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Jake Friend on Cameron Smith's heels in representative race

Michael Carayannis Jake Friend finally tasted success against Cameron Smith for the first time earlier this year. Now after shadowing him when Friend was called into Queensland's extended Origin squad, the Roosters No.

Knights' Timana Tahu hopes recall gives him chance to show his talents

Timana Tahu

Brett Keeble Veteran Knights centre Timana Tahu hopes his recall to first grade gives him a chance to shop himself around to potential new employers.

Glenn Stewart unlikely to play for Manly again

Gone for the season? Manly-Warringah's Glenn Stewart, left, with Jamie Lyon.

Adrian Proszenko There are fears Glenn Stewart has played his last game for the Sea Eagles.

John Williams speaks out about ASADA drama

Adrian Proszenko Former Cronulla player John Williams says he "can't imagine the pressure" his former Sharks teammates have been under during the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority saga and hopes the issue will...

Wes Naiqama quits Penrith Panthers for London Broncos

London-bound: Centre Wes Naiqama.

Fiji World Cup centre Wes Naiqama is leaving Penrith to join relegated Super League club London Broncos as their latest and most high-profile signing for 2015.

Canterbury Bulldogs aim to keep top-four hopes alive against South Sydney Rabbitohs

Within sight: Bulldogs fullback Sam Perrett knows a win is crucial to their finals hopes.

Michael Carayannis Canterbury players have challenged themselves to halt South Sydney's big men in a match which will have serious ramifications on the team's top eight placing.

Canterbury Bulldogs at loggerheads with NRL over Thursday night compensation

Running on empty: Corey Thompson makes a break against the Tigers in a very sparsely populated ANZ Stadium.

Michael Carayannis Canterbury could be set for a showdown with the NRL as the Bulldogs request compensation for the near $300,000 they will lose because of back-to-back Thursday night games.

Sharks players shown 30 pages of ASADA documents before taking deal

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Roy Masters A compelling 30-page document, including an appendix of exhibits, was presented to past and present Cronulla players before their final admissions of the use of banned supplements.

Three referees a possibility as NRL appoints Bob Fulton and John Buchanan to review the game rules

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Adrian Proszenko The NRL has floated the prospect of introducing a third on-field referee in 2016 as part of a sweeping series of mooted changes hailed as the biggest to the game since the introduction of the video...

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The FItz Files

When it comes to gambling, the people breaking the rules aren't ultimately the problem, the NRL is the problem

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Peter FitzSimons In the words of Billy Birmingham channeling Richie Benaud, “I’m sorry, but I am just going to have go with me on this one.

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Jamie Soward hailed as NRL buy of the season

Directing troops:  Penrith's Jamie Soward.

Chris Barrett Phil Gould did not need to wine and dine Jamie Soward to convince him to front his Penrith renaissance. 

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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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Beau remains a man of the people

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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.

NRL a step closer to video referee bunker

Todd Greenberg: The NRL wants to

The NRL has moved a step closer to introducing a video referee bunker after head of football Todd Greenberg launched a blueprint for the future on officiating matches.

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Melbourne Storm veteran Cooper Cronk eyes NRL premiership push

Cooper Cronk

Roy Ward Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk senses an NRL premiership is there for Melbourne Storm, as he nears his 250th game for the club.

Anthony Watmough to test the NRL market

Set to leave: Anthony Watmough of the Sea Eagles.

Unsettled Manly forward Anthony Watmough has been granted permission to negotiate with the Sea Eagles' NRL rivals for the 2016 season, according to reports.

Jonathan Wright cops three-week ban

Cronulla three-quarter Jonathan Wright is the latest Shark to be sidelined for the rest of the NRL season, after accepting a three-week ban for a dangerous throw.

John Sattler says Sam Burgess could be the man to lead South Sydney to premiership glory

Sam's the man ... John Sattler rates Sam Burgess as one of the best to play for the Rabbitohs.

Brad Walter South Sydney's last grand final winning captain John Sattler believes Sam Burgess would have fitted into the great Rabbitohs forward packs of his era and is the player who could finally lead the club...

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Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League round 25

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Chris Boulous Join Chris Boulous for the NRL team news as it comes as well as plenty of Ultimate League chat.

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Roger Tuivasa-Sheck a hit as Roosters No.1, says Billy Slater

Seemless transition: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has thrived at fullback for the Roosters.

James Macsmith Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is making a seamless transition into the Sydney Roosters' No.1 jersey, according to Test fullback Billy Slater.

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