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Brooks commits to Wests Tigers

Tuesday April 18, 2017 by  

Wests Tigers are pleased to announce that halfback Luke Brooks has extended his playing contract with the Club for the next two seasons.

The new deal will see Brooks remain with Wests Tigers until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Since making his NRL debut for the Club in 2013, the former Dally M Rookie of the Year has played a total of 70 first-grade games in Wests Tigers colours, making his representative debut for the NRL All Stars in 2015. Read more

Champion halfback to call time on Storm career

Tuesday April 4, 2017 by  

Storm halfback Cooper Cronk has today informed the Club that 2017 will be his last season at Melbourne Storm.

During his 15 seasons with Melbourne, Cronk, 33, has built himself into one of the greatest halfbacks of the modern era.

His list of achievements in the purple jersey is almost unmatched. Read more

Hasler re-signs with the Bulldogs

Monday April 3, 2017 by  

Coach Des Hasler will remain with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs until the end of the 2019 season after signing a contract extension.

The Football Club Board today announced the decision after final negotiations were concluded with the coach putting pen to paper to keep him at Belmore.

Hasler, has had an excellent record with the Bulldogs, taking them to the Finals in each of his five years in charge, including two Grand Final appearances. Read more

Wests Tigers announce Ivan Cleary as Head Coach

Monday April 3, 2017 by  

Wests Tigers have today announced that Ivan Cleary will take on the role of Head Coach, effective immediately.

Cleary will take on the role of Head Coach until the end of the 2020 NRL season.

Cleary, 46, has coached 252 NRL games at the New Zealand Warriors and Penrith Panthers, plus was Head Coach of the 2015 Prime Minister’s XIII team and was named the 2014 Daly M Coach of the Year. Read more

Scott signs on as a career Cowboy

Thursday March 30, 2017 by  

The North Queensland Cowboys can today announce that co-captain Matthew Scott has agreed to a contract extension until the end of the 2019 National Rugby League season.

The two-year deal will mean Scott, 31, will be a 16-season Cowboy after the Central Queensland product debuted in Round 19, 2004 against the Eels as an 18-year-old.

“I’m truly thrilled to be extending my time at this great club for a further two seasons,” Scott said. Read more

Taumalolo a Cowboy for life

Wednesday March 22, 2017 by  

The North Queensland Cowboys can today announce that barnstorming forward and reigning Dally M Medallist Jason Taumalolo will be a “Cowboy for life” after agreeing to an historic 10-year deal with the club.

The milestone extension will have Taumalolo, 23, remain a Cowboy until the end of the 2027 National Rugby League season, meaning the prodigiously talented backrower will have been with the club for 20 years after joining their pathways program as a 14-year-old.

“I’m very proud and honoured to be able to say that I’m staying a Cowboy for life,” Taumalolo said. Read more

Rabbitohs extend Kyle Turner’s contract

Monday March 20, 2017 by  

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have extended the contract of back rower Kyle Turner until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Turner, 25, has played 56 NRL games for the Rabbitohs since making his first grade debut against the Tigers in 2014, and has gone on to represent the Indigenous All Stars on two occasions.

Originally from Coonabarabran in country NSW, Turner has overcome a serious neck injury to establish himself in the first grade squad at South Sydney. Read more

Canberra to host 2017 ANZAC Test

Monday February 13, 2017 by  

Canberra will host the 2017 ANZAC Test between Australia and New Zealand, on Friday May 5.

The announcement was made today at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra by Deputy Chief Minister Yvette Berry, alongside Canberra Raiders’ representative players Shannon Boyd and Jordan Rapana, as well as NRL Ambassador Alan Tongue.

NRL Head of Football Brian Canavan said GIO Stadium would be a fitting venue for the 2017 ANZAC Test. Read more

Roosters win 2017 Auckland Nines

Sunday February 5, 2017 by  

It was the year of the Rooster at the 2017 NRL Auckland Nines, with the Sydney Roosters taking out the final against the Penrith Panthers, 10–8.

The Roosters held a 10–0 lead at half-time, with Daniel Tupou and Bernard Lewis scoring tries in both the semi-final (against the Storm) and final.

Malakai Watene-Zelezniak crossed for the Panthers in the second half, but it wasn’t enough in the end. Read more

2017 NRL Auckland Nines – day one summary

Saturday February 4, 2017 by  

Six teams remain undefeated after 99 tries were scored on the first day of the NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park.

The Sharks and Titans opened the Nines with Kane Elgey scoring the first try of the tournament and recording a successful return to rugby league after a lengthy injury stint.

The Panthers, Sea Eagles and Eels secured two wins from two outings, while all three Queensland teams (Broncos, Cowboys and Titans) head into day two in good shape. Read more