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Manly won the match 26-20. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Photo: Photosport

Will Hopoate opens up about impact of dad's wandering fingers

In 2001, John Hopoate copped a 12 week ban for inserting his fingers into an opponents backside.

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 21:  Matt Dufty of the Dragons makes a break which leads to him scoring a try during the round 19 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the St George Illawarra Dragons at 1300SMILES Stadium on July 21, 2018 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Dragons assure star Matt Dufty of NRL spot in 2019

Dufty was reportedly being shopped around and set to be a casualty of the club's pursuit of Eels star Jarryd Hayne.

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13:  Jarryd Hayne of the Eels looks at the scoreboard during the round 18 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Parramatta Eels at McDonald Jones Stadium on July 13, 2018 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

NRL star Jarryd Hayne allegedly investigated for assault

Hayne is reportedly under investigation by the NSW Sex Crimes Squad over allegations of sexual assault.

Dragons players unsure on NRL star Jarryd Hayne landing

Hayne enters his third week of free agency after being unsigned by the Parramatta Eels.

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The star halfback says the next period of time off will allow him to sort his future, saying the Warriors will always be a club he’ll love regardless of whether he stays or not.

'I haven’t spoken to anyone at the Warriors' - Shaun Johnson says he'll sort NRL future, will always love club

Halfback said he'd "missed" the bombshell the Warriors dropped when they said he could explore his options elsewhere.

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The Canberra fullback was fined $32,000 by the NRL and is free to carry on with his league career.

Watch: CCTV of NRL star Jack Wighton's drunken violent attack released, avoids jail

Wighton was handed a two-month suspended jail sentence for assaulting five men.

Joseph Manu scores a try for the Roosters. Vodafone Warriors v Sydney Roosters, NRL Rugby League round 10, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. 12 May 2018. Copyright Image: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz

NRL clubs to push for introduction of football style transfer window

The move would effectively end the current poaching of coaches and players.

Cultural exchanges. Kiwis v Tonga, Rugby League World Cup, FMG Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand. Saturday, 11 November, 2017. Copyright photo: www.photosport.nz

Kiwis, Mate Ma'a Tonga named top seeds as revamped 2021 Rugby League World Cup

The tournament has also been increased from 14 teams to 16.

Jordan Rapana on the run for the Canberra Raiders.

Kiwis winger Jordan Rapana ruled out of half of 2019 with shoulder injury

The Canberra Raiders' star won't return until at least round 11 of the NRL.

Shaun Johnson celebrates as his winning field goal goes over. Canberra Raiders v Vodafone Warriors, NRL Rugby League. GIO Stadium, Canberra, Australia. 24th March 2018. Copyright Photo: David Neilson / www.photosport.nz

'It's gone pretty quiet' - Raiders play down idea of signing Shaun Johnson

The Warriors halfback is off contract at the end of next season, free to talk to other clubs.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 05:  Shaun Johnson and Kodi Nikorima and Martin Taupau of the Kiwis sing the national anthem before the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

League 'Nines World Cup' planned for end of 2019 season

The international nines tournament will likely be staged in Sydney.

Isaiah and Lorina Papali'i

'I grew up watching her play' - Isaiah Papali'i over the moon after matching mum's Test status

The Papali'is are the first mother-son duo to play for New Zealand.

The Kiwis face the Tongan Sipi Tau during the Rugby League World Cup 2017 Pool B match - New Zealand Kiwis v Tonga played at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand on Saturday 11 November  2017.  

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Michael Maguire believes Mate Ma'a Tonga Tests could become Kiwis' State of Origin

"Culturally, the things you can do around those games.... I think it's going to be a spectacle."

Watch: Ken Maumalo soars over opposite to score stellar try as Kiwis decimate England in 34-point whitewash

The Warriors winger took to the air to take Kodi Nikorima's pinpoint kick in the Kiwis' big win.

Cultural exchanges. Kiwis v Tonga, Rugby League World Cup, FMG Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand. Saturday, 11 November, 2017. Copyright photo: www.photosport.nz

Kiwis, Mate Ma'a Tonga and Kangaroos to compete in top division of newly-unveiled Oceanic Cup next year

Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Fiji will play each other in the second tier.

Lachlan Burr

Bulldogs' reserve grade player of the year says he's joining Warriors

Second rower Lachlan Burr has posted on Instagram claiming he's signed with the Auckland club.

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The 19-year-old made sure to catch mum Lorina run out onto Mount Smart.

Uncapped Warriors youngster Isaiah Papali'i called into Kiwis squad for third England Test

The 20-year-old played for Samoa against Tonga earlier this year but is set to win his first cap for the Kiwis.

Warriors James Gavet. Vodafone Warriors v Melbourne Storm, NRL preseaon league, Rotorua, New Zealand. Satturday, 17 February, 2018. Copyright photo: John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Former Warriors prop James Gavet joins Newcastle Knights on two-year deal

The Knights have signed the front rower until the end of 2020.

James Gavet.
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

James Gavet released by Warriors, set to link up with Knights

Gavet is expected to be unveiled by Newcastle in the coming days.

Matt Gillett dejected
Broncos v Cowboys NRL Grand Final rugby league match at ANZ Stadium, Homebush Australia. Sunday 4 October 2015. Photo: Paul Seiser/Photosport.nz

Maroons veteran Matt Gillett confident of NRL round one return for Broncos

Gillett hurt his neck in this year's NRL opener but medical staff didn't discover the break until weeks later.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak. Kiwis Rugby League training at Mt Smart Stadium ahead of the upcoming test match against the Australian Kangaroos this weekend. Auckland, New Zealand. Monday 8 October 2018. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, James Tedesco snubbed as English winger claims Golden Boot award

The award only took in performances in internationals since last year's World Cup final.

James Gavet. Vodafone Warriors v Gold Coast Titans, Round 5 of the 2017 NRL Rugby League Premiership season at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. 2 April 2017. Copyright photo: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz

Warriors wrecking ball James Gavet leaving club for new deal with Knights - report

Gavet posted a cryptic message on social media today, saying he was "done and done" at Mount Smart.

England coach Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones tips rugby to follow in NRL's footsteps and employ two-referee system

"I just think the game is getting more intense. All the data shows that," Jones said.

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

Titans stun NRL rivals after recruiting 'Roos coach Mal Meninga to managerial role

The rugby league Immortal will become the Gold Coast club's head of performance and culture.

England's George Burgess cops four-match ban for eye-gouging Kiwis captain

Burgess will miss the final Test and first three rounds of the 2019 NRL season for the incident.

Cooper Cronk. Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm, NRL Grand Final, Rugby league, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 30 September 2018. Copyright Photo: David Neilson / www.photosport.nz

Roosters star Cooper Cronk to be fit for opening NRL round

The Roosters said Cronk will have no issue running out against South Sydney in the first round at the SCG.

England's George Burgess cited for ugly eye-gouge of Kiwis captain

The Rabbitohs prop could miss three to five matches for the incident on Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.

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