Kiwis surprise with dual captains for England tour

Issac Luke and Adam Blair will lead the Kiwis in the absence of regular skipper Simon Mannering.

Papua New Guinea to co-host Rugby League World Cup with Australia and New Zealand

The country's government poured $1.4 billion into establishing state-of-the-art facilities, including three brand new stadiums.

Veterans Adam Blair and Isaac Luke to co-captain the NZ Kiwis

The duo have been named by head coach Stephen Kearney to share the role that became vacant when incumbent Simon Mannering was ruled out of the tour for medical reasons earlier this week.

Solomone Kata at fullback for Tonga, Manu Ma'u named despite Kiwis call-up

Tonga play the Cook Islands to qualify for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.


NRL: Titans' Beau Falloon gets cocaine supply charges dismissed due to insufficient evidence

Falloon will not face trial over the NRL's drug scandal because of insufficient admissible evidence.

'His long-term health is important to us': Kiwis lose captain Mannering for England tour

Captain reluctantly confirms his withdrawal from upcoming tour of England.

NRL judiciary heaps more misery on Ben Hunt with ban

Broncos No.7 cops suspension for a dangerous throw on Cowboys centre Kane Linnett.

Golden point is here to stay says NRL

The NRL is unlikely to scrap golden point despite Wayne Bennett's protestations over the extra-time result in North Queensland's grand final win over his Brisbane side.


Stunned Thurston suffered horrendous head gash in mosh-pit celebration after golden point winner

The Cowboys' hero received some friendly fire during his team's wild extra-time celebration.


Thurston's daughter's black doll hailed as 'symbol of inclusiveness' for Australia

The Cowboys halfback capped off a fairytale NRL season by embracing his daughter.


JohnathanThurston league's new King: JamesTamou

Move over Wally Lewis, Johnathan Thurston is rugby league's new king.

Wayne Bennett cries foul over Grand Final golden point

Has the coaching doyen got a point or is it sour grapes?

Thurston reaches out to shattered Hunt after grand final howler

Superstar halfback Johnathan Thurston reached out to his crestfallen counterpart after Ben Hunt's extra-time blunder.


The image that has captivated Australia - Johnathan Thurston's daughter and her dark-skinned doll

The scenes between Thurston and his daughter have been hailed as the 'best' from the grand final.


‘I love these boys!’ Cowboys’ golden hero Johnathan Thurston shakes with pride

Post-match interviews can sometimes be dull. Not so if you’re Johnathan Thurston.

Classy Johnathan Thurston wins Cowboys the NRL grand final

A Johnathan Thurston golden-point field goal has handed North Queensland a dramatic 17-16 NRL grand final win over Brisbane.


The magician Johnathan Thurston slots amazing winning drop goal in golden point

The Cowboys have been crowned the NRL 2015 champions after an incredible golden point drop goal from Thurston.


Johnathan Thurston magic seals victory for Cowboys in golden point

Thurston slotted a field goal in extra time to secure the GF win for the Cowboys, 17-16 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney tonight.

Andrew Johns dumped from NRL Grand Final broadcast

Johns was a notable absentee on the network's Sunday Footy Show this morning and has been stood down for the decider.


'Must be cause it's Grand Final Week' - inspirational Alex McKinnon walks with assistance

The Newcastle player suffered two fractured vertebrae following a tackle.

North Queensland coach wants playmakers protected in NRL grand final

Paul Green has been in the ear of head referee Tony Archer.


Young Kiwi rugby league players in ugly brawls with Australians

An under-18 rugby league international between New Zealand and Australia has been marred by violence.


'Disgraceful & embarrassing': NZ 18's in multiple brawls against Australian Schools

The New Zealand 18's side took on Australian Schools for the second of their two-game series in Brisbane last week.

Broncos and Cowboys can't be separated - QLD greats

Queensland greats can't split Brisbane and North Queensland ahead of most exciting grand final in a quarter of a century.


Broncos and Cowboys prepare for epic NRL grand final showdown

Brisbane’s coach Wayne Bennett is hoping to add another NRL title to his seven titles.

'It's not just about Justin Hodges,' say Broncos

Brisbane have downplayed their desire to send out retiring skipper Hodges a winner as chief motivation for the NRL grand final.


Still no love for Benji in injury-hit Kiwis squad

Despite their two best halves being out of action, the Kiwis won’t be sending an SOS to their former captain.


Vatuvei & Hurrell catch Bieber Fever ahead of NRL Grand Final lunch

The Warriors pair use a bit of Justin Bieber to pump themselves up for the Grand Final lunch in Sydney.


'I was job hunting on the internet': Grand final bound James Tamou thought career was over

The Kiwi-born Cowboys prop opens up about his struggle with a neck injury that threatened to end his career.

Sio Siua Taukeiaho added to Kiwis train-on squad for England tour

Former Warrior who was given 'second life' in Sydney finds himself with a shot at a Kiwis jersey.

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