Merrin ready to repay Dragons

St George Illawarra back-rower Trent Merrin says he is nervous about making his NRL return from a four-week suspension.

Roosters welcome return of Kenny-Dowall

Shaun Kenny-Dowall will make his return to the NRL this weekend, for the first time since having allegations of domestic violence levelled against him.

Buttriss earns NRL recall for Raiders

Canberra have named Glen Buttriss at hooker for Monday's clash with Wests Tigers, in what will be his first time in their starting side since last year.

Gallen: bring back shoulder charge

Cronulla Sharks and NSW Origin captain Paul Gallen has called for the shoulder charge to be re-introduced to Rugby League games.

Fifita deserves fine, suspension: Gallen

Sharks captain Paul Gallen has suggested Andrew Fifita be banned for four NRL matches and fined $50,000 for his alleged abuse of rugby league match officials.

I've never been so spoiled: Thurston

North Queensland skipper Johnathan Thurston says he has never played in a more balanced or better coached team than the Cowboys this year.