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PM O’Neill express sadness at passing of GG Sir Michael Ogio

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Prime Minster, Peter O’Neill, has expressed great sadness at the news of the passing of Governor General Sir Michael Ogio on Saturday afternoon.

Opposition Leader expresses sorrow at passing of Sir Michael Ogio

Has rugby league’s relationship with gambling begun to go too far?

But what do we call the suits in charge who have encouraged this mad fixation on betting that now brings millions of dollars into the sport every year?

Clever?

Innocent?

Responsible?

Hold that thought.

As we’ve all heard by now, young Wests Tigers centre Tim Simona was stood down amid the latest NRL betting investigation.

The claims are that 25-year-old allegedly made a string of small bets on several games over a series of months.

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Agencies instructed to provide land acquisition reports

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Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has instructed all relevant Government agencies to provide full reports on how the Manumanu land in the Central Province has been acquired.

Govt set record with national healthcare plan

Holmes signs new Sharks deal

The fullback, who made his Kangaroos debut last year, debuted for the Sharks as an 18-year-old in 2014 and has scored 38 tries in 57 games for the club.

"It's very exciting and good I was able to get it done before the start of the season," Holmes said.

"We're trying to keep the same team that won the premiership together, it's a great bunch of guys, there are some good young blokes coming through and I'm really happy with the way we are going.

"As for playing fullback, I can't wait to play there."

NRL wants compulsory education, training for players following Ben Barba's French rugby exit

The NRL's chief executive Todd Greenberg has told the ABC he would like to see the condition form part of the code's new player pay deal.

Players should be doing something in addition to playing football "so they have something to fall back on," he said.

"I would expect that will be a big part of the collective bargaining agreement," Greenberg said.

Shane Flanagan sheds light on potential Segeyaro signing

Segeyaro is said to be looking for an NRL return, but is still contracted to Super League side Leeds.

With veteran Michael Ennis announcing his shock retirement last year, Flanagan says he still hasn’t decided on a replacement, but wouldn’t rule out making a play for former Cowboys and Panthers rake Segeyaro.

“We have spoken to James but we believe he’s got a contract in place with Leeds, so he’s got to deal with that before he does anything with our club,” Flanagan told Sky Sports Radio.

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Dump truck crushes utility killing two

Two lives are lost after a heavy dump truck overturned, crushing a utility vehicle the victims were travelling in.

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Polye blames O’Neill for Highlands Highway negligence

How your team could line up in Round 1

Here's our guess at the likely line-ups for all 16 clubs based on off-season player moves and the current injury list.

Your NRL club's young gun to watch in 2017

BRISBANE - JAI ARROW: Former Australian schoolboy representative who only averaged 23 minutes in the 12 matches of his rookie year, but will likely to take on a more senior role following the retirement of Corey Parker.

CANBERRA - CLAY PRIEST: Went from Sydney labourer to one of the real finds for the Raiders in attack during the second half of 2016 before injury cut short his finals hopes.

Top five locks in the NRL

5. Jake Trbojevic