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NRL to request COVID-19 vaccine priority for players

The NRL will approach the federal government with a request for players to jump the COVID-19 vaccine queue to give the New Zealand Warriors the best chance of hosting home games this season. ARL Commissioner Peter V’landys confirmed the NRL would be putting a case to the government for players to be vaccinated after health workers and at-risk individuals. ARL […]

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AFLW tickets sell in their thousands

AFLW fans have snapped up thousands of seats to round one of the competition on the first day that all women’s matches charged spectators an entry fee, with Richmond’s Punt Road Oval clash a sellout. Tickets to AFLW games over the first four seasons have been free – save for a handful of matches where tickets were sold at $2 […]

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New Cat Cameron suffers hamstring injury

Boom Geelong recruit Jeremy Cameron has suffered a hamstring injury, but it’s hoped the setback won’t delay his Cats debut. The former GWS star pulled up sore last week, but club sources say the forward was back running on Saturday, while teammates enjoyed a break for the long weekend. Jeremy Cameron has suffered a setback before even playing a game […]

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AFL defends itself in wake of Grimes’ ‘cover up’ allegations

The AFL insists it did not breach its own protocols and ensured players were always armed with the necessary information to deal with members of the public after Richmond star Dylan Grimes accused the league of “covering up” an episode at an Adelaide hotel in August. Three-time premiership defender Grimes was incredulous that the details of the Tigers’ accommodation in […]

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Brisbane Broncos star Payne Haas arrested after alleged brawl

Brisbane Broncos star Payne Haas was reportedly arrested after an alleged brawl on the Gold Coast on Saturday night. The Courier Mail reports the 21-year-old Blues Origin forward was taken into custody by police in Tweed Heads following the alleged incident. “About 10pm Saturday 16th January, officers from Tweed-Byron Police District arrested a 21-year-old man on Coral Street at Tweed […]

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AFLW fixture uncertainty lingers as pre-season matches start

Reigning AFLW MVP Madison Prespakis kicked off her 2021 campaign with a best on ground performance for Carlton in Saturday's AFLW practise match against St Kilda – just 12 days out from the scheduled season opener at Ikon Park between the Blues and Collingwood. Prespakis was tireless for the Blues as they overcame a three-quarter time deficit to hit the […]

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Young gun takes aim at former club

Canterbury Bulldogs recruit Kyle Flanagan has taken aim at the Sydney Roosters after he was cruelly dumped by the club last year. Flanagan was the NRL’s third-highest point-scorer during the 2020 premiership, with 198 points and 11 try assists in 20 games. But after the club’s semi-final defeat to the Canberra Raiders, the halfback was brutally axed by the Roosters […]

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