NRL News

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

Eels welcome 2016 NRL draw

Friday November 27, 2015 by  

The Parramatta Eels have today welcomed the announcement of the 2016 NRL Premiership draw, which will see the club take part in some of the game’s biggest clashes.

The 2016 schedule will see the Blue and Gold play their first seven rounds in Sydney, including two blockbuster Thursday night games – against the Brisbane Broncos to open the season, and our traditional rivals the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.

The first 20 rounds of the 2016 draw feature the Eels playing four afternoon games in Sydney and five Friday night games. Read more

Bulldogs to host Warriors in Wellington

Friday November 27, 2015 by  

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are excited to announce that the NRL side will play a ‘home’ match against the New Zealand Warriors at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, in 2016.

To coincide with the full draw being released today, the Bulldogs will take on the New Zealand based side in Round 7 of the regular season on Saturday, 16 April at 7.30pm (NZ Time).

As in previous years, the Bulldogs have taken select matches away from ANZ Stadium and used them as an opportunity to grow the game in areas that are seen as potential growth areas for both the club and the NRL. Read more

Granville extends time at Cowboys

Friday November 27, 2015 by  

Exciting North Queensland Toyota Cowboys hooker Jake Granville has extended his current contract with the club until the end of the 2018 season.

Granville, 26, was contracted until the end of 2016, with the club and player this week finalising a two-year extension following his breakout year in 2015.

A former player in the Intrust Super Cup for Wynnum Manly under current Cowboys mentor Paul Green, Granville blossomed in his first year at the Cowboys and was a key player in the club’s run to their maiden premiership. Read more

Papalii re-signs with the Raiders

Friday November 20, 2015 by  

The Canberra Raiders have continued securing their talent, with news today that superstar second rower Josh Papalii has re-signed with the club until the end of the 2018 season.

Papalii joins Jack Wighton, Shannon Boyd and Joey Leilua who have all recently re-signed with the club.

2015 was a huge season for Papalii, as he regained his Queensland State of Origin Jersey with a string of outstanding performances for the Raiders. Papalii played all 24 matches for the Raiders in 2015 and passed 100 NRL career matches. Read more

Sea Eagles welcome Taupau and Brown

Wednesday November 18, 2015 by  

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have today officially welcomed New Zealand internationals Martin Taupau and Lewis Brown to the Club.

Manly’s new recruits Lewis Brown (left) and Martin Taupau (right) talking to the media.
Photo courtesy of Manly Sea Eagles RLFC

Both players proudly pulled on the Sea Eagles colours for the first time shortly after arriving at Sydney International Airport following the Kiwis tour of England.

The recruitment of Taupau on a four-year deal was touted as one of the Club’s biggest signings since two time premiership winning forward Malcolm Reilly.

Manly Head Coach Trent Barrett said Taupau was a massive coup for the Club.

“Martin’s signing made everyone sit up and take notice that we are hell bent on succeeding. He is going to be a huge part of that,” Barrett said. Read more

Sam Burgess returns to the Rabbitohs

Friday November 6, 2015 by  

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have signed dual International, Sam Burgess, with the Englishman re-joining the Club until at least the end of the 2018 season, it was announced today.

Burgess, 26, will re-join his only NRL Club, the Rabbitohs, after a 12-month period in English Rugby where he played five Rugby Test matches for England including the 2015 Rugby World Cup, one match for England Saxons and 26 appearances for Bath.

Burgess played 96 NRL matches for South Sydney, including a Clive Churchill Medal-winning performance in the 2014 NRL Grand Final where he played virtually the entire game with a fractured face following a head-clash with fellow Englishman, James Graham of the Bulldogs. Read more

World team to revamp All Stars concept

Wednesday November 4, 2015 by  

The game’s finest Indigenous players will clash with a new World All Stars team following a revamp of the Rugby League All Stars concept.

NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg today announced that next year’s match, to be played on February 13 at Suncorp Stadium, will feature the Indigenous All Stars against the newly-termed World All Stars.

The World All Stars team will feature a minimum of four players each from Australia, New Zealand and England, while the remaining players will be made up from other nations – Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, PNG and France (if available). Read more