'It was change the club or lose DCE'

Michael Chammas 9:24 PM   Manly owner Scott Penn has opened up on the tumultuous year at the club, revealing star halfback Daly Cherry-Evans wouldn't have backflipped on the Titans had they not made significant changes in the football department within the club.

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NRL 2016 season draw

The full fixture list for the 2016 NRL season.

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NRL coaches in the firing line

Brad Walter   Fewer new NRL coaches in 2016 means the pressure will be even greater. But who should be feeling the heat most?

NRL to use bunker trial for All-Stars

Michael Carayannis   The NRL will trial 'live' match review charges while the bunker will be used for the first time during the annual All-Stars and Charity Shield matches on Saturday.

Souths eyeing Bulldogs forward Josh Jackson

Adrian Proszenko   South Sydney have emerged as a suitor for Josh Jackson if the NSW and Australian forward is unable to come to terms on an extension with Canterbury.

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Bellamy hopes for contract before season

Roy Ward   Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy expects his own future will be decided by the end of the preseason while he sees a bright future for young recruit Curtis Scott.

Wighton puts rep dream on backburner

Chris Dutton   Canberra Raiders star fears his rep dreams will 'unravel' if he gets caught up in the talk of a potential State of Origin berth.

Marshall '50-50' to stay with Dragons

Mitch Jennings   Dragons halfback Benji Marshall has made the candid admission that he's only a 50-50 chance of being at the club next year.

Indigenous players to fight for All-Stars match

Why Dane Gagai and Joel Thompson chose not to play in the NRL Nines .

RLPA hits out at NRL over Manly request

The Rugby League Players Association has hit out at the NRL for refusing to grant Manly's wish to bring in an extra player after the Sea Eagles were hit hard by injuries during the Auckland Nines.

Koroisau charged by police

Another NRL star has been charged by police.

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Pearce teammates cleared by NRL

The NRL Integrity Unit's investigation of the Sydney Roosters' Australia Day drama has found Dale Copley and Jayden Nikorima have no case to answer despite being with Mitchell Pearce on that night.

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Tensions run deep at Rabbitohs

Adrian Proszenko   Much has been made of Luke Keary's stoush with Russell Crowe, but the South Sydney halfback had a bigger issue with teammate Sam Burgess during that infamous bonding session.

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How can the inmates take charge of the asylum?

Roy Masters   Mitchell Pearce's 120 seconds of drunken stupidity on Australia Day hit Rugby League Central like a perfect storm and the wreckage will endure, well after it has blown its last ruinous breath.

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The Roosters must sack Pearce

Andrew Webster   Rehab is being considered for the troubled halfback, but the club must let him go.

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Australia must handicap itself 

Steve Mascord   Rugby league needs the NRL to make decisions, over and over again, that may well result in Australia losing Test matches.

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Eels, Souths sound out Richo

Andrew Webster    Parramatta have targeted NRL powerbroker Shane Richardson to come on board as chief executive – but they could have competition from South Sydney.

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NRL 2016 season draw

The full fixture list for the 2016 NRL season.

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Blackout NRL red tape at its worst

Steve Mascord   In the world of sports rights, warehousing is never a good sign. Warehousing, in this sense, is where a broadcaster owns the rights to something and does not show it – but prevents others from showing it instead.

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2015 in review

Adrian Proszenko   Chief rugby league reporter Adrian Proszenko looks back at a dramatic season for the greatest game of all.

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League is missing a trick with Nines

Steve Mascord   ​The increasing success of abbreviated versions of cricket and colleague Phil Gould's criticism of the NRL Nines would appear to be quite disparate subjects.

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