Manly have taken the early guilty plea and accepted a seven-match ban for star NRL forward Tony Williams.
England coach Steve McNamara has defended the disciplinary record of star forward Sam Burgess after he was ruled out of Saturday's World Cup match against Ireland through suspension.
Brad Walter The Kangaroos boast an experienced and settled squad which appears to have more depth and be better balanced than England or New Zealand.
Malcolm Knox Tom Symonds' earliest memories of rugby league involve how much he hated Manly. As a child, the Bondi junior and his father, Peter, ''went to nearly every Roosters game'' but ''the one that stands...
NRL grand final rivals Brent Kite and Daniel Tupou headline a Tongan World Cup squad boasting plenty of muscle as they target a quarter-final clash with New Zealand.
ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, Sunday 4pm (AEST)
Michael Carayannis, Michael Chammas The Bulldogs need a slight attitude adjustment if they are to show their premiership worth, five-eighth Josh Reynolds believes.
Brett Keeble Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett was certain his forwards would not flinch in the face of Canterbury's much vaunted ''Dogs of War'' in their elimination final at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Thursday 7.45pm (AEST)
Michael Carayannis The cavalry is coming and it couldn't come quick enough for a Canterbury outfit struggling to replicate their magical form of last season.
Michael Chammas Teams for the first week of the NRL finals.
Paul Suttor There has been plenty of movement at the top - the Rabbitohs are better but still not at their best, the Storm are stuttering and sputtering, the Roosters have stalled while the Sea Eagles look like...
Michael Carayannis A once trademark charge from Canterbury back-rower Tony Williams ignited the Bulldogs and ensured he would feature in his first semi-final series at Canterbury after helping his side to a 34-14 win...
Canberra Stadium at Saturday 3pm
ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, Friday 7.35pm (AEST)
Phil Mitchell Join League HQ for full, live coverage as the Rabbitohs host the Bulldogs.
Michael Carayannis South Sydney overcame late-season jitters with 28-20 win over Canterbury.
Michael Carayannis Only last week was the rugby league world introduced to the crocodile roll, now the scorpion twist can be added alongside infamous tackles such as the chicken wing and crusher.
Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 24 as they are announced.
Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 25 as they are announced.