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Jake Friend retires from rugby league immediately due to concussions

Friend took medical advice after NRL round-one concussionRoosters co-captain suffered more than 20 throughout careerAfter weeks of deliberation, Sydney Roosters co-captain Jake Friend has announced his immediate retirement from the NRL due to concussio…

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‘He’s a specimen’: Joseph Suaalii ready for NRL but likely to be made to wait for debut

Much-hyped 17-year-old ‘doesn’t look out of place at all’Sydney Roosters set to err on side of caution this weekendSo close and yet so far. And yet still closer than before. This appears to be Joseph Suaalii’s lot this weekend.The “will he, won’t he?” …

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Joseph Suaalii and the NRL’s answer to what constitutes a man and a boy | Emma Kemp

NRL players cannot make a first-grade debut until they turn 18 – is granting an exemption for the 17-year-old star dangerous?Joseph Suaalii must be growing accustomed to seeing his face on the back pages of newspapers.Had he not mid last year, when rep…

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Sonny Bill Williams to be set free from quarantine ahead of eagerly-anticipated NRL return

Player to train with Roosters after 14 days in hotelWilliams pencilled in for Raiders clash on 5 SeptemberSonny Bill Williams still has the fire to succeed in the NRL, according to Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson.The 35-year-old and his family wil…

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Sonny Bill Williams is a surefire drawcard yet his NRL return still perplexes | Nick Tedeschi

The former Roosters player will be 35 when he returns to one of the most physically demanding games in the worldThe return of Sonny Bill Williams to the NRL has the potential to rank among the top echelon of stories in 2020. Yet it could also tarnish h…

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Sydney Roosters in pole position as Sonny Bill Williams talks of ‘real appeal’ of NRL return

Premiership winner says Roosters have first optionWilliams would need to be registered by 2 AugustThe chances of Sonny Bill Williams returning to the Sydney Roosters have firmed with the dual code star confirming the idea of playing in the NRL “appeals…

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NRL 2020: Brisbane Broncos v Sydney Roosters – round 4 live updates!

Updates from tonight’s round four game at Suncorp StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 12.43pm BST And now for something completely different … a Sydney Roosters try! The Chooks are passing at will, almost unchallenged, and Keary does …

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Dominic Cummings cutout appears at rugby league match in Australia

Boris Johnson’s adviser ridiculed on social mediaCutout in stand at Sydney Roosters gameDominic Cummings may be weathering the storm that engulfed him for apparently flouting the government’s coronavirus lockdown guidance but that has not stopped Boris…

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NRL 2020 season restart: Sydney Roosters v South Sydney Rabbitohs in Round 3 – live!

Build up to kick-off and updates from Bankwest StadiumOld rivals meet in second game back since Covid-19 breakAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 10.21am BST For all the afterglow of the return of live sport, it nearly ended in disaster for Brodie…

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Sydney Roosters are World Club champions after Manu mauls St Helens

• St Helens 12-20 Sydney Roosters• Joseph Manu takes game away from hosts in second halfSydney Roosters will wake up on Sunday morning and know they were in a battle with the Super League champions, St Helens; but in the end this was a familiar outcome…

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St Helens victory in World Club Challenge would be ‘top’ says chairman

Eamonn McManus calls Sydney Roosters ‘the benchmark’James Roby expected to play for first time since Grand FinalThe St Helens chairman, Eamonn McManus, believes that victory for the reigning Super League champions against the NRL’s Sydney Roosters in S…

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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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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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NRL players urged to follow Latrell Mitchell’s lead on racism

Roosters player calls out abuse on social mediaTeammates ‘proud’ of Mitchell’s response to slurSydney Roosters skipper Boyd Cordner has called on other players to follow Latrell Mitchell’s leadership in calling out racist online trolling. Cordner on Tu…

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Cooper Cronk announces he will retire at end of NRL season

Sydney Roosters halfback calls time on 16-year careerBrings down curtain having played in eight grand finalsSydney Roosters halfback Cooper Cronk has announced his intention to retire from the NRL at the end of the season.The 35-year-old is in the seco…

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Roosters’ master manipulators deliver ominous NRL warning | Matt Cleary

Against Brisbane Cooper Cronk and Luke Keary showed just why their team are so highly ratedRicky Stuart was right. When it comes to brickbats and bouquets dished out after games of rugby league, it is the halves who most “own” the result. They are the …

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Why the future of the World Club Challenge must be secured

Sunday night was a big success. The Super League and NRL should be working together to ensure this contest lives on By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredAnyone doubting the status of the World Club Challenge should have seen the evidence in Wigan on…

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Brett Morris hat-trick powers Roosters past Wigan in World Club Challenge

• World Club Challenge: Wigan 8-20 Sydney Roosters• Sydney side start superbly and ride second-half pressureSydney Roosters underlined their dominance as rugby league’s best club side, withstanding a spirited fightback from the Super League champions, …

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Wigan’s Tom Davies: ‘I came to terms with the fact I wasn’t going to make it’

The winger talks about his arduous road from working in the pavilion at Leigh to lining up in the World Club ChallengeWhen the superstars of Sydney Roosters take to the field at the DW Stadium on Sunday evening in the 2019 World Club Challenge, the Wig…