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.
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.
Record-breaking Brisbane, Queensland and Australia captain Darren Lockyer.
Brad Walter The Kangaroos laid the platform for an astonishing victory with the first set of six of the match.
Brad Walter THE motto by which Sam Thaiday lives and plays rugby league is inked across his chest. ''One brother bleeds, all brothers bleed,'' the tattoo says.
Michael Chammas Corey Norman signed with Parramatta to play under Ricky Stuart, but the new Eels recruit insists he never had second thoughts about joining the wooden spooners despite Stuart walking out on the club.
Steve Mascord At the 1995 World Cup, your confused correspondent wrote a preview of Australia's clash with Fiji that ran in the The Sydney Morning Herald after the game had been played.
Michael Carayannis Peter Wallace is ready to put a "write-off" 2013 season behind him as he rejoins his junior club Penrith.
Adrian Proszenko James Maloney knows Manly are coming for him in the grand final. Again.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Paul Suttor And then there were six. Or is that seven? Who would have thought counting half a dozen was so hard.
Winning Starts Monday
Brad Walter For Wayne Bennett, a record eighth premiership with a third NRL club could be worth $1 million in bonuses from Newcastle owner Nathan Tinkler.
Andrew Webster There was a time when Mitchell Pearce might’ve cared what you thought. He might’ve cared what Brian Smith thought, too.
Jon Tuxworth Brisbane great Darren Lockyer has urged Canberra to use the embarrassing 68-4 meltdown to Melbourne as motivation to ''prove a point'' and revive their tattered finals hopes.
Jon Tuxworth Raiders development demands an NRL overhaul to reward clubs who develop juniors.
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Sunday 3pm (AEST)
Andrew Webster A groundbreaking alliance between rugby league and touch football is set to skyrocket the game's participation numbers beyond a million players.
Phil Lutton It began with a flurry of punches and jokes about the size of Nate Myles' head and ended with a greased-up streaker deploying the most questionable tackle in Origin history.
SET OF SIX
Steve Mascord Last week's tiff between Wayne Bennett and Ivan Cleary highlighted a persistent cultural problem in rugby league.
Jon Tuxworth Anthony Milford's mentor believes Brisbane would be throwing the Raider to the wolves if they recruit him for 2014.