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Canberra Raiders to honour and recognise female pioneer Katrina Fanning

Canberra Raiders and Canberra region rugby league to host event to recognise female involvement within the sport.

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	Girl with terminal cancer takes Trent Hodkinson to prom

Girl with terminal cancer takes Trent Hodkinson to prom

Hannah Rye, 15, who was accompanied to her year 10 formal at Kurri Kurri , near Cessnock, by former rugby league star Trent Hodkinson says he had a 'magical night'. Hannah has terminal cancer.

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	Girl with terminal cancer takes Trent Hodkinson to formal

Girl with terminal cancer takes Trent Hodkinson to formal

Hannah Rye, 15, who was accompanied to her year 10 formal at Kurri Kurri , near Cessnock, by former rugby league star Trent Hodkinson says he had a 'magical night'. Hannah has terminal cancer.

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Progress for female Blues players who will be paid to play for first time

Progress for female Blues players who will be paid to play for first time

This Sunday, for the first time, female rugby league players will be paid to represent NSW, enabling them to take leave from their full-time jobs and still support their families.

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Origin haunts rugby league in the afterlife

This column has often argued that professional athletes need to behave like they're elected officials.

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NRL officials descend on Manly Sea Eagles headquarters over alleged salary cap breaches

Investigators from the Integrity Unit of the National Rugby League have visited the team's Narrabeen offices.

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NRL officials start investigation into Manly

A team of investigators from the Integrity Unit of the National Rugby League has descended upon the Narrabeen offices of the Manly Sea Eagles.

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Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga says Cameron Munster in Rugby League World Cup calculations

Australian coach Mal Meninga says Melbourne Storm star Cameron Munster has put himself into the discussion.

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300 games young: rejuvenated Luke Lewis thanks Sharks for revival

Most players can only dream of achieving what Luke Lewis has in rugby league. And on Friday night he will add another accolade to a glittering career.

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	Cooper Cronk on wedding to Tara Rushton and NRL retirement

Cooper Cronk on wedding to Tara Rushton and NRL retirement

Rugby league star Cooper Cronk is head over heels in love.

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State of Origin: Winning over heathens will make NSW Blues great again, says Fittler

Brad Fittler has an interesting strategy for making the Blues great again: winning over New South Welsh-people who don't like rugby league.

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	Cooper Cronk talks wedding to Tara Rushton and retirement

Cooper Cronk talks wedding to Tara Rushton and retirement

Rugby league star Cooper Cronk is head over heels in love.

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	Greg Inglis opens up about battle with depression

Greg Inglis opens up about battle with depression

Rugby league superstar Greg Inglis has spoken out about his struggle with depression and how hard it is to talk about mental health. The South Sydney Rabbitoh hopes his story helps other players.

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Brett Morris retires from rep rugby league

​NSW State of Origin winger Brett Morris has announced his retirement from representative football, effective immediately.

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Players the thread in rugby league's rich tapestry

Professional rugby league players can be quite a curious breed.

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Grim as it gets for Blues and Waratahs

In the history of rugby league and rugby union in NSW, have things ever been as grim as right now?

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	State of Origin: Fans flock to Suncorp Stadium for decider

State of Origin: Fans flock to Suncorp Stadium for decider

Rugby league fans from across the country have turned out in droves ahead of the highly-anticipated State of Origin decider in Brisbane.

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State of Origin 2017: What it takes to play like Pearce

Imagine repeatedly running the 120m length of a rugby league field from dead ball line to dead ball line for 80 minutes, while making tackles and being tackled, or passing or kicking the ball and continually shouting directions to teammates.

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NRL and Origin ratings are heading south, but the players want more money

If rugby league players want more of the game, they need to promote it,.

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Rugby league's ridiculous mixed messages on gambling

People will say straight-laced footballers and punters can be kept at arm's length. Then the same people willbook a State of Origin team into a casino.

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NRL's bid to access players' phones, bank records new battle ground in pay war

The Rugby League Players' Association is holding out against the NRL's bid to seize players' phone and bank records, limiting its ability to investigate integrity matters such as those involving Manly.

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NRL live: Century-old Roosters-Rabbitohs rivalry resumes

NRL live: Century-old Roosters-Rabbitohs rivalry resumes

One of rugby league's oldest rivalries reignites as the Roosters and Rabbitohs face off. Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary in our live ScoreCentre.

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James Ackerman's family call for illegal tackle outlawed

The family of Queensland rugby league player James Ackerman, who died after an illegal tackle, have called for the tackle to be outlawed, saying it breaks their heart it still takes place in the game.

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	Family of James Ackerman call for illegal tackle outlawed

Family of James Ackerman call for illegal tackle outlawed

The family of Queensland rugby league player James Ackerman, who died after an illegal tackle, have called for the tackle to be outlawed, saying it breaks their heart it still takes place in the game.

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Family of dead rugby league player 'heartbroken' over tackle: inquest

The family of Queensland Cup forward James Ackerman says it "breaks their heart" the illegal tackle that killed the father-of-two continues to be seen in the game every weekend.

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State of Origin 2017: Panthers happy to wait on possible Trent Merrin NSW call-up

The Panthers won't rush the NSW Rugby League to make a decision on whether Laurie Daley needs to draft Trent Merrin into camp as a replacement for his wounded back-rowers despite wanting to avert the same 11th-hour scramble which angered the Bulldogs

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NRL and RLPA agree on new contracting system, but war continues

A new contracting system limiting mid-season player movement has been brokered in the first breakthrough in rugby league's pay dispute, but it's not enough to placate furious NRL stars from again hinting at industrial action.

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Ex-Bronco recruit breaks down at inquiry into Ackerman's death

Ex-Bronco recruit breaks down at inquiry into Ackerman's death

Rugby league player Francis Molo, who was responsible for the tackle that killed James Ackerman, tells the Coroners Court in Brisbane he did not think he made a shoulder charge.

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Ex-Broncos prop denies illegal tackle at inquest into rugby league death

​Former Brisbane Broncos-contracted prop Francis Molo has denied shoulder charging James Ackerman in the tackle that led to the forward's death.

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RLPA excludes revenue streams in CBA negotiation concession

The Rugby League Players' Association has excluded hundreds of millions of dollars worth of revenue streams in its demand for a fixed share of the game's spoils, but the concession has done nothing to progress a collective bargaining agreement with t

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Ackerman died from car crash-like injuries, inquest told

Ackerman died from car crash-like injuries, inquest told

A Queensland rugby league player who died following an on-field clash had injuries that were "very rare", a doctor tells a coronial inquest.

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RLPA denies walkout as tensions rise with NRL

The Rugby League Players' Union have once against used the State of Origin spotlight to push for a revenue sharing model in their pay negotiations with the NRL.

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Outback town's infamous tarpaulin change rooms to get makeover

Outback town's infamous tarpaulin change rooms to get makeover

A rugby league team with a history of sparking change in their remote NSW community is given a $230,000 cash injection for new facilities, which will allow the club to put in new dressing rooms to replace the existing structure — an old cricket net

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Funding boost for outback rugby league team

Funding boost for outback rugby league team

A rugby league team with a history of sparking change in their remote NSW community is given a $230,000 cash injection for new facilities, which will allow the club to put in new dressing rooms to replace the existing structure — an old cricket net

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Rugby league player hit with illegal tackle twice in fatal game, court hears

James Ackerman's teammates claimed NRL-contracted prop Francis Molo attempted another shoulder charge at the Sunshine Coast forward minutes before making the illegal tackle that killed him.

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Fatally injured rugby player was pushed while unconscious, inquest told

Fatally injured rugby player was pushed while unconscious, inquest told

Queensland Rugby League player James Ackerman, who was fatally injured in an on-field incident, was pushed while he lay unconscious after being hit with a shoulder charge, a coronial inquest hears.

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Broncos' Francis Molo 'shoved' fallen footballer after shoulder charge: Ackerman inquest

Queensland Cup rugby league player James Ackerman was hit by an illegal shoulder charge then deliberately shoved while he lay on the ground, an inquest into his death has heard.

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Ben Barba fails to get drugs ban overturned

Ben Barba has failed to have his 12-match rugby league ban overturned, cruelling his chances of playing for St Helens until August.

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	NRL player Jack De Belin stares at cheerleaders on live TV

NRL player Jack De Belin stares at cheerleaders on live TV

Australian rugby league heart-throb Jack De Belin was left feeling a little sheepish after he was caught on camera checking out a group of female cheerleaders before a live cross.

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Would you move to Queensland for a cheaper house and Maroons jersey?

Would you move to Queensland for a cheaper house and Maroons jersey?

Queensland not only has more affordable real estate, shorter commutes and sunnier weather, but a better rugby league team, the state's Treasurer Curtis Pitt tells Sydney families thinking of making the move north.

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Farewell to my great mate Tony Stavrianos, South Sydney boy and a true Greek classic

Rugby League legend Clive Churchill was responsible for his greatest performance, when we charged around the outside of the fence to ride home what was to be the winning goal at Redfern Oval in 1955.

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NRL live: Dragons take on the Knights and Sharks play the Sea Eagles

NRL live: Dragons take on the Knights and Sharks play the Sea Eagles

A crackerjack weekend or rugby league concludes with the St George Dragons playing the Newcastle Knights and the Cronulla Sharks taking on the Manly Sea Eagles. Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary.

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	Sydney police called to under-7s game over parent brawl

Sydney police called to under-7s game over parent brawl

Shocking footage has emerged of parents brawling at a children's sporting match. The vision was captured on the sidelines of an under-7's rugby league game in Sydney's south.

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	Police called to under-7s rugby league game parents fight

Police called to under-7s rugby league game parents fight

Shocking footage has emerged of parents brawling at a children's sporting match. The vision was captured on the sidelines of an under-7's rugby league game in Sydney's south.

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Group 4 league boss Mick Schmiedel talks tough about sport's future

A country rugby league group president reckons 'lazy' parents and 'soft' kids are ruining the game.

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Tuggeranong Buffaloes using inaugural junior 9s carnival to help young brain cancer patient

Canberra's rugby league community is rallying behind Eli Chatfield, who's had a brain tumour removed.

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State of Origin 2017: Queensland Maroons teach NSW Blues a harsh lesson on close games

For the student of rugby league, the game's appeal lies in how it embraces the whole curriculum: physics, psychology, history, and ultimately, and miserably if you are from New South Wales, mathematics.

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Rugby League World Cup: Where's the love for big-hearted Brit?

Now, if a 33-year-old Englishman is planning to run from Melbourne to Brisbane during the World Cup to raise $250,000 for charity, you would expect a) everyone in the sport to know about it and b) the relevant authorities to forcefully support it.

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Former rugby league player Craig Izzard found corrupt by ICAC

Former rugby league player Craig Izzard has been found corrupt by the Independent Commission Against Corruption for agreeing to accept bribes in exchange for not investigating unlawful asbestos dumping during his employment as an anti-dumping inves

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St Helens to appeal Barba cocaine ban

St Helens hope to expedite Ben Barba's rugby league return after the English Super League club confirmed it would appeal his 12-game cocaine ban.

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