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NRL must take 'zero tolerance' stance

Adam Pengilly   The NRL will on Monday try to digest the latest domestic violence drama engulfing the game on the eve of White Ribbon Day, with the organisation’s chief executive Libby Davies imploring the code to adopt a ‘‘zero tolerance’’ policy and more consistent approach against players found guilty of such charges.

Souths stand down player after charge

Stood down: Cody Walker.

Adrian Proszenko   Another South Sydney player, Melbourne recruit Cody Walker, has been charged with domestic assault on the the eve of White Ribbon Day celebrations.

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Sport needs to crack down on domestic violence

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Darren Kane   The reports this week that 86 year-old Frank Carlino was bashed and robbed of his pension money were unavoidable, and disturbing. Whenever Carlino's attackers are brought to justice they'll no doubt have armed themselves with lawyers only too willing to petition for leniency for some reason or other. But please, some acts are so inherently horrendous, they defy explanation. 

‘Sports scientist’ used the Rabbits as guinea pigs

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Peter FitzSimons   South Sydney have opened the club up to criticism after being involved with a controversial sport scientist.

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Te'o wants to prove he is serious about rugby

Ready to prove himself: Rabbitohs premiership-winner Ben Te'o.

Chris Dutton   He has gone from NRL premiership winner to rugby rookie in less than a month, but Ben Te’o wants to prove he is serious about a cross-code switch as he pursues a childhood dream in Ireland.

Luke backflips on Auva'a tribute

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Michael Carayannis   Issac Luke has backed down from his intention to pay tribute to South Sydney teammate Kirisome Auva'a following a wave of social media criticism after the Kiwis hooker wrote he would write Auva'a's name on his wrist on Saturday night.

Auva'a suspended from NRL indefinitely

Kirisome Auva'a leaves the Melbourne Magistrates' Court last Friday.

Brad Walter   Kirisome Auva’a may have played his last game for South Sydney and has been warned he could face a permanent NRL ban.

Auva'a out of Rabbitohs US trip: report

Kirisome Auva'a leaves the Melbourne Magistrates' Court last week.

The NRL is tipped to ban controversial South Sydney player Kirisome Auva'a from the club's upcoming US training camp.

Burgess warns of Cheika revival

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James Buckley   South Sydney grand final hero Sam Burgess has warned his potential England World Cup teammates to beware of newly appointed Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Burgess twins want to create more history

"Obviously for Australia, everything is on the line, so they are going to be coming out with nothing to lose. They have to get a win and so do we": Tom Burgess on the charge against Samoa in the opener.

Brad Walter   After helping to end South Sydney's 43-year premiership drought just weeks ago, George and Thomas Burgess want to create some more history with England by eliminating Australia from a tournament final for the first time since 1954.

Rabbitoh Auva'a could be on the move from Redfern

Free agent: Kirisome Auva'a could leave South Sydney.

Adrian Proszenko   South Sydney centre Kirisome Auva’a is effectively a free agent after triggering a clause in his contract that allows him to test his market value.

Te'o set to star and Douglas in World Cup contention

Long-shot for Rugby World Cup: Former South Sydney player Ben Te'o.

Chris Dutton   From South Sydney's historic NRL premiership to playing in front of "eight men and a dog", rugby convert Ben Te'o has started his transformation and Leinster view him as the man to fill Irish great Brian O'Driscoll's boots.

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Sam Burgess in clear, George being investigated

Sam Burgess is attended to during the grand final.

Adrian Proszenko   The NRL is set to rule that Sam Burgess didn’t sustain a concussion during his grand final heroics as the spotlight shifts towards South Sydney’s handling of the head knock to younger brother George.

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Was Packer a Rabbitoh, or really a Rooster?

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Andrew Webster   Kerry Packer famously said there was no money in football clubs or racehorses - but it didn't stop him from gambling on either of them.

Packer not just a fan, he wants to make money

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Chris Barrett   New South Sydney co-owner James Packer says it is not just friendship and sentimentality behind his decision to buy into the NRL premiers; he believes he can make a dollar out of his latest investment as well.

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Burgess is the International Player of the Year

Sam Burgess also won the Clive Churchill Medal in the grand final.

Phil Lutton   The fairy tale season of Sam Burgess has continued with the departing Rabbitohs hard man being named as rugby league's International Player of the Year.

Packer purchase turns Souths into $20 million Bunnies

The biggest end of town: James Packer.

Brad Walter   South Sydney's market value has soared to more than $20 million after James Packer paid about $7.5 million for a 37.5 per cent stake in the NRL premier.

Greg Inglis declares his commitment to NRL

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Steve Mascord   Greg Inglis has given a besieged sport some respite by declaring he would never break his contract with South Sydney to change codes - but stopped short of guaranteeing to finish his career in rugby league.

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Walker and Johnston usher in Kangaroos' new era with a text

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Michael Carayannis   A simple "next-gen baby" text exchange between Australia's latest Test debutants in Alex Johnston and Dylan Walker symbolised a new era for the Kangaroos.

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Has the concussion rule encouraged reckless tackling?

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Brad Walter   NRL officials insist referees would have sent off any player who committed the two-punch assault by Wigan prop Ben Flower on St Helens five-eighth Lance Hohaia in the Super League grand final, but the incident has renewed concerns about the impact of the concussion rule.