NRL News

Bromwich named Storm’s best in consecutive years

Thursday October 8, 2015 by  

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

Thurston wins fourth Dally M Medal

Monday September 28, 2015 by  

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

Knights appoint Brown as head coach

Wednesday September 9, 2015 by  

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

Brett Stewart extends Manly contract

Friday August 28, 2015 by  

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

Champion fullback inks new deal

Thursday August 27, 2015 by  

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

All Stars back for another 2016 blockbuster

Thursday August 6, 2015 by  

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

Lowe announces his retirement

Wednesday August 5, 2015 by  

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

Manly Club announcement on Geoff Toovey

Tuesday July 28, 2015 by  

The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have met with Geoff Toovey and mutually agreed that he will remain as coach until the end of the 2015 season.

The club will honour Toovey’s contract in full until the end of the 2016 season.

Former St George-Illawarra, NSW Origin and Australian Test five-eighth Trent Barrett will be the new Sea Eagles coach for the next three years from 2016. Read more

Richards to depart at season’s end

Thursday July 9, 2015 by  

Wests Tigers can confirm that Pat Richards will leave the Club at the conclusion of the 2015 National Rugby League season.

Richards will take up an opportunity to finish his career in Super League with French outfit, the Catalans Dragons.

The 33-year-old winger, who was part of the 2005 premiership-winning side, returned to the Club last season following on from an eight-year stint with the Wigan Warriors. Read more

NRL announces final six rounds schedule

Tuesday June 30, 2015 by  

Thursday night football will return for the final four rounds of the 2015 NRL Premiership.

The NRL today released the schedule for the final six rounds of the Premiership which includes a series of blockbuster Thursday and Friday night matches.

North Queensland, St George Illawarra, South Sydney and Brisbane will host Thursday night matches over the final four rounds. Read more