Month: June 2017

Kimmorley says Tigers and Dragons need to move all their home games to growing areas

BY SCOTT DILLON Former Australian halfback Brett Kimmorley believes Wests Tigers and St George Illawarra Dragons should be playing all their home games at Campbelltown and Wollongong respectively to ensure their survival. Much has been made recently of smaller than expected crowds at NRL games in Sydney but Kimmorley believes clubs like Wests Tigers and […]

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Trent Merrin has a left-field choice for Blues skipper if Boyd Cordner is ruled out

Penrith Panthers forward Trent Merrin believes former St George Illawarra Dragons teammate Tyson Frizell would be a worthy replacement as skipper of the New South Wales Blues in Game III if Boyd Cordner can’t overcome a calf injury. “It would be nice to see big Tyson Frizell lead ‘em out,” Merrin told the Big Sports […]

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Des Hasler praises utility gun Gutherson ahead of Eels clash at ANZ Stadium

Canterbury coach Des Hasler has praised Parramatta’s Clint Gutherson ahead of their clash at ANZ Stadium tonight. Gutherson has been one of the Eels best in 2017 and has seemingly found a home at fullback after playing right across the Parramatta backline since joining the club. “.. I’ve been particularly impressed with their back five […]

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Graham predicts skipper Cordner to beat calf injury and play State of Origin III

New South Wales Blues teammate Wade Graham believes captain Boyd Cordner will play in the deciding State of Origin match in Brisbane despite a calf injury threatening to end Cordner’s Blues campaign. “It’s hard to get a read on Boydy because he’s not a real emotional guy, but he seems confident,” Graham said. “He gets […]

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Roosters can win the premiership if they keep JWH and Napa fit: Ennis

Premiership-winning Cronulla Sharks hooker Michael Ennis has likened the Sydney Roosters to the 2016 Sharks saying the Tricolours’ engine room will go a long way to determining whether they can win the title. Writing in this week’s Big League magazine, Ennis believes props Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Dylan Napa are vital to their hopes with the […]

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Campbelltown councillor says Wests Tigers have no intention of moving base to Macarthur region

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Current Campbelltown councillor and former mayor Paul Lake has taken aim at the Wests Tigers, Wests Ashfield and club officials saying they have little interest in the Macarthur region with the councillor inviting the South Sydney Rabitohs to play more games out of the stadium in the coming years. Lake has […]

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Benji Marshall is back with a bang and entertaining a whole new generation of fans

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Benji Marshall was on the scrapheap not long ago – right alongside the Adelaide Rams, Captain Charger and Monday Night Football. Who really believed Benji had another run left in him? Be honest, who thought we’d see the enigmatic playmaker back to his best in 2017 after his unceremonious exit from […]

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Maroons legend anoints Cameron Munster as replacement for Darius Boyd

Queensland Maroons legend Corey Parker has earmarked rising Melbourne Storm star Cameron Munster for his State of Origin debut in Game III to replace injured centre Darius Boyd. Speaking on Fox Sports’ On The Couch With Sterlo, Parker likened Munster to Australian and New South Wales utility Jack Bird. “I work backwards, so if I’m […]

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