The health of every NRL club before Rd 3

A HEALTH CHECK ON YOUR CLUB HEADING INTO THE NRL SEASON RETURN PENRITH Nathan Cleary’s two-week ban for his TikTok saga opens the door for young playmaker Matt Burton, while Dylan Edwards (ankle) and Kurt Capewell (quad) are in…

V’landys wants NRL crowds back in July

Rugby league boss Peter V’landys has set another ambitious target for the game ahead of the NRL’s resumption, saying he wants crowds in stadiums from July 1. With his goal of getting the NRL back underway by May 28…

Cordner sees post-season Origin like Tests

NSW skipper Boyd Cordner is expecting preparation for this year’s State of Origin series to be similar to the build-up to post-season Kangaroos Tests. For the first time, the interstate battle will be played after the NRL grand final…

Eels hooker Mahoney fit to face Broncos

Parramatta hooker Reed Mahoney is one player thankful for the disruption caused to the 2020 NRL season by the COVID-19 crisis. The 22-year-old underwent surgery after breaking a bone in his foot in the Eels’ big round-two victory over…

Reynolds: Dargan is ready for Souths

South Sydney captain Adam Reynolds believes recruit Troy Dargan deserves his shot at first grade in next Friday’s massive NRL clash against Sydney Roosters. Australian Schoolboys’ representative Dargan is almost certain to fill in for suspended Cody Walker at…

Panthers’ youngster ready for senior role

He’s played just 19 games in his NRL career, but Jarome Luai insists he’s ready to become Penrith’s lead playmaker when the season resumes. A two-game suspension to star halfback Nathan Cleary for being “untruthful” with the NRL integrity…

Refs union accuse NRL of forgetting safety

The referees’ union has unleashed a stinging attack on the NRL, accusing them of overlooking player safety in their controversial move to go back to one whistleblower for the game’s return. In their first strong statement back at the…

NRL still needs to be vigilant: Annesley

The end of a dispute between referees and the NRL was the final major hurdle to be cleared before next week’s resumption of the 2020 season. But some bumps still lie ahead for the competition according to NRL head…

Record loss will never disappear: Oates

Corey Oates has compared Brisbane’s record NRL loss to Parramatta last year with their heartbreaking 2015 grand final defeat, saying the memory will “never disappear”. The Broncos have been quick to shut down talk in the media about their…

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