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

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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.

Rugby League

Darren Lockyer to call it quits

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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.

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.

Forget babies and milestones, Melbourne Storm very focused on run to finals

Professional: Storm half-back Cooper Cronk is set to  play his 250th NRL game.

Roy Ward A baby, a special milestone, a "ridiculous" fixture and an NRL premiership challenge.

Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons

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Andrew Sonter Do-or-die clash as the Dragons tackle the Broncos in Brisbane.

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Johnathan Thurston proving he belongs in the company of the game's truly great

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Phil Gould How good was Johnathan Thurston on Saturday night? League fans have been privileged over the past quarter of a century to be able to marvel at the skills of six of the greatest ever Australian rugby...

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NRL may ditch 40-20 rule within days after Eels' raid stifled

Frustration: Parramatta’s Vai Toutai.

Michael Carayannis The problematic 40/20 quick restart could be scrapped as soon as Thursday with the NRL set to review the rule as the fallout from Parramatta’s 18-16 loss to Canterbury on Friday night continues.

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Lote Tuqiri says South Sydney Rabbitohs backs as talented as any he's played alongside

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Michael Carayannis Move over Lockyer, Sailor and Gregan, because Lote Tuqiri believes South Sydney’s potent backline is as good as any the dual international has played alongside.

Panthers coach Ivan Cleary wants 40-20 rule changed now

Opportunity lost: Eels halfback Chris Sandow finds a gap against the Bulldogs.

Michael Chammas Panthers coach Ivan Cleary has urged the NRL to scrap the rules relating to the 40-20 before the start of the next round.

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League

Allan Langer urges Brisbane Broncos to take punt on Canberra Raiders star Anthony Milford in halves

Brisbane-bound Raider Anthony Milford.

Jon Tuxworth Brisbane great Allan Langer has urged the Broncos to take a punt on Anthony Milford at five-eighth.

League

Brisbane Broncos split on Wayne Bennett as salary-cap saga continues

Quitting the Knights ... Wayne Bennett's club for 2015 is shrouded in mystery.

Phil Lutton Brisbane Broncos powerbrokers remain in a delicate holding pattern as the club decides on whether to make a play for supercoach Wayne Bennett, amid fresh revelations surrounding its salary-cap saga...

League

Feed off Origin pain, Johnathan Thurston tells Queensland teammates

Jim Morton Johnathan Thurston has not forgotten how losing felt in his first Origin series in 2005 and has implored his Maroon teammates to also feed off the pain.

League

Anthony Milford could be named in extended Queensland Origin squad

Queensland great Darren Lockyer says Anthony Milford could be an Origin star.

David Polkinghorne Darren Lockyer says Anthony Milford is a future State of Origin star as key injuries raise the possibility of Maroons coach Mal Meninga naming the Canberra Raiders fullback as part of an extended...

Saturday Serve

Thinking of the little children would ease any Blues remorse for a Queenslander

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Jon Tuxworth I bleed Maroon and I'm as Queensland as the Big Pineapple. But NSW needs to win Origin this year.

League

It's time for the NSW Blues: Queensland's State of Origin number is up

It's time: Blues skipper Paul Gallen.

Michael Chammas It's the devil's number in cricket but it could be lucky 87 for NSW in their bid to end Queensland's eight-year Origin supremacy on Wednesday night.

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State of Origin: End of a winning run that defied belief

Queensland captain Cameron Smith after the NSW win.

Phil Lutton After eight serene years of being able to create and execute seemingly at will, Queensland's State of Origin dynasty ended in a moment of fruitless frustration, the kind of pointless arm-waving that...

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NRL 2014 Preview: Brisbane Broncos

Michael Chammas NRL 2014 Preview

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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.