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Game could have died: ARLC's Beattie

ARL Commission chairman Peter Beattie says the NRL would have "withered and died" if their no fault stand down rule had not survived a legal challenge.

Broncos' Boyd oblivious to NRL critics

Pressure may be mounting on Darius Boyd to retire but the Brisbane skipper says he is "oblivious" to critics ahead of his NRL team's finals tilt.

Gallen reveals huge 2018 Knights offer

Retiring Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen has revealed how close he came to leaving the Shire after being offered twice his salary to make a late-career move to Newcastle.

Nathan Brown leaves Knights immediately

After being accused by Andrew Johns of sabotaging Newcastle's NRL season, Knights boss Philip Gardner has admitted he made mistakes during Nathan Brown's exit from the club.

Recovery of body from NT mine days away

It is not known when the body of worker Craig Butler can be recovered after he was buried alive in a wall collapse at an outback Northern Territory mine last...

Weight loss won't dent Eels impact: Fergo

Barnstorming Parramatta winger Blake Ferguson says his dramatic weight loss and re-gain due to a post-surgical knee infection won't dent his impact when he returns to the NRL field this...

Qld mum banned from owning pets for life

A Queensland mother of three has been banned from owning a pet after neglecting a two-year-old American bulldog named Bella, who later died at the RSPCA.

Kiwis shocked by worst suicide rate

New Zealanders from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern down, are scrambling to consider why the country has just recorded its worst-ever suicide rate.