Glenn Jackson OFFICIALS are set to put an offer to a heavy-hitting group of players including Jarryd Hayne, Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston at a critical and potentially explosive collective bargaining...
Glenn Jackson AS ONE quality forward dropped out of the player market, another's search for a contract intensified.
Glenn Jackson He can own a vast football field. Few players have the imposing aura of Greg Inglis, the ability to put fear into an opponent and equally place confidence in a teammate.
Glenn Jackson It was the upset of the season and, according to some, Penrith's best win in a decade. And it was all done with a squad worth less than half this year's salary cap.
Glenn Jackson, Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall is poised to sign one of the biggest deals in the NRL.
Glenn Jackson Josh Dugan will hold separate meetings on Tuesday with the NRL's salary cap auditor and the administration's welfare staff as he attempts to save his career.
Glenn Jackson PREMIERSHIP teams are bred not bought, or so the saying went the last time Sydney Roosters went on such a spree.
Glenn Jackson FAR from being poles apart on the collective bargaining agreement, ARL Commission officials and the players are now closing in on a new deal - and may even have it signed off by the new year.
Glenn Jackson LESS than a fortnight after Israel Folau turned his back on Parramatta, the Eels have been dealt another blow after North Queensland's Test and Origin prop James Tamou chose loyalty over salary to...
Glenn Jackson JUST before 7pm on Thursday, four NRL players stepped out of the headquarters of the NRL to state that they believed they had a deal. A salary cap of about $5.
Glenn Jackson WHILE he hasn't played rugby league, and perhaps only knows rugby league with the intimacy of one party in an arranged marriage, Dave Smith proved he can still find a strong fend.
Glenn Jackson WHILE he hasn't played rugby league, Dave Smith proved he still has a strong fend, even though, as someone who is not a rugby league man, that might not be enough to stop criticism.
Glenn Jackson ARL COMMISSION chairman John Grant has hinted he may be prepared to compromise over his desire for a $225 million future fund, but maintained it was always his hope that the administration would have...
Glenn Jackson NRL clubs have thrown their support behind the ARL Commission's decision to ban the shoulder charge, despite the players' outrage over the crackdown.
Glenn Jackson REACTION to Parramatta's bold plan to circumvent the $5 million salary cap next season to accommodate Israel Folau was predictable but emphatic: the Eels' rivals would only welcome such a move if...
Glenn Jackson RICKY STUART'S jitters about the prospect of the Israel Folau deal being scuppered by the NRL have been somewhat allayed by Parramatta officials, who were meeting with NRL boss Shane Mattiske about...
Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers chief executive Stephen Humphreys has slammed the door on any attempt by star playmaker Benji Marshall to seek a release to play in Japan, saying: "Let me put your minds at rest.
Glenn Jackson AS WITH Danny Buderus's ill-fated attempts to flit to rugby union, Benji Marshall's brief flirtation with the rival code was just that - brief.
Glenn Jackson NRL interim chief executive Shane Mattiske maintained yesterday that plans to lock in salary caps for the life of the new broadcast deal remained a possibility despite the uncertainty surrounding...
Brad Walter, Glenn Jackson THE expected departures of Beau Ryan and Chris Heighington to Cronulla could pave the way for Manly prop Brent Kite to join Wests Tigers next season.