NRL News

Perth to Host State of Origin in 2019

Friday July 15, 2016 by  

Australian sport’s greatest rivalry, State of Origin, will head to Perth for the first time in 2019.

The NRL can today announce that Game Two of the 2019 State of Origin series will be played at the new Perth Stadium.

It will be the first time, barring the 1987 exhibition match in Los Angeles, an Origin match has been played outside of the eastern states of Australia. Read more

Raiders sign Joseph Tapine

Thursday February 25, 2016 by  

The Canberra Raiders have officially announced the signing of former Newcastle Knights player Joseph Tapine, on a new four year contract effective immediately.

Tapine, 21, joined his new Raiders team mates at Raiders HQ for the first time today, after receiving a release from the final year of his contract with the Newcastle Knights earlier this week.

Tapine said he was ready to tackle the challenge of working his way into the Raiders NRL team and said he was impressed with what he saw in the Raiders trial match last weekend. Read more

Sea Eagles secure Brookvale Oval

Wednesday February 17, 2016 by  

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles are today moving full steam ahead in their quest for 15,000 Members after reaching an agreement with Warringah Council over Brookvale Oval hiring fees.

The Sea Eagles and Council last night came to an agreement for the next two years which will see the Club pay $375,000 per annum and being provided with the right to sell the naming rights to Brookvale Oval.

The Club is now gearing up for a massive season opener against arch rivals Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Brookvale Oval on Friday March 4. Read more

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