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Plenty of NRL options for Newcastle Knights in search for Wayne Bennett's replacement

Roy Masters Newcastle’s search for a coach to replace Wayne Bennett will explore both ends of the age spectrum, with veteran Tim Sheens and Penrith assistant Garth Brennan considered.

Isaah Yeo hopes Dubbo relatives descend on Bathurst for Penrith Panthers game against Cronulla Sharks in NRL

Isaah Yeo palms off a defender during the Auckland Nines.

Michael Carayannis Dubbo product Isaah Yeo expects a bus-load of family and friends to make the two-hour journey to watch him play for Penrith against Cronulla in Bathurst on Saturday.

Canberra Raiders hooker Kurt Baptiste relishing challenge against the NRL's best rakes

Lee Gaskin Canberra Raiders hooker Kurt Baptiste is engineering his future in more ways than one when he faces his second international opponent in as many weeks.

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NRL insurance initiatives will be a big leap in player welfare

Career cut short: Former Wests Tigers forward Simon Dwyer.

Adrian Proszenko The NRL is set to launch new initiatives to help players such as Richie Fa'aoso, Simon Dwyer and Michael Greenfield – a trio who have sustained career-ending injuries without a safety net.

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Newcastle Knights will come back stronger after horror NRL season, says chairman Paul Harragon

Club in turmoil: Knights chairman Paul Harragon.

Brad Walter A player in jail, one in a wheelchair, another in a mental health clinic, an owner gone broke and a coach who has quit.

League

NRL's betting crackdown extends to 'inside information'

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Adrian Proszenko Players and officials who pass on inside information about matches or team changes could have their registrations terminated as part of a strict anti-gambling crackdown from the NRL.

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Canberra Raiders grant NRL assistant coach Matt Parish an immediate release

Matt Parish, left, with NSW Origin coach Laurie Daley.

Lee Gaskin Terry Campese has backed Raiders assistant Matt Parish to remain in the NRL after he was released by the club.

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NRL Power Rankings: Round 19 - Manly men muscling up for run at another title

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Paul Suttor Manly are famously hated by the rest of the NRL but it's hard not to be impressed by the feat they've achieved over the past few years - they've won a premiership and not suffered the supposedly...

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NRL's Rise For Alex McKinnon appeal nets more than $1.1 million

Emotional time: Alex McKinnon wipes away a tear during his homecoming at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.

Brad Walter NRL supporters have donated more than $1.1 million for injured Newcastle forward Alex McKinnon, after a bucket appeal and the sale of wristbands at Hunter Stadium on Sunday raised $30,000 alone.

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AFL to emerge as big losers from ASADA inquiry but NRL faces rosier report card

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Roy Masters A bold prediction: the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority inquiry into peptide use at Essendon and Cronulla will eventually bring down the AFL leadership, while the reputation of the NRL will be...

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Wests Tigers' Mitchell Moses justifies the hype with brilliant NRL display

Michael Chammas Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah said he had been pleading with coach Mick Potter to give rookie Mitchell Moses his first crack at the big time for months before he finally got his chance.

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Newcastle Knights dig deep to stun Sydney Roosters

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Brett Keeble Blue and red, never dead. The Newcastle Knights emerged from a week of drama to shock defending premiers Sydney Roosters 16-12 at Hunter Stadium on Friday night, registering one of the most...

Melbourne Storm dominate the hapless Brisbane Broncos.

Roy Ward The Storm dominated the Broncos in front of 36,319 fans at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

League

Feathers fly at Manly as player power is put to the test

Michael Chammas and Brad Walter For so long the ''us against them'' rationale has bred success on the northern beaches, but how far can the competition frontrunners go with the ''us against us'' mentality that is threatening to...

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Canberra Raiders in danger of worst home record in club history

Josh McCrone is primed for a big game against the Rabbitohs.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are in danger of finishing with the worst home record in club history and erasing the 1982 wooden spooners from the history books. 

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Newcastle Knights v Sydney Roosters

Sonny Bill Williams tackled by the Knights defence.

Andrew Sonter Can the Knights upset the Roosters at Hunter Stadium?

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Israel Folau's meeting with Todd Greenberg fuels NRL comeback speculation

Prized signature: dual international Israel Folau.

Adrian Proszenko If Israel Folau returns to the game which made him famous, this could be the moment the move was hatched.

NRL halftime show sends two fans to hospital

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Amy McNeilage Grown men charging from either end of a football field and crashing into a giant inflatable ball. What could possibly go wrong?

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Rookie Raider Jeremy Hawkins laments lost NRL opportunity

Disappointed: Young Raider Jeremy Hawkins.

Adrian Proszenko Jeremy Hawkins has spoken of his disappointment of having his NRL debut cruelled by the contentious second-tier salary cap, believing he was ready to make his mark in first grade.

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'Wayne Bennett clause' could cap spending on NRL coaches

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Brad Walter The NRL is considering a salary cap for football department spending in a move that may impact on the amount of money clubs can pay big-name coaches such as Wayne Bennett.

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