NRL live: Gold Coast v Parramatta

Andrew Sonter 8:46 PM   Believe it or not, the Eels can still make the top eight if they win tonight. But this is more of a battle to avoid the wooden spoon as 16th on the NRL ladder hosts 13th.

Editor's picks

Who'll win minor premiership?

8:34 PM   The NRL minor premiership is a four-horse race between the Broncos, Cowboys, Rabbitohs or Roosters with five rounds remaining.

Is this the biggest hit of the year?

David Sygall   This is what it takes to stop a 125kg NRL prop running at full speed. Unfortunately, it's now deemed illegal.

Clubs can't afford suburbs return

Brad Walter   Revealed: The cost of playing at suburban venues like Kogarah, Leichhardt and Belmore.


Eagles belong in finals: Reynolds

James MacSmith 3:57 PM   South Sydney star Adam Reynolds has declared Manly "rightful" NRL finalists ahead of a crucial round 22 clash against the Sea Eagles.

Cleary credits 'brave' Panthers

Michael Carayannis   Penrith coach was full of praise for his injury-ravaged side - but defeat leaves their top-eight hopes in tatters.


SKD set to return for Roosters

James MacSmith 9:07 AM   ​Shaun Kenny-Dowall is set to make his return to the NRL for the first time since allegations of domestic violence were levelled against him.

Earl set to face tribunal at last

Brad Walter 10:37 PM   Sandor Earl and former Sydney Roosters team-mate Martin Kennedy are expected to have hearings within weeks.

Turner 'OK' after latest head knock

Michael Carayannis 10:46 AM   Concussion-prone Rabbitohs forward suffers yet another KO on return from serious neck injury.

Raiders get good news and bad

Jon Tuxworth 1:30 PM   Blake Austin can narrowly avoid suspension for a dangerous throw. Edrick Lee wasn't so lucky. 

Fifita facing an eight-match ban

Brad Walter   Statement of other witnesses support referee over Sharks prop Andrew Fifita.

Eels' salary cap mess deepens

Brad Walter   Parramatta star Will Hopoate set to start legal action against club over contract changes.


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Winning Starts Monday

Brad Walter 1:34 PM   Heavy weekend defeat to Manly consistent with traditional late-season slump seen in master coach's premiership-winning sides

Set of Six

Steve Mascord   Wayne Bennett does not expect to see Geoff Toovey back in the NRL as a coach, lamenting the disposability of mentors in the modern-day game.

Phil Gould

Phil Gould   Last Saturday afternoon I attended the NSW Cup match at Campbelltown Stadium between the Panthers and Wests Tigers.


Danny Weidler

Danny Weidler   It's where Roosters chairman Nick Politis likes to wheel and deal – and on Sunday night there was a dinner dripping with big hitters. The star attraction and guest of honour at Popolov restaurant was Sonny Bill Williams.


Sin Bin

Adrian Proszenko   Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has signed away his right to ever sue the club.

Advocatus Diabioli

Darren Kane   A victim impaled on a fence - it's not a criminal court, it's a junior rugby league tribunal.

Set of Six

Michael Carayannis   The six big talking points heading into round 21.

Phil Gould

Phil Gould   If you think that having a working knowledge of how to play the game of rugby league is all you need to do this job, then please - think again.


Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster   The Sharks should never have allowed prop Andrew Fifita play against the Bulldogs.


Winning Starts Monday

Brad Walter   Backchat and abuse is directed towards referees every week in the NRL. It is a culture that explains the Fifita brothers' mistreatment of a junior league official.


Set of Six

Steve Mascord   Bill Harrigan says Andrew and David Fifita should be suspended for 12 months if found guilty of abusing a junior referee.


Phil Gould

Phil Gould   There was only one scenario whereby the Sharks could beat the Bulldogs on their home patch at Belmore. It was exactly the one that played out.