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Why the Roosters believe Joseph Suaalii is ready for the NRL

The first thing you need to know about Joseph Suaalii is that he’s the first through the door. He drives into Roosters HQ at Moore Park in the morning, parks his car with his P-plates on, and readies himself for a gruelling day of pre-season training. Boom Roosters recruit Joseph Suaalii.Credit:Roosters Digital He’s been dropping […]

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Super Rugby teams roll out white away jerseys for 2021 season

Super Rugby teams have taken a ‘lighter’ approach to their away kit for the 2021 season. The Chiefs, Blues, Highlanders Crusaders and Hurricanes have all rolled out largely white jerseys which feature the club’s main colour on its sleeves. It’s a radical change from previous years, where teams featured very little difference between one another […]

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The NRL wants its players to jump the COVID vaccine queue

The NRL will ask the Federal Government to allow its players to jump the queue for the COVID-19 vaccine. The game’s commissioner Peter V’landys told The Sydney Morning Herald he will put forward a proposal for NRL players be vaccinated in the third phase of Australia’s rollout. That would see star players get the sought-after […]

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Marinoff case shows bumpy road ahead as players strive to adapt

Highly-regarded development coach Brendan McCartney says the game can improve the way they prepare footballers to compete in contests as debate rages about the three-match penalty handed to Adelaide Crows’ midfielder Ebony Marinoff for forceful front-on contact. The Crows appealed the decision claiming the suspension was manifestly excessive and also arguing that it "placed an […]