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North Queensland Cowboys upset Canterbury Bulldogs to surge into top eight

Tom Decent After a lacklustre second term against an exuberant Tigers pack last Sunday, where they conceded more points than any other match in Des Hasler's reign at the club, the Bulldogs were well and truly...

League

Predicting the NRL top eight is tough, so buckle up for the run to the finals

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Phil Gould With the rounds of matches affected so significantly by Origin now finally behind us, we can at last settle back and enjoy the final third of the season.

League

Warriors into top eight after 30-20 win against Panthers

Standout: Warrior Manu Vatuvei's defence was impressive.

Sarah Harvey The club finds itself inside the sacred top eight, the first time in two years.

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League

The alternative top eight

Paul Gallen of the Blues punches Nate Myles

Michael Chammas With the NRL bearing down on the business end of the season, Michael Chammas celebrates a different side of rugby league.

League

No guarantees in race for top eight

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Michael Chammas AT LEAST half of last year's semi-finalists will miss this year's finals, if recent history is anything to go by.

Rugby League

Gutsy win as Newcastle makes top eight

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Mackay Newcastle moves into NRL top eight with a gutsy 18-12 victory over Canterbury

League

Imperfect Storm abate as Warriors threaten top eight

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 28: Shaun Johnson of the Warriors makes a break during the round 20 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Melbourne Storm at Mt Smart Stadium on July 28, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

Ben Stanley In years to come, the league almanac will tell the basics: that the Warriors beat Melbourne 30-22 at Mount Smart Stadium.

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Canberra Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Lee Gaskin The Raiders take on the Rabbitohs at GIO Stadium in Canberra from 7pm, Monday.

Rugby league

Big guns back for top eight contenders

Brett Stewart could join Billy Slater, Paul Gallen and Greg Bird in returning from injury for round 21 of the NRL as teams battling for a top eight finish recall their big names.

Revamped top eight is great: White

Lee Gaskin Raiders vice-captain Brett White has backed changes to the NRL finals system which make it almost impossible for a team outside the top four to win the competition.

League

Mick Potter's future to be decided by new NRL-led Tigers board - but Todd Payten faces bullet

Under pressure: Mick Potter talks to the media after the Tigers' loss to the Dragons at ANZ Stadium.

Brad Walter A new NRL controlled Wests Tigers board is set to decide Mick Potter's fate as coach but regardless of whether he stays or goes his ambitious assistant Todd Payten is unlikely to survive.

NRL

$100,000 plonked on Broncos to miss the top eight

Wayne Heming Brisbane's first-up win over the Cowboys last weekend obviously failed to impress one big better who today tossed $100,000 on the Broncos to miss the top eight.

League

Warriors v Sea Eagles

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Ash Gray Will the Warriors be able to halt the Sea Eagles title charge?

League

Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter's future undecided

Under pressure: Mick Potter talks to the media after the Tigers' loss to the Dragons at ANZ Stadium.

Brad Walter The future of Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter may be determined by whether the team makes the final eight after a board meeting on Sunday night deferred until the end of the season a decision on...

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League

St George Illawarra Dragons deliver drubbing to Wests Tigers

On a winning team: Dragons signing Benji Marshall fends off a Wests Tigers tackle on the anniversary of his NRL debut.

Chris Boulous Wests Tigers fans could be forgiven for feeling a terrible sense of deja vu as for the second time this year St George Illawarra five eighth Gareth Widdop was the difference as the 2010 premiers...

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NRL investigates possible salary cap breaches at Gold Coast

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Gold Coast's ailing NRL campaign has hit another bump with the league confirming it's investigating possible salary cap breaches.

Who would be a coach in this dog eat dog era of NRL?

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Phil Gould What do you make of the whole Mick Potter/ Wests Tigers saga? Actually, it’s more than just the Tigers and Potter. This stuff is happening everywhere. The world has gone crazy.

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Chris Lawrence joins growing list of injured Wests Tigers backs

Another man down: Chris Lawrence is the latest member of the Wests Tigers list of injured outside backs.

Michael Carayannis Wests Tigers are running out of outside backs, with five top players unavailable for the squad to play St George Illawarra on Sunday. 

Rugby league

Melbourne Storm looking to shine in tight NRL finals race

Unstoppable: Cameron Smith.

Roy Ward Melbourne Storm has six matches left to claim a top-four position.

League

Canterbury Bulldogs coach Des Hasler in his cranky pants after loss to North Queensland

Speaking his mind: Des Hasler.

Tom Decent Canterbury coach Des Hasler admitted his side had its chances in its 20-12 loss to the Cowboys on Saturday night and was noticeably grumpy in the post-match press conference.