Danny Buderus

League

Jamal Idris ruled out for Panthers

James MacSmith Star centre Jamal Idris has been ruled out of Penrith's round one NRL match on Saturday with a hamstring injury.

Parramatta centre Willie Tonga benefits from Minichiello's mateship

Parramatta Eels centre Willie Tonga working hard at training.

Adrian Proszenko When Willie Tonga was down and considered bowing out, Anthony Minichiello was only a phone call away.

How the Knights turned the jeers into cheers

''I know our loyal followers will get along to support the boys after a pretty tough loss last week'': Danny Buderus.

Adrian Proszenko To appreciate just how far Newcastle have come, you have to think go back to another recent encounter against Canberra.

League

NRL 2014: Sweet Sixteen

Josh Reynolds

Michael Chammas In two weeks' time it will be on for young and not-so young again when the competition proper kicks off.

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NRL 2014 Preview: Newcastle Knights

Michael Carayannis NRL 2014 Preview

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League

Jarrod Mullen sidelined, Tyrone Roberts re-signs

Five-eighth Jarrod Mullen could miss up to four months of NRL action with a hamstring injury in a devastating blow to Newcastle's premiership hopes.

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League

Jarrod Mullen injury poses Newcastle Knights’ big problem

Jarrod Mullen

Just when Newcastle hoped their NRL pre-season from hell couldn’t get any worse, five-eighth Jarrod Mullen suffered what appeared to be a catastrophic injury at the Auckland Nines.

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League

TV networks ready to listen to NRL's Nines proposal

Nines

Brad Walter Channel Nine and Fox Sports would consider broadcasting a summer rugby league Nines circuit as former stars Brad Fittler, Matt Cooper and Nathan Fien threw their support behind the concept.

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League

Eric Grothe jnr planning NRL comeback

Eric Grothe.

Glenn Jackson Never one to take the predictable route, Eric Grothe jnr is planning a comeback after three seasons out of the NRL. And he is aiming high.

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League

Eric Grothe gets serious about NRL return

Former rugby league player Eric Grothe during a workout with acclaimed sprint coach Roger Fabri. 31st October 2013
Photo Dallas Kilponen

Adrian Proszenko Those doubting Eric Grothe's ability to return to the NRL didn't witness him in full flight on Thursday.

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James Segeyaro switching allegiances to boost Queensland selection chances

James Segeyaro

Adrian Proszenko Penrith hooker James Segeyaro is planning to change his nation of allegiance in order to be eligible for Queensland selection.

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League

Wayne Bennett dazed by Brad Fittler's plan to return for Auckland Nines

Wayne Bennett

Robert Dillon Renowned teetotaller Wayne Bennett queried his own sobriety after hearing that Roosters legend Brad Fittler was planning a comeback in the inaugural Auckland Nines tournament.

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League

Andrew Johns to return for charity match at the Auckland Nines

Andrew Johns

Michael Chammas Rugby league immortal Andrew Johns will make his return to the football field when he straps on the boots at the Auckland Nines next month.

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League

Blues spurred by the echoes of 2005

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson, Michael Carayannis, Daniel Lane, Chris Barrett, Brad Walter NSW's class of '13 recall where they were the last time the Blues won a State of Origin series.

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PREVIEWS

Canterbury Bulldogs v Newcastle Knights

Mackay Stadium, Sunday 3pm

League

Teams for round 17 of the NRL

Josh Dugan

All the ins and outs for round seventeen of the NRL.

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Rugby League

Gutsy win as Newcastle makes top eight

Newcastle v Canterbury

Mackay Newcastle moves into NRL top eight with a gutsy 18-12 victory over Canterbury

League

Knights on a roll and ready to ride season home in style

Korbin Sims

Brett Keeble Although he never said so at the time, Wayne Bennett feared his former club St George Illawarra had all but ended Newcastle's season when they upset the Knights 14-8 at Hunter Stadium four weeks ago.

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Tonga uses Minichiello as inspiration in comeback from surgery

Willie Tonga

Adrian Proszenko Willie Tonga has credited the words and deeds of Anthony Minichiello as the inspiration for embarking on his comeback from potentially career-ending back surgery.

League

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, July 16

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 19 as they are announced.

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