NRL News

Ballin announces retirement

Monday June 26, 2017 by  

Wests Tigers player Matt Ballin has today announced his retirement from the game, effective immediately.

Ballin has played 220 NRL games since making his debut in 2007, winning Premierships with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in 2008 and 2011 and representing Queensland in the 2010 State of Origin series.

The 33-year-old’s two seasons with Wests Tigers have unfortunately been hampered by injury, which ultimately led to his decision to retire. Read more

McIlwrick commits to Wests Tigers

Tuesday June 20, 2017 by  

Wests Tigers are pleased to announce that hooker Matt McIlwrick has signed a two-year contract extension with the Club.

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

Since arriving at Wests Tigers earlier this year, McIlwrick has played every game for the Club so far this season — cementing himself as the starting hooker on every occasion. Read more

Wests Tigers sign two outside backs

Thursday June 8, 2017 by  

Wests Tigers are pleased to announce the signing of outside backs Mahe Fonua and Corey Thompson for the coming two seasons.

The new two-year deal will see both players who are currently playing in the English Super League join Wests Tigers until at least the end of the 2019 season.

A Tongan international in 2013 and 2015, Fonua will join Wests Tigers after spending the last two seasons at Hull FC. Named as part of the 2016 Super League Dream Team, Fonua also helped Hull FC win the 2016 Challenge Cup Final, scoring a try in the win. Read more

Thurston signs up for 2018 Season

Friday May 19, 2017 by  

Champion Cowboy Johnathan Thurston will see out his career at the club in which he has tasted most of his success as a rugby league superstar after agreeing to a one-year contract extension.

Thurston said he had no intention of finishing his playing days at anywhere other than the North Queensland Cowboys, with the new deal formally unveiled at the club’s mid-year gala.

“It’s a real joy to be able to say I’ll be continuing on with the Cowboys in NRL season 2018,” Thurston said. Read more

Feldt extends time at Cowboys

Monday May 15, 2017 by  

The North Queensland Cowboys can today announce the re-signing of 2015 premiership winger Kyle Feldt to the club for a further three seasons.

Townsville junior Feldt, 25, has signed a contract extension which will see him remain at the Cowboys until the end of the 2020 National Rugby League season.

“I’m thrilled to be able to remain at the club which handed me my NRL debut,” said Feldt, who has played 56 games for the club over five seasons. Read more

Foran to join the Bulldogs

Wednesday May 10, 2017 by  

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have signed New Zealand five-eighth Kieran Foran on a three year deal that will keep him at Belmore until the end of the 2020 season.

The Kiwi International and former NRL Premiership winner, will join the Bulldogs at the end of this season.

Bulldogs Chief Executive Raelene Castle was delighted to have secured the signature of the highly talented Foran, “We are delighted to have secured the services of Kieran for the next three seasons. Read more

NRL recognises Indigenous Round

Monday May 8, 2017 by  

The NRL will celebrate Indigenous Round throughout Round 10, with every NRL club wearing Indigenous inspired jerseys during the round for the first time in history.

A series of cultural performances, gift exchanges, a performance on-screen by Judith Durham and Welcome to Country ceremonies will occur at matches, with a theme of Recognition as the focal point throughout the round.

Past Indigenous legends of the game, Dean Widders and George Rose will also spend time with each club in the lead up to the round, educating teams on the importance of the round and history of rugby league amongst Indigenous communities. Read more

Roosters sign Tedesco, release Evans

Thursday May 4, 2017 by  

The Sydney Roosters have signed talented fullback James Tedesco while also announcing the departure of prop-forward Kane Evans at seasons end.

Tedesco, 24, will join the Roosters next year on a four-year deal, while Evans has put pen to paper and signed with Parramatta for the next three years.

“James is a tremendously exciting talent whose signature we are pleased to have secured and we look forward to welcoming him to the Roosters in 2018,” said Sydney Roosters CEO, Joe Kelly. Read more

Bulldogs sign Aaron Woods

Sunday April 30, 2017 by  

Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods has joined the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on a four year deal that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2021 season.

The Dally M Prop of the Year in 2015, and veteran of nine Test matches and 11 State of Origin’s, will link up with the Bulldogs at the completion of this National Rugby League season. Read more

Wests Tigers sign Josh Reynolds

Wednesday April 26, 2017 by  

Wests Tigers are pleased to announce that Josh Reynolds will be joining the Club for the 2018 NRL season.

The new four-year agreement will see the talented five-eighth join Wests Tigers until at least the end of the 2021 NRL season.

Reynolds has played 129 first-grade games for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs since his NRL debut in 2011, making his representative debut for New South Wales in Game II in the 2013 State of Origin series before going on to feature in all three games of the Blues’ successful 2014 Origin series. Read more