they probably won't make the finals but the resurgence of Parramatta and the Wests Tigers is breathing life into the 2014 season.

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Rugby League

Storm try a referee's error, says NRL

Young Tonumaipea of the Storm breaks through a tackle by Josh Dugan of the Dragons en route to scoring the match-winning try on Monday night.

Michael Chammas and Michael Carayannis NRL investigating new procedures to prevent repeat of referee's decision on Monday night.

NRL admits Dragons full-time siren decision was wrong - just

Young Tonumaipea of the Storm is congratulated by team mates after his match-winner.

The NRL on Tuesday announced it is investigating new procedures to prevent a repeat of the referees' decision on Monday night that allowed the Melbourne Storm to score a match-winning try against the...

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League

Furious Dragons demand please explain from NRL over Storm's after the siren try

Dragons

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra have asked the NRL for an explanation after Melbourne were allowed to score a match winning try on Monday night after the siren.

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League

NRL to investigate if Ryan Hoffman should have been on field for final try against Dragons

Better late than never: Ryan Hoffman (left) is relieved after the Storm's late try steals the win against Melbourne.

Michael Chammas The NRL will investigate whether Melbourne back-rower Ryan Hoffman was allowed to return to the field prematurely on Monday night, just six-and-a-half minutes after he was taken for a concussion test.

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Discord

Little chance of avoiding ref error that cost St George Illawarra Dragons in NRL clash with Melbourne Storm

Fairfax Media writer

Steve Mascord St George Illawarra fans are not going to like me for saying this, but I thought Tony Archer's statement on Tuesday about the tumultuous end to Monday Night Football was worded perfectly.

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Rugby League

NRL to cite anyone who dangerously lifts a player

Alex McKinnon

Roy Ward The NRL match review committee will cite any player who dangerously lifts a player during a tackle under new directives from management.

League

St George Illawarra want NRL to change concussion rules after Dragons forced to play with 12 men

Down for the count: Joel Thompson's injury started a remarkable sequence of events that left the Dragons with just 12 players for the final moments of their loss to Melbourne.

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra have called on the NRL to reassess the concussion guidelines after they were forced to play the last 88 seconds of the match against Melbourne with 12 players.

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League

Peter Doust calls on NRL to award Dragons two points after referees' boss admits blunder

Gerard Beale

Michael Carayannis St George Illawarra boss Peter Doust has called on the NRL to award his club two competition points as the Dragon continue to fume following their heartbreaking loss to Melbourne on Monday night.

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