Tag: Mitchell Pearce

Brown expects better performance from Cogger-Watson combination against Souths

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown wants more out of fresh halves combination Jack Cogger and Connor Watson when his Knights tackle South Sydney on Friday in the Hunter. The Knights, without the injured Mitchell Pearce, shocked Manly last weekend at Brookvale and Brown expects even more in the young duo’s second outing in six and seven. […]

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Trent Robinson risks losing his job if he doesn’t make a tough call on Jake Friend

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Trent Robinson is revered as one of the top rugby league minds in the world. He has won a premiership, several minor premierships and is the coach of arguably the most powerful NRL franchise in all the lands. The Sydney Roosters started 2018 as premiership favourites after luring legendary Melbourne playmaker […]

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No Pearce? Knights need to find a new Leo Dynevor: Butterfield

Newcastle Knights legend Tony Butterfield wants the club to find its new Leo Dynevor after captain and halfback Mitchell Pearce went down with injury last weekend. Dynevor famously replaced the injured Andrew Johns during the 1997 season with the unknown playmaker helping Newcastle to the pointy end of the table before Johns returned to lead […]

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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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‘This is the right decision’: Mitchell Pearce has left the Roosters

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis The Sydney Roosters have released Mitchell Pearce from the final two years of his contract ending ongoing speculation over the premiership-winners future. Pearce returned from an overseas holiday and met with club officials where he asked to be excused from his deal. It follows the Roosters signing Australian playmaker and Melbourne […]

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Mitchell Pearce seeks release from Sydney Roosters

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Sydney Roosters great Mitchell Pearce has requested a release from the club after returning from an overseas holiday. It comes after the Roosters shocked the country by signing Melbourne Storm’s legendary halfback Cooper Cronk. Rumours have gotten louder over the last couple of weeks that Pearce wanted out of […]

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Flanagan admits Sharks watching Pearce situation closely

Cronulla have just signed former Penrith captain Matt Moylan for 2018 but aren’t done just yet with Sharks coach Shane Flanagan believing the club is still in with a chance of nabbing disgruntled Sydney Roosters great Mitchell Pearce. The Roosters made waves recently when they signed free agent and incumbent Australian pivot Cooper Cronk leaving […]

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Our one-on-one interview with Sydney Roosters recruit Cooper Cronk

BY STAFF WRITERS Cooper Cronk is headed to the Sydney Roosters in news that has rocked the Australian sporting landscape. We sat down with Cronk* to get this amazing insight from the enigmatic superstar. 81M: Cooper, what if we said there’s people out there that think your move to the Roosters is simply a cash […]

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