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Will one of these men be the next immortal?

Who will be the next rugby league Immortal?

NRL boss Todd Greenberg has announced that the ninth Immortal will be named in 2018, which raises plenty of questions over who will get the prestigious gong. Significantly, this will be the first Immortal determined and named by the NRL itself with the existing eight all being judged by the now-defunct Rugby League Week. The NRL purchased […]

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Jarryd Hayne has returned to Parramatta

NRL season preview: Parramatta Eels

It is funny to think how quickly a side can drop out of the premiership conversation – just ask Parramatta. The Eels were the comeback story of 2017, recovering from the horrors of the salary cap scandal the year before to finish entrenched in the top four. A pulsating, tight contest against Melbourne in week one of […]

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Sydney Roosters recruit Cooper Cronk

NRL season preview: Sydney Roosters

On face value, the Sydney Roosters appear to have assembled a wrecking ball of a team certain for premiership glory. And maybe they have, but there are a few issues with this super team that suggest that premiership may come in 2019, not 2018. Melbourne Storm, Queensland and Australian half Cooper Cronk packed his bags for Sydney […]

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Penrith Panthers half Nathan Cleary

NRL season preview: Penrith Panthers

They are called the Penrith Panthers, but we suspect there might be more fox in them this time around. On the surface, this is a club in disarray. Hot on the heels of releasing former captain Matt Moylan to the Cronulla Sharks, up-and-coming star Bryce Cartwright has been allowed to break his contract and move to […]

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Brodie Croft will replace Cooper Cronk at the Melbourne Storm

NRL season preview: Melbourne Storm

After winning the 2017 premiership in a season of dominance, will there be more of the same for Melbourne Storm supporters in 2018? The answer is – undecided. The big talking point is, of course, the departure of champion halfback Cooper Cronk to the Sydney Roosters. This means the spine of Cronk, Smith and Slater has been […]

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Anthony Milford of the Brisbane Broncos

NRL season preview: Brisbane Broncos

There has been somewhat of a talent drain at the Brisbane Broncos.  Ben Hunt, Tautau Mogo, Herman Ese’ese and Adam Blair are some of the players to move on, which will put pressure on the rest of the roster. There is still plenty of class here, but certainly some unproven aspects like Kodi Nikorima moving into the […]

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