Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters flyer Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has credited Kiwi teammate Frank Pritchard for transforming his pre-game routine and easing the pressure he placed on himself.
Canterbury's premiership hopes have been dealt a massive blow with Frank Pritchard facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a pectoral injury.
Adrian Proszenko When Des Hasler ordered Frank Pritchard into his office during the pre-season, the big Canterbury forward wasn't expecting good news.
Liam FitzGibbon New Zealand backrower Frank Pritchard has been ruled out of Saturday's Rugby League World Cup final after failing to recover from a hamstring injury.
Michael Chammas He was the forgotten man of 2012 who contemplated retirement, now Trent Hodkinson is set to cap off a remarkable return to the NRL by leading Canterbury as captain in Sunday's grand final.
Michael Carayannis Canterbury’s grand final preparations are set to be thrown into chaos with key players – battered and possibly banned – placing them in doubt for their first grand final appearance...
Adrian Proszenko Despite being under the pump for much of the contest, it was Des' Dogs who won the key moments and, in turn, the contest.
Michael Carayannis As Des Hasler bellowed out his best version of Glory, Glory to South Sydney, skipper Mick Ennis sat alongside his coach confident he’ll be fit to play the Rabbitohs in Sunday’s grand...
Michael Carayannis If you punch or shove you get sat down, but if a player does an apparent chicken wing tackle you can remain on the field.
Ash Gray Live coverage of Saturday night's do-or-die showdown from Allianz Stadium.
Adrian Proszenko James Graham may yet end up seeing out the rest his days in Australia, but he almost didn’t get on the plane.
Lucy Cormack According to Alf Jennings, an avid Bulldogs supporter for more than 60 years, the boys in white and blue will champion the Manly Sea Eagles on Saturday, without a doubt.
Ash Gray Can the Bulldogs halt their spate of poor form and overcome the Storm at AAMI Park?
AAMI Park, Melbourne, Sunday 4.10pm (AEST)
Michael Carayannis The Roosters may be forced to defend their premiership without a recognised hooker, while South Sydney are set to welcome skipper John Sutton back when the sides clash on Thursday night.
Adrian Proszenko Canterbury have opened negotiations with Sam Kasiano as rivals queue up to poach the ball-playing prop.
Brad Walter Brett Stewart is in doubt for Manly's opening finals clash against South Sydney at Allianz Stadium.
Phil Gould With the rounds of matches affected so significantly by Origin now finally behind us, we can at last settle back and enjoy the final third of the season.
Michael Carayannis Newcastle prop Kade Snowden will miss the Knights' match against Brisbane because of post-concussion symptoms.
Michael Chammas The premiers have had a slow start to the year, while the Bulldogs produced their best performance of the season to upset Melbourne in Perth last week.