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Rugby league: Australia looked like they were enjoying the off-season, but Kiwi were pumped

Mt Smart stadium was poorly attended for the men’s and women’s Tests, but the games were intriguing encountersThe month of October is something of an otherworld for Australian sport. The AFL and NRL are in hiatus, cricket is not yet in full flow, and r…

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NRL grand final 2018: Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm – in pictures

Highlights from ANZ stadium in Sydney where the Sydney Roosters beat Melbourne Storm 21-6. Continue reading…

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Roosters run riot to deny NRL grand final repeat for the Storm

Roosters 21-6 StormNear flawless first half from Sydney sinks StormCooper Cronk made a miraculous return from a shoulder injury but couldn’t steer his new side Sydney Roosters to victory over his old club Melbourne Storm in the NRL grand final, instead…

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NRL grand final 2018: Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm – as it happened

Roosters 21-6 StormLuke Keary wins Clive Churchill medal 1.00pm BST Season 2018 has come to an end and after a brilliant and dominant display the Sydney Roosters are the premiers. Led by Keary on the back of a dominant pack of forwards, the Roosters we…

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Roosters stars back Aubusson to start NRL grand final at halfback

Mitchell Aubusson tipped to start at No 7 as a runnerCooper Cronk injury sees four players in contentionThe Sydney Roosters’ last premiership-winning halves pairing say Mitchell Aubusson is the right man to fill Cooper Cronk’s No 7 jumper if the champi…

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2018 Dally M and Brownlow medal – in pictures

Players and their partners gathered for the NRL and AFL’s annual events ahead of the grand final weekend Continue reading…

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Manly rocked as NRL confirms $750,000 salary cap breach fine

Manly Sea Eagles handed $660,000 salary cap deduction Sydney club emails members accepting committee rulingManly have failed in their attempt to be cleared of salary cap breaches after being knocked back by the NRL appeals committee.The NRL’s punishmen…

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Roger Tuivasa-Sheck voted best NRL player to win Dally M Medal

Full-back becomes first New Zealand Warrior winnerKalyn Ponga finishes second, Valentine Holmes comes thirdRoger Tuivasa-Sheck has become the first New Zealand Warrior to win the Dally M medal – the NRL’s highest individual honour – as the fullback her…

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Jordan Mailata had never watched an NFL game … until he joined the NFL

The 6ft 8in Australian was playing rugby league for the South Sydney Rabbitohs Under-20s until the call came from AmericaJordan Mailata, a rookie football player in the truest sense of the word, suddenly reached into his locker and plucked out a thigh …

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Billy Slater judiciary farce proof of NRL knee-jerk rulings

The clearing of Billy Slater for the NRL grand final is both an example and a result of poor planning from head officeBilly Slater is free to play in the 2018 NRL Grand Final in what will be his final game and potentially a fairytale farewell. In an ep…

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NRL: Cooper Cronk hoping for divine intervention to play in grand final

‘At some stage God or science will say no, but until then I’ll do everything I possibly can [to play],’ says injured RoosterSydney Roosters half-back Cooper Cronk says he is a “long shot” to play in Sunday’s NRL grand final against Melbourne due to a s…

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Billy Slater charged and faces NRL grand final ban

Melbourne Storm player’s hopes of an NRL grand final fairytale farewell could be over Billy Slater’s hopes of an NRL grand final fairytale farewell are over unless he can beat a ban for a shoulder charge at the judiciary this week.Slater was charged wi…

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NRL preliminary final: Storm sink Sharks – as it happened

Melbourne 22-6 CronullaBilly Slater faces anxious wait after potential suspension 1.01pm BST Cometh the hour, cometh the men.Without Graham and Gallen, shorn of Dugan and then Feki, you had the residual feeling that it would take something very special…

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Sam Burgess emotional over effect of ‘sexting’ scandal on his family – video

Rabbitohs player Sam Burgess has said he is happy for the truth to come out as the NRL investigates an alleged sexting scandal which has overshadowed his team’s finals campaign. Burgess told reporters that what is affecting him the most is the hurt cau…

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‘Sexting’ inquiry: Sam Burgess hopes NRL will quickly finalise investigation

Burgess keen for ‘truth to come out’ about allegations lewd images were sent to a woman from his social media accountSouth Sydney superstar Sam Burgess hopes the NRL’s integrity unit will finalise its investigation into an alleged sexting scandal which…

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The reality is more nuanced than NRL players being blokey boofheads | Catharine Lumby

Every time they do the wrong thing, it is seen as confirmation that they’ll never change. The behaviour of a few tarnishes a whole codeAs someone who has worked with the NRL as a gender adviser for over a decade the question I am almost guaranteed to g…

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