Issues

'Just do what you've been doing': words of advice for the Rabbitohs from 1971 premiership player Bob McCarthy

Adam Pengilly South Sydney premiership winner from 1971 Bob McCarthy recalls the Rabbitohs' last day in the sun.

'I'd shake hands': George Piggins to bury Russell Crowe hatchet

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Patrick Begley South Sydney stalwart George Piggins says he would shake the hand of long-term foe Russell Crowe when the former hooker attends the NRL grand final, his first appearance at a Rabbitohs game in almost...

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Stubborn NRL issues that need to be tackled

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Roy Masters While the year has thrown up new challenges, some of the old problems persist, indeed intensify, making coaches as sleep-deprived as new parents.

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League

The big issues league must conquer in order to reach the promised land

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Phil Gould What are the key areas our game needs to address over the next two years?

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Ultimate League

Ultimate League coaches must weigh up State of Origin issues

Flyer: Sam Tomkins of the Warriors.

Chris Boulous As we enter the business end of the representative season, it is also time for Ultimate League coaches to consider what I call the BIS factor for their players.

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James Tedesco affair highlights many youth development issues facing NRL

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Phil Gould The James Tedesco affair has highlighted a number of problems in our game.

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Court issues warrant for Maurice Blair's arrest

Gold Coast Titans recruit  Maurice Blair.

Gold Coast NRL recruit Maurice Blair will hand himself in to police on Tuesday afternoon after a warrant was issued for his arrest, his lawyer says.

League

What now for Folau? The big issues ...

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Brad Walter We take a look at some of the potential issues facing Israel Folau after his move back to the NRL.

NRL star suspended to face his 'issues'

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Glenn Jackson THE curse of the face of the NRL continues. But Ben Barba's sudden spiral from the player anointed to launch the new season on Wednesday night to being suspended indefinitely by the Bulldogs, due to...

Mixed-faction Sharks board likely as eligibility issues continue

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Adrian Proszenko, Daniel Lane Glenn Coleman will remain Cronulla chairman unopposed at the upcoming board election, although Sydney Kings star Damian Keogh still has a chance of joining him as a director.

Boyd not fighting off-field issues, says Bennett

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Brett Keeble KNIGHTS coach Wayne Bennett said Darius Boyd had done nothing wrong on the night South Sydney forward Ben Te'o allegedly punched a 22-year-old Brisbane woman in the face.

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LEAGUE

Time to talk about league's real issues

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Phil Gould OK footy fans, it's feedback time again.

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Richard Hinds

It's League TV – tackling today's big issues

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Richard Hinds FOX Sports will launch this week a 24-hour channel devoted exclusively to AFL. Which begs an obvious question: why not a channel for those NRL fans who are so socially inept that they, too, would...

Bellamy issues Storm with a warning to halt rampaging Burgess

South Sydney Rabbitos vs The Eastern suburbs Roosters at ANZ Stadium in Monday night football.Sam Burgess on the burst for the rabbitosPhotography Brendan Espositosmh,sport,5th march,2012

Melissa Woods WHILE the spotlight has been on former Melbourne players lining up against their old team, the Storm see Souths powerhouse Sam Burgess as the man to stop.

South Sydney Rabbitohs five-eighth Luke Keary takes notes from Matty Johns

Rising to the challenge: South Sydney's Luke Keary.

Michael Carayannis Luke Keary has revealed how he has leaned on former international Matty Johns as he looked to put the anguish of a torn pectoral muscle behind him.

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It should be South Sydney, but you can never write off Canterbury Bulldogs in NRL grand final

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Phil Gould South Sydney's demolition of the Roosters last Friday night was one of the most powerful and complete performances I have seen from a team in a big game for many years.

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Canterbury Bulldogs plan not so Mad Monday after NRL grand final

Raelene Castle.

Brad Walter Canterbury chief executive Raelene Castle believes the players have a right to celebrate "Mad Monday" and insists the Bulldogs have taken precautions to ensure there is no repeat of the controversy...

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Melbourne Storm elevates five under-20s players to senior squad

Melbourne Storm football director Frank Ponissi.

Roy Ward Melbourne Storm has promoted five under-20 players to its senior list.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs fans hungry at the Kennel ahead of Sunday's NRL grand final

Frank Pritchard with fans at Belmore Oval on Tuesday.

Patrick Begley At 6am, Stephen Ellis rose to extinguish the last red from his beard, replacing it with blue and white.