St George Illawarra Dragons, Extra Time, Shane Flanagan, Zac Lomax, Ben Hunt, Kyle Flanagan, Junior Amone

[ad_1] Eamonn Tiernan is the NRL Editor at and he writes Extra Time fortnightly. Dragons coach Shane Flanagan has set the record straight on comments he made about the club’s focus already being on 2025. In Flanagan’s first game in charge, St George Illawarra stunned all and sundry on Saturday night with a performance … Read more

Teams Talking Points, analysis, team selections, ins and outs, Benji Marshall, Tigers, Lachlan Galvin, Wayne Bennett, axing, Rabbitohs

[ad_1] There’s a new Tiger on the block and rugby league fans are chomping at the bit to see Benji Marshall’s rookie prodigy make his debut. A Rabbitohs rising star has also skipped the queue and has been handed Jai Arrow’s starting backrow spot in a big show of faith. Meanwhile, Wayne Bennett has swung … Read more

Way too early predictions, Cowboys, Dragons, Broncos, Rabbitohs, Bulldogs, Eels, Panthers, Round 2

[ad_1] OK, it’s only been one round. But at least we now have some tangible evidence about what every NRL side could deliver in 2024. The Storm are back in title contention after their shutout of the premiers the Panthers in Round 1. Meanwhile, the Eels are set to surge back into the top eight … Read more

Talking Points, Round 1, upsets, Sharks, Nicho Hynes, Panthers, Cleary, Dragons, Zac Lomax, Radiers, Zac Hosking, Storm Jonah Pezet

[ad_1] Any concerns about the usual suspects once again marching to September this year have been quickly dispelled with Round 1 producing a whopping six upsets. The Sharks wasted no time proving they’re the real deal in 2024, while the three-time reigning premiers Penrith are off to another slow start. It was all smiles for … Read more

Dolphins vs North Queensland Cowboys, live stream, score, stats, video, Herbie Farnworth, Tom Flegler

[ad_1] A Queensland derby wraps up the opening round of the season with the Dolphins hosting the Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium. The Dolphins had a red-hot start to their inaugural season, winning their first three games in 2023 but injuries tested their depth and the club ultimately finished 13th. The Cowboys were a big disappointment … Read more

Wests Tigers lose jersey sponsor, Shane Richardson, FAB Industrial Logistics, Allied Express, Bryden’s Lawyers, Lee Haipantelis

[ad_1] The Wests Tigers have suffered a significant blow ahead of their first official game of 2024 with a major sponsor walking out on the club following “disrespectful” treatment. News Corp revealed on the weekend that FAB Industrial Logistics — an import and export specialist company — will no longer be the Tigers’ back-of-jersey or … Read more

Michael Jennings NRL return, Sydney Roosters, NSW Cup, contract, Heilum Luki, Kulikefu Feuiaki extension, Cowboys

[ad_1] Michael Jennings is giving an NRL return “one last crack” and has taken a step closer to that goal after returning to the field via the Roosters in New South Wales Cup over the weekend. Jennings lasted the full 80 minutes in what was his first game in 1253 days after serving a three-year … Read more

third party deals, salary cap cheating, club bosses polled, Billy Slater, best coach, Nathan Cleary

[ad_1] ARL Commission chair Peter V’landys has urged club bosses to speak up and “be a whistleblower” if there’s any evidence that rivals are cheating the salary cap. A poll conducted by The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed an alarming stat in relation to illegal third party deals. The Herald approached 45 CEOs, chairmen and … Read more

Shane Flanagan press conference, St George Illawarra Dragons v Gold Coast Titans, wooden spoon predictions, proving critics wrong

[ad_1] Dragons coach Shane Flanagan has admitted he was “sitting back quite happy” watching people tip his club to collect the wooden spoon this season. Flanagan was all smiles on Saturday night after his side upset the Titans with a thumping 28-4 win on the Gold Coast. In stark contrast to recent years, St George … Read more

Gold Coast Titans v St George Illawarra Dragons, Des Hasler, Shane Flanagan, live blog, scores, video, highlights, stats

[ad_1] This clash marks the beginning of two new coaching eras as Des Hasler’s Titans host Shane Flanagan’s Dragons on the Gold Coast. They’re two clubs who have struggled to play to their potential in recent years and now they’re being led by coaches who pride themselves on defence. That said, this could easily be … Read more