A snapshot of the NRL’s third round

WHAT HAPPENED IN ROUND 3 OF THE NRL: *QUOTE OF THE ROUND: “When Junior (Mitchell Pearce) went I thought, ‘OK we’ve got Connor (Watson) there’. I was thinking I’m the smartest coach in the world having two nines and…

Cleary backs rookie Burton to bounce back

Penrith coach Ivan Cleary is confident devastated rookie Matt Burton will bounce back next week after striking out on five field goal attempts against Newcastle. Playing in just his second game of NRL, Burton had numerous opportunities to secure…

Knights rookie in line for NRL call-up

He set the record for most tackles for an NRL player on debut, now Newcastle rookie Chris Randall could be rewarded with his first career start next week. And his assignment? Facing off against Josh Hodgson. Randall was one…

Dream date for Trbojevic and Gutherson

Tom Trbojevic has set up a blockbuster clash with Parramatta counterpart Clint Gutherson with both among the big winners of the NRL’s new rules. Saturday night’s clash between Parramatta and Manly now shapes as one of the best of…

AFL mourns loss of SA football great

AFL chairman Richard Goyder has hailed the lasting impact of Australian Football Hall of Fame member Bob Hammond, who died on Saturday. The 78-year-old – widely considered one of the most influential people in South Australian football during a…

NRL changes suit Roosters’ pack: Crichton

On the hunt for a third-straight NRL premiership, Sydney Roosters were among the big winners from controversial rule changes brought in to maximise the speed of the game. Along with unbeaten Canberra and Parramatta, the Roosters looked most comfortable…

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