Glenn Jackson ''It was a long time ago,'' Jake Friend says. ''A lot's changed since then.'' He's right, but what remains in this remarkable redemption story - Friend's journey from being sacked, to sandwich-maker...
Glenn Jackson Parramatta's new arrival has barely had time to sleep since beginning his tenure at the Eels the moment he stepped off a plane from Bali.
Glenn Jackson FROM very early on, following the departure of Brian McClennan, the Warriors made Craig Bellamy their target.
Glenn Jackson The upheaval at Sydney Roosters has continued, with chief executive Steve Noyce being sacked.
Glenn Jackson STEVE NOYCE arrived at work yesterday following a holiday excited that some renovations to the Sydney Roosters offices were taking place.
Glenn Jackson, Brad Walter HE was announced as Wests Tigers coach less than a fortnight ago, yet after taking charge of his first training session with his new club, Mick Potter insisted the pre-season was ''on schedule''.
Glenn Jackson AFTER all the debate and intrigue - and most recently the injury - Sonny Bill Williams is set to be formally unveiled as Sydney Roosters' marquee signing on Tuesday.
Glenn Jackson THEY rose almost as one to vent their anger about the outlawing of the shoulder charge, while some expressed their frustration that they were not asked first.
Glenn Jackson FEW NRL teams enjoy travelling to Canberra in the middle of winter. Yet well into summer, Sydney Roosters believe a trip to the capital will turn around their fortunes.
Glenn Jackson What do you get when you cross Paul Gallen, James Graham and Sam Burgess?
Glenn Jackson PENRITH playmaker Travis Burns will come under intense scrutiny from the match review committee today after he was sent off for a high tackle that broke Roosters front-rower Martin Kennedy's nose -...
Glenn Jackson ROOSTERS coach Brian Smith admits he may ''experiment'' with the captaincy over the final rounds of the season - but he appears set to leave a final decision to incumbent Braith Anasta.
Glenn Jackson When teams talk of mathematical possibilities, it is never a good sign; like a board backing a beleaguered coach.
Glenn Jackson IT HAS taken until the Roosters were out of contention for him to be let loose. That said, it is clear that they have a good 'un.
Glenn Jackson CRONULLA'S inability to win without Paul Gallen was exacerbated by speculation that the Sharks skipper faces further time on the sidelines with an abdominal strain.
Glenn Jackson IT might bemuse Brian Smith just a little but the chances are it will also be a source of great pride that just two of his players for round one against South Sydney were alive when he started...
Glenn Jackson IF IT'S job security you're after, some would suggest you'd be safer as a Labor leader than an NRL coach. Politics can be ruthless, but at least most politicians get a few years to prove their worth.
Glenn Jackson SYDNEY ROOSTERS coach Brian Smith would be excited if Sonny Bill Williams joined the club, he said yesterday, and would be unconcerned by any backlash by supporters.
Glenn Jackson 'Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing,'' the former American college football coach Henry Russell Sanders once said in a famous sports quotation that had some meaning until yesterday.
Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters will give fullback Anthony Minichiello a 14th season with the club.