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Moses not sold on NRL captain’s challenge. Teams could exploit it

Parramatta halfback Mitch Moses predicts smart captains and coaches will exploit the NRL’s new challenge rule in 2020, claiming it will also encourage players to “bite back” at referees. A controversial new “captain’s challenge” was agreed upon by the ARLC last week. However, Moses said he feels for referees who are already dealing with immense […]

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Natalie Harrowell: England Women international forward dies aged 29

Featherstone Rovers and England international forward Natalie Harrowell has died, aged 29. Harrowell, a Hull FC fan, played three games for England and helped Rovers to the inaugural 2017 Women’s Super League Grand Final, losing to Bradford. She also worked for Wakefield Trinity on a development coach basis, helping attract players for their women’s side. […]

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NRL star erupts after journalist’s message

Canberra back-rower John Bateman has vented his fury on social media after the mother of his daughter was offered cash by a so-called journalist attempting to dish the dirt on his personal life. Bateman, 26, learned how he would become a father at 16, earning the nickname Papa John from his teammates. Stream over 50 […]

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Giants confident on tying down Cameron to new contract

Greater Western Sydney are confident of agreeing to a new deal with Jeremy Cameron as they continue to tie their key players down on long-term contracts. Lachie Whitfield put pen to paper on a new seven-year deal on Monday, joining teammates Stephen Coniglio and Josh Kelly in committing their long-term futures to the AFL club. […]

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Fittler responds to racism claims

Brad Fittler has hit back at claims of racism from Latrell Mitchell after the disgruntled star accused NSW of going “real funny” on a trio of indigenous players over their Origin anthem stance. On Saturday NRL.com published a wide-ranging interview with Mitchell in which he made the explosive allegations against Blues officials only for the […]

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Why Rugby Australia settled with Folau

Outgoing Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne has dismissed accusations the Israel Folau settlement will have any impact on grassroots rugby. Rugby Australia and Israel Folau reached an out-of-court settlement this week after months of legal proceedings. While the payout amount has not been confirmed, it is predicted to be in the millions. 51-year-old Clyne, who […]

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Commentator drools on Quadzilla’s debut

The key in sport is to keep your eyes on the ball but one commentator was transfixed by Trae Williams’ tree trunks. The former track and field star — whose personal best in the 100m is 10.10 seconds — made his rugby sevens debut for Australia against Scotland in Dubai and while he didn’t get […]