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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 23:  Mitchell Pearce of the Roosters looks dejected after defeat during the NRL preliminary final match between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

'Why wouldn't you want to be looking at him?' - Cam Smith says Storm would be crazy not to pursue Mitchell Pearce

"If he was keen to come to Melbourne, I'd certainly say, 'yeah, we'd love to have you'."

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07: Sandor Earl of the Raiders scores a try during the round 18 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on July 7, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Sandor Earl's NRL comeback stalled by serious knee injury

Earl was given a career lifeline by the Storm after serving a four-year suspension for drug trafficking.

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Fusitu'a could be in doubt for Tonga's RLWC semi-final against England on Saturday in Auckland.

Tonga's star winger David Fusitu'a goes down with ankle injury during RLWC training

Fusitu'a could be in doubt for Tonga's RLWC semi-final against England on Saturday.

Sam Burgess during the England Vs Papua New Guinea 2017 Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final match at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne Australia. Sunday 19 November 2017. Copyright Photo Brendon Ratnayake / www.photosport.nz

Sam Burgess on track to play in England's RLWC semi-final with Tonga

Wayne Bennett says England are progressing well but there's still room for improvement ahead of their semi-final against Tonga.

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga speaks with Cameron Smith and Sam Thaiday.

'There's been a shift' - Mal Meninga says power base of rugby league shifting

Meninga says the shift will only boost international competition.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 23:  Mitchell Pearce of the Roosters looks dejected after defeat during the NRL preliminary final match between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

'He could've learned a lot off Cooper' - Johnathan Thurston believes Mitchell Pearce will rue Roosters departure

"He could win another two or three titles after Cooper's gone or even while he's there."

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Mate Ma'a Tonga mingled with fans this afternoon as they prepare for their RLWC semi-final against England.

'It gets me every time!' Tui Lolohea overwhelmed by Tongan support as hundreds turn out in Auckland city

Tonga players mingled with fans this afternoon as they prepare for their RLWC semi-final against England.

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The Warriors playmaker joked that he might even get a gold tooth, as is the local custom.

'He deserves a start' - Tonga teammate backs Ata Hingano to start for Warriors despite Blake Green signing

Sio Siua Taukeiaho believes Hingano is a key reason Tonga are in the World Cup semis.

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The Fiji players all agreed that Hayne and skipper Naiqama had the most annoying laughs in the team.

Video: Fiji Bati players get stuck into Jarryd Hayne and Kevin Naiqama about unique and boisterous laughs

The Fiji players all agreed that Hayne and skipper Naiqama had the most annoying laughs in the team.

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Mate Ma'a Tonga will face England at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday for a spot in the World Cup final.

'No one supports their own like Tongans' – Rugby League World Cup darlings gear up for historic semi-final

Tonga will face England at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday for a spot in the World Cup final.

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Lebanon gave Mate Ma'a Tonga a huge scare as the Pacific nation only just managed to scrape through with a 24-22 win in Christchurch.

'We certainly know that the level goes up again' - Tongan coach on RLWC semi-final with England

Lebanon gave Mate Ma'a Tonga a huge scare as the Pacific nation only just managed to scrape through with a 24-22 win in Christchurch.

Bulldogs Head Coach Des Hasler

Des Hasler sues Bulldogs after sacking

The coach was sacked just five months into a new two-year contract earlier this year.

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Kiwis Shaun Johnson is dejected following their loss during the Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final match. New Zealand Kiwis v Fiji. Wellington Regional Stadium. 18th November 2017. © Copyright Photo: Grant Down / www.photosport.nz

'I'm so sorry we couldn't deliver' - Shaun Johnson apologises to Kiwis fans after World Cup humiliation

The halfback regrets taking aim at the team's fans following the 4-2 loss to Fiji last week.

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The Mate Ma'a Tonga winger enjoyed a lighter moment with one of the team's assistants.

Watch: Relaxed Manu Vatuvei loses it, bursts out in hysterics at Tonga training

The Mate Ma'a Tonga winger enjoyed a lighter moment with one of the team's assistants.

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The singer announced yesterday via social media she'll be singing the Tongan anthem in Auckland on Saturday.

Pop star Dinah Jane receives mixed reactions to news she'll be singing Tongan national anthem at RLWC semi-final

The singer announced yesterday via social media she'll be singing the Tongan anthem on Saturday.

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The Mate Ma'a Tonga centre is looking in top shape for this weekend’s clash with England.

Video: Limber Konrad Hurrell stretches out at Tonga training ahead of World Cup semi-final

The Mate Ma'a Tonga centre is looking in top shape for this weekend’s clash with England.

Blake Green of the Sea Eagles is tackled by Peter Wallace of the Panthers

Veteran half Blake Green signs three-year deal with Warriors

Green was released by Manly as they look to pursue Mitchell Pearce's signature.

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Tonga's Jason Taumalolo. Kiwis v Tonga, Rugby League World Cup, FMG Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand. Saturday, 11 November, 2017. Copyright photo: John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Watch: Jason Taumalolo defection a breakthrough for Pacific nations, says ex-Kiwis star

The decision to reject New Zealand for Tonga will have a huge impact in the future, Tony Kemp believes.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 23:  Mitchell Pearce of the Roosters looks dejected after defeat during the NRL preliminary final match between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

'I have always been proud to wear the Roosters jersey' - Mitchell Pearce released by Sydney

The signing of Cooper Cronk had left Pearce's future with the club in doubt.

Blake Green of the Sea Eagles is tackled by Peter Wallace of the Panthers

Manly release Warriors target Blake Green

The 31-year old is being lined up to replace Kieran Foran at the struggling Auckland side.

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Kidwell was always going to fail in charge of the Kiwis, former Test star Tony Kemp says.

Watch: David Kidwell never the right choice as Kiwis coach says Tony Kemp – 'It was totally wrong'

Kidwell was always going to fail in charge of the Kiwis, the former Test star says.

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Tony Kemp says the problems in the Kiwis' camp extend far beyond the players and coach.

'You're not going to put ointment on a scab' – ex-Kiwis star calls for full-scale NZRL clear-out

Tony Kemp says the problems in the camp extend far beyond the players and coach.

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The two sets of fans celebrated in style after reaching the tournament semi-finals.

NZRL throws support behind yearly Pasifika tournament: 'We'd certainly be open to it'

NZRL boss Alex Hayton says the Pacific Cup could be brought back.

Biting allegations against Jillaroo star cleared after being put on report in thumping World Cup win over England

Chantelle Crowl accused Isabelle Kelly of biting her forearm in Australia's 38-0 win.

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Mate Ma'a Tonga shocked the rugby league world with a 28-22 win over New Zealand in Hamilton.

'There's more to this Tongan team than two forwards' - England not buying into two-man show for RLWC semi

James Graham says Tonga's results is more than just Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita.

Kiwi Ferns' winger scores incredible six tries as NZ thrash Cook Islands in women's RLWC

Honey Hireme scored six tries in NZ's 76-0 win over the Cook Islands in Sydney.

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