Posted: 19 December, 2014

SBW Vs Gal Boxing Match

Sonny Bill Williams wants to punch Paul Gallen in the face

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Sonny Bill Williams during his time playing for the Kiwis rugby league team Photo: Getty Images

Sonny Bill Williams wants to step into the ring and fight Blues Origin skipper Paul Gallen!

The All Blacks and former Roosters player was speaking at the launch of the inaugural Footy Show Fight Night, which is on at Allphones Arena on January 31. He said he'd "definitely be interested in fighting Gal."

“He has spoken positively about that fight and hopefully we can do it," he said.

“I know there would be a lot of interest, but there would have to be a lot of things happen first.

“Hopefully on January 31st we can both go out there and have good nights with the gloves and who knows after that.

Gal's 88-Second Boxing Win

Paul Gallen made it two wins from as many professional fights after a dislocated shoulder forced a first-round end to his heavyweight bout with former Sharks teammate Anthony Watts Video: YouTube / NZAUTV Rugby League

Paul Gallen took only 1 minute and 28 seconds to win his second ever professional fight earlier this month, defeating former teammate Anthony Watts at the Hordern Pavilion. Watch the video above.

The Sharks skipper won the heavyweight bout by a technical decision after Anthony Watts suffered a dislocated shoulder in the first round. CLICK HERE for the full story.

Cronulla Boss On Gal's Boxing Career

Earlier, the new CEO of the Sharks Lyall Gorman said he wasn't sure about the Cronulla captain pursuing a career in boxing.

"Thank god it was short," said Gorman, on Triple M's Dead Set Legends, regarding Gallen's 88-second boxing win against former teammate Anthony Watts in December.

"What we are is a football club first and I respect fully that Paul [has] a window where he wants to explore other opportunities but we've got to be a football club at the beginning of the day. That's where our priorities need to be.

"I'm just happy it was an 88-second bout."

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Posted: 19 December, 2014

Blues Emerging Origin Squad

Headlining the list of rising stars named in the camp are seven representatives from this year’s Kangaroos squad

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Dylan Walker caps off a memorable year with a call-up to Laurie daley's Emerging Blues camp Video: Getty Images

State of Origin-winning coach Laurie Daley has announced a squad of 22 of the NRL’s most promising players to take part in the 2015 Emerging Blues camp, to be held in Sydney in January.

Headlining the list of rising stars named in the camp are seven representatives from this year’s Kangaroos Four Nations squad including David Klemmer, Josh Mansour, Alex Johnston and Dylan Walker.

“It’s great we’ve got seven players from that [Kangaroos] squad,” Daley said.

“They’ve never played Origin before and it’s a great step up for them to come into our camp to see what New South Wales is all about. Hopefully they’ll take a lot out of it.”

2015 Emerging Origin Blues Squad

Jack Wighton (Raiders)
Paul Vaughan (Raiders)
David Klemmer (Bulldogs)
Josh Jackson (Bulldogs)
Ryan James (Titans)
Aidan Sezer (Titans)
Dale Finucane (Storm)
Sione Mata’utia (Knights)
Nathan Peats (Eels)
Tepai Moeroa (Eels)
Matt Moylan (Panthers)
Josh Mansour (Panthers)
Bryce Cartwright Penrith Panthers
Adam Docker (Panthers)
Alex Johnston (Rabbitohs)
Dylan Walker (Rabbitohs)
Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs)
Luke Keary (Rabbitohs)
Cameron McInnes (Rabbitohs)
Kyle Turner (Rabbitohs(
Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers)
Curtis Sironen (Wests Tigers)

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Posted: 19 December, 2014

QLD Emerging Squad

Queensland has announced it's State of Origin Emerging Squad for the 2015 campaign

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Korbin Sims looks to pass the ball during a Maroons training camp Photo: Maroons official website

Queensland has announced it's State of Origin Emerging Squad for the 2015 campaign.

The squad is a mix of Under 20 players, recent NYC graduates and players with both second-tier (Intrust Super Cup) and NRL experience.

Both training camps will take place at the Queensland Academy of Sport in January next year.

Queensland State of Origin Emerging Squad 2015 - January 9-11)

Hooker Jake Friend of Sydney Roosters will be pushing for a spot in next year's Origin series Photo: Getty Images

Gavin Cooper – North Queensland Cowboys
Dale Copley – Brisbane Broncos
Jake Friend – Sydney Roosters
Dane Gagai – Newcastle Knights
Tim Glasby – Melbourne Storm / Easts Tigers
Valentine Holmes – Cronulla Sharks
Ben Hunt – Brisbane Broncos
Brenton Lawrence – Manly Sea Eagles
Edrick Lee – Canberra Raiders
Josh McGuire – Brisbane Broncos
Anthony Milford – Brisbane Broncos
Tautau Moga – North Queensland Cowboys
Michael Morgan – North Queensland Cowboys
Dylan Napa – Sydney Roosters
James Segeyaro – Penrith Panthers
Korbin Sims – Newcastle Knights
Corey Thompson – Canterbury Bulldogs
David Tyrrell – South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Jai Arrow – Brisbane Broncos
Luke Bateman – Canberra Raiders
Jordan Drew – Brisbane Broncos
Jayden Nikorima – Brisbane Broncos
Joe Ofahengaue – Brisbane Broncos
Marion Seve – Wests Tigers
Coen Hess – North Queensland Cowboys
Brenko Lee – Canberra Raiders
Ashley Taylor – Brisbane Broncos
Lindsay Collins – Brisbane Broncos
Patrick Kaufusi – North Queensland Cowboys / Northern Pride
Nene MacDonald – Sydney Roosters
Lloyd Perrett – Canterbury Bulldogs
Kierran Moseley – Gold Coast Titans
Cameron Munster – Melbourne Storm / Easts Tigers
Corey Oates – Brisbane Broncos
Brendan Elliot – Sydney Roosters
Patrick Mago – Canberra Raiders
Kane Elgey – Gold Coast Titans
Kyle Feldt – North Queensland Cowboys / Northern Pride
Ethan Lowe – North Queensland Cowboys / Northern Pride
Shaun Nona – Melbourne Storm
Javid Bowen – North Queensland Cowboys / Northern Pride
Hymel Hunt – Melbourne Storm / Easts Tigers
Sam Hoare – North Queensland Cowboys / Mackay Cutters
Blake Leary – Manly Sea Eagles

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Posted: 19 December, 2014

Shaun Johnson Wins Golden Boot

New Zealand halfback Shaun Johnson has capped a memorable year of footy

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Shaun Johnson caps off an amazing year of footy with Golden Boot award Photo: Getty Images

New Zealand halfback Shaun Johnson has capped a memorable year of footy by winning the 2014 Rugby League World Golden Boot award.

Former Rabbitoh Sam Burgess came second in the voting.

The 24-year old Warriors and Test halfback is the fourth Kiwi to win the award, following Hugh McGahan, Stacey Jones and Benji Marshall.

"Being a Rugby League fan growing up, I always knew about the Golden Boot award," said Johnson.

"I was pretty aware of the players who’d won it before, because they were players that I grew up watching like Stacey Jones and Andrew Johns.

"Then there were the current players that I admire like Thurston. To receive it is pretty unreal to be honest."

Shaun Johnson Magic

Complete highlights of the player of the tournament Shaun Johnson in the 2014 four nations Video: YouTube

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The nominees for the prestigious Golden Boot Award has been announced, with Sam Burgess and Greg Inglis among six players in contention.

New Zealand test stars Shaun Johnson (Warriors) and Jesse Bromwich (Storm), Bulldogs prop James Graham and two-time winner Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys) are also on list.

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Past Golden Boot Winners

1984: Wally Lewis
1985: Brett Kenny
1986: Garry Jack
1987: Hugh McGahan & Peter Sterling
1988: Ellery Hanley
1989: Mal Meninga
1990: Garry Schofield
1999: Andrew Johns
2000: Brad Fittler
2001: Andrew Johns
2002: Stacey Jones
2003: Darren Lockyer
2004: Andrew Farrell
2005: Anthony Minichiello
2006: Darren Lockyer
2007: Cameron Smith
2008: Billy Slater
2009: Greg Inglis
2010: Benji Marshall
2011: Johnathan Thurston
2012: Kevin Sinfield
2013: Johnathan Thurston

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Posted: 18 December, 2014

NRL Bad Boys Of 2014

It's been a controversial year (to say the least) both on and off the field

It's been a controversial year (to say the least) both on and off the field, so, as 2014 comes to a close, we count down the top 5 blunders, scandals and brain-snaps made by the players of the NRL.

Todd Carney

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Todd Carney of Cronulla Sharks Photo: Getty Images digitally altered

The Cronulla Sharks tore up the contract of five-eighth Todd Carney following an inappropriate photo going viral on Twitter. The infamous "bubbler" twitter post cost the Cronulla star $3 million. CLICK HERE for the full story.

The former Origin star is now playing for Les Catalans in the UK Super League. He admits doing the wrong thing, but he doesn't believe he deserved the punishment he got.

"I obviously done the wrong thing, and um .. may have not have deserved the punishment I got, but um, to be here in France and at the Catalans, um, I'm not lookin' back," he said. See the photo below.


Greg Bird

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"Thanks to my brothers @lukemercer84 @bwal707 @nick_youngquest and @robbie__chow for helping me get through the day. #nerves #bestmodelposes #youngysapro #groomsman #bridesman" Photo: Greg Bird Instagram

Greg Bird was stripped of his co-captaincy with the Titans and fined $15,000 after he was busted for urinating in a public place at Byron Bay after his wedding.

The Origin and Test star apologised after being caught taking a piss between two cars in Byron Bay - admitting it put a "dampener" on his wedding.

"It was a stupid, dumb thing to do. I want to emphasise the fact that I didn’t intend to disrespect anybody," said Bird. Listen to his apology below.

Zane Tetevano

The Sea Eagles tore up the one-year contract offered to former Newcastle player Zane Tetevano after he pleaded guilty to bashing his girlfriend.

Tetevano was given a two-year apprehended violence order. He will be sentenced in March.

The 23-year-old had his contract ripped up by Newcastle earlier this year after he was fined for punching the windscreen of a taxi cab.

Russell Packer

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Russell Packer Photo: Getty Images

Former Warriors and Knights player Russell Packer was sentenced to two years jail for a drunken assault in central Sydney.

Downing Centre Local Court was told Packer punched a man in the face multiple times and stomped on his head while he was on the ground last November at Martin Place during an alcohol fuelled night out.

The victim was believed to have suffered two fractured bones.

"The person fell to the ground and luckily, it would appear, did not suffer those injuries seen in media reports as of late," magistrate Greg Grogan addressed Packer and the court (AAP).

The Dragons have confirmed their interest in the ex-Warriors forward to strengthen their front-row stocks in 2015, offereing the prop a three-year deal pending the NRL's registration when he comes out of prison.

Paul Gallen

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The NRL came down hard hard on suspended Sharks skipper Paul Gallen over an expletive-laden tweet directed at the NRL following the sacking of club boss Steve Noyce. See the tweet below.

He was fined the maximum $50,000 for breaching the code of conduct after insulting rugby league officials and became ineligible for Kangaroos selection unless he undergoes a 'leader's accountability' course.

"I would like to apologise to anyone I offended in my tweet," he said, in a post on his Instagram account. See the Instagram post below.

Paul Gallen Tweet

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Paul Gallen Apology

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Posted: 18 December, 2014

Rush On Origin Tickets

More than 10,000 tickets have already been sold to next year's first State of Origin

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Blues teammates celebrate NSW's historic State of Origin win over Queensland in 2014 Photo: Getty Images

More than 10,000 tickets have already been sold to next year's State of Origin at ANZ Stadium after going on sale on Tuesday.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE: Hear all the Origin action on Triple M.

The NSW VB Blues will kick off their bid for back-to-back series wins when they host the Queensland XXXX Maroons at ANZ Stadium on May 27.

Dates

May 27 - Origin I, ANZ Stadium, Sydney
June 17 - Origin II, MCG, Melbourne
July 8 - Origin III, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

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Posted: 18 December, 2014

Storm Sign Big Hitter

Melbourne Storm strengthen forward pack with powerful Bulldog, Dale Finucane

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Dale Finucane of the Bulldogs looks to offload against the North Queensland Cowboys in 2012 Photo: Getty Images

Melbourne Storm has further strengthened its forward pack with the signing of powerful Canterbury forward Dale Finucane to a three-year deal.

Finucane, 23, is a 188cm, 104kg lock / back-rower, who played 27 games for the Bulldogs last year, including his side’s grand final loss to South Sydney.

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Dale Finucane runs the ball during a Bulldogs training session at Belmore Sports Ground in 2014 Photo: Getty Images

Storm coach Craig Bellamy said: “After losing Bryan Norrie to retirement, we’ve been on the look-out for a player that can make an immediate impact in the middle.

“Dale is an ideal replacement and the type of player we like at Storm. We actually spoke to him a few years ago about a potential move so I’m glad he’s finally made the decision to join us.”

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Posted: 18 December, 2014

2015 NSW Cup Draw

See how your team's feeder club will fare in the NSW Cup fixtures

The 2015 NSW Cup draw has been released. The season kicks off with 2014 grand-finalists Newcastle meeting the Warriors on Saturday, March 7 – a day in which a total of four Round 1 afternoon matches are scheduled. See the full draw below.

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Panthers players celebrate after their teams win over the Knights in the NSW Cup Grand Final match at Allianz Stadium in 2014 Photo: Getty Images

The 2014 NSW Cup premiers Penrith will enter the new season as favourites but a host of other sides will likely be hot on their heels.

Blues coach Laurie Daley said the NSW Cup is arguably rugby league’s greatest feeder system.

"I know the NSW VB Blues have benefitted from the competition – our halves Trent Hodkinson and Josh Reynolds, for example, only played in the VB NSW Cup a couple of years ago," he said.

"It’s a great breeding ground for future footballing superstars."

2015 NSW Cup Draw

Round 1 Stadium Day Time
Newcastle vs Warriors  Hunter Stadium Saturday 7th March  2:10pm
Newtown vs Wests Tigers Henson Park  Saturday 7th March  3:00pm
Wyong vs Manly Morrie Breen Oval Saturday 7th March  3.00pm
Mounties vs Illawarra Aubrey Keech Reserve Saturday 7th March  3.00pm 
Penrith vs Canterbury  Sportingbet Stadium Sunday 8th March  1.45pm 
Wentworthville vs North Sydney Ringrose Park  Sunday 8th March  3.00pm
       
Round 2 Stadium Day  Time
Warriors vs Canterbury  Mount Smart No 2  Saturday 14th March 1.00pm NZ Time
Penrith vs North Sydney  Carrington Park Bathurst Saturday 14th March 2.15pm 
Illawarra vs Manly Win Stadium  Saturday 14th March 3.00pm 
Wyong vs Mounties Morrie Breen Oval Saturday 14th March 3.00pm 
Wests Tigers vs Wentworthville  Leichhardt Oval  Saturday 14th March 3.00pm 
Newcastle vs Newtown  Cessnock Sports Grd  Saturday 14th March 3.00pm 
       
Round 3 Stadium Day  Time
Warriors vs Wentworthville  Mt Smart Stadium Saturday 21st March 2.45pm NZ time 
Penrith vs Newtown  Sportingbet Stadium  Saturday 21st March 3.00pm 
Mounties vs Manly Aubrey Keech Reserve Saturday 21st March 3.00pm 
Wests Tigers vs Canterbury  Leichhardt Oval Saturday 21st March  3.00pm 
Wyong vs Newcastle  Morrie Breen Oval  Saturday 21st March  3.00pm 
Illawarra Vs North Sydney  Win Stadium  Saturday 21st March 3.00pm 
       
Round 4 Stadium Day Time
Newcastle vs Penrith  Hunter Stadium  Saturday 28th March 12.45pm 
Wests Tigers vs Mounties Leichhardt Oval  Saturday 28th March 3.00pm 
Canterbury vs Wyong Belmore Sports Grd  Saturday 28th March 3.00pm 
Newtown vs Manly  Henson Park  Saturday 28th March 3.00pm 
Warriors vs North Sydney  Mount Smart No 2  Saturday 28th March 3.00pm NZ time
Wentworthville vs Illawarra Ringrose Park Sunday 29th March 3.00pm 
       
Round 5 Stadium Day  Time
Manly vs Mounties  Brookvale Oval  Saturday 4th April  3.15pm 
North Sydney vs Canterbury North Sydney Oval Saturday 4th April  3.00pm 
Illawarra vs Newcastle WIN Stadium Saturday 4th April  3.00pm 
Penrith vs Wests Tigers Sportingbet Stadium Saturday 4th April  3.00pm 
Newtown vs Wentworthville Henson Park Saturday 4th April 3.00pm
Wyong vs Warriors  Morrie Breen Oval  Sunday 5th April 3.00pm
       
Round 6 Stadium Day  Time
Wentworthville vs Canterbury  Pirtek Stadium  Saturday 11th April  12.45pm 
Wyong vs Illawarra Morrie Breen Oval Saturday 11th April  3.00pm 
Mounties vs Newcastle Aubrey Keech Reserve Saturday 11th April  3.00pm 
Norths vs Newtown North Sydney Oval Saturday 11th April  3.00pm 
Warriors vs Wests Tigers  Mount Smart Stadium Saturday 11th April  5.15pm NZ Time
Penrith vs Manly  Sportingbet Stadium  Saturday 11th April  5.15pm 
       
Round 7 Stadium Day  Time
Wests Tigers vs Illawarra  Leichhardt Oval  Saturday 18th April  12.45pm 
Norths vs Wyong North Sydney Oval Saturday 18th April  3.00pm
Penrith vs Warriors Sportingbet Stadium Saturday 18th April  3.00pm
Manly vs Canterbury Brookvale Oval Saturday 18th April  3.00pm
Newtown vs Mounties Henson Park Saturday 18th April  3.00pm
Newcastle vs Wentworthville Hunter Stadium Sunday 19th April 11.45am
       
Round 8 Stadium Day  Time
Warriors vs Newtown  Mount Smart Stadium  Saturday 25th April  11.45am NZ time 
Mounties vs Penrith Aubrey Keech Reserve Saturday 25th April  3.00pm
Norths vs Manly North Sydney Oval Sunday 26th April 3.00pm
Illawarra vs Wyong WIN Stadium Saturday 25th April 3.00pm
Newcastle vs Canterbury Newcastle Sports Grd 2 Sunday 26th April 3.00pm
Wentworthville vs Wests Tigers Ringrose Park Sunday 26th April 3.00pm
       
2nd - 3rd May Stadium Day Time
REPRESENTATIVE WEEKEND NO NSW CUP MATCHES      
       
NSW Cup v QLD Cup Rep Match To be confirmed  Sunday 3rd May   
       
       
Round 9 Stadium Day  Time
Mounties vs Canterbury  GIO Stadium  Saturday 9th May 12.45pm 
Newtown vs Illawarra Henson Park Saturday 9th May 3.00pm
Manly vs Warriors Brookvale Oval Saturday 9th May 3.00pm
Wentworthville vs Penrith Ringrose Park Sunday 10th May 3.00pm
Newcastle vs Norths Newcastle Sports Grd 2 Sunday 10th May 3.00pm
Wyong vs Wests Tigers Morry Breen Oval Sunday 10th May 3.00pm
       
Round 10 Stadium Day Time
Wentworthville vs Warriors  Pirtek Stadium  Saturday 16th May  12.45pm 
Mounties vs Wyong  Aubrey Keech Reserve Saturday 16th May  3.00pm
Canterbury vs Newtown Belmore Sports Grd Saturday 16th May  3.00pm
Newcastle vs Wests Tigers Hunter Stadium Sunday 17th May 1.45pm
Norths vs Penrith  North Sydney Oval  Sunday 17th May 3.00pm 
Manly, Illawarra - BYE      
       
Round 11 Stadium Day  Time
Manly vs Illawarra Brookvale Oval Saturday 23rd May 3.00pm 
Wests Tigers vs Wyong  Campbelltown Stadium  Saturday 23rd May 5.15pm 
Wentworthville vs Newtown Ringrose Park Sunday 24th May 3.00pm
Penrith, Mounties - BYE      
Warriors, Norths - BYE      
Newcastle, Canterbury - BYE      
       
Round 12 Stadium Day Time
Wests Tigers vs North Sydney  Leichhardt Oval Saturday 30th May  12.45pm 
Canterbury vs Mounties Belmore Sports Grd Saturday 30th May  3.00pm
Manly vs Penrith Brookvale Oval Saturday 30th May  3.00pm
Warriors vs Newcastle  Mount Smart Stadium  Sunday 31st May  11.30am NZ Time 
Wyong ,Illawarra - BYE      
Wentworthville, Newtown - BYE      
       
Round 13 Stadium Day  Time
Newcastle vs Mounties  Hunter Stadium  Saturday 6th June 12.45pm 
Penrith vs Wentworthville Sportingbet Stadium Saturday 6th June 5.15pm
Newtown vs Wyong Henson Park Saturday 6th June 3.00pm
Canterbury vs Warriors Belmore Sports Grd Saturday 6th June 3.00pm
Manly vs Norths Brookvale Oval Saturday 6th June 3.00pm
Illawarra vs Wests Tigers WIN Stadium Saturday 6th June 3.00pm
       
Round 14 Stadium Day  Time
Warriors vs Wyong Mount Smart Stadium Saturday 13th June 5.45pm NZ time
Illawarra vs Newtown  Win Stadium  Saturday 13th June 3.00pm 
Wests Tigers vs Manly  Leichhardt Oval Saturday 13th June 3.00pm
Mounties vs Norths Aubrey Keech Reserve  Saturday 13th June 3.00pm
Penrith vs Newcastle  Sportingbet Stadium Saturday 13th June 3.00pm
Canterbury vs Wentworthville  Belmore Sports Ground  Saturday 13th June 3.00pm 
       
Round 15 Stadium Day Time
Mounties vs Wentworthville GIO Stadium  Saturday 20th June 12.45pm 
Wests Tigers vs Newcastle Leichhardt Oval Saturday 20th June 3.00pm
Manly vs Wyong  Brookvale Oval Saturday 20th June 3.00pm 
Illawarra, Penrith - BYE      
Newtown, Warriors - BYE       
Canterbury, Norths - BYE       
       
Round 16 Stadium Day Time
Warriors vs Mounties  Mount Smart Stadium  Saturday 27th June 2.45pm 
Manly vs Newtown Brookvale Oval Saturday 27th June 3.00pm
Illawarra vs Canterbury WIN Stadium Saturday 27th June 3.00pm
Wyong vs Penrith Morry Breen Oval Sunday 28th June 3.00pm
Norths vs Wests Tigers North Sydney Oval Sunday 28th June 3.00pm
Wentworthville vs Newcastle Ringrose Park Sunday 28th June 3.00pm
       
Round 17  Stadium Day Time
Illawarra vs Wentworthville  WIN Stadium  Saturday 4th July 5.15pm 
Norths vs Mounties North Sydney Oval Sunday 5th July 3.00pm
Newcastle vs Manly Newcastle Sports Grd 2 Sunday 5th July 3.00pm
Penrith, Warriors - BYE      
Wests Tigers, Newtown - BYE      
Canterbury, Wyong - BYE      
       
Round 18 Stadium Day  Time
Penrith vs Wyong Sportingbet Stadium Saturday 11th July 3.15pm
Newtown vs Canterbury Henson Park Saturday 11th July 3.00pm
Manly vs Wests Tigers Brookvale Oval Saturday 11th July 3.00pm 
Warriors vs Illawarra Mount Smart Stadium Sunday 12th July 11.45am NZ Time
Newcastle, Mounties - BYE      
Wentworthville, Norths - BYE      
       
Round 19 Stadium Day  Time
Mounties vs Newtown  GIO Stadium  Saturday 18th July 12.45pm 
Norths v Wentworthville North Sydney Oval Saturday 18th July 3.00pm
Illawarra vs Warriors WIN Stadium Saturday 18th July 3.00pm
Canterbury vs Penrith Belmore Sports Grd Saturday 18th July 3.00pm
Newcastle vs Wyong Newcastle Sports Grd 2 Sunday 19th July 3.00pm
Manly, Wests Tigers - BYE       
       
Round 20 Stadium Day  Time
Warriors vs Manly  Mount Smart Stadium  Saturday 25th July  2.45pm NZ Time 
Canterbury vs Newcastle Belmore Sports Grd Saturday 25th July  3.00pm
Norths vs Illawarra North Sydney Oval Saturday 25th July  3.00pm
Wests Tigers vs Penrith Leichhardt Oval Saturday 25th July  3.00pm
Wyong vs Newtown Morry Breen Oval Sunday 26th July 3.00pm
Wentworthville vs Mounties Ringrose Park Sunday 26th July 3.00pm
       
Round 21 Stadium Day Time
Newtown vs Warriors  Henson Park  Saturday 1st August  3.00pm 
Illawarra vs Penrith  Win Stadium Saturday 1st August  3.00pm 
Canterbury vs Norths  Belmore Sports Grd  Saturday 1st August  3.00pm 
Wyong, Wentworthville - BYE      
Newcastle, Wests Tigers - BYE      
Manly, Mounties - BYE       
       
Round 22 Stadium Day  Time
Penrith vs Mounties Sportingbet Stadium Saturday 8th August 3.00pm 
Norths vs Warriors North Sydney Oval Saturday 8th August 3.00pm
Wests Tigers vs Newtown Leichhardt Oval Saturday 8th August 3.00pm 
Wentworthville vs Manly Ringrose Park Sunday 9th August 3.00pm
Wyong vs Canterbury Morry Breen Oval Sunday 9th August 3.00pm 
Newcastle vs Illawarra Newcastle Sports Grd 2 Sunday 9th August 3.00pm 
       
Round 23 Stadium Day Time
Newtown vs Penrith Henson Park Saturday 15th August 3.00pm
Canterbury vs Manly Belmore Sports Grd Saturday 15th August 3.00pm
Wests Tigers vs Warriors Leichhardt Oval Saturday 15th August 3.00pm
Norths vs Newcastle  North Sydney Oval Saturday 15th August 3.00pm 
Wentworthville vs Wyong Ringrose Park Saturday 15th August 3.00pm 
Illawarra vs Mounties WIN Stadium Saturday 15th August 3.00pm 
       
Round 24 Stadium Day Time
Manly vs Wentworthville Brookvale Oval Saturday 22nd August 3.00pm
Newtown vs Newcastle Henson Park Saturday 22nd August 3.00pm 
Warriors vs Penrith Mount Smart Stadium Saturday 22nd August 1.00pm NZ time
Mounties vs Wests Tigers Aubrey Keech Reserve Saturday 22nd August 3.00pm 
Canterbury v Illawarra Belmore Sports Grd Saturday 22nd August 3.00pm 
Wyong v Norths Morry Breen Oval Saturday 22nd August 3.00pm 
       
Round 25 Stadium Day Time
Newtown vs Norths Henson Park Saturday 29th August 3.00pm 
Mounties vs Warriors Aubrey Keech Reserve Saturday 29th August 3.00pm 
Canterbury vs Wests Tigers Belmore Sports Grd Saturday 29th August 3.00pm 
Manly vs Newcastle Brookvale Oval Saturday 29th August 3.00pm 
Penrith vs Illawarra Sportingbet Stadium Saturday 29th August 3.00pm 
Wyong vs Wentworthville Morry Breen Oval Sunday 30th August 3.00pm
       
FINALS - Week 1 Stadium Day Time
5th - 6th September      
Qualifier 1 vs Qualifier 4      
Qualifier 5 vs Qualifier 8      
Qualifier 6 vs Qualifier 7      
Qualifier 2 vs Qualifier 3      
       
       
Semi Finals Stadium Day Time
Sunday 13th September      
Semi-Final 1      
Semi-Final 2      
       
Preliminary Finals Stadium Day Time
Sunday 20th September      
Preliminary Final 1      
Preliminary Final 2      
       
NSW Cup Grand Final Stadium Day Time
Winner P1 vs Winner P2 Allianz Stadium Sunday 27th Sept  
       
National Championship Stadium Day Time
 VB NSW Cup vs QLD Cup  ANZ Stadium  Sunday 4th Oct  

 

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Posted: 18 December, 2014

Manly's "Six Hours Of Hell"

When pre season team bonding exercises go bad

Manly Sea Eagles pre-season training went horribly wrong when a hike in Mt Kosciuszko had to be called off after 10 players players began showing signs of hypothermia.

New recruit Willie Mason described it as "six hours of hell" as the players marched through freezing conditions, while carrying 12-foot canoes, to climb Australia's highest mountain located in the Snowy Mountains of NSW. It stands at 2,228 metres (7,310 ft) above sea level.

Seven kilometres into the 25-km trek it had to be called off when a storm came through generating a wind chill of -10.

Mason said one of the club trainers began to shake uncontrollably.

“Everyone got around him to try and help him breathe, because we were worried," Mason told The Daily Telegraph.

“We had to carry him the six kilometres back to the bottom, so guys were leaving their groups to help him down.

“On the way back down the trainer was really struggling and I’ve never seen anything like it. ​”​

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Posted: 17 December, 2014

Ex-NRL star Field guilty of killing farmer

Former NRL player Craig Field has been sentenced to 10 years jail

Former NRL player Craig Field has been jailed for 10 years.

The judge said he showed no remorse for the death of a man in a one-punch attack in 2012.

The former Souths, Manly and Tigers player was found guilty of manslaughter after punching Kelvin Kane outside a pub on the NSW north coast. He later died.

The 42-year-old will spend at least 7 and a half years behind bars. Full story below.

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Craig Field on the steps of the Wagga Wagga Court House in 2013 Photo: Bidgee @ Commons Media

Former NRL player Craig Field has been found guilty of the one-punch killing of a cattle farmer at a pub in 2012.

The former South Sydney rugby league captain was accused of murdering Tweed cattle farmer Kelvin Kane outside a hotel in July 2012.

On Tuesday the Supreme Court jury in Lismore found him not guilty of murder but guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

The halfback made his debut in 1990 and wnet on to play 183 first grade games for South Sydney, Manly, Balmain and Wests Tigers.  He played his last game in the NRL in 2001, after he and team-mate, Kevin McGuinness were suspended for drugs. 

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Craig Field playing for Wests Tigers in action during the round 2 matchagainst the Dragons at the Sydney Football Stadium Photo: Getty Images

Former NRL star Craig Field has spoken about his time in gaol and battling demons in his first radio interview since being released from prison on bail awaiting his court date.

"I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me," Craig told Triple M Sydney's Grill Team in 2013, admitting he has a long road ahead of him.

Craig said "the demons had got to me over the years" when talking about the direction his life had taken over the years.

"If you're not strong in the head you're not going to survive in a place like that."

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Newcastle Knights v Manly Sea Eagles Mark Glanville on Craig Field 1997 Video: YouTube

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Posted: 17 December, 2014

2015 Charity Shield

Here are all the official details for the 2015 Charity Shield blockbuster

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The Dragons and Rabbitohs have officially announced the 2015 Charity Shield will be at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park on Saturday, February 7. Ticket details below.

Past Results

Souths defeated St George Illawarra 38-20  in last season’s Charity Shield fixture held at WIN Stadium, Wollongong.

In 31 Charity Shield fixtures contested since 1982, the Dragons have recorded 16 wins, 11 losses and drawn on four occasions.

Ticketing Information

Tickets to the 2015 Charity Shield are on sale to the general public now through Ticketek. CLICK HERE for further information or to purchase tickets.

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Posted: 17 December, 2014

13 'Most Read' NRL Stories In 2014

Here are the top 13 stories of 2014, as read by you

Celebrating the great footy of 2014, here are Triple M's Top 13 NRL stories of 2014. As read by you.

13. Parramatta signing Danny Wicks (49,585 people read this story)

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Danny Wicks at Parramatta pre-season training Photo: Parramatta Eels official website

The Eels surprised everyone when they signed former Dragons and Knights front-rower Danny Wicks, having served an 18-month sentence for drug-dealing

The Eels beat former clubs Newcastle and St George Illawarra to his signature. Parramatta legend Peter Sterling told Triple M's Rush Hour he believes Danny Wicks could be a very good signing for the Eels. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio here.

12. Sharks Sack Todd Carney (53,125 people read this story)

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Todd Carney banned from NRL after inappropriate photo goes viral Photo: Getty Images digitally altered

The Cronulla Sharks tore up the contract of five-eighth Todd Carney following an inappropriate photo going viral on Twitter. The infamous twitter post cost the Cronulla star $3 million. CLICK HERE for the full story.

11. Russell Packer Jailed (53,238 people read this story)

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Reports Russell Packer may return to the NRL next season Photo: Getty Images digitally altered

Former Warriors and Knights player Russell Packer was sentenced to two years jail for a drunken assault in central Sydney.

A Newcastle Knights fan who lost his mate to a "coward punch" welcomed the club's decision to tear up Packer's contract. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio.

10. Paul Gallen's Abusive Tweet (56,685 people read this story)

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Following the abusive tweet, Paul Gallen posted a photo on Instagram of him and Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce with the caption: "4 drinks for $5 RSA. OMG no wonder I'm hung. Good times. Time to fly home." Photo: Paul Gallen Instagram

The NRL came down hard hard on suspended Sharks skipper Paul Gallen over an expletive-laden tweet directed at the NRL following the sacking of club boss Steve Noyce. CLICK HERE to see the tweet.

He was fined the maximum $50,000 for breaching the code of conduct after insulting rugby league officials and became ineligible for Kangaroos selection unless he undergoes a 'leader's accountability' course.

"I would like to apologise to anyone I offended in my tweet," he said, in a post on his Instagram account. CLICK HERE for the full story.

9. Bulldogs Fined For Delaying Grand Final (61,601 people read this story)

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Bulldogs fined for delaying 2014 Grand Final Photo: Getty Images

The Bulldogs were whacked with a $20,000 fine for delaying the kick-off of the 2014 Grand Final at ANZ Stadium, which they lost 30-6.

The kick-off was delayed for several minutes and the Rabbitohs and 83,000 fans were left waiting, while coach Des Hasler's men remained in the sheds. CLICK HERE for the full story, including Bulldogs CEO Raelene Castle's please explain notice.

8. Ben Te'o Danny Weidler (66,876 people read this story)

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Ben Te'o calls Channel Nine reporter a "germ" Photo Photo: Channel Nine screengrab

Rabbitohs Ben Te'o had a run-in with Channel Nine investigative reporter Danny Weidler, calling him "a germ" after he was asked about his NRL future.

"Nah, no questions from you," snapped Te'o at a press conference at Redfern Oval. "You're a germ." CLICK HERE to watch the video of the incident.

7. Longest Drop Out Ever (69,239 people read this story)

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Is this the longest drop out ever? Photo: BarTV Sports / YouTube

This incredible bit of footy happened during a Country rugby league match at the Dapto Showground last season.

The bloke who kicked it said he was in shock when the drop out sailed over the dead ball line.

"I can hit them 60 metres consistently but I just hit the sweet spot and it just sung!" he told Triple M. CLICK HERE for the full story, including the video.

6. Watmough Joins The Eels (74,318 people read this story)

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Anthony Watmough in his new colours Photo: Parramatta Eels twitter

Watmough denied the story, taking to social media to express his anger (see the Instagram post here). But the rest is history. CLICK HERE for the full story.

5. Hit Of The Year (78,555 people read the story)

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Now this is a man who loves his rugby league Photo Supplied

This huge hit by Saimon Lomaloma, part-time footy player and full-time accountant, was, well, a huge hit!

It happened during a premier league game at Trust Stadium, Waitakere in New Zealand last season. We have a feeling this bloke runs into brick walls for fun! CLICK HERE to watch the video.

4. Sam Burgess Broken Cheek (78,771 people read the story)

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Sam Burgess of Souths leaves the field at half-time during the 2014 Grand Final Photo: Channel Nine screengrab

In one of the most memorable moments in Grand Final history, Sam Burgess played the entire match with a fractured cheekbone after a head-clash with Bulldogs prop James Graham in the opening hit-up.

Triple M's Matty Johns called it "One of the greatest and most heroic performances we've seen in the modern era."

But the best bit was when Sam Burgess was asked by Channel Nine's Brad Fittler how his cheekbone was. "It's f***ed," he replied on live TV. CLICK HERE to watch the incident.

3. Reynolds "Bunnies" Tatt (89,242 people read this story)

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Souths halfback Adam Reynolds at centre of fake tattoo Photo: Getty Images

Rabbitohs teammate Tom Burgess posted a pic of Adam Reynolds and what looked like his latest bit of ink - a Bunnies tattoo on his face!

The Souths halfback admitted the Bunnies tattoo on his face was a fake, but he confirmed the other two tatts were real. CLICK HERE to see the fake and real tatts.

2. Darius Boyd Lost For Words (108,917 read this story)

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Darius Boyd interview goes viral Photo: Channel Seven screengrab

Darius Boyd was "lost for words" when asked by a reporter outside his hotel about the news coach Wayne Bennett was leaving the Newcastle Knights.

The Maroons Origin winger, who has followed Bennett from the Broncos, Dragons, the Knights and back to Brisbane, took offence at being "hammered" with questions. CLICK HERE to watch the video.

1. Corey Parker (244,009 people read this story)

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Corey Parker of Brisbane Broncos makes a little rugby league history Photo: Channel Nine screengrab

This was our most popular NRL story of the year. Brisbane back-rower Corey Parker did something we'd never seen before during the Broncos clash against Newcastle at Suncorp Stadium in Round 24.

"It should be in the rules… like the old backyard cricket, if you catch it one-arm off the shed… you go-ahead Corey, have another go," Andrew Johns joked on Channel Nine. CLICK HERE to watch the video.

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