Rugby League

Ikuvalu scores five as Roosters rout Cowboys

SYDNEY, 10 JULY 2020 (NRL) – Matt Ikuvalu became the first Roosters player to score five tries in a match since 1955 after receiving a late call-up to replace Brett Morris in Thursday night’s 42-16...

9th July

Fifita set to stay at Brisbane but Titans not giving up

BRISBANE, 09 JULY 2020 (NRL) – Brisbane’s David Fifita has informed Gold Coast officials he plans to knock back the club’s AUD$1.1 million(US$767,000) to offer to stay with the Broncos on a one-year extension. Fifita’s latest round of negotiations sent the game into a spin on Tuesday night when he called coach Anthony Seibold to...

8th July

NRL finds Fonua-Blake breached anti-vilification code

SYDNEY, 08 JULY 2020 (NRL) – Suspended Manly prop Addin Fonua-Blake faces further disciplinary action after NRL acting CEO Andrew Abdo found that he had breached the game’s anti-vilification code during separate outbursts on and off the field after Sunday’s 14-12 loss to Newcastle. Fonua-Blake is serving a two-match ban for abusing referee Grant Atkins...

7th July

PNG Rugby League mourns passing of Don Fox

The Papua New Guinea rugby league community is mourning the passing of long-time administrator Don Fox, who helped to unite the sport following years of infighting. The 78 year-old was born in Australia but became involved in rugby league after moving to PNG in 1966, when he joined the Magani Badili Rugby League club in...

Nathaniel Roache not rushing return for Warriors

Nathaniel Roache hasn’t played a NRL game for over a year but the Warriors hooker says the club isn’t putting any pressure on him as he nears the end of his final contract year. Roache burst onto the scene as a 19-year-old rookie in 2016, but has had eight surgeries since and has only clocked...

5th July

FNRL works on restructure

The Fiji National Rugby League will restructure the 2020 Vodafone Cup with a lesser number of teams expected to compete in the annual competition. The restructure will also see the removal of the reserve and junior grades. This is because of the lack of funding through sponsorship not only faced by the national body but...

Blake Green shrugs off owner’s comments to step up for Warriors

He may not be wanted at the Warriors beyond this season but Blake Green didn’t do his chances of finding a new home any harm with a commanding display in Saturday night’s comeback victory over the Broncos. It was a tough week for the off-contract halfback after Warriors owner Mark Robinson publicly confirmed that he, along with...

4th July

Sivo bags four as Eels run riot, Raiders slay Dragons

Parramatta proved they are no one-man NRL team with a comprehensive 42-4 win over North Queensland at Bankwest Stadium on Friday night. With halfback Mitch Moses sidelined the Eels could have been excused for a dip in attack, but instead ran in seven tries including four for wing sensation Maika Sivo. Before the game Moses...

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