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Roosters coach Robinson evokes spirit of Jack Gibson in grand final build-up

Roosters coach Robinson evokes spirit of Jack Gibson in grand final build-up

In the dressing-room following the Roosters’ courageous 12-4 victory against Souths in the preliminary final, Robinson quoted the original supercoach, who piloted the club to consecutive premierships in 1974-75.

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Chambers can dangle the bait but I won't bite, vows Mitchell

Chambers can dangle the bait but I won't bite, vows Mitchell

The Roosters centre will use the same tactic he used to block out Storm rival Will Chambers in State of Origin when the pair clash in Sunday’s grand final.

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Slater should be cleared - not for a fairytale but because it's right
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Slater should be cleared - not for a fairytale but because it's right

It will be an injustice if the Melbourne Storm fullback isn’t allowed to take his place in the grand final.

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Why Melbourne Storm are rugby league’s greatest success story
Analysis

Why Melbourne Storm are rugby league’s greatest success story

A lot of people are going to hate this column: the team reviled by many in NSW are the game's greatest success story. At the very least, in the past 20 years.

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The day Trent Robinson told nervous Roosters board to stick with him

The day Trent Robinson told nervous Roosters board to stick with him

Trent Robinson’s unshakeable belief in his coaching methods and faith in his players’ ability has made the Tricolours the force they are today.

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'When the game is on the line, that’s when Cronk earns his money'
Opinion

'When the game is on the line, that’s when Cronk earns his money'

Cronk's former Australian and Queensland teammate Johnathan Thurston knew the Roosters' decision to sign him and squeeze out Mitchell Pearce was the right one.

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Woman at centre of Souths video chat scandal refuses to be interviewed

Woman at centre of Souths video chat scandal refuses to be interviewed

As the two arch rivals cranked up preparations for a fiery preliminary final, the case against Souths players and their alleged involvement in a lewd video chat looked like collapsing.

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'I'm happy for the truth to come out': Sam Burgess addresses South Sydney sexting scandal

'I'm happy for the truth to come out': Sam Burgess addresses South Sydney sexting scandal

Souths captain Sam Burgess has broken his silence about his club’s sexting controversy ahead of the blockbuster preliminary final against the Roosters.

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Don't run, Rabbit, don't run: How Cook made Souths' win possible

Don't run, Rabbit, don't run: How Cook made Souths' win possible

Despite his natural instincts, Souths hooker Damien Cook decided to pass the ball back to Adam Reynolds for three match-winning field goals instead of running the ball.

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Souths player at centre of sexting scandal unlikely to be stood down

Souths player at centre of sexting scandal unlikely to be stood down

The high-profile Rabbitohs player at the centre of the sexting scandal claims the lewd conversation was consensual.

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Want positive rugby league stories? Then grow up
Opinion

Want positive rugby league stories? Then grow up

The relationship between player and reporter has never been so strained. Players can avoid negative headlines by doing the right thing.

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