2016 NRL

Gutsy Manly scrape past Roosters

The win was Manly's second on the trot, but it could come at a cost with Jamie Buhrer leaving the field in the first-half with a suspected broken thumb while star halfback Daly Cherry-Evans came off with an ankle sprain late in the game.

Titans stun Raiders with comeback win

Despite being dominated by Canberra for most of the match, the Titans somehow managed to score 18 straight points in the final 15 minutes to close out the match, after displaying very little in attack for the opening 65 minutes of the match.

Four to front judiciary on Wednesday

Klemmer (contact with match official), Matulino (shoulder charge), Leilua (contrary conduct) and Scott (dangerous contact with head/neck) will all challenge their charges after pleading not guilty.

Leilua will be suspended nevertheless after entering a guilty plea to a dangerous throw charge, which will rule him out for two matches.

Jacob Lillyman (careless high tackle), James Roberts (contact with a match official), Dylan Napa (careless high tackle) and Marika Koroibete (dangerous throw) will all escape bans after entering early guilty pleas.

Tedesco treble beats Manly

Tedesco scored two late tries dousing any thought of a Sea Eagles comeback, who are yet to record a victory under new coach Trent Barrett.

Between Tedesco and centre Kevin Naiqama, the duo combined for four tries and three try assists with the latter's passing prowess throughout the game well-received by the Tigers faithful.

The Sea Eagles early 2-0 lead was short lived when in the fifth minute David Nofoaluma's try sent the Leichhardt hill into raptures.

Raiders release Waqa

Waqa will remain part of the Raiders NRL squad until his release and will continue to train and play with the squad.

Waqa said the decision to move to French Rugby was a tough one and said he remained committed to the Raiders until his release is finalised.

"The Raiders have been great for my career and my family and it has been a hard decision for me to make," Waqa said.

Pearce suspended for eight matches

Following the consideration of all relevant material relating to the incident, the Roosters issued Pearce the following sanctions:

1. Removal of club captaincy.

2. Suspended from the club leadership group for 2016.

3. $125,000 fine ($50,000 suspended).

4. Suspension from playing in the NRL for eight rounds, and his return will be subject to on-going rehabilitation and good conduct.

Sydney Roosters, CEO Mr John Lee, welcomed the finalisation of the matter.

Zillman in doubt, Olive on ice for Titans

Although paperwork is still to be finalised on Olive's move from Redfern to the Gold Coast, Olive joined the Titans' playing group on Monday on day one of a three-year deal and again trained with the squad in driving rain on Tuesday.

While he has been named at fullback Zillman did not train on Tuesday afternoon but will be given until later in the week to prove he is fit to play his first game since Round 10 last season when a chronic back injury ended his 2015 campaign early.

Watmough dismisses retirement talk

A bullish Watmough has denied reports his career is over due to a chronic knee injury after struggling to get on the training paddock for most of the NRL pre-season.

Late last year, Watmough admitted he at times feared for his playing future after struggling to run and walk following knee surgery.

And while he is expected to miss the first few weeks of the new season, he has brushed off suggestions he is ready to hang up his boots.

Watmough suffered a setback during a training mishap three weeks ago but he said he was not ready to call it quits.

Corey Parker announced as Broncos captain

The Broncos announced the decision to make Parker captain on Friday at their Red Hill headquarters, just six days out from their Round 1 clash against Parramatta.

In his 17th season at the club, Parker will now officially take over from the retired Justin Hodges as he looks to guide the side to their first premiership since 2006.

A co-captain with Hodges in 2014, Parker says taking sole responsibility of the job is one of the greatest feelings he has ever had as a player.

"It is the greatest honour of my career. It is top of the tree," Parker said.

Raiders sign PNG star

Ottio arrived in Canberra at the beginning of the 2016 pre-season on a train and trial contract, with his performances on the training paddock, at the Auckland Nines and the Raiders trial match against the Knights allowing him to secure a two year deal.

The former PNG Hunter said he's excited about having the opportunity to continue his time at the Raiders and was excited about the next chapter in his young career.