Glenn Jackson Referees' boss Daniel Anderson has no intention of backing down from the ''black and white'' policing of obstruction in the face of increasing hostility, but says the NRL competition committee will...
Adrian Proszenko, Glenn Jackson Manly officials are livid that North Queensland are set to escape without sanction for comments they believe are more incendiary than the ones that cost Geoff Toovey a $10,000 fine.
Glenn Jackson Test selector Bob McCarthy admitted it "didn't look all that good" that the Clive Churchill medallist from Sunday's grand final came from the beaten side, but he was also bullish in his belief that...
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 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 NRL officials have been given a look at what could be the future of the rugby league officiating – and they like what they saw.
Glenn Jackson Inglis has the power to run over Sonny Bill Williams, Slater has the speed to go around him.
Glenn Jackson A hoodoo is broken and South Sydney's stumble is righted swiftly. The Rabbitohs might have missed out on first place but they are still the first side into the penultimate weekend, courtesy of their...
Glenn Jackson Another day, another criticism of the officials. Not quite in the order of the staggering events of Saturday, but Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett's dig at officialdom over Sunday's sin-binning of Chris...
Michael Chammas, Glenn Jackson Having squandered their chance to wrap up the minor premiership, Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds insists his side has placed no importance on finishing the regular season in first spot.
Glenn Jackson MANLY'S title defence is still alive despite a dodgy calf and thanks to a dodgy call or two. Or at least that is certainly what North Queensland will argue, after the class of centre Jamie Lyon gave...
Glenn Jackson WERE we really so silly? The Bulldogs had won 13 of their past 14, yet Manly were favoured. Des Hasler, who guided Manly under the radar for so long, couldn't have asked for more; his minor premiers...
Glenn Jackson WHO can take this one away from Melbourne? We shall find out tonight, but it will take some effort to topple the form team of the finals series so far.
Glenn Jackson REFEREES coaches Bill Harrigan and Stuart Raper were back at work yesterday despite the ongoing review into their positions.
Chris Barrett, Glenn Jackson ALLEGED biter James Graham will not be eligible for any leniency at the NRL judiciary after surprisingly having a not-guilty plea entered on his behalf before tonight's tribunal hearing in Sydney.
Glenn Jackson NRL referees' boss Bill Harrigan has foreshadowed the end of the contentious benefit of the doubt rule as we know it - provided he is around long enough to implement the change.
Glenn Jackson MAINTAINING his innocence throughout the judiciary hearing last night and even after, James Graham says he's not a biter, but history will record otherwise after the Bulldogs prop was handed a...
Glenn Jackson, Brad Walter HE was announced as Wests Tigers coach less than a fortnight ago, yet after taking charge of his first training session with his new club, Mick Potter insisted the pre-season was ''on schedule''.
Glenn Jackson AFTER all the debate and intrigue - and most recently the injury - Sonny Bill Williams is set to be formally unveiled as Sydney Roosters' marquee signing on Tuesday.
Glenn Jackson THE benefit-of-the-doubt rule, grounding and obstruction are the priorities of the new referees boss Daniel Anderson, judging by a survey put together by him and bound for NRL coaches.