Rugby League

5th August

‘I’m glad I did the right thing’: Todd Payten explains last-minute Warriors U-turn

Todd Payten has explained the last-minute U-turn that led to him revealing his decision to reject an offer to coach the Warriors on live television. Payten, the team’s interim coach, dropped the bombshell during an...

Latrell Mitchell pleads guilty to firearms charge after camping trip

Rabbitohs star Latrell Mitchell has pleaded guilty to a firearms charge after a video was posted to social media showing another NRL player, Josh Addo-Carr, shooting a rifle at a NSW mid-north coast property. Mitchell, 23, and Addo-Carr, 25, were each given $1000 public health fines in April for engaging in non-essential travel, after a...

NRL: Peter Sterling explains $10m man Jason Taumalolo’s smart Cowboys tweak

Cowboys $10 million man Jason Taumalolo has shifted away from a battering ram role under caretaker coach Josh Hannay, rugby league great Peter Sterling says. Taumalolo, 27, has another seven years remaining on his unprecedented $1 million per season North Queensland contract and puts the Cowboys on his back every week. The Tonga Test forward...

4th August

New Tongan rugby league body recommended to IRL

NUKU’ALOFA, 04 AUGUST 2020 (INSIDE THE GAMES)—The Asia-Pacific Rugby League Confederation has recommended a new governing body to represent Tonga. The APRL Board is backing the bid by Tonga Ma’a Tonga Rugby League’s (TMTRL) for full membership of the International Rugby League(IRL), which has the support of the current Tongan players and coach. TMTRL Chairman...

3rd August

NRL to reduce Storm crowd size, basketball players test positive

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s National Rugby League have cut crowd numbers for the Melbourne Storm’s next match amid concerns social distancing protocols were not being followed, while 12 members of a Melbourne basketball team have tested positive for COVID-19. Television images from Storm’s game on Sunday against Newcastle on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast showed a packed...

Rugby league: Folau remains standing as team mates kneel for Black Lives Matter

(Reuters) – Israel Folau’s decision not to kneel down with his team mates before Sunday’s Super League match between his Catalan Dragons and St Helens was a “personal choice”, his coach Steve McNamara said. The former Australia rugby union international remained standing as other players and match officials “took a knee” at the Headingley ground...

1st August

‘I won’t be quitting’: Anthony Seibold defiant as Sharks bite late to beat Broncos

A miracle play by Ronaldo Mulitalo has inflicted more pain on Brisbane to secure Cronulla a thrilling 36-26 NRL win at Suncorp Stadium. The Broncos slipped to their ninth defeat from 10 matches despite a much-improved display on Friday night. Veteran Darius Boyd revelled in his return to fullback, setting up four tries for the...

Peta Hiku grabs a double as Warriors surge home to stun Wests Tigers

The Warriors snapped their three-game NRL losing streak with an impressive comeback victory over the Wests Tigers at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. Peta Hiku grabbed a second-half double to go with tries from Karl Lawton and Tohu Harris as the Warriors overcame a six-point halftime deficit to win 26-20. The Tigers also scored...

31st July

Rabbitohs overcome slow start to douse Dragons

Souths coach Wayne Bennett says he has never questioned the effort of his squad over a patchy first 11 rounds but was relieved to see execution match that effort for an impressive 60 minutes against the Dragons on Thursday night. Souths beat the Dragons 32-24, but had to claw their way back to get the...

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