Rugby league's back. Thank God

Andrew Webster 8:19 AM   In oppressive Queensland humidity, on a Thursday night, in South Sydney's first match of their premiership defence, in Wayne Bennett's first match back at the Broncos, on the same day Titans players faced court on cocaine charges and Geoff Toovey already looked under enormous pressure at Manly, the season kicked off.

Toovey sidelined during DCE talks

Michael Carayannis 4:16 PM   Geoff Toovey's tense relationship with Sea Eagles management has taken another dramatic turn after the coach revealed he is not involved in negotiations with Daly Cherry-Evans.

Souths crush Broncos in ominous opening

McGregor denies benching Merrin for leaving

Eels coach keeping his eye on Corey Norman

Titans players face another two months out

Premiership ring and drug bust

Manly won't target Watmough, says Arthur

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NRL 2015 preview

As round one of the NRL 2015 season nears, League HQ brings you an interactive lowdown on each of the 16 teams.

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Vale, Terry Fearnley

Daniel Lane   Terry Fearnley, the first coach to take NSW to a State of Origin series win in 1985, has passed away at the age of 81.

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#NRLrating The top 200 players

LeagueHQ has been counting down the top 200 players as judged by our team of experts. We're down to the final group of players.

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Souths not happy with just one title

Brad Walter   Adam Reynolds has declared: "We're not satisfied with just doing one".

Wayne Bennett preaches patience

Phil Lutton   Wayne Bennett is back in Brisvegas and the expectations on the master coach are high.

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Origin footage convinced agent

Michael Chammas   Footage of Jarryd Hayne's State of Origin heroics helped convince his US agent he can make it in the NFL.

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Merrin could have stayed

Michael Chammas   Trent Merrin would have stayed had the Dragons not reneged on a handshake agreement last year.

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Slim Sam to ink beefed-up deal

Sam Kasiano has shed the weight now Canterbury's big man is set to be beefed up by a new $1.65 million three year contract extension.

Magic Johnson's star shines 

Andrew Webster   Johnson knows he's not the best player in the game. But right now, he could be rugby league's most important.

Coach has no faith in integrity unit

Beth Newman   Master coach has no confidence in the besieged Integrity Unit.

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Hasler mum on NRL clampdown

No comment. No comment. That's all you might hear this season from Des Hasler.

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Round 1 teams

Teams named for round one of theNational Rugby League (all times local)

Discord

Jarryd Hayne's move to the San Francisco 49ers can be seen through a number of prisms, some positive, some negative.

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WADA unlikely to impose penalties 

A new approach to "trafficking"  means Titans may escape any anti-doping sanctions.

Phil Gould

Phil Gould   Bunnies head the pack of title contenders.

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