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Papenhuyzen extends contract with Storm

Exciting young fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen has extended his Melbourne Storm contract until the end of 2022. The 21-year-old had a break-out season in 2019 after replacing retired superstar Billy Slater. Papenhuyzen had options to return to Sydney but chose to lock in his future with the Storm. © AAP 2019

Hodges wants Origin fight with Gallen

Queenslanders will get one more chance to boo retired NSW captain Paul Gallen if Maroons great Justin Hodges gets his way. Hodges is preparing for his December 6 fight with UK Super League and ex-NRL player Darcy Lussick on the undercard of Tim Tszyu's super welterweight bout with Jack Brubaker in...

Souths cap call could come next year: NRL

NRL boss Todd Greenberg admits a decision on South Sydney's medical retirement application for Sam Burgess could drag on until after the new year. The governing body is currently examining Burgess' medical history after the former Rabbitohs captain decided to quit the game last month due to injury. Their findings will have...

Hodges prefers Holmes on Maroons wing

Fullback may be where Valentine Holmes wants to play after his NRL return but Queensland great Justin Hodges contends the Maroons should keep him on the wing in State of Origin. Holmes has made no secret of his desire to wear North Queensland's No.1 jersey after his return from the NFL...

Broncos need NRL veteran Boyd: Hodges

Former Brisbane captain Justin Hodges has dismissed calls for Darius Boyd to step down as skipper and retire, saying the NRL veteran still has something to offer in the centres on or the wing. Hodges admitted Boyd, 32, was not at his best in 2019 and may benefit from sharing the...

Dragons sign Flanagan as assistant

St George Illawarra have appointed twice-banned NRL premiership coach Shane Flanagan as an assistant to Paul McGregor for next season. "The Dragons exercised due diligence throughout the lengthy appointment process of Flanagan in consideration of his 2018 NRL coaching deregistration," a club statement read. "The NRL have informed the Dragons that Flanagan...

NRL teams up with Harvard on concussion

The NRL has ramped up its efforts into tackling concussion by teaming up with Harvard for a new study described as one of the biggest of its kind in the world. The governing body announced on Tuesday it will provide an initial grant of $250,000 for the Retired Professional Rugby League...

Knights' Watson to fight for new NRL deal

Knights' Connor Watson to fight for new NRL deal (AAP Image/Darren Pateman)  He arrived as a five-eighth, played some fullback and spent last season at hooker. Now Newcastle utility Connor Watson admits next NRL season could be a career-defining one as he attempts to finally nail a starting spot and earn a new...
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