Wednesday March 22, 2017 by Media Release - Rugby League
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
Monday March 20, 2017 by Media Release - Rugby League
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
Monday March 13, 2017 by Adam McBride
North Queensland co-captain Matt Scott will miss the remainder of the 2017 National Rugby League season after scans confirmed he has torn his anterior cruciate ligament.
The 31-year old forward was forced off the field late in the second half of Friday’s epic golden point extra time round two derby clash between the Cowboys and Broncos at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.
Speaking about the injury to Scott, Cowboys coach Paul Green said, “It’s obviously a huge blow for Matt and he’s understandably devastated.” Read more
Monday February 13, 2017 by Media Release - Rugby League
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
Sunday February 5, 2017 by Media Release - Rugby League
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
Saturday February 4, 2017 by Media Release - Rugby League
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
Tuesday January 31, 2017 by Media Release - Rugby League
NorthQueensland Cowboys head coach Paul Green’s 2017 NRL Auckland Nines squad is a blend of youth and experience with the 18-strong playing group heading across the ditch tomorrow.
Led by perennial Nines skipper Gavin Cooper and regular season co-captain Johnathan Thurston, the Cowboys’ Nines unit heads into their fourth campaign having never failed to qualify for the knockout rounds.
“The squad’s a good mix of the lesser experienced players with the guys who have played a bit more footy, and who do well in this format,” Green said. Read more
Friday January 20, 2017 by Media Release - Rugby League
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles will field eight of their new players at the NRL Auckland Nines tournament at Eden Park on the weekend of February 4-5.
Sea Eagles Coach Trent Barrett has today released his 18-man squad for the annual tournament which sees Manly taking on St George-Illawarra Dragons, Parramatta Eels, and the NZ Warriors, in the Piha Pool.
The Sea Eagles are the first NRL club to name their squad for the 2017 tournament that carries NZ $2.6 million dollars plus in prize-money. Matches are played over two nine-minute halves with nine players per team on the field. Read more
Friday January 13, 2017 by Media Release - Rugby League
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Head Coach Trent Barrett today officially named premiership, Origin and International halfback Daly Cherry-Evans as Jamie Lyon’s successor as the club’s new captain.
|Manly star halfback Daly Cherry-Evans named as the new Club Captain.
Photo courtesy of NewsCorp Australia
And the club’s newest international Jake Trbojevic has been named as vice-captain.
Barrett hailed the naming of the two as having key roles as part of a brand new era for Manly.
“Daly has been a standout during our pre-season. He is a natural leader and was an obvious choice for us as our next captain,’’ Barrett said.
“Jake is our vice-captain and being only 22-years-old, the experience he will gain in this role alongside Daly gives us a long two long term leaders who can take this club to where it needs to be.” Read more
Thursday November 24, 2016 by Media Release - Rugby League
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will take their round three NRL Premiership clash with the New Zealand Warriors to Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Friday March 17 (8pm kick off NZST).
Following visits to Hamilton (2014), and Wellington (2016); the Bulldogs have gained a strong support base in New Zealand, partly due to the history of Kiwi greats, both past and present, including Jarrod McCracken, Darryl Halligan, Sam Perret, Sam Kasiano,and Greg Eastwood.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Chief Executive Raelene Castle was delighted that the club has been able to strengthen its partnership with New Zealand fans by taking the Bulldogs Game Day experience to the passionate sporting fans of Dunedin. Read more