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St George Illawarra's Josh Dugan pays tribute to coach Paul McGregor's tough love

Michael Carayannis Paul McGregor's sprays have become almost legendry amongst the Dragons playing ranks. No-one is sparred from being told a few home truths by McGregor who was appointed the club's full-time coach for...

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart hopes Jack Wighton gives him 'food for thought' at fullback

Jack of all trades: Wighton has been chosen in every back-line spot bar half-back in 45 NRL games.

Jon Tuxworth Jack Wighton has been chosen in every back-line spot, bar half-back, in 45 NRL games.

Gold Coast Titans' Nate Myles out for NRL season

Nate Myles.

Gold Coast's forwards crisis has worsened with co-captain Nate Myles ruled out for the rest of the NRL season with a biceps injury.

Broncos coach Anthony Griffin shows Wayne Bennett what his men can do

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 23: Ben Barba of the Broncos celebrates after scoring a try during the round 24 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Newcastle Knights at Suncorp Stadium on August 23, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Robert Dillon Anthony Griffin might be out of a job at the end of the season and his team still need a minor miracle to reach the NRL play-offs.

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Players make up for circus of hangers-on

Phil Gould Thank God for the players! If not for them, rugby league would be an absolute circus.

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Ricky Stuart warns Raiders are in no-win situation against weakened Sharks

Ricky Stuart shares the frustration of Raiders fans.

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart concedes his side faces a "no-win situation" against Cronulla. 

Sin Bin: 36 years later, the real story behind the Western Suburbs Magpies' face-slapping

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Adrian Proszenko Roy Masters, legend has it, is the man who introduced the infamous face-slapping rituals employed by the Western Suburbs teams of the late 1970s. This is not so.

Paramatta Eels on their way to silencing NRL critics

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Adrian Proszenko This time last year, Steve Sharp was telling anyone who would listen that Parramatta would make the finals.

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Canberra Raiders skipper Terry Campese resigned to finishing year in NSW Cup

Raiders captain Terry Campese playing for the Mounties in NSW Cup.

Chris Wilson Campese apologises to Mounties coach for errors, then says he'll be back next week to make up for them.

Paul Gallen clear to attend Dally M's

Adrian Proszenko Paul Gallen and other Cronulla players who have accepted a backdated ASADA ban for drug use will be free to attend the Dally Ms and other awards ceremonies, but it is unclear if they will be eligible...

Rabbitohs v Cowboys

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Ash Gray The Cowboys' premiership credentials will get a huge test against the new premiership favourites.

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Suspended NRL player Kade Snowden's dad takes aim at Cronulla Sharks' 2011 coaching staff

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Adrian Proszenko The father of former Cronulla forward Kade Snowden has taken aim at the club's 2011 coaching staff, saying the players have them to blame for unfairly being branded drug cheats.

Unknown trio in line for debuts for suspension ravaged Cronulla Sharks

Fresh look: Scott Sorensen is in contention to make his NRL debut for the Sharks on Sunday.

Michael Carayannis Cronulla's unknown rookies have been told to "bring the energy" as they prepare to help the Sharks avoid the club's first wooden spoon in 45 years against the Raiders on Sunday. 

Sharks boss Steve Noyce backs coach Shane Flanagan's early return

Staying strong: Cronulla boss Steve Noyce (right) has backed suspended coach Shane Flanagan.

Michael Carayannis Cronulla boss Steve Noyce has backed embattled coach Shane Flanagan to return from his nine month suspension next month as the club offers counselling to its five banned players.  

Shane Flanagan not out of the woods yet as ASADA fallout continues

Shane Flanagan.

Adrian Proszenko NRL chief executive Dave Smith marked it as the ‘‘end of 18 months of a torturous process’’, but ASADA could still move to prevent Shane Flanagan’s return to the game on...

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NRL team of the year: Some favourites, some surprises

Shoe in: Parramatta fullback Jarryd Hayne.

Michael Chammas With the NRL’s home and away season coming to a conclusion, the time for awards is looming. Michael Chammas spoke with some former greats of the game and members of Fairfax Media’s league...

South Sydney slip up as Johnathan Thurston inspires Cowboys victory

Cowboy on the run: North Queensland's Michael Morgan makes a break during the victory over Souths.

Dominic Bossi South Sydney blew the opportunity to move into pole position and grasp one hand on the minor premiership after slumping to a disappointing loss at home to a rampant North Queensland Cowboys.

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Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League round 23

Month on the sidelines: Sonny Bill Williams fractured his thumb against Newcastle on Friday night.

Chris Boulous Join Chris Boulous for the NRL team news as it comes as well as plenty of Ultimate League chat.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04: Josh Morris of the Bulldogs celebrates one of his tries during the round nine NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on May 4, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) Josh Morris

Chris Boulous Join Chris Boulous for the NRL team news as it comes as well as plenty of Ultimate League chat.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 02:  Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs is tackled during the round 12 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on June 2, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Chris Boulous Join Chris Boulous for the NRL team news as it comes as well as plenty of Ultimate League chat.

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