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Bellamy hints Smith's could call it quits

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has given the biggest indication yet that Cameron Smith could have played his last NRL game. The talismanic Storm skipper did not attend Wednesday night's Dally M awards as he battles illness, just days after revealing he would weigh up his future over the off-season. Smith claimed his...

Tedesco on verge of league's grand slam

Sydney Roosters player James Tedesco poses for a photograph after winning the Dally M Player of the Year award during the 2019 Dally M Awards (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) James Tedesco is on the verge of becoming the first player to complete rugby league's individual grand slam, after one of the most...

Storm's Smith too sick to attend Dally Ms

Dally M Medal contender Cameron Smith (pictured) will not be attending tonight's awards ceremony due to illness (AAP Image/Scott Barbour)  The NRL could face a logistical hurdle with Dally M Medal contender Cameron Smith unable to attend Wednesday night's awards ceremony through illness. Smith, the second favourite for the top gong, has suffered a...

Hall set for ring return against Gallen

It's been 26 years since his last fight and retired AFL legend Barry Hall is out to make up for lost time ahead of the "Code War" against NRL star Paul Gallen. The two former footballers will get in the ring for a heavyweight stoush at Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena on...

Canberra want Roosters fans in Viking clap

Canberra have called for Sydney Roosters fans to join their famous Viking clap in a bid to help surpass the AFL grand final as Australia's greatest sporting spectacle. The NRL has approved the Raiders' pre-game ritual to be performed at ANZ Stadium before the grand final on Sunday and it will...

Bateman ready for Raiders redemption

Not so long ago, an ugly altercation with a teammate threatened to derail John Bateman's rugby league career. But the England back-rower has credited the lessons learned from his 2016 controversy with helping him inspire Canberra's remarkable run to Sunday's NRL grand final. Right now Bateman is the toast of the nation's...

Retiring Cronk rules out NRL coaching gig

He'll be without a job once the fulltime siren sounds on Sunday but retiring halfback Cooper Cronk has ruled out a move into the NRL coaching ranks. Cronk will pull down the curtain on an illustrious 16-year career when he steers the Sydney Roosters for one final time in the decider...

Latrell ready if Keary ankle fails in GF

Latrell Mitchell is proud of the way he's dealt with adversity this season. That's why, if Luke Keary's troublesome ankle buckles in Sunday's NRL grand final, Mitchell will have no hesitation in stepping into his playmaking role again. The Sydney Roosters' superstar centre experienced mixed results in his four games in the...
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