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Wallabies woe? Hodge in hot water over hit

Australia’s World Cup is off and running but already winger Reece Hodge could be in hot water after Fiji were left fuming when Peceli Yato was concussed by a controversial tackle. Yato was forced to leave the field and did not return after being assessed by medical staff with the Fijians believing Hodge flattened him with a tackle using no […]

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‘Embarrassing’: Knives out for Cheika

The Wallabies have claimed a 39-21 win over a determined Fiji in their World Cup opener but the scoreline has flattered Australia. Fiji pulled out a massive performance to hold the lead for the first 61 minutes before running out of steam at the Sapporo Dome with the Wallabies running away with the win. Here are the talking points from […]

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DCE’s issue with Manly sin bin for stopping a ‘try-scoring opportunity’

Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans maintains the NRL is wrong about South Sydney being in a try-scoring situation when Jake Trbojevic was sin-binned on Friday night. Cherry-Evans became highly animated when the star-forward was marched late in the Sea Eagles’ 34-26 semi-final loss to the Rabbitohs and remonstrated at length with referee Gerard Sutton over the decision. The 66th-minute incident also […]

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Richmond can thank new favourite Sun

Mid-second quarter, Richmond fans were surely wondering if they were headed for a repeat of last year, when they entered the preliminary final as smoking-hot favourites and were ambushed by Collingwood. The signs weren’t great. Jack Graham, Dustin Martin, Daniel Rioli and Tom Lynch celebrate the win.Credit:AAP At half-time, the Tigers trailed by 21 points, following a contentious 50-metre penalty […]

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NRL clubs swarm $800k Broncos star

Injury-prone star Jack Bird has immediately shown he still has some heat in the NRL with four clubs already chasing the star’s signature. Bird asked for a release from the club having played just 17 games after two seasons with the club on a reported $800,000 a season. But the injuries have not scared teams off with four teams reported […]

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NRL Finals live scores Rabbitohs vs Manly, updates, video

Already limping through the finals with an extensive injury list, NRL commentators have abandoned Manly for their semi-final showdown with South Sydney. SOU v MAN Preview South Sydney are red-hot favourites to continue Manly’s ANZ Stadium hoodoo when they face off for a spot in the NRL final four on Friday night. The Rabbitohs’ impressive first season under new coach […]

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Why Munster turned down the Eels

This time last year Melbourne Storm five-eighth Cameron Munster was off-contract and free to negotiate with rival clubs. Being one of the best players in the competition, the interest came from far and wide for the Queensland and Australia star. Now, on the eve on of their elimination final at AAMI Park it’s been revealed by Fairfax Munster turned down […]

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King of the north: How Hasler brought belief back to Manly

Des Hasler used to get so uptight during his first incarnation as Manly coach he would end up in fights involving curtain rods. Sea Eagles football staff would become concerned with Hasler's moods and often call his good friend and then media manager Peter Peters for help. Des Hasler has done the unthinkable in his first year back at Manly. […]

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