Sonny Bill Williams to miss a month of NRL for Roosters with fractured thumb

Michael Carayannis Sydney Roosters back-rower Sonny Bill Williams will recover in time to help lead their premiership defence despite fracturing his thumb in the club’s shock 16-12 loss to Newcastle on Friday...


Wayne Bennett hails 'gutsy' Knights in 'best win of the season' over Sydney Roosters

Brett Keeble Knights coach Wayne Bennett, who announced on Monday that he would be returning to Brisbane to coach the Broncos at the end of this season, described the gutsy victory as one of the best in his three...


Newcastle Knights dig deep to stun Sydney Roosters

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Brett Keeble Blue and red, never dead. The Newcastle Knights emerged from a week of drama to shock defending premiers Sydney Roosters 16-12 at Hunter Stadium on Friday night, registering one of the most...

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Newcastle Knights v Sydney Roosters

Sonny Bill Williams tackled by the Knights defence.

Andrew Sonter Can the Knights upset the Roosters at Hunter Stadium?

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Newcastle Knights v Sydney Roosters

Hunter Stadium, Newcastle, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)


Sonny Bill Williams to miss four weeks with broken thumb

Thumb injury: Roosters star Sonny Bill Williams is expected to miss a month after suffering a thumb fracture in the loss to Newcastle.

Michael Carayannis The Roosters premiership defence has been dealt a major blow with Sonny Bill Williams expected to miss about a month of football after breaking his thumb in the club’s shock 16-12 loss to...

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Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary rues missed opportunity in loss to Cronulla Sharks

Fend-off: Cronulla's Andrew Fifita palms away Panthers forward Lewis Brown.

Michael Chammas Penrith's quest for their first minor premiership since 2003 has been dealt a big blow after a shock loss against bottom-placed Cronulla in Bathurst on Saturday afternoon.

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Melbourne Storm looking to shine in tight NRL finals race

Unstoppable: Cameron Smith.

Roy Ward Melbourne Storm has six matches left to claim a top-four position.


Manly Sea Eagles board calls for calm amid continued infighting

Drama off the field, success on the field: the Manly Sea Eagles of 2014.

Adrian Proszenko Manly board spokesman Phil Sidney has called for calm between the warring factions at Brookvale, believing all the remaining key players can finish their careers at the club if they are prepared to...


Knights to remember: How Newcastle recorded a win for the ages

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Phil Gould Well, one thing we learned on Friday night is that there is definitely no “give-up” in the Newcastle Knights.


Sydney Roosters' Daniel Tupou out for six weeks with back injury

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James MacSmith Sydney Roosters winger Daniel Tupou will miss the next six weeks of the NRL due to a back injury.

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Sydney Roosters v Penrith Panthers

Allianz Stadium, Moore Park, 3pm (AEST)


Jared Waerea-Hargreaves to tackle booze ban in attempt to reignite the Roosters premiership hopes

Leading by example: Roosters enforcer Jared Waerea-Hargreaves hopes teammates will follow his example by banning alcohol in the lead-up to the NRL finals.

Michael Carayannis Roosters enforcer Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is set to embark on a booze ban as the reality of the defending premiers scrappy season hit home with a host of ‘honesty” sessions as part of a...

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Sydney Roosters determined to get their defence in order against Penrith

Sam Moa: Time to organise the defence.

James Macsmith The Sydney Roosters are targeting a return to their impregnable defence of last season as the key to reinvigorating their hopes of back-to-back NRL premierships.

Live blog: Sydney Roosters v Penrith Panthers

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Ash Gray The defending premiers host the competition surprise packets.

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Penrith Panthers slam fairness of 40/20 rule after loss to Sydney Roosters

Irate: After the Panthers' loss to the Roosters, Jamie Soward is calling for the 40/20 rule to be changed.

Tom Decent Jamie Soward and Ivan Cleary have called for the NRL to reconsider the new 40/20 rule which allows teams to take a quick tap after the Panthers' 32-12 loss to the Roosters at Allianz Stadium on...

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Sydney Roosters shrug off second-half demons to beat Penrith Panthers

Ready Rooster: Sonny Bill Williams on the burst against the Panthers at Allianz Stadium.

Tom Decent A run of three losses early in the season had pundits questioning whether the Roosters' favouritism to replicate Brisbane's '92/'93 double was just pre-season fantasy, but a comfortable 32-12...

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Live: Roosters v Sharks


Ash Gray The down-on-their-luck Sharks tackle the defending premiers.

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Refs were right to deny us Mitch Aubusson try, says Roosters coach Trent Robinson

Reversal of fortune: Sharks captain Wade Graham (left) and teammates celebrate a Jeff Robson try against the Roosters.

Steve Mascord Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says match officials got it right by disallowing a Mitchell Aubusson try that would have pulled the shock loss to Cronulla out of the fire.

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Sydney Roosters dump Newtown Jets as their feeder club

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Adrian Proszenko The long-standing relationship between the Roosters and Newtown will end at the end of this year.

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