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Christian covers rugby league for The Sydney Morning Herald.

'Joel would have wanted me to play': Cordner on his cousin, concussions

'Joel would have wanted me to play': Cordner on his cousin, concussions

The Roosters skipper has spoken about the death of his cousin and how his first head knock against Melbourne left him thinking about his long-term career.

  • by Christian Nicolussi

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NRL considers bigger penalties to stamp out hip-drop dangers

NRL considers bigger penalties to stamp out hip-drop dangers

As commentator Greg Alexander doubled down in his scathing assessment of the hip-drop tackle, the NRL sent Storm forward Max King straight to the judiciary.

  • by Christian Nicolussi and Adam Pengilly
Freddy backs 'mature' Walker to continue Rabbitohs rampage

Freddy backs 'mature' Walker to continue Rabbitohs rampage

NSW coach Brad Fittler says Souths ace Cody Walker is in career-best form and has learnt to cope with off-field distractions.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
'It's like coming home': Manly confirm Foran signature

'It's like coming home': Manly confirm Foran signature

The chance to work with coach Des Hasler and captain Daly Cherry-Evans again are the two biggest reasons Kieran Foran is excited about his second coming at Manly.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Rest of the best: $12m of talent to miss final NRL round

Rest of the best: $12m of talent to miss final NRL round

Niggling injuries and the chance to give fringe players some valuable game time has prompted some of the competition heavyweights to rest players this weekend.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Keary relishing Cordner reunion but pining to play injured Latrell

Keary relishing Cordner reunion but pining to play injured Latrell

Luke Keary says it's a shame Latrell Mitchell will not feature in Friday's Souths-Easts derby, but it would have been worse had Boyd Cordner missed another week.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
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'Nothing but love for Bird Gang Brothers': Fonua-Blake confirms exit

'Nothing but love for Bird Gang Brothers': Fonua-Blake confirms exit

Addin Fonua-Blake has taken to Instagram to confirm his three-year move to the New Zealand Warriors - before the Warriors themselves even confirmed it.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Why Nathan Cleary believes COVID-19 life will help young Panthers in finals

Why Nathan Cleary believes COVID-19 life will help young Panthers in finals

A social-distancing breach cost Nathan Cleary $30,000 and a potential Dally M Medal - but he believes COVID-19 life will help the young Panthers cope with finals pressure.

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'I'm still dealing with it': The toll of Aubusson's tumultuous season

'I'm still dealing with it': The toll of Aubusson's tumultuous season

Mitch Aubusson became the most-capped Rooster of all time on Saturday, but tragedy and COVID-19 protocols put a dampener on the family celebrations.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Aubusson celebrates milestone in style as Johnson suffers season-ending injury
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Aubusson celebrates milestone in style as Johnson suffers season-ending injury

Mitch Aubusson bagged a double as he became the most capped Sydney Rooster, while Cronulla lost three players, including Shaun Johnson to a snapped achilles.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Storm eye second loan deal to fast-track Addo-Carr move

Storm eye second loan deal to fast-track Addo-Carr move

Rather than holding out hope for a like-for-like replacement, Melbourne are open to another loan deal to help facilitate Josh Addo-Carr's Sydney move.

  • by Christian Nicolussi