Merrin fits the bill for Panthers 

Steve Zemek 8:45 PM   Penrith believe they have put in place the final piece of their premiership puzzle after signing NSW back-rower Trent Merrin.

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NRL 2015 preview

As round one of the NRL 2015 season nears, League HQ brings you an interactive lowdown on each of the 16 teams.

Magic Johnson's star shines 

Andrew Webster   Johnson knows he's not the best player in the game. But right now, he could be rugby league's most important.

#NRLrating The top 200 players

LeagueHQ has been counting down the top 200 players as judged by our team of experts. We're down to the final group of players.


Lean Stewart lifts South Sydney

Brad Walter 6:42 PM   Former Test back-rower has helped lift the premiers to new heights during the pre-season.

Hopoate not burdened by role

Michael Chammas 5:44 PM   Will Hopoate insists the weight of expectation coming from replacing Jarryd Hayne isn't a problem.

Blair confident he can shine again

Phil Lutton 3:44 PM   Adam Blair stands convinced the past few years have made him a better man. Now he is determined to become a better player.

Cronulla go cool on Cherry-Evans

James MacSmith 5:45 PM   Cronulla appear to have conceded defeat in their quest for the signature of Daly Cherry-Evans.

Rangi Chase in a league of his own

9:35 AM   Ex-Dragon's incredible try assist in English Super League.

Sharks worry is football: Gallen

James MacSmith 2:15 PM   Cronulla are embracing the challenges of football, and only football, in the post-ASADA probe era according to skipper Paul Gallen.

Manly upset by NRL's DCE stance

Brad Walter 10:53 PM   Manly CEO Joe Kelly has raised concerns about the NRL owning a club that is trying to lure away its star.

Turner to find out about surgery

South Sydney's Kyle Turner set to find out if he requires surgery on his neck injury.

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Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster 6:01 PM   Fearless predictions for the NRL season ahead.

Brad Walter

Brad Walter 3:41 PM   Off-field incident wipes gloss of Rabbitohs' title glory.


Phil Gould

Phil Gould   Bunnies head the pack of title contenders.


Danny Weidler

Danny Weidler   Inglis worthy of special fund's cash.