Rugby League

Newcastle Knights

Rough handling: Jarryd Hayne is taken down.

Hayne off with a head knock as Titans win

A week after breaking James Tedesco's jaw with a swinging arm, Gold Coast prop Ryan James scored two first-half tries to help sink the Knights 26-6 at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.

Bulldogs take aim at former teammate

Tough year: Trent Hodkinson.

Canterbury players have wasted no time throwing shade at former teammate Trent Hodkinson, with prop Sam Kasiano saying he can't wait to make a beeline for the Newcastle halfback.

Rochow happy to play middle man

Front of the pack: Robbie Rochow.

Robbie Rochow is prepared for life in the middle. Almost the entirety of his 73 NRL games have been played on the edge. However, Rochow found a new home, pushed into the Knights' front row, in the heart-breaking 29-25 loss to Canberra.