NRL 2020: Allan Langer misses Brisbane Broncos game after COVID-19 breach

Broncos legend Allan Langer is one of three members of the Brisbane coaching staff to miss Friday night’s grudge match with the Rabbitohs after being busted breaching biosecurity protocols. The Broncos have confirmed earlier reports that Langer and two other staff members have been placed on COVID-19 holds — and will not be able to
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Naughton returns as Beveridge warns Bulldogs to fix delivery

The Western Bulldogs will regain key forward Aaron Naughton for Saturday's clash with the Brisbane Lions but coach Luke Beveridge has warned his side they need to better supply their forwards. Naughton will play his first game since an ankle injury in round four and he returns to a side who kicked seven goals or
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Nathan Brown agrees to three-year Warriors deal

Nathan Brown has agreed to a three-year deal to coach the Warriors after ruling himself out of the running for the North Queensland job. Brown was scheduled to be interviewed for the job vacated by Paul Green at the Cowboys today, but has withdrawn to instead take over at the Warriors. Nathan Brown will take
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Mark McCall: Saracens’ England stars should embrace Championship to boost Lions tour chances

Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall believes their England stars have a “golden opportunity” to take a “sabbatical” next term and boost their British and Irish Lions tour selection chances. Saracens will be relegated to the Championship due to salary cap breaches but the bulk of their top stars have committed to a season in
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Rugby Podcast: Japan’s Michael Leitch and USA’s Blaine Scully discuss rugby in emerging nations

Rupert Cox is joined by Japan captain Michael Leitch and former USA international Blaine Scully to discuss the state of play in both domestic and international rugby in their respective countries. Leitch has played for Japan at three Rugby World Cups, skippering them to that stunning win over South Africa in 2015 and helping them
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NRL 2020: Roosters win over Dragons marred by ‘ugly acts’

The Sydney Roosters have claimed yet another win to make the St George Illawarra Dragons’ uphill battle to make the finals even harder. With just seven games left and the other 14 teams still to play, the Dragons have just four wins and sit two wins outside of the top eight with Fox League commentators
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Daicos magic sees Pies home against Swans

Josh Daicos channelled the silky skills of his famous father to hand Collingwood a weird, wild and wacky nine-point win over Sydney at the Gabba on Thursday night. With the injury-ravaged Pies leading by three points with less than three minutes remaining and reduced to one fit player on the interchange bench, Daicos produced a
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McKenna and Ward back to boost Bombers and Giants

Essendon and Greater Western Sydney have welcomed back crucial players for their match on Friday night, with Conor McKenna and Callan Ward both returning. Ward has not played since round six following a knee injury while McKenna has been missing since round eight. Essendon defender Conor McKenna is back to face the Giants. Credit:Getty Images
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Carlton heading to the Top End in round 13

Sir Doug Nicholls Round will kick off in spectacular fashion when former Sun Jack Martin takes on his old club in Carlton colours on a Friday night in Darwin with the AFL reverting to a schedule running from Friday night to Monday night for round 13. However, the more standard weekend of football may be
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NRL world react to COVID breaches

The NRL community has voiced its disappointment after veteran coach Wayne Bennett broke the league’s coronavirus biosecurity rules and have been stood down for two weeks of “COVID-hold”. The South Sydney Rabbitohs coach confirmed The Daily Telegraph’s report he dined at an Italian restaurant in Sydney’s inner-west on Wednesday with a woman believed to be
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