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NRL's Cowboys back Asiata to bounce back

After a night to forget for Tonga, John Asiata has been tipped to produce a display to remember for North Queensland in Friday night's NRL clash with St George Illawarra. Asiata struggled on Tonga Test debut at five-eighth in their 34-14 loss to New Zealand last week, leaving coach Kristian Woolf...

Smith has made his Origin call: Bellamy

The Maroons can consider it a third time, but former captain Cameron Smith is unlikely to come out of retirement to save Queensland for the State of Origin decider. That's the opinion of Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy, who re-iterated the NRL club would support any decision Smith makes over his representative...

Brisbane prop Haas to make NSW statement

Brisbane prop Payne Haas has vowed to make a statement in Saturday's NRL clash with Newcastle in a bid to reclaim his NSW jersey for State of Origin III. Haas made his Origin debut off the bench in the series opener but missed the Blues' thumping game two win in Perth...

Warriors quiet on link with Broncos' Lodge

The revolving door at the Warriors has been spinning this week but the NRL club is tight-lipped about reports it has thrown big money at Brisbane prop Matt Lodge. Hooker Karl Lawton added two years to his Warriors contract on Wednesday, a day after the signing of rising Sydney Roosters second-rower...

Fed Court speeds up de Belin's NRL appeal

Sidelined St George Illawarra star Jack de Belin will have to wait at least another seven weeks before his appeal against the NRL's contentious stand-down policy is heard in the Federal Court. The 28-year-old, who pleaded not guilty to raping a 19-year-old woman in December, has not played this season after...

Cowboys recruit eager to take on NRL

Until he went down injured against North Queensland in pre-season, 2019 was supposed to be the year Scott Drinkwater made his name in the NRL. A torn pectoral muscle against the Cowboys in Mackay in a trial in March sidelined Drinkwater just as he was getting ready to be the man...

Cowboys coach unimpressed by Fittler

Cowboys coach Paul Green believes NSW coach Brad Fittler unfairly singled out back-rower Josh McGuire (AAP Image/Michael Chambers) North Queensland coach Paul Green believes NSW coach Brad Fittler unfairly singled out back-rower Josh McGuire following Sunday's State of Origin. The fiery Queensland No.13 will miss Friday's NRL clash between the Cowboys and...

McCullough enjoying Broncos No.9 battle

He's been Brisbane's No.9 for more than a decade but Andrew McCullough has had no issue taking a back seat to youngster Jake Turpin on his NRL return. McCullough has played in the unfamiliar No.14 jersey for the Broncos' past two matches after recovering from a knee injury while Turpin continued...
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