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NRL corporate governance: why a one-size-fits-all approach won't work

Darren Kane Recently, the NRL released a proposal that would unleash a cookie-cutter approach to the remodelling of each club's corporate structure.

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy cools NRL premiership talk

Storm coach Craig Bellamy.

Roy Ward Craig Bellamy says NRL premiership predictions pulled from commentators' "you-know-where".

League

Mick Potter's future to be decided by new NRL-led Tigers board - but Todd Payten faces bullet

Under pressure: Mick Potter talks to the media after the Tigers' loss to the Dragons at ANZ Stadium.

Brad Walter A new NRL controlled Wests Tigers board is set to decide Mick Potter's fate as coach but regardless of whether he stays or goes his ambitious assistant Todd Payten is unlikely to survive.

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Sam Burgess feared his NRL career with South Sydney was over

No serious damage: Sam Burgess falls awkwardly on his right shoulder during Souths’ win over the Raiders on Monday.

Brad Walter Rugby union-bound South Sydney superstar Sam Burgess admits he thought his NRL career may have been over when he was forced from GIO Stadium on Monday night due to a shoulder injury.

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NRL Power Rankings: Round 20: Trouble brewing in the wild, wild west

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Paul Suttor For three very different reasons, the three big improvers in Sydney's west are in danger of missing the finals.

League

Burgess brothers crave NRL premiership

George Burgess is keen to win a premiership with his three brothers,

Steve Zemek George Burgess is determined to take advantage of the last chance to win an NRL title with his brothers.

NRL investigates possible salary cap breaches at Gold Coast

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Gold Coast's ailing NRL campaign has hit another bump with the league confirming it's investigating possible salary cap breaches.

Who would be a coach in this dog eat dog era of NRL?

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Phil Gould What do you make of the whole Mick Potter/ Wests Tigers saga? Actually, it’s more than just the Tigers and Potter. This stuff is happening everywhere. The world has gone crazy.

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Integrity concern leads to review of NRL team announcement system

Banned for the rest of the season due to betting: Manly winger David Williams.

Adrian Proszenko The NRL will consider overhauling the way teams are announced to prevent the trading of inside information as part of sweeping reforms to protect the integrity of the code.

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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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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.

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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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Melbourne Storm looking to shine in tight NRL finals race

Unstoppable: Cameron Smith.

Roy Ward Melbourne Storm has six matches left to claim a top-four position.

League

NRL accused of cash grab with grand final tickets

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Adrian Proszenko Rugby league has long been the working class game but there are concerns the NRL has made it unaffordable for the common fan after increasing grand final prices by up to 10 per cent since last year.

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

Raiders rake Kurt Baptiste faces his second international opponent in as many weeks.

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.

League

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

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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.

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Sonny Bill Williams to miss a month of NRL for Roosters with fractured thumb

Month on the sidelines: Sonny Bill Williams fractured his thumb against Newcastle on Friday night.

Michael Carayannis Sydney Roosters back-rower Sonny Bill Williams will recover in time to help lead their premiership defence despite fracturing his thumb in the club’s shock 16-12 loss to Newcastle on Friday...

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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.

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.

League

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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