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David Fifita returns having learnt ‘big lesson’ from stint in Bali jail

NRL player was facing two-year sentence for assault‘Peace settlement’ reached with alleged victimDavid Fifita says he’s “learnt a big lesson” after arriving back in Brisbane after three days in a Bali jail. The Brisbane NRL star touched down early on T…

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David Fifita returns having learnt ‘big lesson’ from stint in Bali jail

NRL player was facing two-year sentence for assault‘Peace settlement’ reached with alleged victimDavid Fifita says he’s “learnt a big lesson” after arriving back in Brisbane after three days in a Bali jail. The Brisbane NRL star touched down early on T…

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Brisbane Broncos star David Fifita arrested in Bali after nightclub brawl

Police report says security guard was hit in face by foreignerBroncos have sent a representative to Bali to assist FifitaBrisbane NRL star David Fifita has been arrested in Bali after an alleged brawl at the same nightclub where Nelson Asofa-Solomona l…

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Sam Burgess AVO based on ‘false allegations’, court told

The former South Sydney NRL captain is accused of intimidating his father-in-law Mitchell Hooke in OctoberAn alleged dispute between the former South Sydney NRL captain Sam Burgess and his father-in-law is based on false allegations, Burgess’s lawyer h…

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Ultimate warrior Sam Burgess retires as one of England’s best rugby league exports | Nick Tedeschi

The Rabbitohs forward was fearless in everything he did on the field, an enforcer from what seems like a bygone eraIt was a true testament to Sam Burgess’ authenticity that he remained as popular and respected in the game amongst both players and fans …

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Sam Burgess forced to retire from rugby league due to injury

Souths captain has ongoing shoulder problemThree years remaining on Rabbitohs contractSam Burgess, the South Sydney and England forward, has been forced to call time on his rugby league career as a result of a chronic shoulder injury that blighted his …

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NRL player Manase Fainu charged over alleged stabbing at church dance

Manly hooker charged with intent to cause GBHPolice to allege he produced knife and stabbed manManly hooker Manase Fainu’s NRL future is in doubt after he was charged over a stabbing. Fainu will front court on Tuesday afternoon, where police will alleg…

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Ben Ryan on Rugby X: ‘Five-a-side, indoors, no goal-kicking, no lineouts’

The coach sits down for a chat to explain a new rugby format that is being unveiled in London next weekBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredBen Ryan went from the streets of Brentford to becoming honorary Fijian royalty after leading their sevens te…

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GB’s Bateman ready for ‘pretty mad’ debut after beating homesickness

Bradford-born forward has just enjoyed a fine debut season with Canberra Raiders and now he is focused on winning four Tests from four with Great BritainAuckland is about as far away from Bradford as you can get in every sense, but early on Saturday mo…

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NRL fans accuse Gold Coast Titans’ sponsor of scapegoating Indigenous captain

Ryan James stumbled in grand final Acknowledgment of CountryTFH says gaffe ‘weighed heavily’ on decision to end contractNRL fans have turned on the Gold Coast Titans’ major sponsor, after it abandoned the club, citing an “embarrassing” and “offensive” …

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Roosters deny Raiders in NRL grand final to claim successive titles

Late James Tedesco try sees Sydney beat Canberra 14-8 Raiders become first back-to-back champions since 1993Sydney Roosters have become the first team since Brisbane in 1993 to win back-to-back premierships, but a controversial decision with scores lev…

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Sydney Roosters v Canberra Raiders: NRL grand final – live!

Updates from the premiership decider at ANZ StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 9.03am BST “I know we’re American,” says Ryan Tedder, “but we love our footy.” It does feel more like a summer blue light festival at the moment, rather than a …

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Josh Hodgson travels with Raiders to Sydney and will play NRL grand final

Canberra co-captain missed Tuesday training with virusHooker backed over fitness for Sunday’s title deciderCanberra co-captain Josh Hodgson has rejoined his teammates on Wednesday as they travelled to Sydney for the club’s drought-breaking NRL grand fi…

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Roosters book a place in NRL grand final after defeating Storm

Roosters 14-6 StormLuke Keary faces nervous wait to see if he faces banThe Sydney Roosters are 80 minutes away from becoming the first back-to-back premiers in 26 years after a gritty and bloody 14-6 win over Melbourne to advance to the NRL grand final…

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Brisbane Broncos suffer first ever NRLW loss at hands of the NZ Warriors

Warriors 10-8 BroncosFront-rower Annetta Nuuausala starred for the WarriorsThe Warriors have become the first team to beat Brisbane in NRLW history as they kept their own finals hopes alive with a 10-8 win at the SCG. After a tragic week that included …

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Canberra Raiders end 25-year wait to reach NRL grand final with victory over Rabbitohs

Drought over after dramatic 16-10 win at GIO StadiumJosh Papalii scores winner with Raiders down to 14 menCanberra are into their first NRL grand final in 25 years after beating South Sydney 16-10, despite being a man down for the final 10 minutes. Cha…

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Israel Folau’s return to rugby league derailed as RLIF suspend Tonga

Interim board to be endorsed in next few daysDecision not about Folau, says Peter BeattieAustralian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter Beattie denies the decision to suspend Tonga’s international membership was based on an attempt to block Israel F…

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NRL brings out best in British with seven players vying to reach grand final | John Davidson

A record contingent will run out on Friday as Canberra and South Sydney honour a rich tradition of Englishmen down underAustralian rugby league has always had an on-off love affair with English players. But South Sydney and Canberra have taken the rela…

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Confusion reigns over Israel Folau’s potential return to rugby league | Matt Cleary

At the nub of the issue is whether RLIF has veto power over Tonga’s selection of FolauThe news that Israel Folau had been approved by the Rugby League International Federation to play for Tonga in Test matches against Great Britain and Australia in the…

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Winter of discontent leaves Brisbane Broncos at NRL club’s lowest ebb | Nick Tedeschi

The NRL club is in a parlous state after a record-breaking defeat and subsequent reports of players staying out late the night beforeThe Brisbane Broncos have not endured a more damning and desolate season among the 32 they have seen. Nor has the club …