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Mon 1 Jun 2020

Spine tingling combinations show promise of season ahead

premium_icon Spine tingling combinations show promise of season ahead

The new look halves pairing piloted the side in Michael Morgan's absence to decimate the Gold Coast Titans.

NRL Tackle: Star’s perfect 10 performance steals show

premium_icon NRL Tackle: Star’s perfect 10 performance steals show

Our rugby league writers reveal what caught their eye — good and bad — in Round 4 of the NRL, plus check out the Dally M votes from every game and full leaderboard.

Martin set for restart despite knee injury

premium_icon Martin set for restart despite knee injury

The COVID—19 enforced AFL shutdown was a blessing for Brisbane’s Stefan Martin as it gave him plenty of time to recover from a knee injury sustained in Round 1.

Matty Johns under fire for Hitler joke

Matty Johns under fire for Hitler joke

The Jewish community and a host of sports journos have slammed a gag aired on Sunday night’s episode of the Matty Johns show.

Broncos to unleash teen sensation for NRL debut

premium_icon Broncos to unleash teen sensation for NRL debut

An 18-year-old excitement machine will be thrust into a baptism of fire against defending premiers the Sydney Roosters.

Broncos star gives verdict on ‘six-again’ rule changes

premium_icon Broncos star gives verdict on ‘six-again’ rule changes

Matt Lodge – in his comeback match from an ACL injury – had the additional challenge of dealing with the game’s turbocharged rule changes.

Monday Buzz: Coach only part of dismal Dragons’ problems

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Coach only part of dismal Dragons’ problems

Paul McGregor is the easy target and has to accept responsibility for St George Illawarra’s slow start to the season — but there’s more to the story.

‘28 seconds I can’t get back’: NRL star

‘28 seconds I can’t get back’: NRL star

West Tigers’ star Josh Reynolds and his one-time girlfriend have given very different accounts of their tumultuous relationship.

Rugby union's ugly blueprint to survival

premium_icon Rugby union's ugly blueprint to survival

Rugby Australia is one giant step closer to being able to continue operating after it was ruled a going concern by its accountants KPMG but there could be a heavy cost...

NRL’s cardboard fans take dark turn

NRL’s cardboard fans take dark turn

The NRL’s use of cardboard cut-outs to fill empty stadium seats has been a hit but what started out as funny pranks has taken a more sinister turn.

Super start: Rising star has fire in the belly

premium_icon Super start: Rising star has fire in the belly

With training restrictions easing, Firebirds defender Kim Jenner aims to hit the ground running as Super Netball players gear up for the start of the season

Sun 31 May 2020

Tommy Turbo lays down challenge to Teddy

premium_icon Tommy Turbo lays down challenge to Teddy

Tommy Trbojevic, or James Tedesco? If you had to take your pick for the NRL’s best fullback right now it would be a split hair between these two.

Image makes a mockery of Trump

Image makes a mockery of Trump

As Donald Trump threatens military intervention to deal with protests and rioting across America, one image continues to haunt him.

Big wave surfer sues Australian Survivor producers

premium_icon Big wave surfer sues Australian Survivor producers

When big wave surfer took part in a rope challenge on Australian Survivor last year, he had no idea of the long-term impact it would have.

Western Corridor ‘best place for next NRL team’

premium_icon Western Corridor ‘best place for next NRL team’

Bid chief to discuss specific rugby league expansion details with Commission boss.

DCE won’t abandon Maroons during rebuild

premium_icon DCE won’t abandon Maroons during rebuild

Get used to this face Queenslanders because Maroons skipper Daly Cherry-Evans says NRL and Origin retirement is the last thing on his mind during Kevin Walters’...

Staying put: Broncos gun to extend time at Red Hill

premium_icon Staying put: Broncos gun to extend time at Red Hill

Maroons winger Corey Oates has set his sights on becoming a one-club player for the Broncos after committing to Brisbane for a further two years.

Super Netball, trans-Tasman clash given green light

premium_icon Super Netball, trans-Tasman clash given green light

Super Netball teams can begin group training again, with the league committed to completing a full 60-match season, although the fixture list for the campaign has yet...

All systems go: Government clears PL’s June restart

All systems go: Government clears PL’s June restart

The Premier League was given government approval on Saturday to press ahead with its June 17 restart.

Classy NRL gesture is picture perfect

Classy NRL gesture is picture perfect

The perfect picture emerged on Saturday as a heartwarming gesture from the Dragons proved the NRL’s return is about more than results.

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