Author: The81stMinute

Knights praise Wests Tigers as Pearce prepares for showdown with Brooks

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown says star halfback Mitchell Pearce isn’t looking as far ahead as State of Origin. Instead, the Knights and Pearce have a more pressing matter this weekend when they face the in-form 5-1 Wests Tigers in Tamworth. “Pearcey hasn’t really spoken about Origin to be honest and I would have thought he […]

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Earth to media: We’ve known this penalty crackdown was coming since December

BY STAFF WRITERS    It is a fact – NRL referees are taking the game back from the coaches. In a blitzkrieg to start season 2018, on-field officials have clamped down on illegal play from sides giving away offside and ruck penalties instead of letting the game flow. Certain sides have benefited from the ploy […]

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Brad Arthur built a team on his values and pissed it away by signing too many egos

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis “The players are obviously enjoying his coaching because they’re playing tough, genuine rugby league.” That was former Parramatta Eels General Manager Daniel Anderson speaking about Brad Arthur in 2014. How quickly things can change. Six weeks ago the world must have felt like a beautiful place to Arthur. Rugby league was […]

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Roosters fans wanted captain Jake Friend hooked during Souths loss

Sydney Roosters skipper Jake Friend might be hurting just a little more on Friday morning after his team went down to rivals South Sydney at Allianz Stadium on Thursday night. Adding to the loss, Friend had a horror night individually. At one point with the Roosters on the attack and Cronk calling for the ball, […]

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Canterbury in major salary cap strife for season 2019

The Canterbury Bulldogs are in major salary cap trouble according to Channel 7 who reported on Thursday night that the club has a whopping 12 players off contract next season and only $800,000 to spend. Star twins Brett and Josh Morris are set to exit Belmore with the club unable to get near their previous […]

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