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Phil Lutton 1:15 AM Laws giving players a set time to pack scrums were intended to speed up the game. On Saturday night, it had the opposite effect.
Phil Lutton 10:26 PM The more things change - bunker systems, new rules - the more they stay the same as Cameron Smith calmly guided the World All Stars team to victory at Suncorp Stadium.
Ian Laybourn 10:17 PM Former New Zealand international Frank Pritchard is a man on a mission as he seeks to make his mark in Super League.
Adrian Proszenko 9:28 PM Sacked Wests Tiger forward Matthew Lodge, who narrowly escaped a 25-year American jail sentence following a wild night in which he allegedly told two women he stalked "This is the night you die", is back in Australia mentoring youngsters at his junior club St Patricks.
Michael Carayannis 9:15 PM At least both teams finished unscathed and there were no competition points on the line. Aside from that there were few positives to take from South Sydney's 18-14 win in the annual Charity Shield clash at ANZ Stadium in front of 13421 people on Saturday.
Michael Chammas 9:14 PM With regular Bulldogs fullback Brett Morris racing the clock to be fit for round one, Canterbury's woes were compounded wih new recruit Will Hopoate succumbing to a knee injury in a trial on Saturday night.
Adrian Proszenko 3:09 PM Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan predicts Jack Bird can a similar impact to Josh Dugan in the No.1 jersey ahead of the Dally M rookie of the year's first game at fullback.
Adrian Proszenko 6:00 PM James Maloney believes former Roosters teammate Mitchell Pearce deserves another chance at redemption, saying the troubled playmaker will make amends if allowed to return to the game.
Michael Carayannis 2:44 PM Feleti Mateo described the Sea Eagles situation as "messy" at times last year and despite uncertainty surrounding his future he made it clear to incoming coach Trent Barrett that he would fulfil his contract.
Phil Lutton The NRL enters a new era of refereeing on Saturday night but the coaching great and Australian captain have advised against expecting miracles.
Phil Lutton Australian captain Cameron Smith says he remains open to the concept, while Greg Inglis heads the push for a fresh tradition for the Australian rugby league team.
Brad Walter St George-Illawarra Dragons coach Paul McGregor called Benji Marshall to a meeting to advise him that rumours linking Cooper Cronk to the club were untrue
Samantha Lane The doctor who made game-changing discoveries about dead, brain damaged American footballers has likened Australia's football codes to "gladiatorial sports in ancient Rome".