Darren Lockyer

League

Peter Wallace to model captaincy on Darren Lockyer

Michael Carayannis New Penrith captain will lead by example, following the lead of former Bronco skipper Lockyer.

Brisbane Broncos' Ben Barba is possible fit for Darren Lockyer's No.6

Broncos

Michael Chammas After Ben Barba inflicted his former club with their first loss at the Auckland Nines, Broncos forward Sam Thaiday conceded Brisbane's newest recruit could start the season at five-eighth.

Broncos skipper Darren Lockyer a dad

Marissa Calligeros Brisbane Broncos skipper Darren Lockyer will have a little more inspiration to dominate the scoreboard tonight against Newcastle after the birth of his first child yesterday.

Rugby League

Darren Lockyer to call it quits

Lockyer

Chris Barrett Brisbane Broncos captain Darren Lockyer will hang up the boots at the end of the NRL season, bringing his glittering rugby league career to an end.

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Darren Lockyer in action

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Record-breaking Brisbane, Queensland and Australia captain Darren Lockyer.

Discord

Milford and Campese are more important to international rugby league than they think

Fairfax Media writer

Steve Mascord THOSE of you who read a story on this site four days ago entitled 'Canberra Raiders urge Anthony Milford to stand down from Samoa' would be expecting some fireworks in this week's Discord.

Test legends come out in support of under-pressure Slater

Slater

Brad Walter It is a sure sign of how much pressure Billy Slater is under to retain his No.1 Australian jersey for the May 3 Test against New Zealand when former Kangaroos captain Darren Lockyer and Queensland...

League

NRL to consider ban on lifting tackles in wake of Alex McKinnon injury

Dragons forward Jack De Belin, who could be in trouble with the NRL judiciary when charges are announced on Monday, dumps South Sydney back-rower Kyle Turner into the SCG turf on Saturday night.

Brad Walter The NRL will consider outlawing all lifting tackles in a bid to prevent another incident like the one which has ended the caereer of Newcastle forward Alex McKinnon but has ruled out a ban on three...

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League

Early debate over NSW halves 'crazy': Peter Sterling

Jon Tuxworth Halves battle between Jarrod Mullen and Terry Campese shapes as crucial in Saturday afternoon's clash.

League

NRL considers tougher laws on dangerous throws

Over the top: The Melbourne Storm questioned why no action was taken against Beau Falloon for this tackle on Sunday.

Brad Walter The NRL's competition committee will next month consider changing the definition of a dangerous throw so that players performing a tackle such as the one made by Gold Coast hooker Beau Falloon no...

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Rugby League

Canberra Raiders fall foul of Titans’ gamesmanship

Greg Bird of the Titans struggles to get off a tackled player as referee Brett Suttor looks on.

Jon Tuxworth NRL rules committee member Darren Lockyer says the belief some teams are deliberately conceding penalties to reset their defensive line under pressure is likely to be discussed, admitting it’s...

League

Corey Norman banishes any regrets about joining Parramatta Eels before facing Brisbane Broncos

Expecting a hostile reception: Parramatta recruit Corey Norman is hopeful of getting the better of his old club in Brisbane on Friday night.

Adrian Proszenko The irony is that if Corey Norman had remained in Brisbane, he would probably be wearing the Broncos No.6 jersey he always coveted.

League

John Hopoate: My son Will rise

John Hopoate and his son Will.

Daniel Lane "Sound, nothing spectacular" but "his best will come" was former international winger John Hopoate's early assessment of how his eldest son William was settling back into top grade football as a...

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League

Cameron Smith stays with Melbourne Storm

Cameron Smith

Brad Walter Australian captain Cameron Smith is set to surpass Darren Lockyer's record for the most NRL games after signing a new four-year deal with Melbourne Storm.

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League

More mature Issac Luke proves his value to South Sydney

Full of running: Luke makes plenty of metres around the ruck.

Brad Walter Luke has consistently proven in the past 12 months that he is more than worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Cameron Smith.

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League

Brisbane Broncos' win over North Queensland Cowboys lets Josh McGuire off the hook

Martin Kennedy of the Broncos is held.

Steve Mascord There were 42,303 people at Suncorp Stadium but few would have been more relieved at the end than Broncos prop Josh McGuire.

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League

Wests Tigers ace Luke Brooks bracing for Titanic assault

Brooks.

Adrian Proszenko Luke Brooks knows what's coming this weekend. And next weekend. And every other one this season.

Former Canberra Raiders captain Alan Tongue calls for five-minute sin bin in the NRL

Lee Gaskin NRL greats discuss the merits of introducing a five-minute sin bin to reduce the increase of penalties in the game.

Luke Kelly not fazed by filling Chris Sandow's boots

Parramatta halfback Luke Kelly.

Adrian Proszenko Luke Kelly says he's unfazed by the pressure of starting the season in the Parramatta No.7 jersey and is determined to repay the faith shown in him by coach Brad Arthur.

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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