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Christian covers rugby league for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Sharks want NFL trials banned for contracted stars after Holmes defection

Sharks want NFL trials banned for contracted stars after Holmes defection

Valentine Holmes will be the last contracted NRL star to try his luck in the NFL if the Cronulla Sharks have their way.

  • by Adrian Proszenko & Christian Nicolussi

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Johnston on radar for Cronulla as Holmes chases NFL dream

Johnston on radar for Cronulla as Holmes chases NFL dream

Cronulla could turn to South Sydney's Alex Johnston to fill the No.1 jersey vacated by NFL hopeful Valentine Holmes.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
'Jarryd has issues to deal with': Greenberg steers clear of Hayne charge

'Jarryd has issues to deal with': Greenberg steers clear of Hayne charge

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has refused to weigh in on the future of Jarryd Hayne after the former Parramatta star was charged with aggravated sexual assault.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Sharks want Holmes to return if NFL gamble fails
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Sharks want Holmes to return if NFL gamble fails

The Cronulla livewire is reportedly set to quit the NRL to try his luck in the US.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Mellow Maguire arrives for first day at Tigers before dawn

Mellow Maguire arrives for first day at Tigers before dawn

The new Wests Tigers coach knows hard work is the key to success and is confident he can convince Luke Brooks to stay for the long haul.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Our man in Havana: Holmes returns from Cuba to address Sharks future

Our man in Havana: Holmes returns from Cuba to address Sharks future

The superstar No.1 will meet Sharks officials this week as coach Shane Flanagan runs the rule over the Shire club and the coming season.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
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Hole-in-one hero An falls back to earth – with a thump
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Hole-in-one hero An falls back to earth – with a thump

While Byeong-hun An had a stinker on Saturday, Cameron Percy's horse saluted in the Sandown Cup.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Pike's blistering round compulsory viewing for good mate Jason Day

Pike's blistering round compulsory viewing for good mate Jason Day

Day was a notable no-show at The Lakes, but there is no way he would have missed the five-under 67 fired by Aaron Pike.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Micheluzzi was destined for bigger things than schoolyard fights
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Micheluzzi was destined for bigger things than schoolyard fights

David Micheluzzi recalled his mates making sure he steered clear of lunch-time stinks in high school to avoid jeopardising his golf game.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Smith confident of staging another late Open charge

Smith confident of staging another late Open charge

A couple of late birdies and an early Saturday start has pre-Open favourite Cameron Smith confident he can remain a tournament threat.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Nair ready  to repay faith shown by Thunder after pain of BBL ban

Nair ready to repay faith shown by Thunder after pain of BBL ban

The fear of being branded a ''chucker'' was Arjun Nair's biggest fear when handed a three-month suspension by Cricket Australia for a suspect action.

  • by Christian Nicolussi