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Titans' Gordon calls time on NRL career

Veteran Gold Coast fullback Michael Gordon has announced he will retire at the end of the NRL season. The 35-year-old believed the time was right to draw the curtain on a 14-season career which has also featured stints at Penrith, Cronulla, Parramatta and the Sydney Roosters. Gordon - who earned a 2010...

Broncos coach demands response to NRL rout

It looms as a make or break game for Brisbane's NRL finals hopes. But coach Anthony Seibold simply wants to see a response from his battered side in Thursday night's away clash with North Queensland after last round's 40-4 loss to Melbourne. The 10th-placed Broncos sit one point out of the top...

Embattled Cleary hits back at NRL critics

Embattled Panthers coach Ivan Cleary (pictured) hits back at NRL critics (AAP Image/Joel Carrett)  Ivan Clearly has defended his coaching credentials after a dismal loss to Canterbury reduced his NRL strike rate to 47 per cent and left Penrith in a desperate fight to make this year's finals. Under siege for taking the...

'I'm not a dirty player,' says Sam Burgess

South Sydney captain Sam Burgess insists he's no rugby league thug (AAP Image/Steven Saphore)  South Sydney captain Sam Burgess insists he's no rugby league thug after escaping an eighth suspension of his decorated but turbulent NRL career on a drama-charged night at the judiciary. While Penrith playmaker James Maloney was rubbed out of...

Tigers lock in Farah replacement Liddle

Wests Tigers have locked in their replacement for retiring star Robbie Farah with young hooker Jacob Liddle signing a new deal with the NRL club. The 22-year-old has committed to the Tigers until the end of the 2021 season having already played 36 games for the club. It means Liddle will almost...

Roosters' Cronk praises spiritual Raiders

Sydney Roosters playmaker Cooper Cronk describes Canberra's brand of football as "spiritual" under Ricky Stuart this NRL season and has praised them for reviving the green machine of old. The reigning premiers have been earmarked as competition favourites all year and will on Sunday provide an acid test for the Raiders,...

NRL calls for halt to referee dissent

The NRL has implored players to rein in dissent towards referees, warning that if they don't, officials will take matters into their own hands. NRL head of football Graham Annesley said he was concerned by a worrying trend where players would attempt to argue decisions and engage in running battles with...

Maloney, Burgess head to NRL judiciary

Penrith star James Maloney will contest his tripping charge at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday in a bid to play in their crucial battle with Cronulla on Friday. And South Sydney captain Sam Burgess will join him in an attempt to also avoid suspension and face ladder leaders Melbourne on Sunday. Burgess...
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