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Anasta backs young Sydney Roosters halves

Braith Anasta insists his Auckland Nines return is nothing more than a cameo despite the Roosters likely starting the season with one of the most inexperienced halves pairings of all time.

Wayne Pearce breaks silence about Mitchell

Support: Wayne Pearce (right) is confident his son Mitchell is receiving expert treatment and care.

Wayne Pearce has broken his silence declaring his son Mitchell's treatment and recovery as "all that matters" to him.

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SBW eyeing Olympics with sister Niall before one more contract

Olympic dreamer: Sonny Bill Williams has his heart set on a Rio Olympics gold medal.

Sydney Roosters are favorites to sign Sonny Bill Williams but they face competition from the NZRU and others clubs chasing his services in French rugby union, the NRL and Super League.

Daley undecided on Pearce's future

Mea culpa: Mitchell Pearce apologises for his Australia Day antics.

NSW coach Laurie Daley says he will uphold the responsibility his players have when representing the Blues but has reserved handing down any sanctions to Mitchell Pearce after he was filmed performing a lewd act on a dog.

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Auckland Nines: The rookies to watch

Hot property: Panthers recruit Te Maire Martin was invited to train with the Kiwis before he had even played an NRL match.

Michael Carayannis   The Auckland Nines has been a launching pad for some of the brightest talents in the game in recent seasons. Michael Carayannis runs his eye over the uncapped NRL players who are expected to take the tournament by storm.

Shaun Kenny-Dowall player faces hearing over assault

Shaun Kenny-Dowall enters Waverley Local Court last year.

​NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall will face a three-day court hearing this month as he challenges allegations he assaulted and stalked his former partner and destroyed her phone.

Roosters to unleash Burgess at Nines

Keen: New Roosters flyer Joe Burgess.

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson will unleash new signing Joe Burgess but few other stars in this weekend's NRL Auckland Nines, keeping his new halves pairing in cotton wool in the wake of the Mitchell Pearce controversy.

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Packer offers advice to Pearce

Russell Packer

Mitch Jennings   Dragons enforcer, who spent two years on sidelines after being jailed for an alcohol-fuelled assault, says time away from rugby league could be just what he needs.

The almost identical incident Mitchell Pearce failed to learn from

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Brad Walter   Mitchell Pearce has attended at least one NRL workshop where he was advised how to avoid an incident almost identical to the one which has left his career in doubt.

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Burgess has cousin's blessing to join Roosters

New chapter: Try-scoring machine Joe Burgess will play for the Sydney Roosters in 2016.

Daniel Lane   Try-scoring machine Joe Burgess isn't related to the Burgess clan who moved from Yorkshire to add starch to South Sydney, but the Sydney Roosters recruit is linked by blood to Englishman Phil Clarke who made a dramatic impact in the red, white and blue 20 years ago.

How can the inmates take charge of the asylum?

Roy Masters

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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No investigation yet into 'liney lines' texts, police say

A sporting chance is to allow Mitchell Pearce to keep his work, his life's mission.

Adrian Proszenko   The spectre of illicit drug use has fallen on the Mitchell Pearce case and police are encouraging anyone with information to contact them.

Pearce heads overseas for rehab treatment

Sydney Roosters Mitchell Pearce addresses the media regarding lewd behaviour during a drunken incident at an Australia ...

Mitchell Pearce has left the country to enter a undisclosed rehabilitation clinic, his NRL club has confirmed.

NRL investigating text messages relating to Pearce video

A sporting chance is to allow Mitchell Pearce to keep his work, his life's mission.

Brad Walter   Alleged text messages detailing the behaviour of Sydney Roosters players are being investigated by the NRL.

Why Punter holds the solution for Pearce dilemma

Low point: Ricky Ponting was publicly outed and suspended for three matches by the Australian Cricket Board after a ...

Malcolm Knox   Pearce has been stood down for the benefit of the mob, and now he will perform the charade for the mob too. One day, he will do it again, because he never believed he did anything wrong in the first place.

Pearce was an idiot, not a criminal

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   You will find Mitchell Pearce filed under Totally Pissed Idiot not Crimes and Misdemeanours.

'I have a problem' - Pearce takes responsibility

Facing the music: Mitchell Pearce addresses the media on Friday afternoon.

David Sygall   Mitchell Pearce has admitted he has a problem with alcohol, accepted he needs help and has apologised for his actions on Australia Day.

Racism in Pearce video 'hurtful to Indigenous players'

Controversy: Mitchell Pearce in the notorious video.

Brad Walter   Former NRL star Anthony Mundine has hit out at the casual racism used by Mitchell Pearce and others in video footage that has cast doubts on the immediate future of the Sydney Roosters and NSW playmaker.

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Cruise, canines and candid camera: How it all unravelled for Pearce

Damning: A still from the video showing a seemingly intoxicated Mitchell Pearce slumped on a chair.

Adrian Proszenko   When Mitchell Pearce and his Roosters teammates stumbled out of the Royal Oak Hotel at about 11pm on Tuesday, that should have been the end of their Australia Day festivities.

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Mitchell Pearce set to undergo counselling as teammates dragged into scandal

That would be Sydney Roosters captain Mitchell Pearce.

Brad Walter   Rather than go home after Sydney Roosters player were given cab charges, Mitchell Pearce partied on with new team-mates Jayden Nikorima and Dale Copley.