Canberra Raiders star Blake Austin appears no chance to line up for City Origin next week, with coach Ricky Stuart adamant three games in less than two weeks "isn't the best case scenario" for his five-eighth.
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Death, taxes, and the result of a Penrith Panthers game going down to the final whistle.
Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker is on the verge of breaking the club's all-time points record.
Penrith centre Dean Whare is expected to be ruled out for the rest of the NRL season with a knee injury.
Shaun Fensom and Josh Hodgson think last year's close games to help against Penrith.
Josh Hodgson says keeping Sam Williams and Aidan Sezer together could help them find consistency.
The dreaded five-day turnaround is set to cruel Manly once again with up to seven players in doubt for Saturday's clash against the reigning champions.
Canberra Raiders second-rower Josh Papalii set himself to reclaim his Kangaroos jersey, but he was still "shocked" to find out he had made Mal Meninga's starting XIII – probably because he broke his phone and couldn't be contacted.
Shannon Boyd determined to carry form into his 50th NRL game, which will be played near his home town of Cowra.
Trent Merrin has leapt to the defence of Penrith teammate Sam McKendry in the referee touching furore, claiming the Panthers prop was made "an example" of as the "best player in the world" escaped sanction for a similar incident a week earlier.
Sam McKendry's suspension for touching referee Jared Maxwell was an indirect result of him failing to heed a warning for players not to approach match officials to dispute a decision if they are not captain.
Penrith's Sam McKendry will miss Sunday's NRL clash with Cronulla after he was found guilty at the judiciary on Wednesday night of touching referee Jared Maxwell.
Penrith prop Sam McKendry is facing a one-match NRL ban for contact on referee Jared Maxwell during his side's win over the Sydney Roosters on Monday night.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson refuses to blame his side's high-profile absentees for the cellar dwellers' miserable start to the year, labelling the Tricolours one win from seven matches as "not good enough".
Generation Next is here and now for the Panthers and Roosters. It is just Anthony Griffin's kids are a little more seasoned than Trent Robinson's right now.
The fallout from sports ministers Stuart Ayres' failed stadium campaign has continued with the Penrith Panthers set to withdraw their commitment to move home games to Parramatta.
Baby-faced former league hardman Corey Payne, the youngest CEO in the business, is being groomed as the heir apparent when Phil Gould decides his services are no longer required at the foot of the mountains.
The Penrith Panthers are set to announce former Canterbury forward Corey Payne as the chief executive of the club's rugby league department.
Penrith winger has no intention of wrapping himself in cotton wool before next month's trans-Tasman Test.