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Two-point field goal returns to NRL after 51-year absence

Adam Reynolds slots long-range kick in Souths’ win over Brisbane‘Opportunity to grab some easy points,’ says ReynoldsFifty-one years ago a South Sydney star forced the game to do away with the two-point field goal, so it was fitting that Adam Reynolds …

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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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Former NRL star Sam Burgess ‘just went at’ ex-wife’s father, court told

Phoebe Burgess says father was visibly shaken from argument with former South Sydney captain, who has pleaded not guilty to intimidation Former NRL player Sam Burgess had “wild eyes” when he “went off” during a heated argument with his ex-wife’s father…

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Sam Burgess seeks answers in court over new allegations against ex-Rabbitohs star

Burgess says police statement ‘circulated’ by wife PhoebeFormer player pleads not guilty to intimidation NRL player-turned-coach Sam Burgess wants police to hand over the statement mentioned in a newspaper report on alleged gambling and drug use, a cou…

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Sam Burgess seeks answers in court over new allegations against ex-Rabbitohs star

Burgess says police statement ‘circulated’ by wife PhoebeFormer player pleads not guilty to intimidation NRL player-turned-coach Sam Burgess wants police to hand over the statement mentioned in a newspaper report on alleged gambling and drug use, a cou…

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Panthers into NRL grand final after equalling win record against Rabbitohs

Penrith Panthers 20-16 South Sydney RabbitohsPanthers make history with 17th straight winPenrith’s magic number has emerged after making NRL history with a record-equalling 17-straight wins to make their first grand final in 17 years with a 20-16 victo…

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Panthers into NRL grand final after equalling win record against Rabbitohs

Penrith Panthers 20-16 South Sydney RabbitohsPanthers make history with 17th straight winPenrith’s magic number has emerged after making NRL history with a record-equalling 17-straight wins to make their first grand final in 17 years with a 20-16 victo…

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Mastery of Wayne Bennett behind South Sydney’s unlikely title push | Nick Tedeschi

The game’s greybeard appears to have been involved in everything this NRL season, and he isn’t done with yetWayne Bennett may be in the autumn of his career at the age of 70 but despite his shortness and grumpiness and general refusal to play nice, the…

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Rabbitohs make statement as Wayne Bennett shields players from drama

The master coach was at his deflective best as South Sydney showcased their premiership wares with a convincing victory in week one of the NRL finalsThere’s a reason Wayne Bennett is called the master coach. It wouldn’t be NRL finals without some drama…

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Sam Burgess: police and NRL investigate ‘very serious’ allegations against former South Sydney star

Reports detail allegations of drug use and domestic violence, which Burgess strongly deniesNRL integrity unit to investigate ‘as a priority’ New South Wales police and the NRL’s integrity unit are investigating “very serious” allegations against the So…

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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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Banished South Sydney players test negative after NRL coronavirus scare

Latrell Mitchell, Adam Reynolds and Liam Knight testedCoach Trent Robinson also reportedly cleared of infectionThe three South Sydney players turned away from the NRL club’s headquarters and sent for Covid-19 tests have returned negative results for th…

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Wayne Bennett has failed as Great Britain Lions coach

Three straight defeats in New Zealand is bad enough, but Bennett has not even grasped what make the Lions specialBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThere is no shame in losing to the Kiwis in New Zealand. It has happened to the last 11 British int…

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Wayne Bennett has failed as Great Britain Lions coach

Three straight defeats in New Zealand is bad enough, but Bennett has not even grasped what make the Lions specialBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThere is no shame in losing to the Kiwis in New Zealand. It has happened to the last 11 British int…

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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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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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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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Souths defend George Burgess’s reputation after nine-game NRL ban for eye gouge

Rabbitohs player ruled out for rest of season‘It’s a tragedy for George,’ says club’s general manager The fate of George Burgess’ career at South Sydney now sits in the hands of his teammates after being handed a nine-game NRL ban for an eye gouge. The…