NRL

Mead new BSP brand Ambassador

Mead is a Papua New Guinean professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Brisbane Broncos of the National Rugby League (NRL).

Robin Fleming, BSP CEO said the athlete was chosen based on the bank's values for integrity, professionalism and qualities among others and his simplicity and career with rugby.

The bank also admires how Mead recognises his Papua New Guinean roots and everybody who have contributed to his career.

"We are PNG, so we have chosen an elite athlete for an elite bank.

Warriors unable to tame Raiders

Leilua has put his hand up for a New South Wales State of Origin debut after spearheading his sides 20-8 win of the Warriors.

As well as tries either side of half-time, Leilua amassed 125m, seven tackle busts and two linebreaks as Ricky Stuart's side recorded their third victory on the trot.

While there are lingering question marks over the 25-year-old wrecking ball's defence, he received a ringing endorsement from Balmain and NSW great Steve Roach during the Fox Sports broadcast.

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Easter brings a turning point to our lives: Reverend

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Easter brings a turning point to our lifestyles and mindsets, says the PNG Council of Churches General Secretary Rev. Roger Joseph.

Tarutia calls for universal coverage

Broncos steal late derby win

Roberts may have scored the try, but Matt Gillett's act of desperation ultimately gifted the speedster with his third try of the night.

Gillett rushed out of the line to charge down a Kane Elgey kick in the 78th minute, recovering the ball and giving off to the quickest man on the park.

It was a heartbreaking way to finish for the Titans who looked for all money like they were going to record their first victory at Lang Park since 2007.

But it wasn't to be, and Neil Henry's men now find themselves at the foot of the table with just one win.

NRL's head injury protocol sanctions

CEO Todd Greenberg said fines totalling $350,000 had been imposed on the Gold Coast Titans, St George Illawarra Dragons and Newcastle Knights.

He said that, following consideration of submissions from each club, the penalties would be: 

   o Gold Coast Titans $50,000 (with a further $100,000 suspended) for incidents involving Kane Elgey and Ryan Simpkins

   o St George Illawarra Dragons $50,000 (with a further $50,000 suspended) for an incident involving Josh Dugan

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Cult activities emerging in district: Councilor

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Another cult activity has emerged in the hinterland of Madang, this time in the Adelbert range in Sumkar district.

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Cronk's decision non-factor for Slater

The 33-year-old is focused on returning to his superstar form after making his comeback from two long injury-plagued years.

"(Cronk's decision) is a totally separate issue to me," Slater said. "This won't determine what I'll do next year and I haven’t really thought about that.

"I've been lucky to be down here for 15 years now. I've brought up a young family down here.

"I'm just enjoying playing football again. I've had three games under my belt now and hopefully I'll get many more before I have to make that decision."

Cooper Cronk to leave Melbourne Storm

The 33-year-old has opted against taking up the final year of his contract, meaning 2017 will be his last season playing for Melbourne.

Cronk has played 306 games for the Storm across 15 seasons, winning the Clive Churchill Medal in 2012 and the Dally M Medal in 2013 and 2016, while he has also played 32 Tests for Australia and 19 State of Origin games for Queensland.

"Melbourne Storm has been everything to me since moving down here from Brisbane as a kid back in 2003," Cronk said.

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One minute later, the Wests Tigers were huddled behind their own sticks watching the Dragons celebrate their second try of the afternoon. 

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