NRL 2022

Warriors Sign Ash Taylor On One-Year Deal

The 26-year-old Queenslander was initially signed on a train and trial deal in October with a club top 30 option for 2022.

“We’re excited to confirm Ash is staying with us. He has been a great addition since joining the club and has more than met our expectations,” said Vodafone Warriors general manager football Craig Hodges.

“He has added so much with his training ethic, enthusiasm and his all-round contribution.”

Taylor makes the Vodafone Warriors his third NRL club after one appearance for Brisbane in 2015 and 114 for Gold Coast from 2016-2021.

'I want to add value': Naiqama relishing NRL return

After spending the last three seasons in the north of England helping St Helens to a treble of championships, the opportunity to Australia to spend quality time with family - and take in some of the sun's rays - was Naiqama's priority.

“Really good, I’ve missed it a lot,” he admitted.

“Me and my wife have been in England for the last couple of years and I guess our situation was heightened with wanting to come back, and we haven’t been able to for the last two years.

Walters confident that star recruit ‘ticks all the boxes’ to be next Broncos captain

Reynolds is settling into life in Brisbane after signing a three-year contract. We already know he’ll be the chief playmaker — but more responsibility could be coming his way too as Walters begins his hunt for a new skipper.

“He’s already a Bronco ... he’s loving life in Brisbane,” Walters said on Friday.

“What we need as our captain is someone that knows the game really well, plays really well and is a good person more than anything else.

“Adam ticks all those boxes so he’ll be a strong candidate.”

 

Gamble chasing No.6 jersey to partner Reynolds

One of the men vying to be Reynolds’ consistent pair in the halves is fiercely competitive fan favourite, Tyson Gamble, who agrees that the first game is not to be missed.

“With Reyno leaving there, he’s going to be up for it, they’re [the Rabbitohs] going to be up for it, so no better Round 1 clash, really,” Gamble said after the announcement.

The energetic playmaker’s sights are set on locking in the five-eighth position next year.

Every round, every game, every team: Full 2022 NRL fixtures revealed

The NRL on Tuesday released the full draw for 2022 and there are some genuine blockbusters in the opening weeks, with reigning champions Penrith hosting Manly to kick off the season on Thursday, March 10.

Here are the full NRL fixtures for season 2021.

 

Broncos great declares ‘pivotal role’ club must cover with their final roster spot

Parker has a huge rap on incumbent Broncos No. 9 Jake Turpin but warns coach Kevin Walters will have a major headache if he gets sidelined.

Brisbane doesn’t have another bona fide hooker on their books but Tyson Gamble and Cory Paix can play the position.

“If you’re looking across a roster at where you’re building and what you’re building, I personally would like to see the Broncos go after a No. 9,” Parker told foxsports.com.au.

“I don’t know how much money they’ve got free or who is available but if Jake Turpin gets injured - who goes into that role?

What Xavier Coates is most nervous about after arriving at Storm

But bring up the prospect of two weeks on a suburban building site and the 20-year-old is quick to admit he has some concerns.

The Queensland origin outside back has arrived in his new city and already feels part of the team, following the support of Justin Olam and the good fortune of one of his best mates also joining the club in Cole Geyer, son of club great Matt Geyer.

The Nov 1 feeding frenzy is days away. These are the players most likely to join a new club

That means from Monday, players who come off contract at the end of 2022 can start negotiating with rival clubs for 2023 and beyond.

There’s a name of star players that fall into that category like Kalyn Ponga, Clint Gutherson, Harry Grant, Cody Walker and Angus Crichton, but they are all a very good chance of agreeing to a new deal with their existing club.

The same can’t be said though for several other big-name players, who have either publicly confirmed they will go to market, or have been strongly linked to a new club.

‘Wonderful opportunity’: Smith will ‘certainly consider’ joining Maroons coaching staff

Smith told The Australian’s Brent Read that he’d take up a role if it fit in with his family and work commitments.

“If I am approached for next year then I would certainly consider it,” he said.