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

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...

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.

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Warriors expect tighter Melbourne Storm defence

New Warriors coach Andrew McFadden.

New Warriors coach Andrew McFadden isn't counting on Melbourne Storm's defence to remain leaky as the Warriors try to get their NRL season back on track.

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Storm defence must improve: Craig Bellamy

Melbourne trio: Ben Roberts, Ben Hampton and Billy Slater at training.

Roy Ward MELBOURNE Storm will not only be working to beat New Zealand Warriors on Friday night but also their own defensive demons.

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Five NRL clubs chasing Benji Marshall

Benji Marshall has five NRL clubs interested in his services.

Brad Walter Melbourne Storm and Cronulla remain the favourites to sign the Benji Marshall but St George Illawarra, Parramatta and North Queensland are also believed to be interested in discussions.

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Rabbitohs drop Nathan Merritt, as Alex Johnston steps up

Nathan Merritt.

Michael Carayannis NSW Origin winger Nathan Merritt has been dumped to the NSW Cup, with youngster Alex Johnston set to receive his first call up to the NRL.

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Canberra Raiders prop Brett White to decide playing future within month

SPORT:  Canberra Raiders v Gold Coast Titans match at Canberra Stadium. L-R Raiders players Shannon Boyd, Josh McCrone and Brett White sit on the sideline .23rd March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth and Lee Gaskin Raiders forward Tom Learoyd-Lahrs holding off contract talks until he returns to first-grade, but admits the re-signings of Paul Vaughan and Shannon Boyd make it tougher to remain in Canberra.

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Jason Stevens turns movie prop for Z Unit tribute

Honoured: Former Dragons prop Jason Stevens with surviving Z Special Unit member Mick Dennis.

Daniel Lane Former Australia prop Jason Stevens is writing the screenplay on Mick Dennis, Spencer Walklate and the doomed Operation Copper after receiving funding from the NRL.

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Anzac Day special for St George Illawarra forward Bronson Harrison

Dragons forward Bronson Harrison gets ready to take a hit-up at training at WIN Stadium.

Adam Pengilly Like everyone else either side of the Dragons-Roosters divide on Anzac Day, Bronson Harrison will pause to reflect.

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New Zealand Warriors up the ante in chase for Ben Te'o

Departing: Ben Te'o will be leaving Souths at the end of the season.

Adrian Proszenko Ben Te'o is almost certain to leave South Sydney after the Warriors joined the French rugby clubs chasing his services with an offer worth $650,000 a season.

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Dragons coach Steve Price different from his stern public persona

Dragons coach Steve Price directs traffic during practice at WIN Stadium.

Michael Carayannis Twelve months on from the bizarre first half announcement that Steve Price would coach the Dragons in 2014, those close to the mentor believe we are finally seeing “the real” Price evolve.

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NSWRL drama in a league of its own

Dave Trodden.

Andrew Webster A bitter dispute between the NSW Rugby League and NSW Leagues Club is about to reach boiling point over millions of dollars considered "the game's inheritance".

Craig Bellamy says Benji Marshall unlikely to join Storm

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Roy Ward Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has talked down his side's chances of signing free agent Benji Marshall, but hasn't ruled out making a run at the Kiwi star.

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Tohu Harris set for Kiwis recall

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Brad Walter Melbourne forward Tohu Harris, the player who had to make way for Sonny Bill Williams at last year's World Cup, is set to replace the Sydney Roosters superstar in the New Zealand squad for next...

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Trent Hodkinson the best of British Bulldogs, says James Graham

Trent Hodkinson of the Bulldogs celebrates his match-winning drop goal against the Warriors.

Daniel Lane Canterbury forward James Graham wants halfback Trent Hodkinson in England's battle colours rather than the sky blue of NSW.

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Penrith's Adam Docker cleared of dangerous throw by NRL judiciary

Free to play: Penrith's Adam Docker.

Penrith forward Adam Docker is free to play this weekend after being cleared of a dangerous throw by the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

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Curtis Sironen re-signs with Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers young gun Curtis Sironen is set to extend his career at the joint-venture club.

Chris Barrett and Adrian Proszenko They're flying high at the apex of the NRL premiership ladder and Wests Tigers have had another win with one of their band of young stars committing his future to the club.

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Tim Grant holds no grudges after release from Panthers

Off to Souths ... Penrith's Tim Grant

Michael Chammas South Sydney-bound Panthers prop Tim Grant insists he would be a "hypocrite" to criticise the Panthers for releasing him given he embraced the change at the club over the past two years.

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Benji Marshall and Andrew Fifita set to ink deals with Cronulla Sharks

Benji Marshall is heading back to the NRL and is set to ink a deal with Cronulla.

Adrian Proszenko and Chris Barrett Cronulla are moving to lock in two of the game's highest-profile free agents by the end of the week, with club powerbrokers scheduled to meet with Andrew Fifita's management on Thursday.

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Canterbury Bulldogs lose concussion appeal

James Graham scores for the Bulldogs during the win over Melbourne in Perth.

Adrian Proszenko Canterbury have officially become the first club to be sanctioned under the new concussion guidelines after the NRL rejected the club's appeal against a $20,000 fine.

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