The off-season has started on a tense note for some of Queensland’s biggest NRL stars, with police performing surprise checks at their Brisbane and Gold Coast homes.
Phil Rothfield and Peter Badel
The Brisbane Broncos have just endured their toughest season ever. So how has it affected their standing among Queensland’s sporting teams? YOUR SAY SURVEY RESULTS
The Roosters were subjected to their worst defeat in 10 years. It was a massacre. But anyone looking at the NRL Finals schedule must understand that actually, it’s the Panthers that are in trouble.
Nick Campton, Nick Walshaw & Travis Meyn
It’s time to hand out the marks for season 2020. Another season, another finals campaign missed, not that too much else was expected from one of the game’s perennial disappointments.
Sans mullet, South Sydney-bound Jai Arrow wraps up a three-year stint on the Gold Coast this weekend with no regrets even though the Titans are set to make a bold finals bid in 2021.
He’s one of the most explosive young talents in the NRL, and with both the Maroons and New Zealand chasing his services, Moe Fotuaika has officially decided who he wants to represent.
Peter Badel and Travis Meyn
Generation now: From a powerhouse prop who could finish his career as the greatest forward in history to a back-rower who will become one of rugby league’s highest-paid players before he turns 21. NICK CAMPTON’s Top 10 NRL players under 22.
Bryce Cartwright fears his NRL career could be over at just 25, and has made an emotional plea to Sydney clubs to take a chance on him after his stint on the Gold Coast came to an abrupt end.
We stand and applaud a Roosters great, we shake our heads at Manly’s defence and we ask what the point is of the bunker in the good, the bad and the ugly.
He’s in the midst of a fallout with Phil Gould, now high profile agent Wayne Beavis is dealing with the fury of unemployed coach Shane Flanagan — all the latest NRL chatter and more in Australia’s hottest sport gossip column.
Melbourne Storm are in danger of losing star Brandon Smith to a Queensland raid, with one club leading race to poach the New Zealander from Victoria.
Eels back-rower Andrew Davey will not have to pick up his tool bag for another two years after securing a new NRL deal. Plus check out all the unsigned players for 2021.
James Phelps, Dean Ritchie, Nick Campton and David Riccio
Queensland Origin star Josh Papalii has previously revealed a desire to jump into the boxing ring which may happen sooner than expected. Plus, Paul Green is close to scoring a top NRL job.
Controversial NRL star Bryce Cartwright has been officially released by the Gold Coast Titans, leaving him without a club for 2021 and his career in jeopardy. FIND OUT WHY HE QUIT.
TRAVIS MEYN, PETER BADEL
Kevin Proctor became the first player in history to be sent-off for biting but after serving his controversial four-match ban, the Titans skipper says he has no plans to change his ways.
Kevin Proctor has double cause for celebration this week. Set to return after a spell on the sidelines thanks to a hefty suspension, the Kiwi star has also landed a fresh 12-month deal.
The Panthers are three points clear at the top of the ladder and will be look set to be handed the minor premiership in 2020 having lost just one regular season game. Read all the likes and dislikes from Round 18 of the NRL here.
Nick Campton, Fatima Kdouh, Nick Walshaw James Phelps, Travis Meyn, Michael Carayannis, Chris Honnery & Michael Blok
After the Gold Coast pack handed $3.5m signing David Fifita a stinging reality check as their welcoming present, Broncos coach Peter Gentle issued a warning to the star’s future club.
Chris Honnery, Robert Craddock
It’s been a rough year for the Manly Sea Eagles, and the club is set to make a big call on coach Des Hasler’s future this week — check out all the latest NRL chatter and more.
As Brisbane insists David Fifita only left the club for money, one Broncos legend believes the young gun could be the first man to have a statue erected in his name at Robina as the Titans build an imposing roster. Read part two of The Fifita Heist here.
Travis Meyn and Peter Badel
As David Fifita wrestled with his future, the Titans knew they were close – and they brought in a former Brisbane legend to convince the young superstar it was time to leave the Broncos. Read part one of The Fifita Heist here.
Brisbane will welcome back three big name stars for the South Queensland derby - but all eyes will be on one man when the Broncos take on the Titans. TEAM NEWS.
Peter Badel, Chris Honnery
He may have been on the losing side but John Bateman showed just what a loss he’s going to be for the Canberra Raiders with a five-star performance against the Roosters. Read all the likes and dislikes from the NRL here.
Martin Gabor, Paul Crawley, James Phelps, Michael Carayannis, Michael Blok, Fatima Kdouh, Peter Badel
One prominent figure has denied he was part of any plot as Anthony Seibold delivers the names of three NRL identities as part of his cyber-bullying probe.
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