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Famous surnames no burden for junior Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Their uncles are rugby league royalty, but Canberra Raiders SG Ball coach Peter Marrapodi has backed his halves pairing Lachlan Croker and Lachlan Lewis to avoid being burdened by their famous...

Sea Eagles avenge grand final loss to Sydney Roosters

Kieren Foran

Michael Carayannis Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves long list of suspensions could again grow.

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Jason King set to miss grand-final rematch

Michael Carayannis After injury denied Manly’s Jason King of a grand-final appearance last year, he is in danger of missing the title rematch against the Roosters after being slapped with a grade-one shoulder charge.

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History on Manly's side in grand final rematch

Roosters players celebrate during last year's grand final win over Manly.

Michael Chammas Since the introduction of the NRL in 1998, most of the reigning premiers have lost against the runners-up in the grand final rematch the following year.

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Kieran Foran in doubt for Sea Eagles' grand final rematch with the Roosters

Injury worry: Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran makes a charge during last year's grand final loss to the Roosters. The star pivot is in doubt for the rematch on Friday night.

Michael Carayannis Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran remains in extreme doubt for Friday night's showdown with the Roosters as he battles an ongoing calf strain.

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Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce not treating Manly clash as grand final rematch

Blockbuster: Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce is eyeing a fifth consecutive win against Manly.

Michael Carayannis Grand final rematch? Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce doesn’t think so as his team prepares to play Manly for the first time since last year’s grand final victory.

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Roosters star Shaun Kenny-Dowall would play another NRL grand final with a broken jaw

Shaun Kenny-Dowall

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall would be prepared to play another grand final with a broken jaw to help his team become the first to win back-to-back premierships in NRL history.

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Sydney Roosters need to lift their game to go back-to-back, say grand final heroes

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Michael Chammas Representative stars Michael Jennings and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves are adamant the Sydney Roosters cannot defend their title playing the same football they did last year.

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NRL considers grand final shake-up

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 16:  Spectators during Auckland NRL Nines at Eden Park on February 16, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas The NRL will consider having a two-week build-up to future grand finals in a bid to turn the NRL All Stars match into an event similar to the NFL's Pro Bowl.

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NRL grand final shocker behind me, says Manly's David Williams

Manly winger David Williams says he has put his horror grand final effort behind him and is fitter than ever coming into a new season.

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Creative winger Sisa Waqa lights up Melbourne Storm

Big hearted: Sisa Waqa is important to the Storm both on and off the field.

Roy Ward Sisa Waqa’s value to the Melbourne Storm goes beyond his ability to score tries.

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Grand final to bang with Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin

Adrian Proszenko Ricky Martin will headline the entertainment at the NRL grand final.

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Doping fallout unlikely to hit until after grand final

Bad sport

Glenn Jackson The NRL will not seek an interim report from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority on its supplements investigation, leaving any potential sanctions likely to be handed down after the grand...

Dogs' decline began with grand final loss

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 02:  Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler celebrates after the 2011 NRL Grand Final match between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Warriors at ANZ Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) Getty pic

Glenn Jackson NOW, officially, the Bulldogs will ponder life without Ben Barba as they consider a release for their star fullback. Speculation has become reality. Barba wants out.

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Blues seal place in grand final

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan Blues storm into Canberra Raiders Cup grand final with a 32-10 victory over cross-town rivals the Kangaroos.

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A Cronulla grand final victory? Heaven forbid

Brad Walter dinkus

Brad Walter Few will admit it, but even the most fanatical Cronulla supporters must be hoping this isn't the season former prime minister Harold Holt finally emerges from the sea and knocks on their front door.

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Grand final beckons for Gold Coast discard

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Anthony Watmough and Brenton Lawrence of the Sea Eagles celebrate winning the NRL First Semi Final match  between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Cronulla Sharks at Allianz Stadium on September 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Ian McCullough This time last year Brenton Lawrence was wondering if he had a future in the NRL. Now he's just one game away from playing in a grand final.

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Glenn Stewart cleared to line up in grand final

NRL. Preliminary Final.
Manly Sea Eagles vs South Sydney Rabbitohs. ANZ Stadium.
Glenn Stewart in action
Friday 27th September, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Brad Walter Manly second-rower Glenn Stewart is free to play in next Sunday's NRL grand final after being charged with a grade-one careless high tackle.

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Stewart deserves to play in grand final, says Burgess

Sam Burgess

Glenn Jackson, Adrian Proszenko Manly back-rower Glenn Stewart has an important backer in his corner as he looks to be cleared for next Sunday's grand final - the player who was felled by him, South Sydney's Sam Burgess.

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Knockout victory: Sydney Roosters qualify for NRL grand final after ending Newcastle Knights' season

Danny Buderus

Michael Carayannis Roosters coach Trent Robinson wanted to see how resilient his side were.

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