NRL News

Eels win 2016 NRL Auckland Nines

Sunday February 7, 2016 by  

Parramatta has secured the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines following a 22-4 victory over the Warriors in the final.

Eels captain Corey Norman was named the tournament’s most valuable player following the final, at Eden Park.

Norman joined his teammates Bevan French, who finished the tournament with eight tries, as well as Semi Radradra, in the Team of the Tournament. Read more

2016 NRL Auckland Nines – Day One Review

Saturday February 6, 2016 by  

Melbourne, Manly and Cronulla will be the only unbeaten teams heading into tomorrow’s day two of the NRL Auckland Nines.

The Storm toppled defending premiers South Sydney as well as Parramatta, while the Sea Eagles surprised crowd favourites the Warriors, who were left with a win and a loss following the first day of the tournament.

The Sharks, last year’s grand finalists, proved again they would be difficult to beat by toppling both Gold Coast and St George Illawarra. Read more

Perth to host October Test

Wednesday January 27, 2016 by  

Perth will host its first ever Rugby League international in 2016 – a clash between Australia and New Zealand on October 15.

The nib Stadium Test match will be staged prior to the 2016 Four Nations Tournament in the UK and will be an important lead-in match for both teams.

New Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga, Kiwi counterpart Stephen Kearney and Manly’s Kiwi international Martin Taupau were on hand to make the announcement at Perth’s nib Stadium today, alongside WA Minister for Sport and Recreation Mia Davies. Read more

Roosters sign Dale Copley

Monday January 18, 2016 by  

The Sydney Roosters have today announced the signing of talented outside back Dale Copley.

Copley and the Roosters reached agreement overnight on a three-year contract that brings the 24 year-old to the Sydney club with immediate effect through to the conclusion of the 2018 season.

Roosters recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan believes Copley will be a valuable asset for the Roosters moving forward. Read more

Eels sign Michael Jennings

Monday January 18, 2016 by  

The Parramatta Eels have today announced the signing of centre Michael Jennings to the club for the next four seasons.

Jennings, 27, joins the Blue and Gold from the 2016 season onwards after securing a release from the Sydney Roosters.

With 193 NRL games under his belt, the Penrith District junior has played six Tests for Australia and three Tests for Tonga, as well as representing the NSW Blues in 16 State of Origin clashes. Read more

Wests Tigers sign Tim Grant

Friday January 8, 2016 by  

Wests Tigers have today confirmed that Tim Grant has joined the Club for the coming two seasons.

Grant, 27, has played 144 NRL games since making his debut for the Penrith Panthers in 2007.

He joins Wests Tigers from the South Sydney Rabbitohs where he played 20 games during the 2015 season. Grant also played two State of Origin games for New South Wales in 2012. Read more

Woods named as Wests Tigers Captain

Friday December 18, 2015 by  

Wests Tigers have today confirmed that Aaron Woods will be the Club’s Captain for the 2016 NRL season.

Woods, 24, has played 105 NRL games for Wests Tigers since making his debut in 2011.

The Leichhardt Junior has also played five Tests for Australia and has made seven State of Origin appearances for New South Wales. Read more

Coaches name teams for NRL All Stars match

Tuesday December 15, 2015 by  

Some of the biggest names in the NRL have been chosen to play in the annual All Stars match in Brisbane in February.

For the first time, a World All Stars team has been chosen to take on the reigning champion Indigenous All Stars team at Suncorp Stadium on February 13.

It will include stars of the calibre of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Semi Radradra, James Graham and Martin Taupau. Read more

New Rule promises more thrills

Thursday December 10, 2015 by  

A new rule will be introduced for the NRL Auckland Nines, giving teams a “free play” advantage when the opposing team makes a mistake.

The rule is aimed at allowing the team which gains possession from a mistake to attempt a high risk play without fear of losing advantage.

Under the rule, the referee will call “zero tackle” when a team gains possession from a knock on, forward pass or accidental offside. Read more

Cowboys get 13th ‘Home’ game in 2016 draw

Friday November 27, 2015 by  

The North Queensland Cowboys will get to show their wares in front of the Cairns faithful with a Round 17 Premiership match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs included in the 2016 National Rugby League draw.

With the draw announced today, the defending premiers will play 2014 premiers the Rabbitohs at Barlow Park on Sunday July 3 in one of several NQ blockbusters confirmed for the season.

And while it will be an official Souths home game, the match is expected to draw fervent Cowboys support given the Far North Queensland city is squarely in Cowboys country. Read more