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Fri 20 Sep 2019

Anasta: No room for panic in sudden-death finals

premium_icon Anasta: No room for panic in sudden-death finals

If week one of the NRL finals taught us anything, it's that's anything is possible and the trick to surviving is avoiding panic, writes Braith Anasta.

Durkin: Broncos must act after unwanted wake-up call

premium_icon Durkin: Broncos must act after unwanted wake-up call

Broncos coach Anthony Seibold may have trimmed some dead wood in his first year but he didn't cut deep enough, writes Tony Durkin.

Thu 19 Sep 2019

Broncos bombshell: Bird set for release

premium_icon Broncos bombshell: Bird set for release

Anthony Seibold’s plans for resurrecting Brisbane will begin with the end of Jack Bird’s troubled time at the club and that’s the just the start of the changes.

Bennett: Boyd’s taken too much of Broncos’ blame

premium_icon Bennett: Boyd’s taken too much of Broncos’ blame

Former Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett has come out in defence of Darius Boyd, saying he’s copped too much criticism for a side that struggled across the park.

Smith ready to do it the hard way

premium_icon Smith ready to do it the hard way

This isn’t the Melbourne Storm way. It wasn’t how the plan was supposed to work. But Cameron Smith knows his team can take whatever Parramatta throw at them.

Meninga: Bennett can lift Bunnies again

premium_icon Meninga: Bennett can lift Bunnies again

Wayne Bennett knows more about finals footy than most of us will ever know and the master will get the best out of South Sydney on Friday, writes Mal Meninga

Gould: Broncos clean-up act guarantees Seibold’s future

Gould: Broncos clean-up act guarantees Seibold’s future

Phil Gould believes the fact Anthony Seibold was signed to a five-year deal means the Broncos knew they had to go backwards before they could go forwards.

Griffin: Where Storm, Eels will be won and lost

premium_icon Griffin: Where Storm, Eels will be won and lost

Former NRL coach Anthony Griffin looks at where the match will be won and lost.

Stop Suli! Gagai prepped for Manly giant

premium_icon Stop Suli! Gagai prepped for Manly giant

Dane Gagai returns to Souths’ backline on Friday night against Manly for what is quickly becoming one of game’s toughest new assignments.

Knights cleanout begins as five exit

Knights cleanout begins as five exit

The Knights have officially parted ways with four club veterans and a rookie as the club aims to bounce back from a disappointing campaign.

Brisbane eye Eel to solve playmaking crisis

premium_icon Brisbane eye Eel to solve playmaking crisis

The troubled times in Brisbane could spell disaster for Sydney’s west with the Broncos believed to be considering star Parramatta halfback Mitchell Moses.

Why NRL could drive Sam Burgess out of the game

premium_icon Why NRL could drive Sam Burgess out of the game

Given he walked away from league once before, could the NRL’s quest for political correctness drive a frustrated Sam Burgess away from league forever

Bellamy, Reynolds defend Broncos’ ‘slot machine six’

Bellamy, Reynolds defend Broncos’ ‘slot machine six’

Craig Bellamy and Josh Reynolds have defended the six under-fire Broncos players for playing pokies machines late the night before the club’s elimination final loss...

Durko's Dissections: NRL finals week 2 previews

premium_icon Durko's Dissections: NRL finals week 2 previews

League insider Tony Durkin previews the week 2 clashes.

Wed 18 Sep 2019

How Suli made the most of his last chance

premium_icon How Suli made the most of his last chance

Reborn centre forms a key cog in Manly’s semi-final charge.

Crash: Pokies debacle shows Broncos’ lack of leadership

premium_icon Crash: Pokies debacle shows Broncos’ lack of leadership

The Broncos’ decision to play the pokies the night before a finals clash was no disaster — but leaving one of their teenage stars behind was not good.

NRL demands answer from Burgess

premium_icon NRL demands answer from Burgess

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has demanded answers from fiery South Sydney forward Sam Burgess following his explosive comments on his recent suspension.

Positives, negatives of Parramatta Eels’ win

premium_icon Positives, negatives of Parramatta Eels’ win

The positives of going into the game with confidence — and potential negatives — and the key match-ups of the Parramatta Eels and Melbourne Storm game.

Fighting for his future

Fighting for his future

The $1 million man needs a big off-season to secure his long-term future at Red Hill.

‘Forgotten man’ joins Broncos exit queue

‘Forgotten man’ joins Broncos exit queue

On a day of major upheaval at the Broncos, reports claim captain Darius Boyd won’t play round one and star Jack Bird is free to leave.

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