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Brisbane's Sam Thaiday urges caution in quest to slow contest

Phil Lutton Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday says it would be unwise to play a blame game after the neck injury of Newcastle's Alex McKinnon but urged fellow players to use caution in their quest to try and contain...

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No thumbs up for Sam Thaiday after Sam Burgess blow leaves him worse for wear

Sam Thaiday

Michael Carayannis A slight concussion is expected to rule Sam Thaiday out of Australia's next pool game against Fiji while those players who missed selection in the opening game are likely to play against the Bati.

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Sam Burgess' hit on Sam Thaiday could end England player's World Cup

England player Sam Burgess

Michael Carayannis Nervous wait for England as Sam Burgess faces possible suspension after a swinging arm to Sam Thaiday's head in their 28-20 loss to Australia.

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Sam Burgess faces one-match ban for Sam Thaiday high tackle

Michael Carayannis Manchester: Sam Burgess could miss just one game for England after being charged with a grade A high tackle for his shot on Sam Thaiday in the World Cup opener against Australia.

RLWC: Sam Thaiday says Kangaroos are focused on goals within games

Sam Thaiday

Michael Carayannis Manchester: Australia are setting themselves goals within matches – aside from the obvious main priority to win – as they look to shake any fear of complacency heading into bigger games.

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Sam Thaiday: Pride, passion and the way of the warrior

Sam Thaiday

Brad Walter THE motto by which Sam Thaiday lives and plays rugby league is inked across his chest. ''One brother bleeds, all brothers bleed,'' the tattoo says.

Sam Thaiday quits Brisbane Broncos captaincy

NRL. Wests Tigers vs Brisbane Broncos. Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
Sam Thaiday
Saturday 27th April, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Phil Lutton Brisbane Broncos NRL forward Sam Thaiday says he remains committed to the club despite stepping down from captaincy after discussions with coach Anthony Griffin.

Sam Thaiday's Broncos captaincy victim to change for change's sake

Phil Lutton Something had to give. The Brisbane Broncos don't have the worst season in their history, then simply front up as if everything was going according to plan.

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Brisbane Broncos tear Newcastle Knights apart

Brisbane's Alex Glenn celebrates after scoring against Newcastle.

Brett Keeble Former Dally M Medallist Ben Barba emerged from an early-season slump to inspire Brisbane to a comprehensive 32-6 victory over a flat and frustrated Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium on Friday...

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Newcastle Knights captain Kurt Gidley urges teammates to stay positive despite drubbing

Newcastle Knights skipper Kurt Gidley on the run against the Broncos.

Brett Keeble Knights captain Kurt Gidley urged his teammates to keep their heads up and stay positive despite a frustrating 32-6 loss to a Ben Barba-inspired Brisbane Broncos at Hunter Stadium last night.

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Tyro Tiger Joel Luani uses family as inspiration to make his mark on NRL

Hard road: Wester Tigers hooker Joel Luani is ready to make his mark in the NRL.

Adrian Proszenko Haveatama Sioelipulu Halafungani, or Joel Luani to his mates, has never had to look far for inspiration.

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Anthony Watmough in doubt for Anzac Test

Anthony Watmough

James MacSmith Manly back-rower Anthony Watmough is in doubt for next month's Anzac Test after badly injuring his elbow in the Sea Eagles' controversial win over North Queensland on Friday night.

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Hunter Stadium, Newcastle, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

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Sam Burgess comes to grips with public's lingering perception

Sam Burgess

Brad Walter South Sydney forward Sam Burgess regrets the ‘‘squirrel grip’’ on Melbourne’s Will Chambers that he believes tarnished his image.

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Alex McKinnon meeting gives Newcastle's Willie Mason peace of mind

Willie Mason

Brett Keeble Pack leader Willie Mason said hearing Alex McKinnon talk and laugh again has helped ease his own anguish, and allowed him and the Knights to get on with the rest of the NRL season.

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Late NRL mail: Kade Snowden out, Jake Mamo on debut for Knights

Michael Carayannis Newcastle prop Kade Snowden will miss the Knights' match against Brisbane because of post-concussion symptoms.

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NSW have the answer with Bird from the bush

Andrew Webster dinkus

Andrew Webster NSW can win the opening State of Origin without Robbie Farah.

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Matt Gillett in line for Kangaroos call-up

Matt Gillett of the Broncos

A Kangaroos jersey is in Matt Gillett's reach as the Brisbane Broncos lock confronts Gold Coast's star-studded back-row in Friday night's NRL match.

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Newcastle Knights star Jarrod Mullen ready to earn NSW recall, says Andrew Johns

Welcome return: Jarrod Mullen is set to play his first NRL match of the year on Saturday.

Andrew Webster League immortal Andrew Johns says Jarrod Mullen can play his way into a NSW jumper in the next six weeks.

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Broncos v Eels

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: Corey Norman returns home to Brisbane for the first time as an Eel. He'll be desperate for a big game, so too his halves partner Chris Sandow.