Rugby League

Tue 19 Feb 2019

NRL history made as first female ref appointed

premium_icon NRL history made as first female ref appointed

For the first time in rugby league history a female - Queenslander Belinda Sleeman -will referee an NRL game

Positive signs for South Grafton Rebels at Coffs Coast 9s

premium_icon Positive signs for South Grafton Rebels at Coffs Coast 9s

NEW coach buoyed by actions and attitude of Rebels at preseason competition, with new recruits given the chance to impress

De Belin ruled out of Dragons' trial

premium_icon De Belin ruled out of Dragons' trial

Dragons forward Jack de Belin will not play in St George Illawarra’s opening trial against Newcastle after being ruled out with a virus

Falcons trio named in Storm squad for trial match

premium_icon Falcons trio named in Storm squad for trial match

Sunshine Coast Falcons prop Darryn Schonig is hopeful the opportunity to feature in an NRL trial will be another step towards a future career in the game.

Walker free to play trials as DV charges loom

premium_icon Walker free to play trials as DV charges loom

Manly centre Dylan Walker is expected to play against Cronulla in this week’s trial game despite the two assault charges he will face next week in court.

TRL All Stars team announced

TRL All Stars team announced

COACH Ned Murphy names his side to take on the South West Emus in Saturday's match in Toowoomba.

Brennan: I asked Carty if he wanted to quit

premium_icon Brennan: I asked Carty if he wanted to quit

Garth Brennan has revealed he asked Bryce Cartwright if the former Panther wanted to quit the NRL after his horror first season on the Gold Coast.

CROW NO MORE: Roosters withdraw from Group 2 season

premium_icon CROW NO MORE: Roosters withdraw from Group 2 season

A STRUGGLE for player numbers and commitment has forced a once proud club to pull the pin on the upcoming season.

Mon 18 Feb 2019

POD path to glory: Players who’ll kill it in NRL Supercoach

premium_icon POD path to glory: Players who’ll kill it in NRL Supercoach

Guns and cheapies have long been the mantra for this SuperCoach’s team selection, but it will be a different path that leads to glory in 2019.

Dufty eyes decade as Dragons’ fullback

premium_icon Dufty eyes decade as Dragons’ fullback

Matt Dufty received interest from rival clubs after Corey Norman’s arrival but was adamant he never contemplated leaving.

Let them play: rare support shown for NRL duo

premium_icon Let them play: rare support shown for NRL duo

James Maloney believes Jack de Belin and Dylan Walker should be free to play in trial matches despite the serious assault charges both men face

Time for Kahu to Cowboy up

premium_icon Time for Kahu to Cowboy up

Jordan Kahu’s move to North Queensland has been confirmed with the Broncos stalwart securing a one-year deal with the Cowboys effective immediately.

What we learned from the NRL’s weekend action

premium_icon What we learned from the NRL’s weekend action

Kalyn Ponga’s mixed start to his new role, Parramatta’s playmakers locked in - rugby league is back and there is plenty to digest.

Buzz: Scrap Aussie anthem if All Stars won’t sing

premium_icon Buzz: Scrap Aussie anthem if All Stars won’t sing

The NRL must ditch the anthem at the Indigenous All Stars game. It would be better than looking at 17 expressionless faces.

Green hints at Cowboys goal kicking options

premium_icon Green hints at Cowboys goal kicking options

COWBOYS coach Paul Green has hinted at the club’s first choice goal kicker as he looks to fill the void left by Johnathan Thurston this season.

Buzz: 50 things to look forward to in 2019

premium_icon Buzz: 50 things to look forward to in 2019

Today’s column is a scandal-free zone. No sexual assault allegations, no salary cap rorts. We’ve had enough.

Morris hat-trick on Roosters debut stuns Wigan

premium_icon Morris hat-trick on Roosters debut stuns Wigan

The Roosters bought him to replace Blake Ferguson on the wing but Brett Morris destroyed Wigan from left centre.

James’ positional switch stunted by injury

premium_icon James’ positional switch stunted by injury

Titans captain Ryan James is facing a positional switch, but the NSW Origin hopeful may not get to test out his new spot before Round 1.

Haas can’t wait for Broncos battle to begin

premium_icon Haas can’t wait for Broncos battle to begin

Broncos giant Payne Haas has declared he is ready to rumble against the NRL’s star forwards as he prepares to have a target on his head in 2019.

Sun 17 Feb 2019

NRL probes ‘poaching’ of star Eels rookie

premium_icon NRL probes ‘poaching’ of star Eels rookie

The cashed-up New Zealand Warriors are under investigation over claims they attempted to poach Parramatta Eels boom rookie Dylan Brown.

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