League News

NRL confirms venues for rounds 3-9

NRL confirms venues for rounds 3-9

The NRL has confirmed the stadiums that will be used when the competition resumes on May 28 for the first six weeks of action. 19 May 2020
NRL and referees head to arbitration

NRL and referees head to arbitration

Mediation talks between the NRL and its referees completely broke down forcing all parties into arbitration, a crisis that could ultimately impact the code's resumption date of May 28. 19 May 2020
Injured Warriors denied loan request by NRL

Injured Warriors denied loan request by NRL

The New Zealand Warriors are seething over $1million worth of injured talent on the sidelines - and the NRL denying their player loan requests. 18 May 2020
V'landys not baulking to refs demands

V'landys not baulking to refs demands

ARLC chairman Peter V'landys has not shied away from NRL's referees' threats of a strike after the code axed two on-field officials for one, standing firm as the competition approaches its resumption on May 28. 18 May 2020
NRLW to be included in TV deal

NRLW to be included in TV deal

After months of uncertainty as to the future of the National Rugby League Women's premiership it appears that the league will be given prioritization through a joint television deal with the NRL. 17 May 2020
Titans give anti-vaxx duo deadline

Titans give anti-vaxx duo deadline

Gold Coast Titans have given anti-vaxx duo Bryce Cartwright and Brian Kelly until Thursday to decide on receiving the current flu vaccine after the Queensland government ruled unvaccinated players will not be allowed to train, play or enter the state. 12 May 2020
'Brave' Rabbitohs star James Roberts enters rehab

'Brave' Rabbitohs star James Roberts enters rehab

South Sydney Rabbitohs has confirmed centre James Roberts has checked into a rehab facility for the third time and is currently undergoing treatment. 12 May 2020
Titans anti-vaxx duo stood down

Titans anti-vaxx duo stood down

The Queensland government has announced that they will not grant medical exemptions to players who refuse vaccinations, leaving Gold Coast Titans duo Bryce Cartwright and Brian Kelly in limbo. 12 May 2020
NSW Government backpasses vaccine call to NRL

NSW Government backpasses vaccine call to NRL

New South Wales chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant says the NRL will ultimately decide whether its players need to be vaccinated before the competition resumes on May 28. 11 May 2020
NRL and players agree to pay deal

NRL and players agree to pay deal

The NRL players have accepted a 20 percent pay cut in the wake of the sport's COVID-19 financial crisis. 5 May 2020
Channel 9 threatens to walk away from NRL

Channel 9 threatens to walk away from NRL

Nine chief executive Hugh Marks has demanded that the NRL reduce its broadcast rights fee, stating that it could force the network to end the long-standing relationship between themselves and the code. 5 May 2020
Mitchell and Addo-Carr out until 2am before loss to Tonga

Mitchell and Addo-Carr out until 2am before loss to Tonga

Australia Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has revealed that pair Latrell Mitchell and Josh Addo-Carr were out late into the eve of their historic loss to Tonga last season. This is compounded by their highly publicised social distancing breach which has put their representative careers on thin ice. 4 May 2020
Anti-vaxxers jeopardise NRL's return

Anti-vaxxers jeopardise NRL's return

NRL's May 28 restart continues to run into roadblocks. As rugby league aims to be the first major code to return to action after COVID-19 grounded the sporting world, vaccination concerns amongst a minority of players threaten to halt the progress of league officials. 4 May 2020
Warriors cleared but pay dispute still divides the NRL

Warriors cleared but pay dispute still divides the NRL

The Australian Federal Government has given the New Zealand Warriors clearance to fly into Australia ahead of the May 28 NRL restart as the code continues to handle player anger towards their pay. 1 May 2020
'If any of you f*** this up...': Bellamy blasts players' social media use

'If any of you f*** this up...': Bellamy blasts players' social media use

In light of recent player misbehaviours that have plagued the NRL during the COVID-19 epidemic, Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy reportedly went on a tirade during a video meeting with his players, effectively banning footy related social media posts. 1 May 2020
NRL players in payday stand-off

NRL players in payday stand-off

League players are willing to boycott plans to resume training on Monday if the code cannot outline a pay deal. The NRL has not finalised its broadcast agreement with Channel 9 and Fox Sports preventing themselves from guaranteeing the players' income for the season. 30 Apr 2020
NRL confirms 20-round season

NRL confirms 20-round season

After weeks of negotiations, the NRL, Channel Nine and Fox Sports have agreed to an additional 18 rounds commencing on May 28 after COVID-19 halted the season after two weeks of action. 28 Apr 2020
League stars in virus laws row

League stars in virus laws row

NRL players Josh Addo-Carr, Latrell Mitchell and now Nathan Cleary have been caught breaking government-imposed social distancing rules, as the code looks to be the first major sport to return to action. 28 Apr 2020
David Fifita ruled out indefinitely

David Fifita ruled out indefinitely

Brisbane Broncos young gun David Fifita has been ruled out indefinitely following knee surgery. 28 Apr 2020
Shane Richardson says no to NRL, defends Greenberg

Shane Richardson says no to NRL, defends Greenberg

Former South Sydney Rabbitohs boss Shane Richardson has denied any interest in the vacant NRL CEO position – and says that former chief Todd Greenberg was a scapegoat. 27 Apr 2020
NRL and Nine reach agreement

NRL and Nine reach agreement

The NRL, Channel Nine and Fox Sports have reportedly broken bread and agreed on the planned May 28 restart date after COVID-19 halted the competition. 24 Apr 2020