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'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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Broncos season 'on life support' after horror 113pt fortnight as Eels 'weapon' run riot: Big hits

Broncos season ‘on life support’ after horror 113pt fortnight as Eels ‘weapon’ run riot: Big hits

The Broncos’ season is quickly unraveling after a 53-6 thrashing by the Eels, with their finals hopes hanging in the balance. Brisbane leveled a huge blow early on when Adam Reynolds was sent off in just the 12th minute for a failed HIA as the Eels went four tries without reply. Things got worse when …

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$3.25 million home reveal for free agent Amon;  Clarko urged not to repeat Roos' mistake: Trade Whispers

$3.25 million home reveal for free agent Amon; Clarko urged not to repeat Roos’ mistake: Trade Whispers

The first player to become a free agent in 2022 was confirmed on Monday – and his destination looks certain. In addition, Alastair Clarkson insisted he would not repeat North Melbourne’s recruitment mistake. Get the latest news on AFL player movements Trade Whispers! Watch every AFL Final up to the Grand Final Live & Ad-Break …

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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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For Aussies: disappointment does not come without redemption (recap on 7 Oceania)

For Aussies: disappointment does not come without redemption (recap on 7 Oceania)

2022 FINA WATERWATER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Just two days ago, I published an article to highlight some of the problems that Australians have faced at this World Cup. I’m happy to say today that the article hasn’t gotten too old, because some of the Australians I mentioned in it have redeemed themselves with incredible performance today. …

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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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'Come on, buddy, don't do this': Fyfe isn't willing to say F-word for high-flying Freo

‘Come on, buddy, don’t do this’: Fyfe isn’t willing to say F-word for high-flying Freo

Fremantle star Nat Fyfe says the club is holding the premiere talks under wraps after the victories over Melbourne and Brisbane, but admits it’s “good” to be back at the top of the charts. Fyfe has not yet played the match in 2022 after several shoulder operations, then knee injuries and back operations kept him …

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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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