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Cronulla Sharks v Sydney Roosters

Sonny Bill Williams.

The reigning premiers are in a form rut and must beat the Sharks to get their title defence back on track.

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St George Illawarra Dragons continue NZ Warriors' season of woe

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Michael Carayannis The Dragons couldn’t end their hoodoo Melbourne Storm hoodoo on Monday night but they managed to extend their unbeaten streak against the Warriors to 10 with a 20-10 win at WIN Jubilee Oval on...

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Chris McQueen warns rival NRL teams to beware of Bulldogs' bite

Daniel Lane Souths forward Chris McQueen says if Canterbury has proven one thing in recent weeks it is that they are genuine premiership contenders.

League

Sydney Roosters scrape home against Cronulla Sharks

Roosters forward Mitchell Aubusson is going nowhere against Cronulla.

Steve Mascord Sydney Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall scored late to clinch victory for his side against Cronulla.

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Cronulla Sharks skipper Paul Gallen accuses referee of laughing at him

Sharks skipper Paul Gallen at the post-match media conference following the loss to the Roosters.

Steve Mascord Cronulla captain Paul Gallen says he accused referee Alan Shortall of laughing at him after being illegally tackled below the knees.

League

NRL wrestle is back and it's ugly: Raiders coach Ricky Stuart

Ricky Stuart

David Barbeler Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says the NRL's off-season edict about cleaning up the ruck have been ignored, leaving him no choice but to join in on trying to win ugly.

League

Tigers and Eels bosses raise the steaks ahead of blockbuster

Adrian Proszenko At some point in the near future, Scott Seward and Grant Mayer will slip into the Hillside Tavern for a quiet meal and a drink, with the loser of Monday night's clash between Parramatta and Wests...

League

Tony Archer wants answers after North Queensland Cowboys' fury over video refereeing

Adrian Proszenko and Daniel Lane The officials involved in the obstruction call that robbed North Queensland could be axed after referees boss Tony Archer admitted he had "real questions" about the video refereeing decision.

St George Illawarra Dragons v New Zealand Warriors

Brett Morris

Will the Dragons put sirengate behind them when they host Sam Tomkins and the Warriors?

League

Sin Bin: Plumbers crack the origin of Ryan-Soward stink

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Adrian Proszenko Beau Ryan taking the mickey out of Jamie Soward is not a new phenomenon. While Ryan's send-ups of Soward on The Footy Show have made headlines, the Panthers playmaker has been a target long before...

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Obstruction rule a mystery to South Sydney's Adam Reynolds

Adam Reynolds

Ian McCullough South Sydney's Adam Reynolds believes players and coaches across the NRL are bewildered at interpretations of the obstruction rule from referees.

League

Hitting fast forward on NRL video refereeing gives pause for thought

Phil Gould Let’s take a sneak peek at the future of rugby league.

League

Discord: Why can't the NRL ban people from stadiums?

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Steve Mascord The aspect of today's NRL media conference about Cronulla which really stunned Discord was CEO David Smith's admission that the League wouldn't have the power to ban Shane Flanagan from Remondis...

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Anthony Watmough in doubt for Anzac Test

Anthony Watmough

James MacSmith Manly back-rower Anthony Watmough is in doubt for next month's Anzac Test after badly injuring his elbow in the Sea Eagles' controversial win over North Queensland on Friday night.

League

Canberra Raiders desperate to end home NRL drought

Raiders star Brett White, right, is determined not to lose another home game.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders may be forced into a late change for Sunday's crucial home clash against Melbourne. 

League

Josh McCrone next target in Canberra Raiders' retention spree

Josh McCrone at Raiders training last week.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders have begun preliminary talks with Josh McCrone and his management as coach Ricky Stuart looks to continue his recent player-retention spree. 

Beau remains a man of the people

Beau Ryan

Daniel Lane Beau Ryan reckons Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott would give their election chances a significant boost if they follow his weekly ritual for his television slot and walked more among everyday folk.

Union

Brumbies keen to retain Wallabies star Christian Lealiifano

Christian Lealiifano is one of several leading Brumbies players off-contract at the end of this season.

Lee Gaskin Wallabies star Christian Lealiifano is weighing up his options for next season and that could include becoming the latest Australian to join the exodus to France.

Rugby League

Creative winger Sisa Waqa lights up Melbourne Storm

Big hearted: Sisa Waqa is important to the Storm both on and off the field.

Roy Ward Sisa Waqa’s value to the Melbourne Storm goes beyond his ability to score tries.

League

Craig Catterick, rugby league's new hot property

Experienced rugby league trainer Craig Catterick during his time with Cronulla last year.

Daniel Lane He's 50, played his last game of football in 1993 but Craig Catterick has skills that NSW Origin captain Paul Gallen acknowledged made him a hot property in the modern game.