Glenn Jackson Bulldogs coach Des Hasler has expressed his frustrations over the NRL officiating after a staggering 23 penalties were blown in Monday night's loss to the Gold Coast.
Glenn Jackson If the Bulldogs are to repeat their efforts of last year, and perhaps better them, they will have to do it the hard way.
Glenn Jackson Penrith will be forced to drop one of the stars of their resurgence, fullback Matt Moylan, because of what officials have called ''unreasonable'' second-tier salary cap restrictions.
Glenn Jackson Penrith fullback Matt Moylan was ''pretty filthy and disappointed'' to be denied the opportunity to play in the NRL this week due to salary cap restrictions he said he could not understand.
Glenn Jackson Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan says the Sharks feel normal again. And what is normal for the Sharks, at least given the quality of the roster, is for them to be winning football games.
Glenn Jackson Five matches into his comeback, Canterbury fullback Ben Barba isn't happy. Yet while weeks ago that would have sent shivers through Bulldogs supporters, his words on Friday night should rather...
Glenn Jackson When is last also first? When it is Wests Tigers, who sit on the bottom of the NRL premiership ladder for the first time in the club's history.
Glenn Jackson Timing is everything in most sports, and certainly rugby league. It clearly was when, midway through the first half of the Anzac Day clash against Sydney Roosters, St George Illawarra dropped the...
Glenn Jackson Bookmakers reacted swiftly to the crisis engulfing Cronulla, suspending betting on the club's round-one clash with Gold Coast as well as other markets.
Glenn Jackson WITH two months remaining before the finals, the make-up of the top eight appeared all but confirmed. Now, just two weeks out, the top eight is still - mathematically - a race in 12.
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 Petero Civoniceva last night refused to contemplate the possibility that his illustrious career could come to a premature end next Friday night at Suncorp Stadium.
Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers halfback Benji Marshall is confident he will be cleared to play in Saturday night's final-round clash with Melbourne after being placed on report in yesterday's loss to Sydney Roosters -...
Glenn Jackson WESTS TIGERS halfback Benji Marshall is confident he will be cleared to play in next Saturday night's final-round clash with Melbourne after being placed on report in yesterday's loss to Sydney...
Glenn Jackson THE Bulldogs' 11th consecutive win has all but secured them the minor premiership. It is an effort they will be pleased with - if only they can actually admit it, given they are refusing to talk...
Glenn Jackson DES HASLER is intent on talking down the Bulldogs - and now Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens has followed him.
Glenn Jackson That these two teams contested the grand final in 2010 shows how quickly and far the mighty can fall.
Glenn Jackson ASKED yesterday in a space off the dressing rooms at ANZ Stadium whether the Rabbitohs were thriving on the expectations on the club, coach Michael Maguire pointed to what had occurred on the field.
Glenn Jackson THEY were supposed to be ripped apart after dual premiership-winning coach Des Hasler's defection to the Bulldogs, but Manly are about to secure another of their stars.
Glenn Jackson You've got to hand it to Chris Sandow. He has been under pressure all year and tomorrow the largely underperforming Parramatta halfback faces his old club South Sydney, who are sitting comfortably in...