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    Warriors braced for mental challenge in run to the finals

    Warriors braced for mental challenge in run to the finals


    As the Warriors close in on a first finals berth since 2011, they would do well to forget about the premiership...

    As the Warriors close in on a first finals berth since 2011, they would do well to forget about the premiership table.
    Time running out for Australia-Tonga test after NZRL snub

    Time running out for Australia-Tonga test after NZRL snub


    The proposed test between Tonga and Australia may have hit one roadblock too many with the anticipated clash running dangerously close to falling...

    The proposed test between Tonga and Australia may have hit one roadblock too many with the anticipated clash running dangerously close to falling through.
    Fiona Barber: A new league for awesome sporting bodies

    Fiona Barber: A new league for awesome sporting bodies


    My body is not a temple. It's more of a run down industrial unit with a couple of structural engineering issues. But it has a solid base, built on carbs, and has done sterling service given what it has endured over the decades. At last count: a couple...

    My body is not a temple. It's more of a run down industrial unit with a couple of structural engineering issues. But it has a solid base, built on carbs, and has done sterling service given what it has endured over the decades. At last count: a couple of hang glider prangs (and many dodgy landings), middle-aged netball (the knees, the knees), and a youth that showed scant regard for the wellbeing of organs such as the liver and stomach.
    Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith suffers back injury in NRL win

    Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith suffers back injury in NRL win


    Melbourne are hopeful skipper Cameron Smith will be fit for their next round NRL clash with Gold Coast but they will be down on troops through some major...

    Melbourne are hopeful skipper Cameron Smith will be fit for their next round NRL clash with Gold Coast but they will be down on troops through some major injuries.
    Decimated Melbourne Storm overcome Parramatta Eels in NRL

    Decimated Melbourne Storm overcome Parramatta Eels in NRL


    Melbourne lost three key players mid-match to injury including skipper Cameron Smith but have rallied for a courageous 20-4 Friday night NRL win over...

    Melbourne lost three key players mid-match to injury including skipper Cameron Smith but have rallied for a courageous 20-4 Friday night NRL win over Parramatta.
    Broncos say Wayne Bennett's job is safe for 2019 season, but future remains clouded

    Broncos say Wayne Bennett's job is safe for 2019 season, but future remains clouded


    The morning after the night before confirmed this much; Wayne Bennett will be coaching the Broncos in 2019. As far as Brisbane chief executive Paul White is concerned, that's an iron-clad arrangement, regardless of who grills the better scotch fillet, or...

    The morning after the night before confirmed this much; Wayne Bennett will be coaching the Broncos in 2019. As far as Brisbane chief executive Paul White is concerned, that's an iron-clad arrangement, regardless of who grills the better scotch fillet, or the mind-bending revelation that Bennett appears to be the only grown-up male in Australia that doesn't own a barbecue.
    Kiwis coach Michael Maguire dismisses Broncos rumours

    Kiwis coach Michael Maguire dismisses Broncos rumours


    Kiwis coach Michael Maguire has denied rumours he's been lined up to replace Wayne Bennett at...

    Kiwis coach Michael Maguire has denied rumours he's been lined up to replace Wayne Bennett at Brisbane.
    Why banking on Michael Cheika could pay rich dividends for an NRL club

    Why banking on Michael Cheika could pay rich dividends for an NRL club


    OPINION: Here's a name to throw into the rugby league coaching cement mixer, especially with the Bledisloe Cup being held at ANZ Stadium on Saturday...

    OPINION: Here's a name to throw into the rugby league coaching cement mixer, especially with the Bledisloe Cup being held at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
    Trent Barrett coaching future circus rolls on with Manly Sea Eagles

    Trent Barrett coaching future circus rolls on with Manly Sea Eagles


    Trent Barrett wants to remain an NRL coach but it appears increasingly unlikely that will be at Manly after he couldn't comment on whether he was negotiating a...

    Trent Barrett wants to remain an NRL coach but it appears increasingly unlikely that will be at Manly after he couldn't comment on whether he was negotiating a release.
    Brisbane Broncos' late run upsets South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Brisbane Broncos' late run upsets South Sydney Rabbitohs


    Brisbane's NRL finals hopes are alive and cooking after they prevailed in a see- sawing contest with South Sydney on Thursday...

    Brisbane's NRL finals hopes are alive and cooking after they prevailed in a see- sawing contest with South Sydney on Thursday night.
    NZ Warriors players grow beards for retiring Simon Mannering

    NZ Warriors players grow beards for retiring Simon Mannering


    Win, lose or draw, the Warriors are in for at least one close shave between now and the first round of the NRL...

    Win, lose or draw, the Warriors are in for at least one close shave between now and the first round of the NRL finals. 
    Wayne Bennett takes aim at Broncos board amid speculation over his future at the club

    Wayne Bennett takes aim at Broncos board amid speculation over his future at the club


    Wayne Bennett has issued his strongest back-me-or-sack-me ultimatum to the Broncos hierarchy, warning he "won't make it easy" for them if they plan to axe the seven-times premiership winning coach a year before his contract...

    Wayne Bennett has issued his strongest back-me-or-sack-me ultimatum to the Broncos hierarchy, warning he "won't make it easy" for them if they plan to axe the seven-times premiership winning coach a year before his contract expires.
    Former Warrior Isaac John points blame at front office for Manly's issues

    Former Warrior Isaac John points blame at front office for Manly's issues


    Former Kiwi player Isaac John claims his former club Manly's long run of on- field success has only covered up the NRL club's off-field...

    Former Kiwi player Isaac John claims his former club Manly's long run of on- field success has only covered up the NRL club's off-field woes.