Parramatta produced the unbelievable in toppling the team deemed unbeatable, ending South Sydney's perfect start to the season in a thrilling 29-16 victory at Pirtek Stadium on Friday night.
It was an emotion-charged clash when Anthony Watmough went up against Manly in round one, but the Eels lock has revealed taking on Glenn Stewart will be even more difficult.
South Sydney centre Dylan Walker produced an inspired two-try performance playing through a suspected hand fracture to help the Rabbitohs to a 20-6 victory over the Wests Tigers.
Jason Taylor admits the Wests Tigers’ showdown with South Sydney is the game he wants to win more than any other.
South Sydney coach Michael Maguire insists all of the correct concussion protocols were followed before club doctor Andrew McDonald cleared halfback Adam Reynolds to return in last Sunday's 34-26 defeat of Sydney Roosters.
South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has jumped to the defence of club doctor Andrew McDonald after questions were raised over Adam Reynolds' concussion test in last Sunday's win over the Sydney Roosters.
Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver is adamant that he has not spoken with NRL star Greg Inglis about a possible code switch, or even been approached by anyone from the player's management team about such a prospect.
John Sutton's troubled start to the NRL season has continued with the South Sydney back-rower sidelined for at least a month due to a broken jaw.
No.1 has become the most important number for NRL clubs.
South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds has defended the decision of the club doctor to send him back on the field despite copping a heavy head knock against the Roosters on Sunday.
Luke Burgess reckons it is only a matter of time before younger brother Sam returns to the NRL.
Jason Taylor is plotting the downfall of South Sydney as a head coach for the first time since his sacking from the club almost six years ago.
Sydney Roosters doctor Ameer Ibrahim has questioned how South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds was allowed to return in Sunday's match at ANZ Stadium and called for independent doctors to rule on concussions.
When you get to a point in your mind where you never consider defeat as an option, where no challenge is too great, where no setback deters your self-belief, well, it’s a beautiful place to be.
South Sydney 34 Sydney Roosters 26
South Sydney overcame the loss of halfback Adam Reynolds to further their favouritism for back-to-back premierships after coming from behind to beat Sydney Roosters in an epic battle at ANZ Stadium.
South Sydney players credited the self-belief they have gained from last year’s premiership win for their come-from-behind defeat of Sydney Roosters in another epic clash between the long-time rivals.
Issac Luke has always regarded Cameron Smith as the benchmark for hookers, but now he wants to emulate the Melbourne and Australian captain off the field, too.
Trent Robinson could tell you that it's just another game. But it's not. And he won't.
Had South Sydney got their way, Blake Ferguson would be playing with, rather than against, them at ANZ Stadium.