Sydney Roosters star James Maloney hoping to take South Sydney Rabbitohs to ''dark places'' in preliminary final
Michael Carayannis Roosters five-eighth James Maloney has instigated the mind games against South Sydney by urging his side to take the Rabbitohs to "dark places" in the hope that their old foes can start to doubt...
Michael Carayannis Near dead silence gripped the Roosters behind their try line when the Cowboys charged back to draw level, according to Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.
Phil Gould What an extraordinary game we witnessed on Friday night between the Roosters and the Cowboys – so many talking points.
Michael Chammas For the third consecutive year, the North Queensland Cowboys have been bundled out of the finals in scenes of disbelief after a controversial refereeing decision denied them of the match-winning try.
Michael Chammas It's the preliminary final of grand final proportions that will once again divide two of rugby league's oldest enemies.
Brad Walter More than 60,000 fans are expected to pack ANZ Stadium next Friday night for the biggest game between arch-rivals Sydney Roosters and South Sydney in 76 years.
Andrew Sonter Live coverage of Friday night's do-or-die showdown from Allianz Stadium.
Michael Carayannis In four of the opening finals games, teams have rushed to big leads only for the opposition to claw their way back.
Brad Walter Mitchell Pearce readily admits the nightclub incident that cost the Sydney Roosters star his place in this year NSW Origin team was a catalyst for him becoming the No.
Phil Lutton Brent Tate says the Cowboys will take an 'us versus them' mentality into their elimination final against the Roosters but Maroons coach Mal Meninga has warned North Queensland not to let a week of...
Andrew Webster It’s time for Sonny Bill Williams to fire up. So to speak.
Chris Barrett If it were up to Jake Friend he would not be making his comeback from a life-threatening lung condition against the Cowboys on Fright night. He would have played last week.
Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has launched a withering attack on North Queensland's attempts to create a siege mentality before Friday's NRL semi-final clash with the premiers at Allianz...
James MacSmith Only once in the NRL era has a minor premier been dumped out of the finals in successive losses – an ignominy the Sydney Roosters are desperate to avoid.
Michael Chammas Penrith trainer Alan Mair was fulfilling a pact he had made with Jamie Soward when he ran out on to Allianz Stadium to high five the Panthers playmaker after his match-winning field goal on Saturday...
Brad Walter Sydney Roosters players admit North Queensland coach Paul Green knows exactly how they play from his time with the premiers last season and predict that Friday night's semi-final at Allianz Stadium...
Daniel Lane Yes, we know how hard it is to compare teams and players from different eras, but that doesn’t stop lots of fans from doing so.
Adrian Proszenko The NRL has backed the decision to deny North Queensland the match-winning try in Friday night’s thriller at Allianz Stadium.
Matt Jones While most fans gave the Cowboys no hope of a comeback when down 30-0 to the Roosters on Friday night, the Betfair punters put a number on their chances of winning – 0.5 per cent.
Daniel Lane Matt Moylan, the Penrith hot shot who seems to play with ice water in his veins, pinpointed a match he played in the bush earlier this season as the moment when it dawned on him that he truly...