Zac Lowe 8:10 PM Josh Papalii believes Queensland Origin players have a right to feel let down by eight players who broke a curfew.
5:39 PM Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has poured cold water on speculation he is positioning himself for a return to the international arena.
Greg Baum 5:55 PM Australia and New Zealand don't get around to playing one another at Test cricket very much, and when they do the Kiwis tend to promise more than they deliver. These meetings mean too much to them – their Ashes, former skipper Martin Crowe once said – which sometimes makes for a paralysing effect.
David Polkinghorne 8:11 PM A rebel league is a possible last resort if the current impasse between Capital Football and the Canberra National Premier League clubs continues.
Sebastian Hassett 6:37 PM While the Western Sydney Wanderers were disappointed to be hit with a suspended three-point deduction and $50,000 fine for fan misbehaviour in Melbourne last weekend, club chief executive John Tsatsimas accepted the club needs to redouble its efforts to weed out the trouble-making fans.
Adrian Proszenko 8:09 PM Newcastle is poised to grant Joseph Tapine an immediate release after the back-rower signed with Canberra.
Chris Barrett 7:41 PM Club bosses will next week urge the ARL Commission not to rush through reforms proposed in Shane Richardson's blueprint for the future of the game as the outgoing head of NRL strategy and game development welcomes what he anticipates will be a "robust" summit at League Central.
12:56 PM No Israel Folau and Bernard Foley just yet, but skipper Michael Hooper, Kurtley Beale and Nick Phipps are among key Wallabies returning for the NSW Waratahs' second Super Rugby pre-season trial match.
3:27 PM Tim O'Brien and James Sicily are impressing Hawthorn veteran Josh Gibson as they eye Jarryd Roughead's spot in the line-up.
Zac Lowe 8:11 PM Aiden Blizzard is trying to keep the Comets positive after the side copped a belting against NSW this week.
Clarke to play for Wests against Randwick Petersham next week.
Tournament underdogs Parramatta have started the year in style.
The Warriors were facing an early exit until Shaun Johnson arrived.