Glenn Jackson All of a sudden, Sydney Roosters will face South Sydney for the minor premiership on Friday night after two consecutive losses.
Glenn Jackson When teams talk of mathematical possibilities, it is never a good sign; like a board backing a beleaguered coach.
Glenn Jackson For a match that was meant to mean nothing, this match sure proved a lot. You had to look hard to find it but, when you did, the result might just have shown as much about Cronulla as any other in...
Glenn Jackson THIS was certainly not the St George Illawarra of old. But they scratched and fought and, ultimately, won. The pressure will be eased on the team, and their coach, Steve Price.
Glenn Jackson South Sydney wanted a test of their premiership credentials and they will get it: more than 5000 kilometres of travel in the next three rounds - and that's just the start.
Glenn Jackson, Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall is making a flying visit to Auckland to view Super Rugby outfit the Blues' training facilities and meet with club powerbrokers.
Glenn Jackson South Sydney's fortunes in coming weeks might rest partly on a player who has made just five NRL appearances.
Glenn Jackson Bulldogs coach Des Hasler has expressed his frustrations over the NRL officiating after a staggering 23 penalties were blown in Monday night's loss to the Gold Coast.
Glenn Jackson If the Bulldogs are to repeat their efforts of last year, and perhaps better them, they will have to do it the hard way.
Glenn Jackson After four years at Sydney Roosters, Brad Takairangi could see himself being squeezed. With Sonny Bill Williams joining the club, what he could not see was him in the Roosters' best line-up.
Glenn Jackson After a performance by his team which was at odds with what most expected, Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson showed he could follow suit. One of league's most affable coaches was cranky.
Glenn Jackson ROOSTERS coach Brian Smith admits he may ''experiment'' with the captaincy over the final rounds of the season - but he appears set to leave a final decision to incumbent Braith Anasta.
Glenn Jackson ON THE left side of Nathan Peats's abdomen, a blank canvas awaits a masterpiece. Whether it comes this year or not, Peats has reserved the spot for a premiership tattoo, to join the work on his right...
Glenn Jackson ASKED yesterday in a space off the dressing rooms at ANZ Stadium whether the Rabbitohs were thriving on the expectations on the club, coach Michael Maguire pointed to what had occurred on the field.
Glenn Jackson IF A call to arms is what Wests Tigers need, a call to arms is what they will get. Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens yesterday declared his team would not deserve to make the finals should they succumb...
Glenn Jackson SOUTH SYDNEY players used to occasionally be so overcome with the thought of winning a match that they celebrated like they had won a grand final.
Glenn Jackson Petero Civoniceva last night refused to contemplate the possibility that his illustrious career could come to a premature end next Friday night at Suncorp Stadium.
Glenn Jackson NRL interim chief executive Shane Mattiske maintained yesterday that plans to lock in salary caps for the life of the new broadcast deal remained a possibility despite the uncertainty surrounding...
Glenn Jackson, Brad Walter HE was announced as Wests Tigers coach less than a fortnight ago, yet after taking charge of his first training session with his new club, Mick Potter insisted the pre-season was ''on schedule''.
Glenn Jackson Most of Cronulla's recruits trained for the first time with their new club yesterday.