Michael Chammas James Maloney had one hand on the NSW No.6 jersey last year, but as he puts it, "it all went to shit from there".
Michael Chammas He's been known as Sam's brother for the three seasons he's spent at South Sydney but, after a breakthrough start to the year, George Burgess is forming an identity of his own.
Michael Chammas Panthers coach Ivan Cleary experimented with a two-pronged hooker attack on the field at the same time with great success against Canberra on Sunday.
Michael Chammas The game was far from worthy of knocking the Sharks off the back page, but Penrith's rebuilding phase got off to the best possible start against the Raiders on Sunday.
Michael Chammas St George Illawarra coach Steve Price will head out to Leichhardt Oval on Saturday afternoon in the hope he finds the remedy to his attacking woes.
Michael Chammas, Brett Keeble ANTHONY GRIFFIN dropped a selection bombshell on Friday when he named Scott Prince and Corey Norman in his run-on side for next week's round-one clash against Manly.
Michael Chammas Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran believes Andrew Johns has re-instilled his confidence after an injury-riddled campaign last year.
Michael Chammas Rookie coach Mick Potter has taken his first leap of faith, naming 20-year-old debutant Jack Buchanan at prop for Wests Tigers' round-one clash against Newcastle.
Michael Chammas Josh Dugan is expected to be rushed into the Canberra side for Sunday's clash with the Panthers.
Michael Chammas He may have been stood down but suspended Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan will continue his duties as coach in an unofficial capacity.
Michael Chammas CRONULLA coach Shane Flanagan has rated Todd Carney a 50-50 chance of being fit for the opening round of the season.
Michael Chammas PENRITH coach Ivan Cleary says his side is better prepared for this season than last year, despite 18 new faces joining the club over the off-season.
Michael Chammas REFEREES boss Daniel Anderson said NRL coaches were ''comfortable'' with the way the pre-season trials were officiated after the final coaches meeting before round one.
Michael Chammas Michael Chammas looks at the 10 most contentious positions still up for grabs in this weekend's trials.
Michael Chammas JARRYD HAYNE will play his first game in Parramatta colours in seven months on Saturday night in the corresponding match that ruined his season last year.
Michael Chammas RICKY STUART will begin his tenure at Parramatta in Armidale on Saturday night without Jarryd Hayne and Chris Sandow.
Michael Chammas Penrith have cleared the decks to make an aggressive play for the NRL’s top players next year.
Michael Chammas GREG INGLIS chooses to block out the painful memories of last year's preliminary final heartache but coach Michael Maguire believes it could be the moment that defines this year's campaign.
Michael Chammas WHEN South Sydney recruit Ben Te'o met coach Michael Maguire last year, he knew he'd found a new home.
Michael Chammas CRONULLA coach Shane Flanagan said he and the Sharks medical staff will make the final decision on whether Paul Gallen plays in the NRL All Stars match on February 9.