Joey wants Pearce for Origin return

NSW rugby league great Andrew Johns says Mitchell Pearce is ready to be welcomed back into the State of Origin arena this year.

Trbojevic ready for Stewart's No.1 role

Tom Trbojevic has long been considered the heir to Manly's NRL fullback throne, and in 2017 he will get the chance to assume the role on a full-time basis.

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Maguire hints at Farah-Cook NRL combo

Hooker candidates Robbie Farah and Damien Cook played the final 15 minutes together in South Sydney's Charity Shield win over St George-Illawarra.

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Cowboy's injury opens door for Ponga

Antonio Winterstein will miss the opening two rounds of the NRL season after spraining his ankle in North Queensland's trial win over Wests Tigers.

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Flanagan sees positives despite WCC loss

Despite losing the World Club Challenge final to Wigan, Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan said the match was the perfect preparation for round one of the NRL season

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