Wednesday September 3, 2014 by Media Release - Rugby League
One of the outstanding outside backs of his generation, Cowboys centre Brent Tate, has today announced his retirement from rugby league.
The 32-year-old was contracted to North Queensland for the 2015 NRL season, but said the latest serious knee injury of his career had forced him to bring forward his retirement date.
Tate hasn’t played since rupturing his ACL playing for Queensland in Game Two of the State of Origin series in June – the fourth time he has been unlucky enough to be sidelined by an ACL tear. Read more
Wednesday August 27, 2014 by Media Release - Rugby League
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles life member Jason King has today announced he will retire at the end of the 2014 National Rugby League Season.
33 year-old King, who has played 235 games of NRL to date, said he was ready to call time on his playing career after 14 seasons at the elite level.
He will depart the game having helped establish the Sea Eagles as the most dominant side of the past decade, a feat that includes captaining his beloved Sea Eagles for a significant part of that time. Read more
Monday August 18, 2014 by Media Release - Rugby League
The NSWRL is pleased to announce that NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley has agreed to extend his contract until the end of 2017.
Fresh from coaching the Blues to victory in the 2014 Holden State of Origin series, Daley has agreed to a two-year extension of his deal.
Daley said he was determined to ensure that the plans that he had already introduced to the Blues’ preparations were carried through. Read more
Monday June 2, 2014 by Media Release - Rugby League
The National Rugby League will stage State of Origin matches at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2015 and 2018.
CEO Dave Smith said today Origin matches were among the biggest events on the Australian sporting calendar.
He said that, in line with the NRL’s policy of playing one game outside Sydney and Brisbane every three years, the second Origin match of 2015 would be staged at the MCG. Read more
Thursday May 8, 2014 by Media Release - Rugby League
Melbourne Storm will farewell one of its favourite sons at the end of the year, with Ryan Hoffman agreeing to a three-year deal with New Zealand Warriors from 2015.
Hoffman made the decision yesterday and spent the afternoon and evening personally telling teammates and family, something that was important to him to do. He reiterated his full commitment to the Club for the remainder of the season, aiming to end his 11-year career at Storm with Premiership success.
Hoffman said it was hard to leave the Club he has called home for over a decade. Read more
Tuesday April 22, 2014 by Media Release - Rugby League
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have signed representative and premiership-winning forward Glenn Stewart for the 2015 and 2016 seasons today.
Stewart, 30, has played 184 NRL matches since making his debut for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in 2003. Stewart has played in four NRL Grand Finals with the Sea Eagles in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013, claiming premierships in the 2008 and 2011 seasons as well as the Clive Churchill Medal for man-of-the-match in the Grand Final in 2011.
Stewart has also represented Australia in five Tests in 2008 and 2009; NSW in five State of Origin clashes in 2009 and 2012; played three games for Country Origin in 2008, 2010 and 2011; and played for the Prime Minister’s XIII against Papua New Guinea in 2009. Read more
Wednesday April 16, 2014 by Media Release - Rugby League
Newcastle Knights five-eighth Jarrod Mullen has signed a new four-year contract with the Club, keeping him at the Club to the end of the 2018 NRL season.
Mullen, who made his debut for the Knights in 2005 and has since played 172 games, is happy to re-sign with the Club he’s always supported.
“This is the Club I started playing my NRL career with and the Club I want to finish it at, so I am very pleased to re-sign,” Mullen said. Read more
Thursday March 20, 2014 by Media Release - Rugby League
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are pleased to announce the re-signing of Australian, New South Wales and current Bulldogs player, Josh Morris, for the next four years, through until the end of season 2018.
The Kiama Knights junior made his NRL debut for the Dragons back in season 2007 before joining the Bulldogs in 2009. At 27, Morris has made 156 appearances in the NRL (Dragons 46, Bulldogs 110).
At representative level, Morris has made five appearances for Australia, played eight matches for New South Wales, represented Country Origin on three occasions and been selected in the NRL All-Stars side twice. Read more
Wests Tigers are sympathetic to the situation that Balmain Tigers Leagues Club currently finds itself in, as a historic contributor to the game of Rugby League Wests Tigers are hopeful the issue is resolved quickly.
First and foremost it is important that Wests Tigers clarifies that Balmain Tigers Leagues Club is two steps removed from the NRL Club. Wests Tigers does not rely on Balmain Tigers Leagues Club funding, and has not for some time. The Balmain Tigers Leagues Club is owned outright by the Balmain Tigers Football Club.
Wests Tigers is a joint-venture between Balmain Tigers Rugby League Football Club (Balmain Tigers) and Western Suburbs Rugby League Football Group (Wests Group), with funding shortfalls historically covered with a 50/50 split between the two shareholders. Due to a range of circumstances for the past three seasons this shareholder funding has not occurred to a sufficient level. Read more
The Raiders have received a huge boost ahead of their first home match of the season, with Shaun Fensom agreeing to a new three year deal that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2017 season.
Fensom is a two time winner of the Meninga Medal (2011, 2012) which is awarded to the best player each season for the Raiders and has been an instrumental part of the Raiders team since he made his debut in 2009 after captaining the Raiders NYC team to a premiership in 2008.
Fensom said he’s thrilled to be remaining in Canberra where his career began and said he can now concentrate on performing each week for the Raiders. Read more