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Cocaine charge dropped against Hunt

(AAP Image/Jono Searle)  Rugby union international Karmichael Hunt has avoided conviction after prosecutors dropped a cocaine possession charge against him. There wasn't enough evidence to prosecute the 31-year-old over allegations he was caught with cocaine during a search in a car park in Fortitude Valley on December 30. But he was fined $600...

JT injury blessing in disguise: NQ's Scott

Johnathan Thurston talks with Michael Morgan (AAP Image/Craig Golding) The sight of Johnathan Thurston sidelined with a season-ending shoulder injury broke plenty of hearts at North Queensland. But Matt Scott reckons it was a blessing in disguise after off-contract playmaker Michael Morgan finally stepped up in Thurston's absence at the Cowboys. Co-captains Thurston...

Thurston nervous ahead of NRL comeback

(AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) Johnathan Thurston admits he is nervous but has full confidence in his troublesome shoulder ahead of his long awaited NRL comeback. The North Queensland co-captain has received the green light from a specialist to return from an eight month shoulder injury in Saturday night's trial against Wests Tigers in...

Five Wests Tigers captains named for 2018

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary speaks to the media ahead of a training run at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) Not one but five Wests Tigers captains have been named for the 2018 NRL season. Returning great Benji Marshall will hold the reins along with fellow...

Mad Katters bemoan Adelaide's Origin game

State of Origin legends Darren Lockyer (right)(Queensland) and Brad Fittler (New South Wales) (AAP Image/Joe Castro) The three Queensland Katter's Australian Party MPs will wear maroon armbands into the first sitting of state parliament to protest another State of Origin match being played interstate. The National Rugby League announced an Origin game...

Family driving Fonua on his NRL return

Billy Slater (right) of the Storm is congratulated by Mahe Fonua after scoring a try against the Eels during the round 9 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Melbourne Storm at Pirtek Stadium in Sydney on Sunday, May 10, 2015. (AAP Image/Paul Miller) If you want to know what...

Nikorima out to silence critics: Thaiday

Bronco's player Kodi Nikorima during the NRL Semi-Final between the Brisbane Bronco's and the Penrith Panthers in Brisbane, Friday, September 15, 2017. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)  Veteran Sam Thaiday reckons Kiwi international Kodi Nikorima isn't given enough credit as Brisbane halfback and will be out to prove his critics wrong in 2018. Thaiday...

Thaiday hopeful of another NRL season

(AAP Image/Darren England) Veteran Brisbane Broncos forward Sam Thaiday has not given up on playing another NRL season. The former club captain had claimed 2018 would mark his 16th and final season after coach Wayne Bennett told the off-contract forward he did not fit into his future plans. But Thaiday, 32, has not...