NRL rejects Michael Jennings 300th game celebration as ‘Past conduct’ criticisms mount

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The NRL has decided not to honour Michael Jennings’ 300-game milestone with traditional celebrations due to the Sydney Roosters centre’s past off-field incidents. Jennings, 36, is set to become the 51st player to reach the coveted milestone when the injury-plagued Roosters bring him into the starting side for Thursday’s clash with Newcastle. Ordinarily, NRL chief […]

Drua ‘shocked at racial abuse’ as Lomani faces judiciary over Canham blow

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Fijian Drua have released a strongly worded statement following allegations that No.9 Frank Lomani was racially abused during the team’s stunning loss in Melbourne. Lomani was sent off for an elbow to the head of Josh Canham, and will face a judiciary hearing later Monday where he’s expected to be handed a lengthy ban. Lomani, […]

Five and a kick: Manly hates you, but should you love them? And are Ricky’s Raiders fun now too?

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The Manly Sea Eagles are a loveable bunch, which is why they famously don’t have to carry banners proclaiming how much they don’t like everyone else. It’s not quite Millwall – “no-one likes us, we don’t care” – and indeed, South London real estate is a lot more expensive than it was in the pomp […]

NRL News: Tribute pour in as Tigers and legend Keith ‘Golden Boots’ Barnes dies at 89

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The rugby league world is in mourning after the death of Balmain Tigers legend Keith Barnes, who has passed away at the age of 89. Barnes made 194 appearances for the Tigers over a 13-year span, including three Grand Finals, all of which were lost to the St George Dragons during their long string of […]

‘Too many simplistic errors’: Australia’s men and women lose HK Sevens semis to NZ as Olympic selection battle heats up

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Series leaders Australia have suffered a blow in their women’s and men’s world sevens title battles with New Zealand, losing their semi-finals at the Hong Kong Sevens. Australia’s women lost 28-14, while the men went down 24-7 on Sunday, with both New Zealand sides going on to claim the title. The Australian women at least […]