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Holmes, Taumalolo to trial for NFL

US jaunt: Valentine Holmes during  the Four Nations fiinal.

SYDNEY, Nov 21 AAP - NRL stars Jason Taumalolo and Valentine Holmes have reportedly travelled to the US to participate in secret NFL trials.

Sharks will come out of Barba drama in rude health

Dealing with his demons: Ben Barba is at a rehabilitation clinic in Thailand.

Of all the reasons cited for the Sharks releasing fullback Ben Barba, one has been overlooked. The Broncos paid most of his salary for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Next year, the Sharks would be required to fund his entire playing contract.

How Barba could avoid drugs ban

Released by his NRL club: Ben Barba.

Ben Barba could resume his career in the Super League next season without missing a single game as the NRL is powerless to enforce his 12-match drugs ban in the English competition.

Barba in rehab for 'more than just drugs'

Stepping away from the game: Barba.

SYDNEY, Nov 9 AAP - Ben Barba's rehabilitation in Thailand isn't solely about addressing his recent positive drug test to cocaine but also facing up to other personal issues, according to his manager.