Mass brawl mars wooden spoon battle

David Sygall 5:24 PM   An all-in brawl left junior cheerleaders screaming in fear they would be trampled as the battle for the wooden spoon boiled over.

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Is this the greatest full-time fail?

Spare a thought for Batley fullback Shaun Ainscough who has produced one of the finest fails in the game.

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Round 26 previews: Roosters eye top spot

Chris Boulous   Chris Boulous gives his take on the round 26 NRL games.

Wooden spoon showdown 

Michael Carayannis   Set of Six: The big talking points heading into the final round of the NRL with the wooden spoon and finals spots on the line.

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Storm schedule 'criminal': Bellamy

Phil Lutton   The Melbourne coach said he had never seen a team as exhausted as his after their win over Brisbane on Thursday.

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Saga a 'first-world problem': Farah

Michael Carayannis   Any anger Robbie Farah was feeling after his Tigers axing took a backseat on Thursday.

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Stats show how Souths miss Sam

Brad Walter   No Rabbitohs forward has filled the void left by Sam Burgess this year.

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Pascoe named Wests Tigers CEO

Michael Carayannis   Justin Pascoe has the task of turning around the embattled club after being named chief executive following a 'global search'.

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McFadden slams partying Warriors

David Long   Three players were filmed on stage with American R&B star Ginuwine two days before the 50-point thrashing by Wests Tigers.

Brown 'will return Knights to glory'

Adrian Proszenko   Newcastle chairman Brian McGuigan believes Nathan Brown is the man to return the club to its halcyon days.

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GF hopes could rest on bargains

Chris Boulous   It's grand final week in Ultimate League.

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South Sydney's players knackered

Andrew Webster 9:55 PM   For South Sydney, this match wasn't about the win. It was about limiting the damage of the loss.

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There is life beyond the NRL

Malcolm Knox 7:07 PM   Rugby league is the greatest game of all - but it's under threat from within and without.

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NRL players are the best athletes

Andrew Webster 3:40 AM   The former Eels fullback is living proof the NRL creates players who can make it in other codes.

Discord

Steve Mascord   As a rugby league person, I try to introduce as many new people to the game as I can. 

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Third party deals could damage TV

Roy Masters   A rapid escalation in third party payments, concentrated in a small number of NRL clubs, threatens the competitive balance of the game, leading to blow-outs in matches, a turn off to TV viewers and a devaluing of future media rights.

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Jones should be last to criticise

Peter FitzSimons   It didn't take Alan Jones long to run the Tigers into the ground when he was coach.

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Maguire to Newcastle?

Andrew Webster   It's time for the Souths coach to start somewhere new.

Why Farah is on the outer 

Brad Walter   Hooker's brooding negativity after defeats has put him offside with coach Jason Taylor.

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Set of six

Steve Mascord   ┬áThe NRL must pay tribute to the rugby league players who have died playing the game this year in a meaningful, central way at the grand final.

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Danny Weidler   Farah victim of Taylor power play.

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