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Sharks

Chris Heighington laments close loss to North Queensland Cowboys

STEVE MASCORD In a dismal season for the Cronulla Sharks, a bits-and-pieces football team missing 17 top liners provided a third performance which should enter the club's folklore.

Cronulla Sharks give Cowboys a scare before Johnathan Thurston seals golden-point victory

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STEVE MASCORD We probably shouldn’t have been so dismissive of a club that came back from 22-0 down to win – and then from 24-0 to repeat the trick the following week earlier this season.

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AFL commissioner Kim Williams backs league's handling of Essendon saga but slams Labor's role

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JON PIERIK AFL commissioner Kim Williams has declared the league conducted the investigation into the Essendon supplements scandal "responsibly and professionally", and has taken aim at how the former Labor government handled what was dubbed the blackest day in Australian sport.

Paul Gallen ruled ineligible for Origin medal

Ineligible: Blues skipper Paul Gallen.

MICHAEL CHAMMAS The NSWRL have decided to make skipper Paul Gallen ineligible for the Brad Fittler Medal after he was suspended from the game for breaching the anit-doping policy.

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Cronulla Sharks on the lookout yet again for a major sponsor

Mid-season sponsor 2014: Labour Health.

Chris Barrett and Brad Walter Cronulla officials will try to convince the top end of town that the club isn't tainted by the stain of the ASADA doping investigation as they again begin the unenviable hunt for a new major sponsor.

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Cronulla Sharks to ensure Shane Flanagan is more accountable when he returns from ban

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BRAD WALTER Suspended Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan must agree to be more accountable to the club's board before returning to the job, under a new structure aimed at ensuring the Sharks never again expose their players to performance-enhancing drugs.

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WADA to sign off on Cronulla deal

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CHRIS BARRETT The World Anti-Doping Agency is expected to sign off on ASADA's deal with Cronulla players within days, with the body's president saying they would have a formal position on the backdated 12-month bans by mid-week.

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Cronulla Sharks' season continues to tumble following their loss to the Canberra Raiders

James Shepherd

CHRIS BARRETT There was an amusement ride on the hill at Remondis Stadium on Sunday called Free Fall. A miniature, kids-friendly version of what you might find genuine thrill seekers on, it essentially dropped its strapped-in passengers from a height of a few metres.

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What we learned: Cronulla Sharks v Canberra Raiders

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CHRIS DUTTON All the talking points from the Raiders' 22-12 win against the Sharks on Sunday.

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Raiders v Sharks

Canberra takes on Cronulla at Remondis Stadium on Sunday at 2pm.

Canberra Raiders beat Sharks to add to Cronulla's ASADA woes

Trying to break free: Canberra centre Jarrod Croker on Sunday.

CHRIS DUTTON The Cronulla Sharks' week from hell went from bad to worse as the Canberra Raiders inflicted more pain on the trouble-striken club in a battle for the NRL wooden spoon on Sunday.

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Suspended NRL player Kade Snowden's dad takes aim at Cronulla Sharks' 2011 coaching staff

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ADRIAN PROSZENKO The father of former Cronulla forward Kade Snowden has taken aim at the club's 2011 coaching staff, saying the players have them to blame for unfairly being branded drug cheats.

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Paul Gallen clear to attend Dally M's

No issues over Dally M ceremony: Gallen.

ADRIAN PROSZENKO Paul Gallen and other Cronulla players who have accepted a backdated ASADA ban for drug use will be free to attend the Dally Ms and other awards ceremonies, but it is unclear if they will be eligible for the awards.

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Sharks boss Steve Noyce backs coach Shane Flanagan's early return

Staying strong: Cronulla boss Steve Noyce (right) has backed suspended coach Shane Flanagan.

MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Cronulla boss Steve Noyce has backed embattled coach Shane Flanagan to return from his nine month suspension next month as the club offers counselling to its five banned players.  

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Unknown trio in line for debuts for suspension ravaged Cronulla Sharks

Fresh look: Scott Sorensen is in contention to make his NRL debut for the Sharks on Sunday.

MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Cronulla's unknown rookies have been told to "bring the energy" as they prepare to help the Sharks avoid the club's first wooden spoon in 45 years against the Raiders on Sunday. 

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Shane Flanagan not out of the woods yet as ASADA fallout continues

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ADRIAN PROSZENKO NRL chief executive Dave Smith marked it as the ‘‘end of 18 months of a torturous process’’, but ASADA could still move to prevent Shane Flanagan’s return to the game on September 17.

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League

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart hopes Jack Wighton gives him 'food for thought' at fullback

Jack of all trades: Wighton has been chosen in every back-line spot bar half-back in 45 NRL games.

JON TUXWORTH Jack Wighton has been chosen in every back-line spot, bar half-back, in 45 NRL games.

Ricky Stuart warns Raiders are in no-win situation against weakened Sharks

Ricky Stuart shares the frustration of Raiders fans.

JON TUXWORTH Ricky Stuart concedes his side faces a "no-win situation" against Cronulla. 

Cronulla Sharks players angry and upset over ASADA offer that was too good to refuse

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BRAD WALTER Some members of Cronulla’s 2011 squad were in tears on Thursday night as they decided to accept backdated suspensions for unknowingly taking prohibited substances.

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Sack Paul Gallen as Blues captain over drug scandal

Paul Gallen gets the better of Nate Myles.

PETER FITZSIMONS The most staggering thing about the whole ASADA saga, which climaxed on Friday with the majority of Cronulla players having acknowledged that they – and let's be clear about this – were involved in a program that resulted in the use of illegal substances, is obvious.

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Bans, bargain bans, going cheap

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GREG BAUM So, charged to get to the bottom of the first great drugs-in-sport crisis in Australian history, ASADA's solution is a sweetheart deal? For the 17 Cronulla players, suspensions backdated so far that they all will be free again in time for pre-season training in November. Don't worry that they all were playing through the time in which they will retrospectively be declared suspended. That's a mere technicality, an administrative matter.

ASADA tables offer to AFL for Essendon players to accept six-month bans

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ROY MASTERS ASADA has tabled with AFL chief executive, Gillon McLachlan, a six-month sanction for Essendon players, on the condition they accept they took performance-enhancing substances in 2011-12.

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Players look set to take ASADA deal if WADA plays ball

Will he or won't he?: Paul Gallen and the other 16 players issued with show-cause notices have until 9.30am on Friday to accept the deal.

BRAD WALTER Past and present Cronulla players were seeking assurances on Thursday night that WADA would not appeal if they accepted backdated suspensions for unknowingly taking prohibited substances.

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Sharks v Raiders

MICHAEL CHAMMAS CRONULLA SHARKS v CANBERRA RAIDERS at Remondis Stadium, Sunday 2.00pm

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Cronulla Sharks players off the hook if they admit to being 'doped and duped'

Roy Masters

ROY MASTERS If Sharks players admit they were ‘‘doped and duped’’ during the supplements program in place at Cronulla during the 2011 season they will receive a three-week playing ban following a deal offered by ASADA on Wednesday.

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ASADA on notice over bungle

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ADRIAN PROSZENKO Some of the 17 players to receive show-cause notices are planning to argue their Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority interview should be voided because the body didn't properly follow it's own protocols.

Paul Gallen: If we take this deal, we'll be drug cheats

CHRIS BARRETT Paul Gallen has outlined the uncertainty and confusion confronting Cronulla players ahead of a meeting with ASADA and the NRL on Wednesday, admitting they will be labelled drug cheats if they accept reduced bans offered by the anti-doping agency.

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Stars caught up in Sharks inquiry told not to ignore rights before meeting with NRL and ASADA

BRAD WALTER Members of Cronulla's 2011 squad called to a meeting on Wednesday with ASADA and the NRL have been advised not to accept a reduced suspension simply to bring the 18-month saga to an end, while officials from rival clubs have questioned how players can be allowed to negotiate the terms of a ban.

Cronulla Sharks might be relieved at light doping bans but there are bigger fish to fry

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ANDREW WEBSTER Cronulla players past and present will meet ASADA and NRL suits in Sydney on Wednesday.

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Cronulla Sharks wary of discount doping bans

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BRAD WALTER Players involved in the supplement program at Cronulla in 2011 are wary of accepting bans of six months or less as they maintain they never knowingly took any prohibited substances.

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NRL Season 2014

Round 1
Thu, 06 MarTimes shown AEDT
SOU 28 vs SYD 8 Report Stats
Fri, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 12 vs BRI 18 Report Stats
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PEN 30 vs NEW 8 Report Stats
MAN 22 vs MEL 23 Report Stats
NQL 28 vs CAN 22 Report Stats
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STG 44 vs WES 24 Report Stats
PAR 36 vs NZW 16 Report Stats
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CRO 12 vs GCT 18 Report Stats
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Round 2
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MAN 14 vs SOU 12 Report Stats
BRI 16 vs NQL 12 Report Stats
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NZW 12 vs STG 31 Report Stats
MEL 18 vs PEN 17 Report Stats
SYD 56 vs PAR 4 Report Stats
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GCT 12 vs WES 42 Report Stats
NEW 20 vs CAN 26 Report Stats
Mon, 17 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 42 vs CRO 4 Report Stats
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Round 3
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WES 25 vs SOU 16 Report Stats
BRI 26 vs SYD 30 Report Stats
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PEN 18 vs BUL 16 Report Stats
CRO 12 vs STG 14 Report Stats
NQL 16 vs NZW 20 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
MAN 22 vs PAR 18 Report Stats
CAN 12 vs GCT 24 Report Stats
Mon, 24 MarTimes shown AEDT
MEL 28 vs NEW 20 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
SYD 0 vs MAN 8 Report Stats
STG 20 vs BRI 36 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
NZW 42 vs WES 18 Report Stats
PAR 32 vs PEN 16 Report Stats
BUL 40 vs MEL 12 Report Stats
Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
SOU 18 vs CAN 30 Report Stats
NEW 30 vs CRO 0 Report Stats
Mon, 31 MarTimes shown AEDT
GCT 13 vs NQL 12 Report Stats
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Round 5
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SYD 8 vs BUL 9 Report Stats
BRI 18 vs PAR 25 Report Stats
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CRO 37 vs NZW 6 Report Stats
PEN 12 vs CAN 6 Report Stats
STG 6 vs SOU 26 Report Stats
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MEL 26 vs GCT 28 Report Stats
WES 34 vs MAN 18 Report Stats
Mon, 07 AprTimes shown AEST
NQL 28 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
PEN 2 vs SOU 18 Report Stats
GCT 12 vs BRI 8 Report Stats
Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
CAN 12 vs NEW 26 Report Stats
PAR 14 vs SYD 12 Report Stats
WES 16 vs NQL 4 Report Stats
Sun, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
NZW 20 vs BUL 21 Report Stats
MAN 24 vs CRO 4 Report Stats
Mon, 14 AprTimes shown AEST
MEL 28 vs STG 24 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
SOU 14 vs BUL 15 Report Stats
NEW 6 vs BRI 32 Report Stats
MAN 26 vs NQL 21 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
STG 20 vs NZW 10 Report Stats
CRO 18 vs SYD 24 Report Stats
Sun, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
CAN 24 vs MEL 22 Report Stats
Mon, 21 AprTimes shown AEST
PAR 18 vs WES 21 Report Stats
PEN 14 vs GCT 12 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
STG 14 vs SYD 34 Report Stats
MEL 10 vs NZW 16 Report Stats
BRI 26 vs SOU 28 Report Stats
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
CRO 24 vs PEN 20 Report Stats
NQL 42 vs PAR 14 Report Stats
BUL 16 vs NEW 12 Report Stats
Sun, 27 AprTimes shown AEST
MAN 54 vs CAN 18 Report Report Stats
WES 6 vs GCT 22 Report Stats
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Round 9
Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 30 vs WES 6 Report Stats
NQL 27 vs BRI 14 Report Stats
Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
NZW 54 vs CAN 12 Report Stats
GCT 18 vs SOU 40 Report Stats
MEL 22 vs MAN 19 Report Stats
Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
NEW 10 vs PEN 32 Report Stats
STG 6 vs BUL 38 Report Stats
Mon, 12 MayTimes shown AEST
PAR 42 vs CRO 24 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
SOU 14 vs MEL 27 Report Stats
BRI 22 vs GCT 8 Report Stats
Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
PAR 36 vs STG 0 Report Stats
CRO 20 vs WES 22 Report Stats
NQL 42 vs SYD 10 Report Stats
Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
CAN 20 vs PEN 26 Report Stats
BUL 16 vs NZW 12 Report Stats
Mon, 19 MayTimes shown AEST
MAN 15 vs NEW 14 Report Stats
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Round 11
Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
BUL 12 vs SYD 32 Report Stats
Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
GCT 16 vs NZW 24 Report Stats
WES 14 vs BRI 16 Report Stats
Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
CAN 42 vs NQL 12 Report Stats
Mon, 26 MayTimes shown AEST
CRO 0 vs SOU 18 Report Stats
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Round 12
Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
PEN 38 vs PAR 12 Report Stats
Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 26 vs CAN 12 Report Stats
NQL 22 vs MEL 0 Report Stats
Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
NZW 38 vs NEW 18 Report Stats
BRI 36 vs MAN 10 Report Stats
Mon, 02 JunTimes shown AEST
SOU 29 vs STG 10 Report Stats
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Round 13
Fri, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
MAN 32 vs BUL 10 Report Stats
PAR 18 vs NQL 16 Report Stats
Sat, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
GCT 14 vs PEN 36 Report Stats
STG 30 vs CRO 0 Report Stats
SOU 34 vs NZW 18 Report Stats
Sun, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
NEW 20 vs WES 23 Report Stats
MEL 12 vs SYD 32 Report Stats
Mon, 09 JunTimes shown AEST
CAN 4 vs BRI 28 Report Stats
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Round 14
Fri, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
SOU 32 vs WES 10 Report Stats
Sat, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
PEN 18 vs STG 14 Report Stats
SYD 29 vs NEW 12 Report Stats
Sun, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
BUL 12 vs PAR 22 Report Stats
Mon, 16 JunTimes shown AEST
GCT 20 vs MEL 24 Report Stats
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Round 15
Fri, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
CAN 14 vs BUL 22 Report Stats
Sat, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
NZW 19 vs BRI 10 Report Stats
CRO 0 vs MAN 26 Report Stats
Sun, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
MEL 46 vs PAR 20 Report Stats
GCT 18 vs STG 19 Report Stats
Mon, 23 JunTimes shown AEST
NEW 36 vs NQL 28 Report Stats
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Round 16
Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
MAN 24 vs SYD 16 Report Stats
BRI 22 vs CRO 24 Report Stats
Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
WES 19 vs CAN 18 Report Report Stats
NQL 20 vs SOU 18 Report Stats
Sun, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
NZW 30 vs PEN 20 Report Stats
PAR 10 vs NEW 16 Report Stats
Mon, 30 JunTimes shown AEST
STG 24 vs MEL 12 Report Stats
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Round 17
Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
BUL 23 vs MAN 16 Report Stats
Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
STG 27 vs NQL 24 Report Stats
SYD 28 vs CRO 30 Report Stats
Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
WES 10 vs PEN 26 Report Stats
Mon, 07 JulTimes shown AEST
SOU 10 vs GCT 14 Report Stats
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Round 18
Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
MAN 40 vs WES 8 Report Stats
Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
NZW 48 vs PAR 0 Report Stats
MEL 4 vs BUL 6 Report Stats
Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
GCT 20 vs CAN 36 Report Stats
CRO 18 vs NEW 31 Report Stats
Mon, 14 JulTimes shown AEST
PEN 35 vs BRI 34 Report Stats
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Round 19
Fri, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
CRO 18 vs NQL 36 Report Stats
PAR 12 vs SOU 32 Report Stats
Sat, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
SYD 32 vs PEN 12 Report Stats
MEL 28 vs CAN 14 Report Stats
BRI 28 vs NZW 22 Report Stats
Sun, 20 JulTimes shown AEST
NEW 8 vs GCT 22 Report Stats
WES 46 vs BUL 18 Report Stats
Mon, 21 JulTimes shown AEST
STG 12 vs MAN 21 Report Stats
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Round 20
Fri, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
NEW 16 vs SYD 12 Report Stats
BRI 8 vs MEL 30 Report Stats
Sat, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
PEN 16 vs CRO 18 Report Stats
GCT 18 vs PAR 24 Report Stats
BUL 12 vs NQL 20 Report Stats
Sun, 27 JulTimes shown AEST
NZW 12 vs MAN 22 Report Stats
WES 12 vs STG 28 Report Stats
Mon, 28 JulTimes shown AEST
CAN 18 vs SOU 34 Report Stats
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Round 21
Fri, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
MAN 16 vs BRI 4 Report Stats
BUL 16 vs PEN 22 Report Stats
Sat, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
CRO 12 vs PAR 32 Report Stats
NQL 28 vs GCT 8 Report Stats
SYD 30 vs STG 22 Report Stats
Sun, 03 AugTimes shown AEST
CAN 18 vs NZW 54 Report Stats
SOU 50 vs NEW 10 Report Stats
Mon, 04 AugTimes shown AEST
WES 6 vs MEL 28 Report Stats
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Round 22
Fri, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
SOU 23 vs MAN 4 Report Stats
BRI 41 vs BUL 10 Report Stats
Sat, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
NEW 32 vs MEL 30 Report Stats
NQL 64 vs WES 6 Report Stats
PAR 18 vs CAN 10 Report Stats
Sun, 10 AugTimes shown AEST
NZW 16 vs CRO 12 Report Stats
STG 4 vs PEN 16 Stats
Mon, 11 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD 26 vs GCT 18 Report Stats
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Round 23
Thu, 14 AugTimes shown AEST
SOU 42 vs BRI 16 Report Stats
Fri, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
PAR 16 vs BUL 18 Report Stats
Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
CAN 16 vs STG 34 Report Stats
MEL 48 vs CRO 6 Report Stats
WES 4 vs SYD 48 Report Stats
Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
NEW 28 vs NZW 22 Report Stats
GCT 12 vs MAN 15 Report Stats
Mon, 18 AugTimes shown AEST
PEN 23 vs NQL 22 Report Stats
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Round 24
Thu, 21 AugTimes shown AEST
BUL 30 vs WES 10 Report Stats
Fri, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
PAR 22 vs MAN 12 Report Stats
Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI 48 vs NEW 6 Report Stats
SOU 10 vs NQL 22 Report Stats
Sun, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
NZW 12 vs SYD 46 Report Stats
CRO 12 vs CAN 22 Report Stats
STG 34 vs GCT 6 Report Stats
Mon, 25 AugTimes shown AEST
PEN 10 vs MEL 24 Report Stats
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Round 25
Thu, 28 AugTimes shown AEST
BUL 14 vs SOU 21 Report Stats
Fri, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI 30 vs STG 22 Report Stats
Sat, 30 AugTimes shown AEST
NEW 42 vs PAR 12 Report Stats
CAN 27 vs WES 12 Report Stats
SYD 24 vs MEL 12 Report Stats
Sun, 31 AugTimes shown AEST
NZW 42 vs GCT 0 Report Stats
MAN 26 vs PEN 25 Report Stats
Mon, 01 SepTimes shown AEST
NQL 20 vs CRO 19 Report Stats
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Round 26
Thu, 04 SepTimes shown AEST
SYD vs SOU 19:45AS
Fri, 05 SepTimes shown AEST
MEL vs BRI 19:45AAMI
Sat, 06 SepTimes shown AEST
WES vs CRO 15:00VAS
CAN vs PAR 17:30GIO Stadium
NQL vs MAN 19:301300
Sun, 07 SepTimes shown AEST
NEW vs STG 14:00HS
GCT vs BUL 15:00Cbus Super Stadium
PEN vs NZW 18:30Sportingbet Stadium
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NRL Premiership - 2014 Ladder
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Manly 23 16 7 0 117 36
South Sydney 23 15 8 0 228 34
Sydney Roosters 23 15 8 0 226 34
Penrith 23 14 9 0 64 32
North Queensland 23 13 10 0 176 30
Melbourne 23 13 10 0 66 30
Canterbury-Bankstown 23 13 10 0 8 30
Brisbane 23 12 11 0 103 28
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