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Brent Tate announces NRL retirement

Brent Tate's decorated and courageous rugby league career is over.

'I've never been more frightened': Brent Tate pleads for change after lifting tackle

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Phil Lutton Queensland winger Brent Tate has launched an impassioned plea to the NRL to eradicate lifting tackles from rugby league, saying he never been more frightened as he was sent hurtling in the air by NSW...

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Sam Thaiday backs Brent Tate as Origin tackle debate continues to simmer

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Phil Lutton The Brent Tate-Josh Reynolds incident from Origin I refuses to fade away, with Sam Thaiday defending the Queensland winger amid suggestions he was out of line to speak out over the dangerous throw.

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Brent Tate: 'I've earned the right to speak out about player safety'

Frightening: Josh Reynolds, Beau Scott, Brent Tate and gravity equals trouble.

Adrian Proszenko Brent Tate has expressed his disappointment at the backlash to his comments surrounding Josh Reynolds' controversial tackle on him in Origin I, saying he only spoke out because of his concerns about...

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State of Origin: Greg Bird strikes back at 'hypocritical' Brent Tate over dog shot

Brent Tate of the Maroons punches Greg Bird of the Blues during game three of the 2012 State of Origin series.

Michael Chammas NSW lock Greg Bird has not forgotten the punch to the head he copped from Brent Tate in State of Origin two years ago, labelling the Queensland centre a hypocrite for lashing out against Josh...

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Fears grow over playing future of Brent Tate

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Chris Barrett, Michael Carayannis Queensland skipper Cameron Smith has labelled the Maroons as arguably the “greatest rugby league side in history” and has called on the Queensland selectors to stick solid despite their...

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Rugby league World Cup: Brent Tate axed by Kangaroos for USA game

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Michael Carayannis Jarryd Hayne is expected to play in the unfamiliar position of centre for the Kangaroos following the shock axing of the experienced Brent Tate.

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Brent Tate reveals pain over Kangaroos axing

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Liam FitzGibbon Veteran centre Brent Tate has admitted to feeling lingering disappointment over his World Cup axing but says he's desperate to reclaim a Kangaroos spot.

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Brent Tate may switch to forwards as Billy Slater is ruled out of Kangaroos' World Cup semi-final

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Brad Walter LONDON: Brent Tate told Australian coach Tim Sheens before the World Cup that he would be play in the front row if neccesary to gain selection and while he may not have to go to those lengths the...

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RLWC: Brent Tate in for Kangaroos as Sheens rings changes

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Brad Walter Australian coach Tim Sheens is weighing up the possibility of Canberra enforcer Josh Papalii playing centre if the Kangaroos suffer another injury to an outside back during Saturday's World Cup...

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Brent Tate sweats on Billy Slater's World Cup final fitness

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Aside from Billy Slater himself, nobody will be sweating on the Kangaroos full-back's World Cup final availability more than veteran centre.

Mal Meninga warns North Queensland Cowboys to keep emotions in check against Roosters

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Phil Lutton Brent Tate says the Cowboys will take an 'us versus them' mentality into their elimination final against the Roosters but Maroons coach Mal Meninga has warned North Queensland not to let a week of...

Cowboys must dine out on conspiracy theories

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Phil Lutton That escalated quickly. The Phoney War between the Cowboys and the NRL has officially come to an end. Now, how to get the bayonets and mortars through airport security on the way to Sydney.

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North Queensland Cowboys and NRL at war after Tariq Sims pleads guilty

On report for a late challenge: Tariq Sims.

Phil Lutton An explosive afternoon has seen the NRL slap down North Queensland with a $10,000 fine, only hours after Cowboys coach Paul Green declared he had "no faith" in rugby league officialdom.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs rookie Alex Johnston looms as bolter for Australian Kangaroos' Four Nations team

Prolific scorer: Alex Johnston goes over for the Rabbitohs in their qualification final win over Manly on Friday night.

Michael Carayannis South Sydney's Alex Johnston is on the verge of becoming the least experienced Australian player in more than a decade with the Rabbitohs winger emerging as a Kangaroos bolter.

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Richie Fa'aoso opens up on miracle comeback

In the neck: Richie Fa’aoso with his teammates before the 2013 grand final.

Adrian Proszenko When Richie Fa’aoso went in to see the specialist about his neck injury during the week, the premiership-winning prop was bracing himself for big news.

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Jake Friend's absence leaves Sydney Roosters without regular hooker

Surgery successful: Roosters' hooker Jake Friend.

Michael Carayannis The Roosters may be forced to defend their premiership without a recognised hooker, while South Sydney are set to welcome skipper John Sutton back when the sides clash on Thursday night.

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Richie Fa'aoso cleared to return to NRL less than a year after breaking his neck

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Adrian Proszenko Richie Fa'aoso's career-ending injury may not end his career after all.

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How Australian players' snub is hurting international rugby league

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Steve Mascord The reluctance of Australian players to play post-season Tests next year could leave poor France stranded at the altar.

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Canberra Raiders going against the tide in recruiting established representative players

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart speaks to the media.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Raiders are going against the tide in attempting to recruit established representative players, with just 30 per cent of this year's crop falling into that category.