Issues

League

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

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

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.

League

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 ...

Israel Folau

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'

Barba

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

Darius Boyd

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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League

Penrith Panthers rookies echo club’s trio of greats

Young guns: Matt Moylan, Isaah Yeo and Bryce Cartwright are bringing back memories of 2003.

Michael Chammas Is history repeating itself at the foot of the mountains?

League

Tyson Andrews opens up about his dark days

Michael Carayannis Self doubt fuelled by a fear of lacking the ability to fulfil his NRL dream, coupled with the sudden death of a family member and a few friends, led Manly rookie Tyson Andrews to depression, forcing...

League

Wests Tigers boss Grant Mayer reaffirms support for embattled skipper Robbie Farah

Robbie Farah

Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer has moved to clear the air with disgruntled captain Robbie Farah, saying: "If I've done anything wrong by him, I'm the first to apologise."

Rugby

Crusaders resort to Super Rugby wishful thinking with claim Homebush Bay is neutral ground

Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson For two long have Australian rugby's fans, players, administrators, pundits and scribes run their mouths off at this time of year.

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.

Sydney Roosters v St George Illawarra Dragons

Allianz Stadium, Moore Park, Saturday 7.30pm (AEST)

Wests Tigers v Melbourne Storm

Campbelltown Stadium, Monday, 7pm (AEST)

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Newcastle Knights

Barlow Park, Cairns, Sunday 3pm (AEST)

Canberra Raiders v NZ Warriors

GIO Stadium, Canberra, Sunday 2.00pm (AEST)

North Quensland Cowboys v Gold Coast Titans

1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville, Saturday 5.30pm (AEST)