Sydney Roosters

I'm no hitman, says Cordner despite Manly bell-ringer

Chris Barrett 12:14 AM   The back-rower doesn't want to be seen as an enforcer but may just be headed down that path if he continues to flatten opponents in the manner that he did to Manly's Justin Horo.

Waerea-Hargreaves tips Matagi to rip into rivals

"It's difficult leaving the club that has done so much for me": Suaia Matagi.

Daniel Lane    Injured Sydney Roosters forward Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has backed Penrith-bound father of four Suaia Matagi to fill his void in the Tricolours line-up as the club plans to seal their third consecutive minor premiership in Friday's match against Souths.

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Sharks may be forced to play home final at ANZ Stadium

Finals bound: Sharks players celebrate a try by Michael Ennis during the round 25 win over the Parramatta Eels at Pirtek Stadium.

Brad Walter   Cronulla's reward for securing a home final could be a match at ANZ Stadium against Canterbury or Souths, who each use the Olympic venue as their base.

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Bulldogs confirm Hodkinson's season is over

No more football: Trent Hodkinson will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his wrist against Newcastle.

Brad Walter   Josh Reynolds and Greg Inglis are set to make timely returns for their injury hit teams.

Kenny-Dowall back training with Roosters and in 'good frame of mind'

Back in training: Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall.

Chris Barrett   The centre has not played since having allegations of domestic violence levelled against him, to which he has pleaded not guilty.

No Pearce, no JWH, no worries for Roosters

Hat-trick hero: Brendan Elliot of the Roosters celebrates a try.

Chris Barrett   Hugh Jackman, star of the X-Men series, knows a winning franchise when he sees one. The actor saw another one in action as he turned up at Brookvale Oval on Friday night. Unfortunately for him, it wasn't his beloved Sea Eagles.

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Time tunnel for Toovey and Hastings

Stepping up: Jackson Hastings will make his first appearance at Brookvale Oval as an NRL player when the Roosters take on Manly on Friday night.

Michael Carayannis   Jackson Hastings was just five when Geoff Toovey played his final game at Brookvale Oval.

NRL Late Mail: Moa back to boost Roosters against Eagles

Confirmed starter:  Sam Moa.

Chris Boulous   All the late changes for round 25 of the NRL.

Shoulder charge a hit for Sydney Roosters prop Kane Evans but he won't do it again

Kane Evans received a warning letter for his hit on Sam Kasiano.

Chris Barrett   While controversy has raged about the outlawed tackle the profile of the 23-year-old forward has gone through the roof as a result of his thundering hit on Sam Kasiano last month.

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Another win for Roosters over Broncos in signing Jayden Nikorima

Off to the Roosters: Jayden Nikorima will leave Brisbane at the end of the season.

Adrian Proszenko   Jackson Hastings will have competition for the Roosters No.6 jersey next year after the Roosters signed Brisbane young gun Jayden Nikorima.

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No judgement can be made on NRL TV deal until the money is in the bank

Phil Gould

Phil Gould   The jury is still out on Dave Smith, but he needs the chance to deliver.

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Maloney says he thrives under pressure of absent stars

In trouble: Michael Jennings.

Michael Carayannis   Sydney Roosters centre Michael Jennings is set to join Mitchell Pearce and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves on the sidelines.

All the injury and suspension news for top-eight contenders

Hamstrung: Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce.

Michael Carayannis   All the injury and suspension news for the top eight candidates.

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Injuries hit top teams but news good for Inglis

Sad sight for Rabbitohs fans: Greg Inglis struggling wth a knee injury during his side's loss to Canterbury.

Brad Walter   It was feared he could spend a long period on the sidelines, but South Sydney's talisman is set for a quickfire return.

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Injury spree throws title race wide open

Down, and out: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

Michael Chammas   The premiership race has been thrown wide open with major injuries to three of the four competition heavyweights derailing their respective finals campaigns.

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No excuses, says Roosters coach

Out for "a few weeks": Mitchell Pearce.

Michael Chammas   Roosters coach Trent Robinson is hopeful halfback Mitchell Pearce will return in time for the finals but has implored his team not to dwell over the disappointment of losing Jared Waerea-Hargreaves for the season.

Roosters-Broncos clash deserves a big crowd – here's hoping

Phil Gould

Phil Gould   Two matches in round 24 will shape how the competition players out.

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Judiciary hearings to clarify new NRL shoulder charge rule

Cleared: Jorge Taufua was found not guilty of a shoulder charge for this collision with Raiders fullback Jack Wighton.

Brad Walter   Issac Luke, Jorge Taufua and Aiden Guerra will front the judiciary at a landmark hearing on Wednesday night.

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New dad produces crucial play in Roosters win

Night to remember: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

David Sygall   Jake Friend had a feeling the big man was going to do something special.

Roosters pushed all the way by Eels

Crucial try:  Jared Waerea-Hargreaves helped get the Roosters back on track.

David Sygall   The Roosters have scored a ninth consecutive win for the first time in 13 years, but they did it the hard way against a gallant Parramatta Eels side.

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