NRL 2021

NRL fines Roosters, Robinson over abuse of match officials

According to the NRL statement, it proposes a $10,000 fine for alleged abuse of match officials during the match, a $20,000 fine for comments made by Robinson following the Roosters' loss to South Sydney and a suspended $10,000 fine will also be activated, if the club is found to have breached NRL Rules regarding public commentary on match officials. 

As far as the fine for on-field abuse, the NRL has announced Roosters officials are alleged to have made abusive comments towards on-field match officials and the stand-by referee during the match.

Round 24 charges: Latrell cops six-game ban; Paulo, Bromwich, Flegler in strife

South Sydney have announced they have accepted early guilty pleas for Mitchell and forward Liam Knight, who will miss two weeks for dangerous contact on Siosiua Taukeiaho.

Knight will be available again for the Rabbitohs for their second finals match.
Previous offences by Mitchell had seen what would have been a four-week suspension for the high contact on Manu bumped up by carry-over points to a six-week ban.

Roosters forward Fletcher Baker on Monday accepted a ban of one match for a crusher tackle in the loss to the Rabbitohs.

Pangai's X-factor propels Panthers to Tigers triumph

Pangai's second outing in Penrith colours yielded the Panthers three tries during his bruising initial 24-minute stint, the ex-Bronco instrumental in transforming a 6-6 deadlock into a comfortable 30-16 win.

With Brian To'o (syndesmosis) and James Fisher-Harris (personal reasons) back on deck, Penrith were at full-strength for the first time since early May.

Not on our watch: Eels stand tall to deny Storm all-time record

Instead, Parramatta - who were written off by all and sundry a matter of weeks ago - emphatically reasserted themselves as title contenders with an astounding 22-10 victory at Suncorp Stadium.

And the ramifications for Melbourne could extend into the finals with three players placed on report: Jesse Bromwich (crusher tackle on Isaiah Papali'i), Harry Grant (hip drop on Makahesi Makatoa) and Brandon Smith (high tackle on Marata Niukore).

Knights pip Titans by a point to secure finals berth

With Kalyn Ponga and Pearce at their inspirational best the Knights climbed to 26 competition points to ensure they will finish seventh for the second consecutive season.

In the early going it was the ninth-placed Titans who had the ascendancy with Phillip Sami crossing after just five minutes courtesy of a Beau Fermor line break.

Seven minutes later Jamal Fogarty landed a penalty goal to make it 6-0 and the Titans looked good but that’s when Ponga stamped his class on the match.

Cameron Smith on “The Best Centre In The Game” Justin Olam

Helping the Storm to reach their 19 game winning streak, Olam received 34 per cent of votes from the fans to claim the top spot ahead of Sydney's Joey Manu on 26 per cent.

In an interview on SEN 1170’s Breakfast with Vossy, Smith explained why it is such a great achievement for the Papua New Guinean.

“I’m extremely happy for him, he’s a very humble guy, very intelligent young fella,” said the former Storm captain.

“When he turned up he was a raw boned type of football player.

BREAKING: NRL, police launch probe into Burgess incident

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Burgess left his vehicle after being filmed by another driver.

The England international allegedly got out of his car and took the other driver’s phone.


Odd man out again? Bellamy's delicate Hynes juggle as history beckons

The affable paceman's hard luck, performing drinks duties 19 times for Steve Waugh's all-conquering Test attack, was seen as a true measure of Australia's dominance at the time.

A team as good as Waugh's could afford to keep Bichel mixing the Gatorade.

The most remarkable facet of the Melbourne Storm's bid for a record 20 straight wins this year is Craig Bellamy doesn't know who his Andy Bichel is after winning for the past five months.

Or even exactly what his best 17 looks like.

Raiders terminate Scott's contract after nightclub incident

The Raiders issued a statement on Monday to say the board had decided to take the action, effective immediately, after it had "carefully considered the statements made at the 'show cause' hearing with Curtis on August 17 and the material supplied afterward". 

Scott was signed by the club at the start of 2020 on a four-year deal when he was granted an early release by Melbourne.

Milford winds back clock as Broncos upset Warriors in nail-biter

Milford produced arguably his best performance of the year as the Broncos turned some improved recent performances into a sixth win of 2021. 

It was fitting that Milford scored the match-winning try following a tap-back from Xavier Coates and an inspired piece of work from Herbie Farnworth. 

Storm-bound winger Xavier Coates provided Brisbane with a glimpse of what they’ll be missing next year with two well-taken first-half tries.