New South Wales

'One of the biggest dumb moves': Souths damned for Suaalia loss - and 'never mind' excuse

‘One of the biggest dumb moves’: Souths damned for Suaalia loss – and ‘never mind’ excuse

The Rabbitohs losing superstar young gun Joseph Suaalii to the Roosters will “go down as one of the biggest dumb moves in South Sydney history” and an embarrassing example of “salary cap mismanagement”. With the two fierce rivals set to clash in a sold-out opener at the new Allianz Stadium this weekend, Suaalii will meet …

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'You have to be tapped': Roosters crunch, seven stars command half of salary cap as upgrades loom

‘You have to be tapped’: Roosters crunch, seven stars command half of salary cap as upgrades loom

The Sydney Roosters are facing a salary cap crisis, reporting that $5.2 million of their salary cap is tied up in seven players with more due for contract upgrades in 2023. The Daily Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield has revealed the Roosters have seven players in the NRL’s top 100 players, which could be a problem with …

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Revealed: What pushed Michael Hooper to breaking point and forced Test withdrawal

Revealed: What pushed Michael Hooper to breaking point and forced Test withdrawal

When Michael Hooper stepped down less than 48 hours before the Wallabies’ Rugby Championship kicked off in Argentina, it shocked the world. From Will Carling to Karmichael Hunt, there was an outpouring of support around the world as Hooper’s “mindset” turned out to be wrong and he missed the test and flew home. However, for …

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Teenage Eels silence critics and put Manly's season on life support - 3 big hits

Teenage Eels silence critics and put Manly’s season on life support – 3 big hits

Parramatta all but ended Manly’s season with an emphatic 36-20 victory at a sold-out Brookvale Oval on Friday night. The win represented a try of the season candidate and moved the Eels above the Broncos into fifth place on the ladder with four rounds remaining. MATCH CENTRE: Sea Eagles vs Eels, stats, video, teams The …

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David Klemmer 'could have been sacked' in shock Knights but possible player revolt looms

David Klemmer ‘could have been sacked’ in shock Knights but possible player revolt looms

David Klemmer is fighting to save his big-money Newcastle Knights contract amid reports he could be sacked immediately – but he appears to have the support of his team-mates as an ugly standoff looms. The prop was issued a show-off notice after allegedly refusing to leave the field and verbally abusing coach Hayden Knowles during …

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Rising Covid-19 and flu infections will exacerbate staff shortages and transport problems as health experts warn the real number of virus cases could be more than twice as bad as it appears.

Third wave of Covid-19, record cases of flu to break the economy, worsen the shortage of workers, problems with transport

Soaring Covid-19 and flu infections will exacerbate staff shortages and transport problems as health experts warn the true number of virus cases may be more than twice as bad as they appear. While the death toll from covid has risen steadily since March, the perception that the disease is no longer as serious for younger …

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"What game!"  - Maroons seals exciting excitement when the Blues in the epic refused a chance at the last breath

“What game!” – Maroons seals exciting excitement when the Blues in the epic refused a chance at the last breath

The Maroons defeated the Blues 16-10 on three attempts two in the opening Origin series, which had everything, including a controversial ending at Accor Stadium. The Maroons led 16-4 after eight minutes of play before Cameron Murray’s attempt gave the Blues a chance to claim a gold point. However, Isaah Yeo was in the last …

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Latrell "Next to No Chance" for Game 2;  Slater confirms Maroons: Origin Daily change

Latrell “Next to No Chance” for Game 2; Slater confirms Maroons: Origin Daily change

Rabbitohs star Latrell Mitchell seems very unlikely to return to action in time for Origin II. New South Wales coach Brad Fittler is set to replace the Origin I Blues team on Wednesday night – and “it makes a lot of sense”. Speaking of switches, Queensland coach Billy Slater has confirmed that the backline weapon …

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Dogs star excluded; Dufty set for the ax when a surprising replacement appears: NRL Late Mail

The Bulldogs star enforcer has been officially disqualified from his side’s clash with the Panthers, while the big name Rooster is under a cloud of injuries. Meanwhile, Matt Dufty is set to overthrow byNews Corp– and a surprising replacement appeared. Meanwhile, Joseph Suaalii and Api Koroisau are one of several members of the Origin team …

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The demons ax four after the first defeat; Freo lost three for Settlement # 1: Round 12 teams

Melbourne eliminated four players in response to its first loss of the season. Sam Weideman’s time on and off the AFL continues, with the striker dropping in favor of Tom McDonald. The party is also strengthened by the return of regular players Ed Langdon and Christian Salem before Saturday’s match against Sydney at MCG. Stream …

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How “uncompromising” Slater dominated Origin – and why “it’s time” for him to do it again

Billy Slater was born for Origin. When lightning speed finally waned and his ornate playing career drew to a close, the question was when he would become Queensland’s coach, not if. Slater was appointed last September and during his first camp as Maroons boss this week, he admitted that he did not know what coach …

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