Posted: 5 July, 2015

Storm CEO Says Smith 'Surprised' By McKinnon's Comments

Dave Donaghy the Melbourne CEO joins Sunday Triple M NRL to discuss the Alex McKinnon story

Cameron Smith is under fire for his initial comments on the McKinnon injury   Photo:SMH

The Storm CEO has said Cameron Smith was "surprised" by the stories published about him regarding the injury suffered by Alex McKinnon.

Dave Donaghy told Sunday Triple M NRL that he spoke to the Storm and Maroons captain last night about the comments from Alex McKinnon.

The Storm have been criticised for not visiting McKinnon but Donaghy stated "in the days afterwards the playing group, led by Cameron, tried to visit Alex in hospital. At that time those requests were declined, which everyone understood."

Dave Donaghy added "Frank Ponissi, our football director, was in constant contact with the Newcastle Knights, the view at that time was that was the best way to approach reaching out."

The former journalist stated "the energy where the rugby league community should be focused is on Alex and his recovery and the ongoing support for him, his family and the Knights as well."


Now it has hit the media, it was asked if Cameron Smith would contact Alex and the Storm CEO finished by saying "I have no doubt he would want to reach out I'm sure" but it depends if "Alex is willing to take the phone call."


Dave Donaghy on Sunday Triple M NRL

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Posted: 5 July, 2015

Klem & Woods Relationship "Starting To Get A Bit Weird"

Ryan Hoffman tells Saturday Triple M NRL about the developing bromance between the Blues forwards

David Klemmer and Aaron Woods have struck up a firm friendship in the Origin camp   Photo:Google 

David Klemmer and Aaron Woods have been practically inseparable since playing Origin together and Ryan Hoffman says it's only getting worse.

Ryan Hoffman was a guest on Saturday Triple M NRL and the Warriors forward spoke about how the duo have been spending a lot of time together. 

Hoffman said “it’s starting to get a bit weird, the boys were looking for a car last night to go down the road and get some Cold Rock but surprise surprise Klem and Woodsy had taken it, no one could get hold of them, no one knew where they were.”

 Klemmer has been linked to the Tigers in a big money move and his relationship with Woods could influence his final decision.

The rogue car trip from the duo wasn't the only time the pair spent some quality time together as Hoffman continued with more anecdotes about the antics of the pair.

“It was funny when Ryan Hinchcliffe came into camp he was in their room and we’ve got the set up with the apartment so there’s one room upstairs and two downstairs and as soon as Hinchy walked into the room Klem and Woodsy said you’re upstairs, downstairs is our domain.”


Ryan Hoffman on Klemmer and Woods

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Tags: David Klemmer, Aaron Woods, State of Origin 2015, NSW Blues, Ryan Hoffman

Posted: 5 July, 2015

Corey Parker Denies Altercation With Dane Gagai

Corey Parker laughed off reports of a fight with team mate Dane Gaga on Sunday Triple M NRL

Corey Parker denies a nightclub altercation with Dane Gagai  Photo:Getty

Broncos captain Corey Parker laughed off the reports that he had an altercation with Maroons team mate Dane Gagai.

The New South Wales media reported that Parker and Gagai had an altercation following the Broncos vs Knights game last week but the Maroons forward denied it.

"I found about that story today, it was quite funny considering as I was at home in bed with the wife," Parker told Sunday Triple M NRL.

The story is that the pair had to be separated in a nightclub in Brisbane but Parker said that wasn't the case whatsoever and that "things are good."

The Maroons stalwart added that "it was quite interesting to read I had a melee or brouhaha with Dane Gagai I was never there."


Corey Parker on Sunday Triple M NRL

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Posted: 5 July, 2015

McKinnon "Disgusted" And "Visibly Angry" At Cam Smith

The Sunday Triple M NRL show got heated as they discussed Alex McKinnons comments on Cameron Smith

Alex McKinnon has spoken out about his injury and in particular Cameron Smith  Photo:Getty

Billy Birmingham and Paul Kent fire up over Alex McKinnon's comments about him being "disgusted" by Cameron Smith and his actions.

The Knights forward was speaking on Channel Nine documentary 60 minutes, which will be aired tonight, when he revealed how Cameron Smith reacted to McKinnon's injury.

The Storm and Kangaroos captain said "if he doesn't duck his head, that doesn't happen" which was overheard via the referee's microphone and it has transpired Smith didn't call McKinnon since the incident either.

Paul Kent and Billy Birmingham were guests on Sunday Triple M NRL and they got fired up on the matter and McKinnon's comments, which are set to be given in more detail in his book.

Birmingham defended Cameron Smith stating that he has seen lots of players "lying on the ground, faking an injury and trying to milk a penalty."

Cameron Smith is being criticsed for his comments at the time of the injury   Photo:SMH

However, Kenty disagreed strongly stating "watching from home you could tell this was different. The panic on Alex McKinnon's face when his head lifted from the ground and the rest of his body stayed on the ground."

Paul Kent told Sunday Triple M NRL that "Alex and his father didn't want to go public with it" but added "they raised it up and I could visibly see their anger."

Wendell Sailor added that Smith did make an "error in judgement" with Kenty adding he did "misread the situation" and then said he should "acknowledge the problem" and ended by stating "in the 18 months, I think he could have made a phone call.'


Sunday Triple M NRL discuss Alex McKinnon/Cam Smith drama

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Tags: Alex McKinnon, Cameron Smith, injury, Newcastle Knights, Melbourne Storm

Posted: 4 July, 2015

Kyle Turner Set To Return In Neck Brace

Souths forward Kyle Turner is set to return to action months after severely injuring his neck

Kyle Turner has made a great recovery from his surgery and should be back in action soon  Photo:Getty

Kyle Turner hasn't played since injuring his neck in the NRL All-Stars game but the Souths youngster is set to return to action very soon.

Brent Read was a guest on the Triple M Rush Hour and he stated that Turner wanted to play this week but just missed out, however he should be back for the NSW Cup in a fortnight as Souths have a bye next week.

Ready went on to state that "someone from Souths has contacted Brent Tate to talk to him about wearing a brace" and it is believed Turner will wear one when he returns "he's had it built for himself, he's had bits shaved off so it suits him better."

Souths coach Michael Maguire had his career cut short by a neck injury so is taking precautions especially as the 23 year old "underwent major surgery" just a few months ago.

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Tags: Kyle Turner, South Sydney Rabbitohs, injury, Brent Tate

Posted: 4 July, 2015

Farah Plays In "Intense Opposed" Blues Training Session

Ryan Hoffman called Saturday Triple M NRL from the Blues training camp

Ryan Hoffman gives update on Robbie Farah and his fitness  Photo:Getty

Ryan Hoffman was a guest on Saturday Triple M NRL and he gave a confidence boost to Blues fans as he confirms Robbie Farah has been training.

The Tigers and Blues hooker is in doubt ahead of Origin III on Wednesday night after he broke his hand just last week and had surgery on it earlier this week.

Hoffman told Triple M that Farah "was out training with his hand strapped, he got involved with the passing and I think he will be doing more contact work and a bit more ball movement tomorrow."

Farah stated "It is my hand, my passing has to be good, my grip strength when I tackle, I need to be sure that I can do what I normally do and I can go out there and not let the boys down and continue to play my role for the team." - AAP.

The Warriors forward ended by stating it was a "pretty intense opposed session and I think the boys got a lot out of it" which is key if they are to upset the odds on Wednesday night.

Ryan Hoffman on Saturday Triple M NRL

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Tags: Ryan Hoffman, State of Origin 2015, nsw blues, Robbie Farah

Posted: 3 July, 2015

Cartwright Magic Helps Panthers Thrash Rabbitohs

Bryce Cartwright shone yet again as the Panthers beat Souths in front of 14,000

Bryce Cartwright continued his fantastic form against Souths   Photo:Getty

The Penrith Panthers have shown they are on the rise as they beat the Rabbitohs 20-6 thanks to a brilliant performance from Bryce Cartwright.

The Panthers forward had a great first half which was highlighted by a fantastic back of the hand offload to which set up his sides second try to Dean Whare.

Man of the match Cartwright got through all 80 minutes and showed he is a very versatile player with Mark Geyer telling Triple M "the sky's the limit for Cartwright."

Penrith were missing a few stars including Matty Moylan, Jamal Idris, James Segeyaro and winger Josh Mansour was also ruled out late on with a knee injury but it didn't stop their momentum.

There was a consolation try for the Rabbitohs thanks to a "magical" grounding from Joel Reddy after an Adam Reynolds cross field kick.

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Tags: Penrith Panthers, Bryce Cartwright, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Match Report

Posted: 3 July, 2015

Kieran Foran On Why He Joined Parra

Foran called Brent Read to discuss his move and explain why he has gone to the Eels

Kieran Foran has finally decided on his future   Photo:Getty

Brent Read was a guest on Triple M NRL when he got a call from Kieran Foran explaining why he chose to go to the Eels.

There has been a lot of speculation as to why Kieran Foran chose to join the Eels with Brad Arthur being pinpointed as the main reason for the move.

However, Foran told Ready he has 'a tight relationship with Brad Arthur but not that's not the sole reason for me going to the club.'

Furthermore he added that 'the club rang him up and apologised for what they have put him through in the last week, obviously with trying to change the contract.'

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Posted: 3 July, 2015

Reports Are Hasson To Join Foran At Eels

The Parramatta Eels are reportedly about to sign yet another Sea Eagle for the 2016 season

The English born Hasson could be the next Sea Eagle off to Parramatta   Photo:Google

The Lurker at Sportal is reporting that James Hasson is the next Sea Eagle to leave Brookvale to join the Parramatta Eels.

It has been an eventful season for Parramatta but all seems to be improving after a victory over the Dragons last week and then today Kieran Foran confirmed he will be joining next season.

Foran is not the first player in recent times to have left Manly for the Eels and it appears he may not be the last as James Hasson is reportedly in talks with Parra.

Sportal have stated that the 23 year old prop is likely to sign a one year deal with the Eels and it could be announced in the next week.

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Posted: 3 July, 2015

Richie Myler With A Wonder Try

Warrington Wolves star Richie Myler with amazing soccer skills to score

England halfback Richie Myler showed some serious footwork against St Helens   Photo:Google

Warrington Wolves have scored yet another amazing try just a week after Kevin Perry defied gravity to score in the corner.

This time it is England international Richie Myler who is in the limelight as he used his soccer skills to score a memorable sixth tackle try in the UK Super League.


The opening try of the game from the halfback was his fifth of the season with his second kick lobbing Cowboys legend Matty Bowen in the process.

The Wolves beat third placed St Helens for the first time in six attempts which bolsters their play-off chances significantly.

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Tags: Richie Myler, Warrington Wolves, Super League

Posted: 3 July, 2015

Edrick Lee, Papa Show Us Some Moves

Bet David Klemmer doesn't have moves like this

It's all about Origin and the Queensland boys are looking fit and relaxed ahead of the Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium next Wednesday night.

Edrick Lee and hitman Josh Papalii have sent us video of them in Maroons camp on the Gold Coast.

As you can see in the video below, 'Papa' is 'getting his extras done.' Dave Klemmer - are you watching?

While giant Raiders winger and QLD 18th an Edrick Lee is spotted getting it done  Zumbah-style.

My man @edrick_lee getting it done in Zumbahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. #extras #killedit #canmove #tofunny #qlder

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@papaliijosh papa getting his extras done also. Who did it better? #qlder #sweatingup #killedit #fastfeet

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Tags: Josh Papalii, Edrick Lee, Queensland Maroons, State of Origin 2015

Posted: 3 July, 2015

Manly Snare Api Koroisau

Api Koroisau signs three-year deal with Manly

Api Koroisau during his playing days at Souths

Penrith Panthers can confirm that Api Koroisau has been released from the final year of his contract in 2016 to accept a three-year deal with the Manly Sea Eagles.

“Api has been given an opportunity to secure his future and he leaves with our blessings,” Panthers Executive General Manager rugby league Phil Gould AM said.

“He has been wonderful for our club in the short time he has been here, and I know he will continue to give us great service for the rest of the season.

“With James Segeyaro also at the Panthers, it is only fair that we give Api the opportunity to secure a regular starting position with another NRL club.”

With respect to Manly and Api, the Panthers will be making no further comment at this time.

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Tags: Api Koroisau, Penrith Panthers, Manly Sea Eagles