Month: January 2017

2017 Predictions: Penrith Panthers

BY CURTIS WOODWARD Penrith Panthers Coach: Anthony Griffin Pre-season: Auckland Nines February 4th and 5th, v Bulldogs February 11th, v Eels February 18th   What they’ll get right: The Penrith Panthers have depth and quality right across their squad which they’ve proved over the last few years. If they can keep their top team on […]

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Meninga rules out picking rugby-bound Radradra for Kangaroos

Australian coach Mal Meninga says rugby-bound Parramatta flyer Semi Radradra won’t be representing the Kangaroos again. Meninga was up front when asked by foxsports.com.au. “No I won’t be,” Meninga said. “If a player decides to go to another code, they’ll be in extreme doubt in my eyes. “Semi is committed to another sport, and generally […]

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Robbie Farah’s former protege returning home to Auckland as a Shark

He was once touted as the successor to Robbie Farah at Wests Tigers but now Manaia Cherrington has another chance at defending premiers Cronulla. While it seems likely James Segeyaro will end up at the Sharks, Cherrington will have a chance to impress coach Shane Flanagan at the Auckland Nines this weekend. “I can’t wait […]

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2017 Predictions: North Queensland Cowboys

BY CURTIS WOODWARD North Queensland Cowboys Coach: Paul Green Pre-season: Auckland Nines February 4th and 5th, v Roosters February 11th, v Wests Tigers February 17th   What they’ll get right: There is too much class in this team not to make the playoffs. They’ll still be a real force at home and will look like […]

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Dragons great unleashes on NRL over Ben Hunt’s exit from Broncos

Former New South Wales playmaker Jamie Soward has unleashed on the NRL over its transfer system that has seen Brisbane Broncos half Ben Hunt signed a huge contract with St George Illawarra for the 2018 season. Soward, a premiership winner with the Dragons in 2010, branded the system “a joke”. “You can obviously see Ben […]

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Wayne gives new Saint Benny his blessing with 2017 campaign in mind

Wayne Bennett is backing St George Illawarra-bound Ben Hunt to lead Brisbane to a grand final in 2017 before beginning his contract with the Dragons. Hunt signed a lucrative five-year deal with the Big Red V that the Broncos simply couldn’t match. But the halfback has told Channel Nine there are no hard feelings. “He […]

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