NRL

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.

Granville confident he's up to speed

Playing behind a forward pack that totally dominated their opposition in running for over 500 more metres in hit-ups in Saturday night's semi-final, Granville played 52 minutes and a key role in getting his forwards over the advantage line with searching runs from dummy-half.

Seven days earlier the 26-year-old struggled to keep pace in the biggest game of his young NRL career but said it was a valuable lesson in preparing to take on the Sharks in their sudden-death encounter in Townsville.

Digicel Play secures NRL broadcast rights

This includes the rights to broadcast the NRL Premiership League, the State Of Origin, the All Stars match, the ANZAC test and the Under 20s competition from now until the end of 2017.

Select NRL matches will be broadcasted starting this weekend on the new TVWAN Rugby Channel.

Sydney Roosters cruise to 46-10 win over Manly Sea Eagles

The Roosters hardly missed a beat without some of their biggest guns as they moved to within touching distance of a third straight minor premiership.

With Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Michael Jennings and Shaun Kenny-Dowall watching from the dugout, the Roosters were clinical in their 11th straight victory.

Wingers Brendan Elliot and Daniel Tupou each racked up hat-tricks in the eight-tries-to-two victory.

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ANZAC Test to be played after NRL season from 2018

After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, Nine will screen matches four days a week starting in 2018, in a deal worth "up to $925" million, the NRL said.

The NRL said it was the biggest deal in free-to-air TV history.

The number of live games on free-to-air TV will increase from the present two to four, with matches to be played during prime time on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday at 4pm.

NRL chief executive Dave Smith said the deal had secured the long term future of the game.'

Calls to scrap live broadcasts of State of Origin matches in PNG

STATE of Origin contests have long been famed as arenas epitomising physical aggression and tribal combativeness. However, that aggression is spilling over the sidelines with horrifying consequences.

There have been calls to ban live broadcasts of Origin games in Papua New Guinea because of violent outbursts that are erupting after matches, resulting in deaths.

Speaking to the ABC, an Enga police spokesman said the interstate matches drove people into a frenzy, and that the only way to eradicate this behaviour was to ban all live coverage.