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Sam Burgess feared his NRL career with South Sydney was over

Brad Walter Rugby union-bound South Sydney superstar Sam Burgess admits he thought his NRL career may have been over when he was forced from GIO Stadium on Monday night due to a shoulder injury.

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Michael Jennings says Mitchell Pearce will bounce back

Michael Jennings is one of two Roosters players in the NSW side.

Brad Walter NSW centre Michael Jennings believes Sydney Roosters team-mates Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney will use their axing from the Origin side as motivation to improve their performances for the...

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Origin spotlight on Jarryd Hayne, Michael Jennings in Eels-Roosters clash

Jarryd Hayne takes on the Maroons defence in game one last year.

Adrian Proszenko The clash between Parramatta's Jarryd Hayne and Roosters counterpart Michael Jennings will assume great significance on Saturday as an NSW centre position is up for grabs.

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NSW Blues' plans for State of Origin hit by injuries to James Maloney and Michael Jennings in NRL's Anzac Day clash

Back on song: James Maloney showed glimpses of his best form on Friday.

Chris Barrett Laurie Daley's plans to mastermind a first State of Origin series win for NSW in nine years may have to be reassessed with incumbent five-eighth James Maloney facing as long as six weeks on the...

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NRL accused of cash grab with grand final tickets

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Adrian Proszenko Rugby league has long been the working class game but there are concerns the NRL has made it unaffordable for the common fan after increasing grand final prices by up to 10 per cent since last year.

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Late mail: Newcastle Knights hand Mata'utia brothers dream debuts

In focus: Chanel and Sione Mata'utia on Thursday.

Michael Carayannis Brothers Sione and Chanel Mata'utia will make their NRL debuts together for Newcastle as late replacements for Darius Boyd and Akuila Uate against the Roosters at Hunter Stadium on Friday night.

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Sonny Bill Williams to miss a month of NRL for Roosters with fractured thumb

Month on the sidelines: Sonny Bill Williams fractured his thumb against Newcastle on Friday night.

Michael Carayannis Sydney Roosters back-rower Sonny Bill Williams will recover in time to help lead their premiership defence despite fracturing his thumb in the club’s shock 16-12 loss to Newcastle on Friday...

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Sonny Bill Williams to miss four weeks with broken thumb

Thumb injury: Roosters star Sonny Bill Williams is expected to miss a month after suffering a thumb fracture in the loss to Newcastle.

Michael Carayannis The Roosters premiership defence has been dealt a major blow with Sonny Bill Williams expected to miss about a month of football after breaking his thumb in the club’s shock 16-12 loss to...

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Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 02:  Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs is tackled during the round 12 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on June 2, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Chris Boulous Join Chris Boulous for the NRL team news as it comes as well as plenty of Ultimate League chat.

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Anthony Watmough, Josh Morris to make their NRL returns

Back in the game: Canterbury centre Josh Morris.

Michael Carayannis NSW duo Anthony Watmough and Josh Morris are expected to return for their club side’s this weekend after missing last weeks games through injury or suspension.

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Sydney Roosters' Daniel Tupou out for six weeks with back injury

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James MacSmith Sydney Roosters winger Daniel Tupou will miss the next six weeks of the NRL due to a back injury.

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No player in Origin – but now minor premiership is in Penrith Panthers' reach

On the prowl: the Panthers are well placed to end their 23-year wait for the minor premiership.

Michael Chammas The Panthers will take another step towards ending an 11-year drought in Sydney's west if they put Brisbane away at Penrith on Monday night.

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Cutting players down to size pays dividends for Blues and clubs

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Brad Walter Todd Carney's sacking from Cronulla is the latest indication that player power is on the wane, with NSW, Penrith and the Sharks all benefiting from a tough stance on ill discipline by big-name stars.

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Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk eyeing early return to be fit for State of Origin III

On the comeback trail: Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk.

Adrian Proszenko Cooper Cronk could make a shock comeback against St George Illawarra on Monday night in a move which would force Mal Meninga into an agonising choice over whether to start him or Daly Cherry-Evans in...

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PREVIEWS

Manly Sea Eagles v Sydney Roosters

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Michael Carayannis Brookvale Oval, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

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Kurt Baptiste set to debut with the Canberra Raiders

Jack Wighton trains with the Blues in the build-up to Origin II.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is contemplating another late selection shake-up, with former Brisbane Broncos hooker Kurt Baptiste set to make his club debut for Canberra from the bench.

Manly Sea Eagles v Sydney Roosters

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Andrew Sonter Live coverage as the Manly Sea Eagles host the Sydney Roosters.

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NSW player ratings

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Chris Boulous Who starred for the NSW Blues in their narrow win over Queensland.

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Laurie Daley in demand from corporates

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Danny Weidler Laurie Daley is poised to be the big winner from the Blues’ drought-ending win – a $1 million windfall is set to come his way.

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Cast of characters in Origin plan for a blue dynasty

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Michael Chammas Now that NSW have ended Queensland's eight-year stranglehold on the State of Origin series, where to from here? Laurie Daley selected a side that was capable of stopping the rot, but now that they've...

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