Glenn Jackson Souths and Sydney Roosters boast two of the best performing halves combinations in the NRL this year.
Glenn Jackson When the match was there to be won, two Roosters recruits stepped up. Yet when the game was there to be saved, it was a veteran, Anthony Minichiello, who showed there's life in the old chook yet.
Glenn Jackson Having produced what coach Geoff Toovey described as a ''flat'' final-round performance against Penrith, Manly captain Jamie Lyon conceded that the Sea Eagles would need significant improvement to...
Glenn Jackson That they all rose – Roosters and Knights supporters – was stirring, yet it shouldn't have ended like this.
Glenn Jackson Jared Waerea-Hargreaves will face the team he never wanted to leave in Sunday's grand final.
Glenn Jackson An extraordinary comeback from an extraordinary team. Sydney Roosters, armed with the brilliance of Sonny Bill Williams and James Maloney, have their first premiership since 2002.
Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers halfback Benji Marshall is confident he will be cleared to play in Saturday night's final-round clash with Melbourne after being placed on report in yesterday's loss to Sydney Roosters -...
Glenn Jackson WESTS TIGERS halfback Benji Marshall is confident he will be cleared to play in next Saturday night's final-round clash with Melbourne after being placed on report in yesterday's loss to Sydney...
Glenn Jackson Most of Cronulla's recruits trained for the first time with their new club yesterday.
Glenn Jackson NRL officials have agreed to meet disgruntled players over the banning of the shoulder charge, even though they are adamant there will be no backflip over the issue.
Glenn Jackson, Madeleine Wedesweiler DEAN YOUNG, the player whose sickening collision with Greg Inglis appeared to accelerate the demise of the shoulder charge, has been left ''disappointed'' by the decision to ban the tackle.
Glenn Jackson First, Sonny Bill Williams scored two tries against the Bulldogs; on Sunday, Michael Jennings decided to get in on the act, frustrating his former supporters by showing Penrith what they were missing...
Glenn Jackson Let it now be official. Sydney Roosters have a serious scalp. Having won on Monday night against Manly under trying circumstances - at Brookvale Oval, and without a player for the final 11 minutes -...
Glenn Jackson Manly prop George Rose admitted he ''had a few words'' with his former teammate Jared Waerea-Hargreaves after the Sydney Roosters forward became the first player to be sent off this season.
Michael Carayannis, Glenn Jackson The NRL's second-tier salary cap has robbed another young player of a likely debut after the Roosters were told they were unable to use Kane Evans on Friday night.
Glenn Jackson The last time Penrith won, coach Ivan Cleary had just taken the captaincy off their star player Luke Lewis.
Glenn Jackson JARED WAEREA-HARGREAVES, who was on the receiving end of one of the most famous shoulder charges of recent seasons, is opposed to the controversial tackle being outlawed.
Glenn Jackson They were teammates last week but last night, their duel against each other was the key to their respective sides' fortunes.
Glenn Jackson CRONULLA'S inability to win without Paul Gallen was exacerbated by speculation that the Sharks skipper faces further time on the sidelines with an abdominal strain.
Glenn Jackson A new era for South Sydney, but an all-too familiar problem. The Rabbitohs simply do not know how to win yet.