NRL registers Sam Burgess contract

The Rabbitohs announced the news on Sunday along with the news of contract extensions for young players Angus Crichton and Hymel Hunt.

Former Australian Schoolboys representative Crichton, 19, will join the Rabbitohs' full-time squad next season and has signed a deal keeping him at the club until 2018.

Outside back Hunt, 22, joins Souths from Melbourne on a one-year deal.

"We're pleased to be adding Hymel to our squad and to be extending the contract of young Angus as well," Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire said.

Green to concentrate on Cowboys

While coaching the Maroons remains a career goal of Green’s, he said the timing wasn’t right to take up the role next year.

“I am extremely flattered by the QRL’s interest in me coaching the Maroons. I’m humbled by the overtures and coaching the Maroons is something I am hugely passionate about,” said Green, who played seven Origin games for Queensland from 1999-2001.

“I’ve decided to concentrate on coaching the Cowboys in season 2016, putting all my energies into having another successful season.

Indigenous war cry a step closer

To be coached by Laurie Daley and Wayne Bennett respectively, the Indigenous All Stars and newly-badged World All Stars teams will be unveiled in Brisbane on Tuesday ahead of the sixth staging of the event at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, February 13.


McCrone not bitter over Raiders exit

Unwanted by Canberra after 133 games with the club, McCrone signed a two-year deal with the Dragons in October, adding depth and versatility to McGregor's squad with his ability to play halfback, five-eighth or hooker.

The former Temora Dragons junior spent seven years with the Raiders but was keen for a change of scenery after playing just four games in 2015 under coach Ricky Stuart.

"I'm happy Mary (McGregor) has given me the opportunity to come here and start fresh," McCrone said after Monday morning's training session in Wollongong.

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 Koim accused of contempt of court

The Prime Minister’s lawyers involved in the review proceeding of NEC’s decision to abolish the Task Force Sweep are accusing Sweep chairman Sam Koim of contempt and subjudice.


Senior Simbu police officer in hiding

Hunters’ duo on trial with NRL clubs

Ottio has joined the Canberra Raiders while Warren Clare is bound for Cronulla Sharks on train and trial engagements.

Their train and trial stints follow Wartovo Puara and Thompson Tete’s six-week attachment with Souths Sydney last year.

Indigenous All Stars to take on World All Stars in February

Trukai extend sponsorship of Cowboys for another 2 years

The announcement was made this week after the arrival of the 2015 NRL Premiership Trophy into the country led by veteran Cowboys player, Brent Tate.

Trukai has been sponsoring the Cowboys since 2008.

Its logo will continue to appear prominently on the Cowboys uniform shorts.

General Manager for Sales & Marketing, Andrew Daubney said it was a great pleasure to be part of the Cowboys in their partnership to continue to promote and develop rugby league in PNG.

NRL Premiership trophy arrives on PNG soil

The Provan-Summons trophy arrived this afternoon in Port Moresby accompanied by three officials of the 2015 NRL premiers  team, the North Queensland Cowboys.

Former Cowboys, State Of Origin Queensland and Australian representative Brent Tate proudly showed off  the trophy at the airport after walking out of the arrival launching.

The public at the airport including passengers, security guards and airport staff rushed over to get a glimpse and feel of the trophy.

NRL Premiership trophy to visit PNG

The Provan-Summons trophy will arrive in Moresby on Thursday (29 October) accompanied by three officials of the 2015 NRL premiers, the North Queensland Cowboys.

They are former Cowboys, State of Origin Queensland and Australian rep Brent Tate, Cowboys general manager- commercial Steve Mitchell, and senior sales and development manager Jeffrey Reibel.

They will be welcomed at the Jackson’s International Airport by staff from Trukai Industries.