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Which is the greatest rugby league premiership-winning team of the past 35 years?

Daniel Lane Yes, we know how hard it is to compare teams and players from different eras, but that doesn’t stop lots of fans from doing so.

Willie Mason pays homage to former Newcastle Knights for 'Old Boys' Day'

Brett Keeble The Newcastle Knights host Old Boys day on Saturday, marking the efforts of former players.

Cronulla's John Morris forced into retirement by neck injury

“I had to listen to the doctor. It was a huge milestone to reach 300 games and I had all my friends and family there, so it was like a little farewell

Michael Carayannis John Morris is not sure how to approach the news of his forced retirement because of a serious neck injury suffered in his landmark 300th game.

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Wayne Bennett should have no say in his successor at Newcastle Knights

Moving on: Wayne Bennett will leave the Knights at the end of the season.

Robert Dillon Knights chief executive Matt Gidley quipped during the week that he hoped to recruit ‘‘a young Alex Ferguson’’ as replacement for soon-to-be-departed coach Wayne Bennett.

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State of Origin: Blues hooker Robbie Farah is at least equal of Maroons counterpart Cameron Smith

Robbie Farah at the Blues' team announcement on Tuesday.

Michael Carayannis Robbie Farah may have reluctantly come to terms with the fact that he will never usurp Cameron Smith of his Australian No.

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Kurt Gidley: I'm not ready for Blues hooking role

Utility value: Kurt Gidley

Josh Leeson Knights captain Kurt Gidley does not believe he is ready to play hooker for NSW in the State of Origin series.

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Queensland Maroons on cloud nine as Mal Meninga's men push for all-time greatness

Down and out: A ninth consecutive Origin series loss for NSW would put Queensland among the longest winning streaks in two-team competitions.

Michael Chammas Eight series in a row has Queensland on par with Australia's greatest Ashes domination over the old enemy, but just how far will the Maroons' dominance over NSW extend?

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Celebrating 100 State of Origins: Part One

Tommy Raudonikis

Wednesday’s State of Origin match at Suncorp Stadium will be the 100th since the interstate series was born in 1980.

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Celebrating 100 State of Origins: Part Three

Verbal joust: Greg Inglis and Paul Gallen during a heated exchange in game one of the 2013 series, which NSW won 14-6.

To celebrate 100 State of Origin matches, Fairfax spoke to 100 players about their best memory and the greatest moment in the history of the series. Part four will appear on Tuesday.

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Celebrating 100 State of Origins: Part Two

Andrew Johns embraces Anthony Minichiello after NSW won the 2005 State of Origin series.

To celebrate 100 State of Origin matches, Fairfax spoke to 100 players about their best memory and the greatest moment in the history of the series.

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Robbie Farah says he doesn't believe Cameron Smith is a better player

Second fiddle: NSW vice-captain Robbie Farah.

Brad Walter Robbie Farah refuses to admit his Queensland counterpart Cameron Smith is a better player, but the NSW vice-captain believes he will be unable to stake a genuine claim to be the first-choice...

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Sydney Roosters romp home to nullify Newcastle Knights

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Brett Keeble Sydney Roosters stormed home to get over the top of Newcastle at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

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Knights fuming at Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

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Ian McCullough Newcastle skipper Kurt Gidley has accused Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves of deliberately targeting opponents with his elbows.

NRL 2014 Preview: Newcastle Knights

Michael Carayannis NRL 2014 Preview

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Jamal Idris ruled out for Panthers

Jamal Idris

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.

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Live: 2013 NRL Grand Final

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Michael Chammas Join LeagueHQ for full, live coverage of the 2013 NRL grand final.

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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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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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