ADRIAN PROSZENKO 11:35pm England coach Steve McNamara has been appointed as an assistant coach at the Sydney Roosters.
Michael Chammas and Adrian Proszenko 7:11pm Cronulla five-eighth Todd Carney insists the club is not preparing to lose any players because of the ongoing ASADA investigations he described as "a nightmare for everyone".
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 6:18pm Darren Hibbert goes by the monikers ‘‘The Gazelle’’ and ‘‘The Professor’’, but ‘‘Nostradamus’’ could be just as apt.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS 6:47pm Robbie Farah and Todd Carney believe the appeal of a $2.25 million prize pool will entice most clubs to send their strongest team to the NRL Auckland Nines in February.
Darren Walton 6:00pm With the spectre of a $1 million fine hanging over them, the Sharks admit a big pay day at the NRL Auckland Nines is rather appealing.
Ben Horne and Darren Walton 5:42pm Kangaroos World Cup winner Greg Bird is one of several high-profile NRL stars who require surgery in the off-season.
Darren Walton 5:37pm The Sharks are at the mercy of the NRL but even Cronulla playmaker Todd Carney wants the league to deal with the matter sooner rather than later.
12:52pm Sydney Roosters prop Luke O'Donnell has announced his retirement from rugby league after 14 years in first-grade.
12:48pm Penrith have been dealt an NRL pre-season blow with second-rower Sika Manu ruled out for six months after having surgery on his left shoulder.
10:39am Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater is expected to be ready for round one of the 2014 NRL season after undergoing minor knee surgery.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Darren Hibbert is scheduled to be interviewed by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority on Friday after his legal representatives fast-tracked the meeting to help resolve the drugs scandal.
Plenty of briefings but no resolution for Cronulla after meeting of NRL officials and ARL Commission.
Ben Horne Blake Ferguson's immediate rugby league career is in jeopardy after he was found guilty of indecent assault and his behaviour condemned by the NRL.
Ben Horne Cronulla have been told the NRL's investigation into the club's 2011 supplement program is yet to be completed, but are still bracing for impact this week.
ROY MASTERS The John Grant-led Rugby League Commission appears determined to strike as big a difference as possible between its handling of the supplements crisis at Cronulla and the AFL's compromised, secretive, "boys' club" sanctions of Essendon.
RACHEL OLDING Rugby league star Blake Ferguson has apologised for an alleged indecent assault at a Cronulla nightclub, claiming it was a case of mistaken identity.
RACHEL OLDING A young woman who was allegedly indecently assaulted by Blake Ferguson in a Cronulla nightclub has denied she was drunk at the time or that she was taking advantage of the rugby league star's fame.
NRL premiers Sydney Roosters have finally locked in a new one-year contract with their veteran captain Anthony Minichiello.
NRL premiers Sydney Roosters have re-signed skipper Anthony Minichiello, while releasing little-used duo Tinirau Arona and Michael Oldfield.
DANIEL LANE Cronulla captain Paul Gallen said he doesn't know whether he or others in the game ought to be ''scared'' when an update on a report examining the drug protocols at each of the NRL's clubs is presented to the Australian Rugby League Commission on Wednesday.
Michael Chammas An update on an investigation into drug protocols at all NRL clubs is expected to be given to the Australian Rugby League Commission on Wednesday, but there is a growing belief any sanctions will not be made before Christmas.
Ben Horne Manly are concerned about their NRL front-row stocks for next season, but have been boosted by star winger David Williams agreeing to terms.
James MacSmith Broncos skipper Sam Thaiday has urged Josh Hoffman to stick with the NRL club despite Ben Barba's move to Brisbane.
Ben Horne Manly coach Geoff Toovey has maintained his stance that the NRL club have nothing to worry about over the ASADA investigation, saying he's glad Darren Hibbert has reportedly agreed to be interviewed by the anti-doping body.
Ben Horne Manly coach Geoff Toovey has maintained the Sea Eagles have nothing to worry about as the game readies for NRL findings from the anti-doping probe.
Kiwis five-eighth Kieran Foran has been named New Zealand Rugby League's player of the year.
DANIEL LANE Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway has needed to plot his pre-season training - and honeymoon in a tropical paradise - around a bung big toe.
Marquee Warriors signing Sam Tomkins sees week-in, week-out consistency as the area for greatest improvement in his game as he looks ahead to playing in the NRL.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Given the number of injuries he has already suffered, Jacob Loko's NRL career is a blank canvas.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Manly supporters have been warned they risk becoming a Parramatta-esque shambles if the incumbent board isn't re-elected at the coming elections.