Penrith Panthers contracts, Apisai Koroisau to Wests Tigers, Ivan Cleary press conference video, reaction

Star hooker Api Koroisau has revealed he’d be staying at the Panthers if they could afford him, and declared he has four more years of NRL left in him. Koroisau won the third premiership of his decorated career on Sunday night and was relishing the celebrations ahead of his departure to join the struggling Wests … Read more

Greater Western Sydney, GWS Giants, NRL, rugby heartland, Penrith Panthers, Parramatta Eels, grand final, fans, scenes, jubilant, celebrations

Two of Western Sydney’s biggest sporting clubs will meet in the NRL decider on Sunday in what has been described as the “worst possible outcome” for the GWS Giants. GWS are struggling to attract fans to the game, and managed just six wins in a tough 2022 season that saw coach Leon Cameron walk midway … Read more

Ray Hadley fumes over Ray Warren documentary snub, grand final commentators, Ray Warren retires, Ray Hadley, 2GB radio, grand final

Australian radio presenter Ray Hadley was reportedly furious Channel 9 chose not to interview him in a documentary honoring rugby league commentary icon Ray Warren. Warren and Hadley worked alongside each other at NRL grand finals, multiple State of Origin series and Olympic Games across a 30-year broadcasting stint. According to The Daily Telegraph, Hadley … Read more

Martin Taupau on Eels switch; Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels; Des Hasler, news, updates

Manly forward Martin Taupau has opened up on how close he came to joining the Eels’ grand final surge this season. Taupau looked set to make the switch to the Eels before the August 1 deadline but had his request to join Parramatta denied twice by Manly coach Des Hasler. He instead remained with the … Read more

Pre-game entertainment, who is performing?, start time, Jimmy Barnes, songs, news

While all eyes will be on the football field on Sunday ahead of the NRL and NRLW grand finals, there will be plenty of musical talent to keep fans entertained too. Rock great Jimmy Barnes is the biggest drawcard but there are a host of other artists from all different backgrounds and genres. Here is … Read more

Knights half tipped for GF glory

She’s the pint-sized rookie who has earned glowing praise from Andrew Johns, but Jesse Southwell won’t be on the pints or even the cans if the Knights beat Parramatta in the NRLW Grand Final. That’s because the NRLW Rookie of the Year is still only 17 but is doing things that her teammates have never … Read more

Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels, Sean O’Sullivan to Dolphins, contract, Nathan Cleary

He has only played 32 games in top grade, 11 of which came this year, but Andrew Johns rates Sean O’Sullivan “one of the smartest players in the NRL”. “If you put all the NRL halfbacks in a room and quizzed them about the game, I reckon one of the smartest would be one you … Read more

Nathan Cleary spray, Jarome Luai, Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels, Newcastle Knights

Panthers five-eighth Jarome Luai has revealed he’s not immune to copping a spray from his long-time halves partner and close mate Nathan Cleary. Luai revealed the day he received an almighty spray form Cleary after his error gifted the Knights a try in a game they led 42-0 at the time. “I remember there was … Read more

Australia lose to China in semi-final, highlights, stats, report, result, scores, video

Australia’s Opals have narrowly missed out on a home FIBA ​​World Cup final after a heartbreaking 61-59 loss to China in Friday night’s semi-final in Sydney. The Aussies were looking to make it back-to-back World Cup finals, where they would have met the powerful USA again, but offensive struggles cost them against the Chinese. The … Read more

Eight Wallabies picked, Ben Donaldson, Suliasi Vunivalu, analysis, video

Ben Donaldson has been given first crack to push for a spot on next month’s Spring Tour, after the rising playmaker was picked in the No.10 jersey for Australia A in the first of three unofficial tests against a Japan XV in Tokyo. He was one of a handful of interesting selections, with Jock Campbell … Read more