NRL News

Successful day one at Auckland Nines

Saturday January 31, 2015 by  

South Sydney, Wests Tigers, Sydney Roosters, Parramatta and Cronulla will be the only undefeated teams to start day two of the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines after an unpredictable first day at Eden Park.

The Rabbitohs showed they will be serious Nines title threats, following on from their NRL Premiership triumph last October, with victories over Penrith and defending Nines champions North Queensland.

The Cowboys were strong in their first-up victory over Melbourne, but faltered against the Rabbitohs on a typically colourful Nines day in Auckland. However they can be heartened that they began day two with one victory and one defeat in 2014 before claiming the inaugural Nines trophy. Read more

Rabbitohs appoint Inglis as 2015 Captain

Tuesday January 20, 2015 by  

Rabbitohs fullback, and Queensland and Australian representative player, Greg Inglis, has been named captain of the Club for 2015.

Inglis, who filled in as captain during the Rabbitohs’ 2014 Premiership-winning season, has taken up the reins from team mate John Sutton who remains as a senior member and leader amongst the group.

Rabbitohs Coach Michael Maguire says the appointment of Inglis as captain will help refresh the squad ahead of a big season. Read more

Blockbuster opening to 2015 NRL Season

Monday December 15, 2014 by  

The 2015 NRL Premiership will open with a series of blockbuster matches and live television coverage of Sunday afternoon games will return next year.

And ANZAC Day will be one of the biggest days in the code’s history with five games being played in Auckland, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on the same day.

NRL Head of Commercial, Paul Kind said the Premiership Season would open in front of a massive crowd at Suncorp Stadium with the Broncos taking on 2014 premiers South Sydney. Read more

Bulldogs going back to Belmore

Sunday December 14, 2014 by  

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are excited to announce that they will face the Cronulla Sharks in their ‘Back to Belmore’ match in season 2015.

As part of the club’s 80th Anniversary celebrations, the Bulldogs will take on the men from the Sutherland Shire at Belmore Sports Ground in Round 20 on Sunday, 26 July.

In what will be a significant occasion, fans are encouraged to become members of the club as it will be the only way to guarantee entry in what will be the first competition match to be played at the venue since 1998. Read more

Sea Eagles sign experienced trio, extend Lyon’s contract

Tuesday October 28, 2014 by  

The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have bolstered their forward stocks for next season with the signing of three regular NRL first-graders.

Willie Mason, Feleti Mateo and Siosaia Vave have all agreed to terms to join the club.

The trio will join their new Sea Eagles teammates for pre-season training in early November. Read more

Hayne takes a leap of faith

Wednesday October 15, 2014 by  

Parramatta Eels fullback Jarryd Hayne has today advised Chairman Steve Sharp, CEO Scott Seward, Head Coach Brad Arthur and his teammates that he will pursue a long-held dream of playing NFL in the United States.

The club has accepted Jarryd’s decision and has granted him a conditional release.

Hayne, an Eels junior and dual Dally M winner, has played 176 first grade games exclusively in Blue and Gold, as well as creating an impressive record representing his state and his country. Read more

Thurston wins record third Bowman Medal

Friday October 10, 2014 by  

North Queensland’s champion co-captain Johnathan Thurston tonight became the first Cowboy to win the Paul Bowman Medal three times.

The winner of the Cowboy of the Year title in 2005 and 2012, Thurston edged out fellow co-captain Matt Scott for the 2014 medal following a vote count that came down to the final match of North Queensland’s season.

It completed a huge night for JT at the Cowboys’ Presentation Ball at Jupiters Townsville. He also won the Players’ Player Award, the Townsville Bulletin Fans’ Choice Award and became the club’s fifth life member after reaching the 200-game mark during the season. Read more

Dragons to play in World Club Series

Thursday October 9, 2014 by  

The St George Illawarra Dragons have accepted their invitation to participate in next year’s World Club Series.

The European Super League have confirmed that the Dragons will join the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos in the series which will be played in the United Kingdom over three days from February 20-22 next year.

The tournament will culminate with the World Club Challenge to determine the best Rugby League team in the world. Read more

Hannant signs with the Cowboys

Tuesday October 7, 2014 by  

The North Queensland Cowboys will have another forward with State of Origin and Test experience in their NRL squad next season after signing Ben Hannant to a one-year contract today.

The 29-year-old, who has played 12 matches for Queensland and six for Australia, will move north from the Brisbane Broncos to bolster the Cowboys’ forward pack as North Queensland chase a fifth consecutive finals appearance.

Hannant has played 192 NRL matches after starting his career with the Sydney Roosters in 2005 and won a premiership with the Brisbane Broncos in 2006. Read more

Raiders sign Sam Williams

Thursday September 18, 2014 by  

The Raiders will welcome home local junior Sam Williams to the club in 2015, after he signed a two year deal with the club to return to where he began his NRL career.

Williams is currently playing for Catalans Dragons in the English Super League, after a mid-season switch from the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Originally from Cooma in NSW, Williams was a star for the Raiders junior grades before making his NRL debut in 2011, playing 42 matches for the Raiders until he departed at the end of the 2013 season. Read more