Steve Mascord David Gallop was originally a fan of an external player draft.
Brad Walter ARL Commission chief executive David Gallop has agreed to stand down from the position immediately after reaching agreement with the game's new bosses.
Steve Mascord Many of the comments on the bottom of stories about the proposed NRL external draft indicate most fans have not got their heads around how profoundly it would change the face of the game in this...
Winning Starts Monday
Brad Walter If Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett returns to St George Illawarra next season, some will question whether the NRL has been outbid by their own money.
Andrew Webster Don’t break out the Penfolds wine just yet, Dragons fans, but the second coming of Saint Benny is almost complete.
Michael Chammas He didn't know it at the time, but during a meeting in 2010, Laurie Daley helped sow the seeds for what would eventually become his finest hour in rugby league.
Danny Weidler Mitchell Pearce has plenty of private regrets about his behaviour last Saturday night – but he is really angry with himself for placing Boyd Cordner in a position where his Blues spot has been...
Michael Chammas The biggest opening round of rugby league in Sydney in two decades will go head-to-head against the A-League's expected sell-out cross-town derby on Saturday night.
Brad Walter Shane Mattiske, a key figure in securing rugby league's $1.2 billion broadcast deal, has quit his job as the NRL's head of strategy.
Rupert Guinness The NRL has admitted that it handled poorly the case involving former Newcastle player Ryan Stig and his controversial comments regarding homosexuality and has pledged to come down harder on anyone...
Andrew Webster Losing, according to Nick Politis, is bad for business. He often says that right before he sacks the coach.
David Sygall If there is one request Adrian Rainey would make of the people around Sandor Earl about now, it's that they regularly ask him how he's going and offer him support.
Steve Mascord YOU know how some rugby league columnists seem to have a go at the game’s administration every chance they get?
Roy Masters RUGBY league, historically aligned to the Labor Party, is set to benefit from a pre-election strategy to embrace the Coalition, while the AFL, wedded to the ALP for more than a decade, will lose...
Andrew Webster "There's a tendency in rugby league,” former NRL boss David Gallop would often say, “to think the sky is falling in.”
Andrew Webster For two years, Brett Stewart allowed David Gallop to live rent-free in his head, and on grand final day in 2011 it frothed to the surface.
Brad Walter It is one of the toughest jobs in Australian sport and, after 18 years, John Brady has resigned. Most fans would not know his name - and that's the way he has preferred it - but the NRL's...
Roy Masters NOW there is one. The resignation of the NRL's long-term media manager John Brady leaves the code's administration with only one executive employed since the pre-Super League era with any meaningful...
Brad Walter NRL chief executive Dave Smith sets out his vision for the future in an one-on-one interview with Brad Walter.
Set of Six
Steve Mascord Having circled the wagons in recent weeks, the NRL is now going to be expected to work for the Indians.