Four players were binned in last weekend’s semi-finals, with Jake Trbojevic’s 10 minutes off the field in Manly’s loss to South Sydney the biggest talking point. There remains a feeling among some in the game the 10-minute punishment is still too long, particularly for offences largely described as minor. NRL supports Jake sin-bin NRL: Head of Football
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Melbourne captain Cameron Smith (slap), South Sydney playmaker (Cody Walker (slap) and Manly’s Brad Parker (tripping) and Jake Trbojevic (professional foul) were all given 10 minutes in the bin - with the Sea Eagles’ proving particularly costly as the Rabbitohs beat them and advanced to face the Raiders on Friday. Stream every match of the 2019 NRL
Late in their qualifying final, Addo-Carr lost the ball while hitting it up near the tryline, with Canberra scooping it up for the match-winner to put the minor premiers on a much-tougher path to the grand final. While his Melbourne teammates never blamed him for the loss, Addo-Carr wanted to make it up to them and did so with two tries in Saturday
Marshall on Saturday night announced he had officially put pen to paper to play on in 2020 in what is almost certain to be the 34-year-old’s career swansong. Stream every match of the 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series before the Grand Final Live & On-Demand on KAYO SPORTS. Get your 14 day free trial and start streaming instantly > “Officially,
Parramatta didn’t make a dent on the scoreboard but did manage to get under the skin of Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith, who was sent to the sin bin during their 32-0 NRL semi-final win at AAMI Park. For just the second time in his record-breaking 412-game career, Smith was given a 10 minute time-out for lashing out at Reed Mahoney with 11 minutes
NRL: Wayne Bennett gave the Rabbitohs a halftime spray without realising his side was actually ahead at the break. Captain Darius Boyd, who was earlier this week reported to be facing the sack as skipper, is now expected to me removed completely from the club’s senior leadership group as he battles to keep his spot in the club’s best 17 players. Star
Cherry-Evans became highly animated when the star-forward was marched late in the Sea Eagles’ 34-26 semi-final loss to the Rabbitohs and remonstrated at length with referee Gerard Sutton over the decision. The 66th-minute incident also prompted Manly coach Des Hasler to claim his side was “dudded” after they conceded two tries to blow a 26-20 lead
Trbojevic was sent to the bin for 10 minutes late in the second half, with Manly leading 26-20 after he held back South Sydney centre Dane Gagai in a potential try-scoring situation. Girdler believes Trbojevic was making an attempt to get to the ball-carrier, but Annesley refused to condone making contact with a player without the ball. “We are not
NRL: South Sydney finished strong to beat the Manly Sea Eagles 34-26 and advance to the preliminary final. Jake Trbojevic was controversially sent off in the second half. The NRL on Friday insisted their referees got it right to sin-bin Trbojevic late in Manly’s controversial semi-final loss to South Sydney — Gus says they haven’t got a clue. Trbojevic
NRL: The South Sydney Rabbitohs have secured their spot in the preliminary final against the Canberra Raiders after defeating the Manly Sea Eagles in their semi-final clash at ANZ Stadium. He was adamant. His Bunnies were trailing Manly at the break, and he needed to give the Souths squad a rocket up the backside that would send them to Canberra for
Channel 9 cameras captured the vision and it was later revealed it was NRL head of football Graham Annesley who Hasler was directing his almighty spray at. “We’ve been told he’s been walking around the sheds here at ANZ saying ‘where’s Graham Annesley? Where is Graham Annesley?’,” Channel 9’s James Bracey said. Stream NRL Finals on KAYO SPORTS. Live
With just over 10 minutes remaining in the first half, the Sea Eagles earned a goal line drop out, only to have it taken off them after backrower Jack Gosiewski gave away a penalty for putting pressure on the head of Adam Doueihi. Stream NRL Finals on KAYO SPORTS. Live & anytime on your TV or favourite device. Get your 14-day free trial and start streaming
NRL: South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett has responded to the Brisbane Broncos 'pokie-gate' incident. Bennett said he would never tinker with a players pre-match routine. Group 3 rugby league club Old Bar Beach Pirates, from the NSW Mid-North Coast, has confirmed its players are facing disciplinary action when they return from their end-of-season holiday
NRL: Broncos legend Gorden Tallis says Brisbane should chase Roosters star Luke Keary to solve their halves crisis. Bird asked for a release from the club having played just 17 games after two seasons with the club on a reported $800,000 a season. But the injuries have not scared teams off with four teams reported to as being interested in the former
Brisbane is reeling after a 58-0 elimination final loss to Parramatta last week and club hierarchy have promised a sweeping review of the playing roster. A focal point with be the halves, which most agree were a major flaw in Anthony Seibold’s side in 2019. A whole host of names have been put forward with suggestions on who Brisbane should try to lure
Being one of the best players in the competition, the interest came from far and wide for the Queensland and Australia star. Now, on the eve on of their elimination final at AAMI Park it’s been revealed by Fairfax Munster turned down interest from the Eels last year. Stream NRL Finals on KAYO SPORTS. Live & anytime on your TV or favourite device. Get
Legends discuss the big issues in sport. Episode 29. Source: Unibet The Tigers have been set to train up until the NRL grand final as coach Michael Maguire aims to return the side to the finals after missing the cut for the past eight seasons. In an age of waning loyalty in sport, Matterson is the latest player to highlight the lack of contract stability