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Bennett reserves high praise for Lowe

South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett (pictured) still can't believe he was able to lure Ethan Lowe away from North Queensland (AAP Image/Joel Carrett)  South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett still can't believe he was able to lure Ethan Lowe away from North Queensland. Lowe moved to Redfern after six seasons, one premiership and 108...

Cowboys prop Scott announces retirement

North Queensland premiership-winning prop Matt Scott will retire at the end of the 2019 NRL season. The 33-year-old debuted as an 18-year-old in 2004 and has gone on to make 263 appearances for the Cowboys across 16 seasons. He sits third on the all-time appearances list for the club behind Johnathan Thurston...

Titans must retain Coast name, says mayor

Moving some Gold Coast NRL home matches to Brisbane is okay with the city's mayor so long as the Titans don't go changing their name. The future of the Titans has come into sharp focus following last Sunday's announcement coach Garth Brennan had been sacked. With the club languishing at the bottom...

Teenage Haas drives Broncos to big NRL win

Even Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold sometimes has to stop and remember Payne Haas is still a teenager. The 19-year-old Broncos forward was at his barnstorming best in Thursday's 28-6 win over Canterbury, bulldozing his way to 204 run metres in a dynamic performance. It says a lot about just how talented the...

Sharpe eager for next game after NRL debut

Referee Belinda Sharpe is eagerly looking forward to her next game after her historic NRL debut in Brisbane's 28-6 win over Canterbury. Sharpe became the first woman to referee a professional rugby league match in the game's 111-year history on Thursday night at Suncorp Stadium. With friends and family watching on from...

Dragons eye unlikely NRL finals spot

Six wins from eight games. That's the equation St George Illawarra face if they want to make the NRL finals, according to coach Paul McGregor after he crunched the numbers on his side's fading top eight hopes. McGregor raised eyebrows on Sunday when he insisted his side was not only still in...

Titans players on notice after coach exit

Prove yourself or you're out. That's the blunt message delivered to Gold Coast's playing squad following NRL coach Garth Brennan's sacking. Brennan paid the price for the Titans' underwhelming NRL campaign with last Friday's 24-2 defeat to Penrith leaving the club last on the ladder. A day after his sacking was announced,...

Dragons defend decision to rest Hunt

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has defended omitting Ben Hunt as his side's NRL season goes on the line against Penrith on Friday night, saying he put the million-dollar playmaker's welfare first. The Dragons will be buoyed by the return of forward leader James Graham from a broken leg after...
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