Month: February 2016

Knights season hinges on Hodkinson and Mullen says Newcastle legend

Newcastle Knights legend Matthew Johns believes new halves pairing Trent Hodkinson and Jarrod Mullen need to play big minutes and plenty of matches if the Knights are any chance of moving up the table in 2016 after finishing last season with the wooden spoon. “Mullen and Hodkinson have to play 20 games plus together,” Johns […]

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Age of empires: Resurrections, comebacks and a shark tale of silverware

Ali Lautiiti made his National Rugby League debut way back in 1998 at North Sydney Oval against the Bears. Not many players can say they faced the Bears let alone have run out for a match at the grand old venue. To put his return to the New Zealand Warriors in perspective, superstar fullback Roger […]

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Anthony Watmough out, Nathan Hindmarsh in

James Hooper is reporting on foxsports.com.au that Parramatta’s Anthony Watmough is set to retire with immediate effect due to an ongoing knee injury. The 32-year-old is only one year into a four deal after leaving longtime club Manly-Warringah at the end of 2014. Foxsports.com.au has been told Watmough’s knee has degenerated so badly the Eels […]

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Could Chris Grevsmuhl have been a Rooster?

South Sydney backrower Chris Grevsmuhl says Penrith General Manager Phil Gould has been after his signature for more than half a decade and will eventually get his man when the Queenslander becomes a Panther in 2017. What that means is Gould may have been chasing Grevsmuhl prior to Gould’s arrival at Penrith which means he […]

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Click bait Warning: Former US President helping the Bulldogs?

One of rugby league’s great characters Des Hasler has used Canterbury’s season launch to rally his troops ahead of the new season even using a quote from former US President George Washington in his speech at Sydney Markets. Hasler, known for his short relationship with the media, was full of words at the Bulldogs’ official […]

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