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South Sydney poised to offer Benji Marshall season 20 if Reynolds leaves

South Sydney poised to offer Benji Marshall season 20 if Reynolds leaves

Benji Marshall could surpass Cooper Cronk and finish his illustrious career as the second-most capped player behind Cameron Smith if Adam Reynolds leaves South Sydney.

  • by Michael Chammas

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‘We’re not a package deal’: Morris brothers could part ways in retirement call

‘We’re not a package deal’: Morris brothers could part ways in retirement call

The Roosters twins both signed one-year contract extensions at the end of the 2020 season and are off-contract at the end of the year. 

  • by Sarah Keoghan
Ciraldo in line to join Fitzgibbon as Sharks assure Morris he’s still in ‘pole position’

Ciraldo in line to join Fitzgibbon as Sharks assure Morris he’s still in ‘pole position’

Cronulla officials insist a decision on the coaching role hasn’t been made, but Penrith are preparing for life without Cameron Ciraldo.

  • by Michael Chammas
McGuire in line for Red V debut after Dragons, Cowboys agree to deal

McGuire in line for Red V debut after Dragons, Cowboys agree to deal

St George Illawarra and North Queensland are in the final stages of negotiating a switch for the former representative forward, which will see him at the Dragons until the end of next year.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Bellamy apologises to Papenhuyzen after declaring Tedesco the NRL’s best fullback

Bellamy apologises to Papenhuyzen after declaring Tedesco the NRL’s best fullback

Ryan Papenhuyzen has revealed Craig Bellamy rang him after a press conference last week, fearing he had offended his star fullback. 

  • by Sarah Keoghan and Adrian Proszenko
So maybe the Dragons’ Anthony Griffin can coach

So maybe the Dragons’ Anthony Griffin can coach

It’s early days, but even the Dragons coach’s most ardent critics can see what he’s done for the embattled joint venture.

  • by Andrew Webster
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Maguire not the problem: Brooks in cross-hairs as Tigers ask ‘where to now?’
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Maguire not the problem: Brooks in cross-hairs as Tigers ask ‘where to now?’

If the Tigers believed sacking the coach would fix their problems they would not hesitate in terminating him. Instead attention has turned to Luke Brooks.

  • by Michael Chammas
Are the Dragons back? Dufty inspires Red V to upset win over Eels

Are the Dragons back? Dufty inspires Red V to upset win over Eels

Widely written off before a ball was kicked this season, St George Illawarra became the first team to beat the Eels this season in a huge upset.

  • by Adam Pengilly
‘It hurt’: Maguire to wield axe after Tigers booed in Tommy tribute
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‘It hurt’: Maguire to wield axe after Tigers booed in Tommy tribute

A furious Michael Maguire has expressed his “hurt” at his side being booed by Wests Tigers supporters at half-time.

  • by Sarah Keoghan
Bunker to have greater say in 18th man calls as V’landys urges more sin bins, send-offs

Bunker to have greater say in 18th man calls as V’landys urges more sin bins, send-offs

The Australian Rugby League Commission boss wants a stern reminder sent to match officials to use the sin bin and send off for foul play, which could trigger the 18th man being used.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Roosters set to hand off-contract whiz-kid Sam Walker long-term deal
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Roosters set to hand off-contract whiz-kid Sam Walker long-term deal

The Roosters were keen to extend the contract of Sam Walker before a ball had even been kicked this year. They were told to wait until after round six.

  • by Michael Chammas