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‘We’re not building a house of straw’: Bennett calls for patience as Dolphins struggle to lure stars

‘We’re not building a house of straw’: Bennett calls for patience as Dolphins struggle to lure stars

This isn’t the first time Wayne Bennett has built a team from the ground up. Which is why he’s not panicking despite filling just one of 30 Dolphins roster spots.

  • by Adrian Proszenko

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Bold attempt by Storm to swap Brandon Smith for Tigers’ Utoikamanu
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Bold attempt by Storm to swap Brandon Smith for Tigers’ Utoikamanu

Melbourne are so dissatisfied with their hooker over the way he joined the Roosters for 2023, they shopped him to the Tigers.

  • by Andrew Webster
NRL on collision course with players over contracting system changes

NRL on collision course with players over contracting system changes

The NRL has flagged its intention to overhaul its controversial transfer system, but the players have no appetite for change.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
Smith saga highlights issues with transfer rules, but change won’t come soon
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NRL 2022

Smith saga highlights issues with transfer rules, but change won’t come soon

The NRL concedes changes must be made to prevent Brandon Smith-style scenarios, but they won’t occur for at least another season.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
Furious Storm consider cutting Roosters-bound Smith immediately

Furious Storm consider cutting Roosters-bound Smith immediately

Melbourne Storm officials are incensed with the conduct of Brandon Smith, after the hooker said he wanted to win a premiership in a Roosters jersey.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
‘I was thinking I want to win a premiership in a Roosters jersey’

‘I was thinking I want to win a premiership in a Roosters jersey’

Melbourne superstar Brandon Smith says his mind is made up on where he will be in 2023, and has given the biggest hint yet it will be at the Roosters.

  • by Adam Pengilly
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‘The club is in a better place than ever’: Arthur stays calm despite stars’ exits

‘The club is in a better place than ever’: Arthur stays calm despite stars’ exits

No club has been in the NRL silly season spotlight more than the Eels, but coach Brad Arthur says he’s “not panicking about it”.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Kaufusi becomes the inaugural signing for the Dolphins

Kaufusi becomes the inaugural signing for the Dolphins

The Dolphins have finally struck a blow on the recruitment front, making premiership-winning Melbourne forward Felise Kaufusi their first signing.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
How the Bulldogs will be salary cap compliant for 2023 after Mahoney signing
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How the Bulldogs will be salary cap compliant for 2023 after Mahoney signing

In a huge blow for the Eels, the star No.9 has decided to reject a three-year extension from the club to link with their arch-rivals from 2023. But how will the Bulldogs fit him in?

  • by Adam Pengilly and Michael Chammas
Tigers knock back Leilua’s release request
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NRL 2021

Tigers knock back Leilua’s release request

Luciano Leilua has asked for a release from his Wests Tigers contract so he can take up a multi-million dollar offer to join North Queensland immediately.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
‘It’s crap to be honest’: Hynes savages Storm departure theory

‘It’s crap to be honest’: Hynes savages Storm departure theory

Cronulla’s marquee signing has heard the theory players don’t improve once they leave Craig Bellamy. He wants to prove that wrong.

  • by Adam Pengilly