Fifita tells his side of story to the NRL

Statistics show Andrew Fifita is one of the game's most-damaging forwards and his loss would be a big blow for Cronulla's NRL top-eight hopes.

Cowboys back JT's dance for Goodes

North Queensland's Matt Scott says Johnathan Thurston's plan to show support for AFL star Adam Goodes shows his pride in his indigenous heritage.

Storm stars primed for late NRL push

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says his State of Origin stars have been carefully managed and are ready for the business end of the NRL season.

NRL boss backs Aboriginal war dances

NRL boss Dave Smith has backed the decision of some of rugby league's indigenous players to perform war dances in support of AFL star Adam Goodes.

Tigers can mix it with NRL's best: Taylor

Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor says his team can mix it with the NRL's heavyweights despite recent maulings at the hands of Brisbane and Sydney Roosters.

Titans lure back an old Friend

Gold Coast have lured foundation player Nathan Friend back to the NRL club, signing the 34-year-old hooker on a one-year deal.