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Michael Maguire said it's more important to build consistency in the squad than a one-off 26-24 win.

Kiwis coach Michael Maguire causes a stir in selecting his first Tigers team

Wests coach elected to drop multi-million dollar star.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 14: Jahrome Hughes of the Storm runs with the ball during the round one NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park on March 14, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Kiwi Jahrome Hughes replaces Storm’s Billy Slater with aplomb

The fullback's performance, which featured a try, earned high praise from Craig Bellamy.

Jesse Bromwich scores sensational try to secure Storm victory in NRL season opener

The Kiwis prop bounced back in style after gifting the Broncos a try.

'Pretty sure this is bullying' - Issac Luke defends Ben Barba after disgraced league player threatens journalist

The disgraced star was filmed threatening a Channel Nine reporter earlier this week.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 10:  Cameron Munster of the Melbourne Storm celebrates after scoring a try with Cameron Smith of the Melbourne Storm during the round 14 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park on June 10, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

NRL boss rejects Melbourne Storm's plea to return 2007, 2009 premierships

The Storm were stripped of two titles, having breached the salary cap by nearly $4 million.

Blake Green.
NRL Premiership. Vodafone Warriors v Gold Coast Titans. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. March 17 2018. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Adam Keighran credits 'good role model' Blake Green ahead of Warriors debut

Keighran will start at five-eighth when the Warriors begin their season against the Bulldogs this weekend.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak of the Panthers makes a break followed by Sosaia Feki of the Sharks during the round eight NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Cronulla Sharks at Pepper Stadium on April 26, 2015 in Sydney

Kiwis skipper Dallin Watene-Zelezniak loses battle for Panthers fullback spot

DWZ will start the season on the wing, with Dylan Edwards chosen as Penrith's number one.

Referee Kasey Badger.

'We are edging closer' - first female referees on the cards for NRL

Kasey Badger and Belinda Sharpe could take charge of first-grade games after impressing in pre-season.

Greg Inglis. Vodafone Warriors v South Sydney Rabbitohs, NRL Rugby League round 12, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. 26 May 2018. Copyright Image: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz

Wayne Bennett tinkers South Sydney's lethal left edge for Roosters clash

Inglis' move to the right edge will set up a head-to-head showdown with Roosters' ace Latrell Mitchell,

Dragons star Jack de Belin in action during an NRL match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Dragons star Jack de Belin drops injunction bid against NRL

De Belin has dropped his attempt to seek an interim injunction against the NRL which would allow him to return to the field immediately.

Warriors player Adam Keighran during pre-season training with the NZ NRL club in Auckland.

Warriors rookie Adam Keighran named to start in the halves with Blake Green against Bulldogs

The 21-year-old former Panther Keighran is set to make his NRL debut in the number six jumper.

Isaiah Papali’i.
NRL Premiership rugby league. Vodafone Warriors v Newcaste Knights. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Friday 10 August 2018. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Warriors second rower Isaiah Papali'i stood down for Bulldogs clash after drink driving offence

"Isaiah is extremely remorseful for his actions," said Warriors CEO Cameron George.

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Kearney wouldn't reveal what the issue was, but said the 20-year-old is available next week.

Isaiah Papali'i unavailable for Warriors' curtain-raiser due to 'club issue', Stephen Kearney refuses to reveal details

Kearney wouldn't reveal what the issue was, but said the 20-year-old is available next week.

Disgraced former NRL star Ben Barba goes on explosive rant at reporter - 'I will hurt you!'

Barba was deregistered by the NRL after officials viewed CCTV which allegedly showed him abusing his partner.

Cooper Cronk. Sydney Roosters v Vodafone Warriors, NRL Rugby League. Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Australia. 31st March 2018. Copyright Photo: David Neilson / www.photosport.nz

Cooper Cronk to make NRL retirement call mid-year - 'I know exactly my situation'

The Roosters star will run out for his 350th first-grade game against South Sydney in Friday's season-opener.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 19:  Peni Terepo of the Eels is tackled during the round 19 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on July 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Eels stand down NZ-born prop Peni Terepo after alleged drunk abusive behaviour on Auckland flight

Terepo has been stood down over allegations of being drunk and abusive on a flight from Tonga to Auckland.

Dragons star Jack de Belin in action during an NRL match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Dragons not expected to play NRL star Jack de Belin

The NRL are today set to approve the rules surrounding their no- fault stand down policy, which will see de Belin formally banned.

'I take offence to that' - Paul Gallen clashes with Peter FitzSimons over NRL players' treatment of women

The NRL has been rocked by numerous off-field incidents involving women.

'I'd quit the club immediately' - Paul Gallen says he'll quit if Sharks' 2016 title is stripped

An NRL investigation found Cronulla breached the cap by more than $700,000 from 2013-2017.

It sounds incredible but it's true. The superstar forward will arrive in Tonga later today.

Jason Taumalolo not sure about position for Cowboys in 2019

The Tongan superstar says it still remains to be seen whether he will wear the No.13 jersey or shift to the right-edge back row.

Greg Inglis. Vodafone Warriors v South Sydney Rabbitohs, NRL Rugby League round 12, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. 26 May 2018. Copyright Image: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz

Rabbitohs star Greg Inglis returns to scene of greatest blunder - the SCG

Inglis refuses to be haunted by the hallowed SCG where he attempted a field goal while his side was down by two-points against the Dragons in 2016.

Damien Cook makes a run against the Warriors.

NRL star Damien Cook admits Rabbitohs were too predictable in 2018

The Rabbitohs will have revenge on their mind when they open their 2019 campaign against the Roosters.

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 08/11/2013 - Rugby League - Rugby League World Cup - New Zealand v Papua New Guinea - Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, England - New Zealand's Sam Kasiano is tackled by PNG's defence.

Storm's NRL cap resolved with former Kiwis prop Sam Kasiano moving on

Kasiano took up a three-year deal to join the Catalans Dragons in the English Super League.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18:  Tyrone May of the Panthers is sent to the sin-bin during the round 23 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Newcastle Knights at Panthers Stadium on August 18, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Panthers defend NRL culture amid Tyrone May sex tape scandal

Penrith are a club under siege after the release of four sex tapes over the past week involving three players.

Dragons star Jack de Belin in action during an NRL match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Dragons star Jack de Belin not suspended yet, eligible to play round one

De Belin is still eligible to play in the NRL after the league admitted the new rule it used to stand him down is yet to be enacted.

Shaun Johnson, Chad Townsend debate winner of a Vatuvei v Gallen boxing bout

Johnson backed his former Warriors teammate, saying he was "long-time family".

Cam Smith denies scandal-hit NRL has 'grubby culture', despite horror off-season

The Storm skipper says players simply need to be smart and make right choices.

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 08/11/2013 - Rugby League - Rugby League World Cup - New Zealand v Papua New Guinea - Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, England - New Zealand's Sam Kasiano is tackled by PNG's defence.

Former Kiwis prop Sam Kasiano being 'pressured' by Storm to leave so NRL club complies with salary cap

Melbourne need to off-load Kasiano before next Thursday's opening round clash with the Broncos.

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