The key pieces of the Dolphins' inaugural NRL squad are falling in to place with former North Queensland outside back Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow signing a two-year deal.The 21-year-old, known as 'The Hammer', is set to play fullback for the Dolphins after coming mostly off the bench for the Cowboys this year due to the stellar form of regular custodian Scott Drinkwater.
St George Illawarra captain Ben Hunt has re-signed with the NRL club until the end of 2025, putting to bed speculation he could be joining Canterbury.The 32-year-old halfback was already on contract with the Dragons until the end of 2023 but had met with Bulldogs general manager of football Phil Gould about being a part of the strong roster he is building for the future.
Australia's women's players are yet to be told what they will be paid for playing in the Rugby League World Cup, despite preparing to leave for England on October 23.The Jillaroos were rocked by news that Newcastle superstar Millie Boyle had pulled out of the tournament on Monday, opting to prioritise her own new business.
Cameron Munster has emphatically declared a decision about his future is about more than just money, admitting he is still torn on whether to move on from Melbourne after next season.Munster will effectively become a free agent in less than four weeks, with the Melbourne five-eighth then free to negotiate with other clubs on November 1.
Daly Cherry-Evans insists Australia still deserve to be favourites to defend their World Cup title, despite the Kangaroos losing a State of Origin-calibre side to rival nations.Australia will fly to the UK on Friday with 13 possible debutants in their 24-man squad, and only five players remaining from 2017's tournament.
South Sydney fullback Latrell Mitchell has expressed his disappointment no NRL talent scouts attended the Koori Knockout competition.More than 160 teams of Indigenous rugby league players converged on the NSW South Coast over the recent long weekend to take part in the Koori Knockout as it returned from a two-year COVID-enforced hiatus.
Ryan Matterson has hit out at the NRL over his punishment for a grand-final crusher tackle, defending his decision to take a three-match ban rather than pay a $4000 fine.Matterson will miss Parramatta's first three rounds of next season after being stung for his third offence of this year with a crusher tackle on Dylan Edwards in the Eels' loss.
Matt Eisenhuth is optimistic of remaining at Penrith beyond 2022 as discussions between the Panthers and the middle forward's management reach their pointy end.Eisenhuth made 16 appearances for the newly minted premiers in the regular season but was the odd man out in the finals series.
Former Canberra playmaker Mark McLinden has been identified as the man who invaded the field and arrested at Sunday's NRL grand final.A veteran of 165 games at the Raiders, McLinden played in five finals series for Canberra but never featured in a big game.
The NRL is investigating Warriors forward Josh Curran over an incident at a licensed venue in Port Macquarie on NSW's mid-North Coast over the weekend.The Warriors released a statement on Tuesday afternoon confirming they had reported the matter to the NRL integrity Unit but would not comment further until the league's investigation has been finalised.
Parramatta forward Ryan Matterson has knocked back a $4000 fine offered for the crusher tackle he made in the NRL grand final and will instead miss the first three games of the 2023 season.The NRL amended its judiciary code in June to reduce the likelihood of players facing bans for minor offences committed in finals and representative matches.
Newcastle superstar Millie Boyle has dropped a bombshell ahead of the Rugby League World Cup, pulling out of the Australian women's team for work reasons.The NRLW premiership-winning Knight confirmed on Tuesday that Boyle and star fullback Tamika Upton would both miss the Jillaroos' World Cup campaign, with Upton succumbing to a calf injury.
Stuart Ayres claims plans are still on track to build the new Penrith stadium on separate land, allowing the Panthers to continue playing at their current home fortress next NRL season.The fate of Penrith's $300 million project has hung in the balance since August, when several suburban ground upgrades were pushed back and an ugly rift emerged between the NRL and NSW government.
Wests Tigers chairman Lee Hagipantelis will not read into a joke made by Api Koroisau at the club's expense during public grand final celebrations but has sought a 'please explain' from the new recruit's management.At Penrith's post-grand final fan event at BlueBet Stadium on Monday, three-time premiership winner Koroisau had a cheeky dig at the reigning wooden-spooners, with whom he has signed for the 2023 season.
North Queensland winger Murray Taulagi says he gave lengthy consideration to playing for Samoa before accepting a call-up from Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga.Taulagi was selected in Meninga's Australian Rugby League World Cup squad on Monday, bucking the trend of players switching their allegiance to their respective Pacific nations.
None of Dylan Edwards' Penrith teammates seemed to react to his Clive Churchill medal triumph. Read more here.
Brothers playing for Queensland club Valley Diehards have been picked in the Wales squad for the Rugby League World Cup.James and Ollie Olds are among three Australian-based players in the party with Josh Ralph of NSW Cup side Monuties joining them.
North Queensland NRL forward Luciano Leilua has been arrested and charged with domestic violence offences after an alleged incident in Sydney on Monday.NSW police confirmed they were called to a Harrington Park home around 1pm on Monday after reports of a domestic violence incident.
England captain Sam Tomkins believes his team's opening Rugby League World Cup clash with Samoa is a 50-50 call.Head coach Shaun Wane has gone on record to state his belief that the Pacific Islanders' ability to recruit a host of top-quality NRL players makes them the clear favourites for the match at Newcastle's St James' Park on Saturday week.
David Fifita is poised for a Tonga debut while Papua New Guinea will boast a lethal NRL backline after naming its World Cup squad.Gold Coast backrower Fifita is in England with the No.
Australia coach Brad Donald says the "hardest decision" to omit Emma Tonegato from the Jillaroos squad for the Rugby League World Cup is an example of the NRLW's growing talent depth.The St George Illawarra fullback, who won a rugby sevens gold medal with Australia at the 2016 Olympic Games, couldn't force her way into Donald's side.
The NRL grand final attracted a record low national audience for Penrith's clash with Parramatta. Read more here.
James Fisher-Harris took a dig at Parramatta as Penrith celebrated with fans at BlueBet Stadium. Read more here.
NRL fans are fuming after Dylan Edwards and Nicho Hynes were both left out of Australia's squad for the World Cup. Read more here.