Not only is Andrew Fifita set to quit strife-torn Cronulla for Canterbury - Paul Gallen will now be sidelined indefinitely.
Penrith can thank the St George junior system for springing to life their new-look left edge.
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart in for the long haul to develop Jack Wighton.
NRL clubs and officials want to wait until the impact of the game’s new concussion policy becomes clearer before considering a recommendation by doctors to introduce an 18th man as a replacement for players forced from the field.
Canterbury are believed to have masterminded a multimillion-dollar raid on Cronulla, with sources at Belmore suggesting the Dogs have snared not only Origin prop Andrew Fifita but also talented young hooker Michael Lichaa.
Parramatta hooker Nathan Peats has been stood down and fined over two related off-season incidents in Bali.
Daniel Holdsworth joined Cronulla as a back-up option in the halves but will make his return to the NRL as the Sharks' first-choice playmaker.
Anthony Milford used suggestions he wouldn't play with commitment this season as motivation on Saturday.
A frustrated Sonny Bill Williams will accept a three-match ban for a shoulder charge in last Thursday night's season opener, denying Sydney Roosters and the NRL of one of the game's biggest drawcards for the grand final replay against Manly.
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THE Sanctuary Point man who died following a head-on collision near Jervis Bay on Saturday morning was Heath ...
A snapshot of what made news across the south east this week
THE Shoalhaven Junior Cricket Association’s season ended on the weekend with premierships for North Nowra Cambewarra, Bomaderry and ...