Warriors grant Johnson early release

Johnson requested an early exit from his contract yesterday after being told by the club recently he was free to look elsewhere, the inference being the club wasn't about to offer him a new deal when his current contract expires at the end of next season.

Johnson has played his entire professional career with the Warriors making his NRL debut with the club in 2011.

Folau offered to quit Rugby Australia contract

The Wallabies fullback wrote a lengthy piece on sports website Players Voice, addressing the fallout from his Instagram message and reiterating his deep religious convictions.

Folau said that in a meeting last week with RA chief executive Raelene Castle and Waratahs CEO Andrew Hore, he gave his bosses the option to sack him.

Minister angry over Manus contracts news report

Awesa said this to LOOP PNG after the Sydney Morning Herald  newspaper  published an article about a contract awarded to Hornibrooks NGI Ltd worth more than K15 million ($7.8million) to build houses associated with the program.

Awesa is a co-director and shareholder of Hornibrooks.

He says Hornibrooks was given the contract through the Australian government’s procurement process and the PNG government had no control over that.

“My name has been tarnished after the article by the Sydney Morning Herald for something I had no part in,” he added.