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Des Hasler really is a mad scientist

ANDREW WEBSTER 10:00pm I love Des Hasler stories, even if Des Hasler won't talk to me. Even if he won't let me talk to anyone about Des Hasler.

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Stephen Dank says 'the fight rolls on' after Federal Court ruling

ROY MASTERS 10:00pm The sports scientist at the centre of the supplements scandal at Essendon and Cronulla, Stephen Dank, was simultaneously dismayed but defiant at Friday’s judgement.

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Brett Stewart's charms can’t save Manly Sea Eagles

Malcolm Knox

MALCOLM KNOX 10:00pm Brett Stewart has been the most valuable rugby league player of the past 10 years. There is only one stat to back this assertion, but it's not a bad one: in the two seasons since 2008 that Stewart has been injury-free, his team has won the premiership. Can that be said about any other player? Not Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Greg Inglis, Billy Slater, Darren Lockyer, Jarryd Hayne or any other of the claimants in this golden age of league talent. Only about Stewart can it be said that when he is fit and firing, his team wins the big prize.

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Roosters beat Cowboys in NRL thriller

Darren Walton 10:16pm The Sydney Roosters have scored a heartstopping 31-30 win over North Queensland to set up a blockbuster NRL preliminary final with South Sydney.

Sydney Roosters advance as controversial calls halt stunning North Queensland Cowboys comeback

All in: Ethan Lowe of the Cowboys gets to grips with Aidan Guerra of the Roosters.

MICHAEL CHAMMAS 10:16pm For the third consecutive year, the North Queensland Cowboys have been bundled out of the finals in scenes of disbelief after a controversial refereeing decision denied them of the match-winning try.

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Self doubt almost stopped James Graham from making move to Canterbury Bulldogs

James Graham

ADRIAN PROSZENKO 8:00pm James Graham may yet end up seeing out the rest his days in Australia, but he almost didn’t get on the plane.

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Salford owner ups ante on buying NRL club

Laine Clark 3:54pm Outspoken Salford owner Marwan Koukash has upped the ante in his bid to buy an NRL club, saying it is very very likely.

Dogs wary of finals specialists Manly

James MacSmith 2:46pm Prop James Graham says the Bulldogs are wary of Manly's extensive finals experience ahead of Saturday's NRL semi-final.

Jayden Hodges likely to replace Matt Ballin in Manly Sea Eagles' clash against Canterbury Bulldogs

Missing out: Matt Ballin.

James MacSmith 6:34pm Manly rake Matt Ballin is set to lose his race against the clock to be fit for Saturday's NRL semi-final against Canterbury.

The Gus and Webby Show

Gus and Webby

2:03pm Phil Gould and Andrew Webster discuss Sonny Bill's frustration with the Roosters and preview the weekend finals action.

Hodges not Ballin set for Manly return

James MacSmith 4:07pm Manly hooker Jayden Hodges, not Matt Ballin, is set to make a shock return from injury to meet Canterbury in their NRL semi final.

Hagan named Knights director of footall

9:17am Former Newcastle Knights premiership-winning coach Michael Hagan has been appointed to the new role of director of football at the club.

St George Illawarra Dragons winger Brett Morris' mooted Canterbury Bulldogs deal under investigation

Talented twosome: Josh and Brett Morris during their time in the NSW State of Origin camp.

MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 11:45pm The NRL is set to investigate St George Illawarra's claims that a rival club approached Brett Morris despite the winger being contracted for 2015.

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Refreshed David Furner back riding high with North Queensland Cowboys

Happy again: David Furner.

CHRIS WILSON Former Raiders coach David Furner says he's been revived by a successful season at the Cowboys.

How Sydney Roosters' Mitchell Pearce became the NRL's No.1 halfback

On a roll: Roosters playmaker Mitchell Pearce.

BRAD WALTER Mitchell Pearce readily admits the nightclub incident that cost the Sydney Roosters star his place in this year NSW Origin team was a catalyst for him becoming the No.1 halfback in the NRL on recent form.

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Manly Sea Eagles coach Geoff Toovey set to drop winger Jorge Taufua after high-ball blunders

Out: Jorge Taufua is wrapped up by the Souths defence in round 22.

MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Manly's Jorge Taufua has "bombed" out of the Sea Eagles side with Geoff Toovey set to drop the winger after his horrendous opening finals game.

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Saturday Serve

Why NRL coaches are climbing back on to the shooting gallery

Chris Wilson headshot

CHRIS WILSON What prompts a sacked NRL coach to dust themselves off and want to go at it again?

Wests Tigers new board failed its first test, but restructure a smart move

ROY MASTERS If governance is the special skill set of Wests Tigers’ recently appointed trio of independent directors, they have already failed with the process to appoint their coach.

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Science is just one training tool, says NSW Blues' Ronnie Palmer

NSW Blues trainer Ronnie Palmer:

LUCY CORMACK When Ronnie Palmer first began working in rugby league 30 years ago, there was little science to the magic on the field, he says.

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Mal Meninga warns North Queensland Cowboys to keep emotions in check against Roosters

Mal Meninga.

PHIL LUTTON Brent Tate says the Cowboys will take an 'us versus them' mentality into their elimination final against the Roosters but Maroons coach Mal Meninga has warned North Queensland not to let a week of off-field turblence unsettle their performance.

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Long-time Canterbury Bulldogs fan confident of a semi-final win

Blue and white blood: Club supporter and volunteer Alf Jennings.

LUCY CORMACK According to Alf Jennings, an avid Bulldogs supporter for more than 60 years, the boys in white and blue will champion the Manly Sea Eagles on Saturday, without a doubt.

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Sydney Roosters hooker Jake Friend champing at bit to play NRL semi-final

Tough cookie: Jake Friend.

CHRIS BARRETT If it were up to Jake Friend he would not be making his comeback from a life-threatening lung condition against the Cowboys on Fright night. He would have played last week.

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Cowboys harness us-and-them approach

Laine Clark North Queensland's Brent Tate admits his club not only have an "us and them" attitude, he hopes they use it to their advantage in the NRL finals.

Bulldogs wary of wounded Sea Eagles

Darren Walton Canterbury are bracing for backs-to-the-wall Manly to come out firing in their sudden-death NRL semi-final on Saturday night.

Penrith Panthers fined $20,000 by NRL over concussion breach

Fine line: Penrith have been hit with a $20,000 sanction for not bringing Jamal Idris off for a concussion test against the Warriors.

Penrith have been fined $20,000 by the NRL over an incident involving centre Jamal Idris against the Warriors.

Canterbury Bulldogs beat themselves during form slump, says fullback Sam Perrett

MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Sam Perrett believes the greatest obstacle Canterbury have had to overcome this season has been beating themselves.

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Robinson happy with Friend recovery

Ian McCullough Coach Trent Robinson is comfortable with his decision to select Sydney Roosters hooker Jake Friend less than three weeks after a serious chest injury.

Lang says Panthers can go all the way

Darren Walton John Lang, the coach of the last Penrith team to win the NRL title, believes the unfancied Panthers' class of 2014 can also go all the way.

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson blasts 'disrespectful' north Queenslanders

We're ready for them: Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson.

MICHAEL CHAMMAS Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has launched a withering attack on North Queensland's attempts to create a siege mentality before Friday's NRL semi-final clash with the premiers at Allianz Stadium.

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We respect Minichiello, says Cowboys coach

Ian McCullough Coach Paul Green says the his North Queensland side have nothing but respect for Sydney Roosters skipper Anthony Minichiello.

NRL Season 2014

Round 1
Thu, 06 MarTimes shown AEDT
SOU 28 vs SYD 8 Report Stats
Fri, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 12 vs BRI 18 Report Stats
Sat, 08 MarTimes shown AEDT
PEN 30 vs NEW 8 Report Stats
MAN 22 vs MEL 23 Report Stats
NQL 28 vs CAN 22 Report Stats
Sun, 09 MarTimes shown AEDT
STG 44 vs WES 24 Report Stats
PAR 36 vs NZW 16 Report Stats
Mon, 10 MarTimes shown AEDT
CRO 12 vs GCT 18 Report Stats
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Round 2
Fri, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
MAN 14 vs SOU 12 Report Stats
BRI 16 vs NQL 12 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
NZW 12 vs STG 31 Report Stats
MEL 18 vs PEN 17 Report Stats
SYD 56 vs PAR 4 Report Stats
Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
GCT 12 vs WES 42 Report Stats
NEW 20 vs CAN 26 Report Stats
Mon, 17 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 42 vs CRO 4 Report Stats
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Round 3
Fri, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
WES 25 vs SOU 16 Report Stats
BRI 26 vs SYD 30 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
PEN 18 vs BUL 16 Report Stats
CRO 12 vs STG 14 Report Stats
NQL 16 vs NZW 20 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
MAN 22 vs PAR 18 Report Stats
CAN 12 vs GCT 24 Report Stats
Mon, 24 MarTimes shown AEDT
MEL 28 vs NEW 20 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
SYD 0 vs MAN 8 Report Stats
STG 20 vs BRI 36 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
NZW 42 vs WES 18 Report Stats
PAR 32 vs PEN 16 Report Stats
BUL 40 vs MEL 12 Report Stats
Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
SOU 18 vs CAN 30 Report Stats
NEW 30 vs CRO 0 Report Stats
Mon, 31 MarTimes shown AEDT
GCT 13 vs NQL 12 Report Stats
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Round 5
Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
SYD 8 vs BUL 9 Report Stats
BRI 18 vs PAR 25 Report Stats
Sat, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
CRO 37 vs NZW 6 Report Stats
PEN 12 vs CAN 6 Report Stats
STG 6 vs SOU 26 Report Stats
Sun, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
MEL 26 vs GCT 28 Report Stats
WES 34 vs MAN 18 Report Stats
Mon, 07 AprTimes shown AEST
NQL 28 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
PEN 2 vs SOU 18 Report Stats
GCT 12 vs BRI 8 Report Stats
Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
CAN 12 vs NEW 26 Report Stats
PAR 14 vs SYD 12 Report Stats
WES 16 vs NQL 4 Report Stats
Sun, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
NZW 20 vs BUL 21 Report Stats
MAN 24 vs CRO 4 Report Stats
Mon, 14 AprTimes shown AEST
MEL 28 vs STG 24 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
SOU 14 vs BUL 15 Report Stats
NEW 6 vs BRI 32 Report Stats
MAN 26 vs NQL 21 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
STG 20 vs NZW 10 Report Stats
CRO 18 vs SYD 24 Report Stats
Sun, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
CAN 24 vs MEL 22 Report Stats
Mon, 21 AprTimes shown AEST
PAR 18 vs WES 21 Report Stats
PEN 14 vs GCT 12 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
STG 14 vs SYD 34 Report Stats
MEL 10 vs NZW 16 Report Stats
BRI 26 vs SOU 28 Report Stats
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
CRO 24 vs PEN 20 Report Stats
NQL 42 vs PAR 14 Report Stats
BUL 16 vs NEW 12 Report Stats
Sun, 27 AprTimes shown AEST
MAN 54 vs CAN 18 Report Report Stats
WES 6 vs GCT 22 Report Stats
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Round 9
Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 30 vs WES 6 Report Stats
NQL 27 vs BRI 14 Report Stats
Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
NZW 54 vs CAN 12 Report Stats
GCT 18 vs SOU 40 Report Stats
MEL 22 vs MAN 19 Report Stats
Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
NEW 10 vs PEN 32 Report Stats
STG 6 vs BUL 38 Report Stats
Mon, 12 MayTimes shown AEST
PAR 42 vs CRO 24 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
SOU 14 vs MEL 27 Report Stats
BRI 22 vs GCT 8 Report Stats
Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
PAR 36 vs STG 0 Report Stats
CRO 20 vs WES 22 Report Stats
NQL 42 vs SYD 10 Report Stats
Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
CAN 20 vs PEN 26 Report Stats
BUL 16 vs NZW 12 Report Stats
Mon, 19 MayTimes shown AEST
MAN 15 vs NEW 14 Report Stats
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Round 11
Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
BUL 12 vs SYD 32 Report Stats
Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
GCT 16 vs NZW 24 Report Stats
WES 14 vs BRI 16 Report Stats
Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
CAN 42 vs NQL 12 Report Stats
Mon, 26 MayTimes shown AEST
CRO 0 vs SOU 18 Report Stats
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Round 12
Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
PEN 38 vs PAR 12 Report Stats
Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 26 vs CAN 12 Report Stats
NQL 22 vs MEL 0 Report Stats
Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
NZW 38 vs NEW 18 Report Stats
BRI 36 vs MAN 10 Report Stats
Mon, 02 JunTimes shown AEST
SOU 29 vs STG 10 Report Stats
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Round 13
Fri, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
MAN 32 vs BUL 10 Report Stats
PAR 18 vs NQL 16 Report Stats
Sat, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
GCT 14 vs PEN 36 Report Stats
STG 30 vs CRO 0 Report Stats
SOU 34 vs NZW 18 Report Stats
Sun, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
NEW 20 vs WES 23 Report Stats
MEL 12 vs SYD 32 Report Stats
Mon, 09 JunTimes shown AEST
CAN 4 vs BRI 28 Report Stats
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Round 14
Fri, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
SOU 32 vs WES 10 Report Stats
Sat, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
PEN 18 vs STG 14 Report Stats
SYD 29 vs NEW 12 Report Stats
Sun, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
BUL 12 vs PAR 22 Report Stats
Mon, 16 JunTimes shown AEST
GCT 20 vs MEL 24 Report Stats
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Round 15
Fri, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
CAN 14 vs BUL 22 Report Stats
Sat, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
NZW 19 vs BRI 10 Report Stats
CRO 0 vs MAN 26 Report Stats
Sun, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
MEL 46 vs PAR 20 Report Stats
GCT 18 vs STG 19 Report Stats
Mon, 23 JunTimes shown AEST
NEW 36 vs NQL 28 Report Stats
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Round 16
Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
MAN 24 vs SYD 16 Report Stats
BRI 22 vs CRO 24 Report Stats
Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
WES 19 vs CAN 18 Report Report Stats
NQL 20 vs SOU 18 Report Stats
Sun, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
NZW 30 vs PEN 20 Report Stats
PAR 10 vs NEW 16 Report Stats
Mon, 30 JunTimes shown AEST
STG 24 vs MEL 12 Report Stats
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Round 17
Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
BUL 23 vs MAN 16 Report Stats
Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
STG 27 vs NQL 24 Report Stats
SYD 28 vs CRO 30 Report Stats
Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
WES 10 vs PEN 26 Report Stats
Mon, 07 JulTimes shown AEST
SOU 10 vs GCT 14 Report Stats
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Round 18
Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
MAN 40 vs WES 8 Report Stats
Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
NZW 48 vs PAR 0 Report Stats
MEL 4 vs BUL 6 Report Stats
Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
GCT 20 vs CAN 36 Report Stats
CRO 18 vs NEW 31 Report Stats
Mon, 14 JulTimes shown AEST
PEN 35 vs BRI 34 Report Stats
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Round 19
Fri, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
CRO 18 vs NQL 36 Report Stats
PAR 12 vs SOU 32 Report Stats
Sat, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
SYD 32 vs PEN 12 Report Stats
MEL 28 vs CAN 14 Report Stats
BRI 28 vs NZW 22 Report Stats
Sun, 20 JulTimes shown AEST
NEW 8 vs GCT 22 Report Stats
WES 46 vs BUL 18 Report Stats
Mon, 21 JulTimes shown AEST
STG 12 vs MAN 21 Report Stats
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Round 20
Fri, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
NEW 16 vs SYD 12 Report Stats
BRI 8 vs MEL 30 Report Stats
Sat, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
PEN 16 vs CRO 18 Report Stats
GCT 18 vs PAR 24 Report Stats
BUL 12 vs NQL 20 Report Stats
Sun, 27 JulTimes shown AEST
NZW 12 vs MAN 22 Report Stats
WES 12 vs STG 28 Report Stats
Mon, 28 JulTimes shown AEST
CAN 18 vs SOU 34 Report Stats
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Round 21
Fri, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
MAN 16 vs BRI 4 Report Stats
BUL 16 vs PEN 22 Report Stats
Sat, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
CRO 12 vs PAR 32 Report Stats
NQL 28 vs GCT 8 Report Stats
SYD 30 vs STG 22 Report Stats
Sun, 03 AugTimes shown AEST
CAN 18 vs NZW 54 Report Stats
SOU 50 vs NEW 10 Report Stats
Mon, 04 AugTimes shown AEST
WES 6 vs MEL 28 Report Stats
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Round 22
Fri, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
SOU 23 vs MAN 4 Report Stats
BRI 41 vs BUL 10 Report Stats
Sat, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
NEW 32 vs MEL 30 Report Stats
NQL 64 vs WES 6 Report Stats
PAR 18 vs CAN 10 Report Stats
Sun, 10 AugTimes shown AEST
NZW 16 vs CRO 12 Report Stats
STG 4 vs PEN 16 Stats
Mon, 11 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD 26 vs GCT 18 Report Stats
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Round 23
Thu, 14 AugTimes shown AEST
SOU 42 vs BRI 16 Report Stats
Fri, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
PAR 16 vs BUL 18 Report Stats
Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
CAN 16 vs STG 34 Report Stats
MEL 48 vs CRO 6 Report Stats
WES 4 vs SYD 48 Report Stats
Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
NEW 28 vs NZW 22 Report Stats
GCT 12 vs MAN 15 Report Stats
Mon, 18 AugTimes shown AEST
PEN 23 vs NQL 22 Report Stats
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Round 24
Thu, 21 AugTimes shown AEST
BUL 30 vs WES 10 Report Stats
Fri, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
PAR 22 vs MAN 12 Report Stats
Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI 48 vs NEW 6 Report Stats
SOU 10 vs NQL 22 Report Stats
Sun, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
NZW 12 vs SYD 46 Report Stats
CRO 12 vs CAN 22 Report Stats
STG 34 vs GCT 6 Report Stats
Mon, 25 AugTimes shown AEST
PEN 10 vs MEL 24 Report Stats
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Round 25
Thu, 28 AugTimes shown AEST
BUL 14 vs SOU 21 Report Stats
Fri, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI 30 vs STG 22 Report Stats
Sat, 30 AugTimes shown AEST
NEW 42 vs PAR 12 Report Stats
CAN 27 vs WES 12 Report Stats
SYD 24 vs MEL 12 Report Stats
Sun, 31 AugTimes shown AEST
NZW 42 vs GCT 0 Report Stats
MAN 26 vs PEN 25 Report Stats
Mon, 01 SepTimes shown AEST
NQL 20 vs CRO 19 Report Stats
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Round 26
Thu, 04 SepTimes shown AEST
SYD 22 vs SOU 18 Report Stats
Fri, 05 SepTimes shown AEST
MEL 22 vs BRI 12 Report Stats
Sat, 06 SepTimes shown AEST
WES 26 vs CRO 10 Report Stats
CAN 33 vs PAR 20 Report Stats
NQL 30 vs MAN 16 Report Stats
Sun, 07 SepTimes shown AEST
NEW 40 vs STG 10 Report Stats
GCT 19 vs BUL 18 Report Stats
PEN 22 vs NZW 6 Report Stats
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Finals Week 1
Fri, 12 SepTimes shown AEST
MAN 24 vs SOU 40 Report Stats
Sat, 13 SepTimes shown AEST
SYD 18 vs PEN 19 Report Stats
NQL 32 vs BRI 20 Report Stats
Sun, 14 SepTimes shown AEST
MEL 4 vs BUL 28 Report Stats
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Finals Week 2
Fri, 19 SepTimes shown AEST
SYD 31 vs NQL 30 Stats
Sat, 20 SepTimes shown AEST
MAN vs BUL 19:45AS
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NRL Premiership - 2014 Ladder
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Sydney Roosters 24 16 8 0 230 36
Manly 24 16 8 0 103 36
South Sydney 24 15 9 0 224 34
Penrith 24 15 9 0 80 34
North Queensland 24 14 10 0 190 32
Melbourne 24 14 10 0 76 32
Canterbury-Bankstown 24 13 11 0 7 30
Brisbane 24 12 12 0 93 28
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