Tuesday November 3, 2015 by Media Release - Rugby League
Wests Tigers are pleased to confirm the re-signing of utility Dene Halatau on a one-year deal, and also the addition of hooker Matt Ballin from Manly-Warringah.
The pair boast more than 400 first grade games between them, strengthening the level of experience within the Club’s playing roster for the 2016 season.
Halatau has played a total of 226 NRL matches since making his debut in 2003, with 157 appearances for Wests Tigers over two separate stints. Read more
Friday October 9, 2015 by Media Release - Rugby League
Newcastle Knights’ captain Kurt Gidley has won the 2015 Danny Buderus Medal, the Newcastle Knights Player of the Year Award.
The award, presented at Friday’s 2015 Newcastle Knights awards evening, is a fitting accolade for Gidley who departs the Club to join the English Super League in 2016 after an illustrious 15-year career in the red and blue.
Gidley became the Club’s most capped skipper and the second most capped player in 2015 and showcased his leadership, skill and versatility playing in a number of positions throughout the season. Read more
Fullback Brett Morris and front row forward Aiden Tolman have tonight taken out the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs top award, being named joint winners of the 2015 Dr George Peponis NRL ‘Player of the Year’ Award at the Club’s annual Presentation Night held at Le Montage, Lilyfield.
Both Morris and Tolman were awarded the Dr George Peponis Medal after being judged to have made the most outstanding on field contribution to the Bulldogs over the course of the NRL season by their team mates and coaching staff.
In his first season at the club, Brett played 16 games, averaged 142m per game and for the season had 68 tackle breaks, 12 line breaks and scored 9 tries of his own. Read more
New Zealand international Jesse Bromwich claimed Melbourne Storm’s Player of the Year award for the second year running after being crowned the Club’s best player in 2015, at the Storm’s end of season awards ceremony on Wednesday night.
Bromwich backed up his outstanding 2014 season with another exceptional campaign in 2015, finishing five votes clear of Captain Cameron Smith and youngster Cameron Munster who both finished in second place.
In front of a sold out function at Peninsula Docklands, Head Coach Craig Bellamy presented Bromwich with the bronze trophy and medallion after a season where the 26-year old confirmed his status as rugby league’s premier front-rower. Read more
Monday September 28, 2015 by Media Release - Rugby League
North Queensland Cowboys halfback Johnathan Thurston has won an unprecedented fourth Dally M Player of the Year award.
Thurston polled 32 points, beating Michael Ennis, Aaron Woods and Benji Marshall (21 points) to the prestigious Medal.
In doing so, Thurston became the first ever player to win four Dally M Player of the Year awards.
Thurston also won his second consecutive Dally M Player of the Year award, following his joint award with Jarryd Hayne in 2014, as well as his sole Medals in 2005 and 2007. Read more
Wednesday September 9, 2015 by Media Release - Rugby League
Nathan Brown has been appointed as the Newcastle Knights head coach, formally signing a three-year contract on Wednesday.
Last week the Football Sub-Committee made a recommendation to the Board that Brown be appointed as head coach.
The Board approved this recommendation, which allowed the appointment to be finalised this week. Read more
Friday August 28, 2015 by Media Release - Rugby League
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles is pleased to announce the contract extension of dynamic full-back Brett Stewart for a further one-year.
Off contract at the end of 2016, Stewart is now secured to the Sea Eagles until the end of the 2017 season.
Stewart’s decision to extend his contract is a vote of confidence in the Club’s future. Read more
Thursday August 27, 2015 by Media Release - Rugby League
Billy Slater is set to finish his illustrious National Rugby League career in a purple jersey after re-signing with Melbourne Storm for two years.
The champion fullback was due to come out of contract at the end of the season but has penned a new deal with the Club that will extend his career to 15 seasons at the top level.
Storm’s deal with Slater, 32, will see the Queensland and Australian player in reach of the coveted 300 game milestone, with the long-time No. 1 currently sitting on 277 first grade matches. Read more
Thursday August 6, 2015 by Media Release - Rugby League
NRL fans will be able to attend the 2016 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 13 February for as little as $10, with tickets on sale to the general public today.
Sam Thaiday, Josh Morris, Jessica Mauboy and Wayne Bennett joined NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg and Chair of the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council, the Honourable Linda Burney MP, to make the announcement and re-affirm the importance of the game.
Mr Greenberg encouraged as many fans as possible to secure their tickets early for another blockbuster All Stars match. Read more
Wednesday August 5, 2015 by Media Release - Rugby League
South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Ben Lowe has announced his retirement from Rugby League following an NRL career that has spanned eight seasons.
Lowe, 30, played 117 first grade games for South Sydney between 2008 and 2015, having made his first grade debut against the Bulldogs in round two of the 2008 season.
In 2010, Ben was named 18th man for the Queensland State of Origin side, played lock in the Rabbitohs’ victory in the 2015 World Club Challenge, and was part of the Rabbitohs’ squad for the 2014 Grand Final. Read more