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...
Glenn Jackson Curtis Sironen has backed Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks to successfully navigate the hype he has faced or what he will continue to face.
Glenn Jackson It's only a little letter, but when John Sutton was first approached by South Sydney coach Michael Maguire about putting a 'c' next to his name, he felt the responsibility was too great for him.
Glenn Jackson It is hot, it is October and Dave Smith finds himself at the footy. Yet he is a long way from the grand final at ANZ Stadium.
Glenn Jackson He has followed up his premiership win with another captain's knock in an international boilover, but Sydney Roosters and Italian fullback Anthony Minichiello's battle to prolong his NRL career...
Glenn Jackson Manly coach Geoff Toovey has branded Parramatta "unprofessional" after the Eels' late backflip over his now former assistant Brad Arthur.
Glenn Jackson Never one to take the predictable route, Eric Grothe jnr is planning a comeback after three seasons out of the NRL. And he is aiming high.
Glenn Jackson With a premiership in his keeping from his rookie NRL season, Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson might feel entitled to some time off.
Glenn Jackson NRL stars have pushed for the implementation of a transfer window as part of a sweeping review of the salary cap - and officials have revealed they will consider introducing one as early as next...
Glenn Jackson William Hopoate will begin training with Parramatta almost as soon as his two-year Mormon mission ends, but new Eels coach Brad Arthur has warned that expectations needed to be tempered around the...
Glenn Jackson What started out as a joke turned into a lucrative three-year contract for front-rower Jeff Lima, who will depart South Sydney to take up a deal with Super League club Catalans Dragons.
Emma Partridge, Michael Carayannis and Glenn Jackson Rising NRL star Dylan Walker was allegedly present during a violent brawl which left three men in hospital in Sydney's south on Sunday.
Glenn Jackson NRL boss Dave Smith has outlined his plan to double club membership numbers by 2017 as part of what he has called a ''massive cultural shift'' across the code.
Glenn Jackson Proposed changes to the NRL salary cap in time for next season, possibly including the introduction of a transfer window, are set to be finalised in a matter of weeks.
Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers have even more reason to take a softly-softly approach with young halfback Luke Brooks; a stress fracture in his back - courtesy of an old cricket injury - will disrupt his first...
Glenn Jackson Last year it was the shoulder charge at the centre of NRL scrutiny; now the administration is set to tighten laws around the crusher and cannonball tackles before next year's season.
Glenn Jackson Benji Marshall says one of his major regrets in leaving Wests Tigers is not being able to play alongside halfback Luke Brooks more often.
Glenn Jackson When NRL players say they are looking forward to returning for off-season training, the words are generally spoken with a degree of trepidation.
Glenn Jackson Some might say this story has been written before. The statements by Josh Dugan that he is ready to make good on his talent, to curb his habit of throwing his potential away, how he is feeling as...
Glenn Jackson As the grand final winners and losers return to the training paddock, so too do season 2013's also-rans