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

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

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

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

Red carpet; WAGs, pictures, photos, videos, updates

The NRL and NRLW’s brightest stars turned heads on the red carpet at Randwick Racecourse for the 2022 Dally M Awards. The Cowboys were the first group to arrive with Valentine Holmes, Jason Taumalolo and Chad Townsend among a strong group in attendance. They were followed by players from the Sharks with skipper Wade Graham … Read more

Michael Hooper return, available for Spring Tour, not as captain, comeback, leave of absence

The Wallabies are expected to receive a major boost ahead of their five-Test Spring Tour, with the country’s most capped captain Michael Hooper expected to make himself available to play. An official decision is likely to be made late this week, but it is believed that Hooper is excited by the prospect of returning on … Read more

Latrell Mitchell fitness, position, South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers, preliminary final

Phil Rothfield believes South Sydney might need to explore returning Latrell Mitchell to center after criticism of his fitness in Souths’ preliminary final loss to the Panthers. Speaking on Sky Sports radio, Rothfield compared Mitchell’s involvement to his counterpart Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards and questioned if Latrell has the fuel to play the most physically … Read more

Latrell Mitchell boos, Gorden Tallis, South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers, preliminary final

Broncos legend Gorden Tallis has defended Panthers fans who booed Latrell Mitchell in Penrith’s 32-12 preliminary final win over South Sydney. While Tallis believes booing Mitchell, particularly after the game is wrong, he defended fans’ right to boo players before and during a match. “It’s not right and are Penrith (fans) wrong, yes. But do … Read more