Rugby League

Melbourne beats Brisbane in National Rugby League

Jun 10, 2018

Defending champions Melbourne scored 24 second-half points to beat the Brisbane Broncos 32-16 in the National Rugby League on Sunday

Ex-trash collector, theology student earns Wallabies call up

Jun 7, 2018

A former trash collector and theology student has earned a starting place in Australia's front row for the series-opening rugby test against Six Nation champion Ireland

New South Wales 22, Queensland 12 in 1st State of Origin

Jun 6, 2018

New South Wales scored the final three tries of the match Wednesday to beat Queensland 22-12 and take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three State of Origin rugby league series

Slater out of Origin opener in another setback for Maroons

Jun 4, 2018

Veteran fullback Billy Slater has been ruled out of the Queensland lineup in another setback for the team that has dominated the annual State of Origin series for the last decade

Roosters move into sixth place in the National Rugby League

Jun 3, 2018

The Sydney Roosters overcame a late comeback attempt by the Wests Tigers for a 16-14 win to move the Roosters into sixth place in the National Rugby League

Record 11 newcomers in New South Wales team for State opener

May 28, 2018

New South Wales makes record 11 changes for State of Origin opener; Queensland drops veterans

Penrith takes over NRL lead with easy win over Dragons

May 27, 2018

The National Rugby League has a new competition leader for the first time this season after the Penrith Panthers outclassed St. George Illawarra 28-2, dropping the Dragons into second place

Gambling expert calls for WADA-style monitoring of athletes

May 23, 2018

A leading Australian gambling researcher says he hopes the U.S. entry into live sports betting might help result in the formation of an international anti-corruption unit to monitor athletes, similar to the World Anti-Doping Agency for illegal drug-taking

Dragons score late try, stay in 1st in National Rugby League

May 20, 2018

A 50-meter try from St. George Illawarra fullback Matt Dufty with 10 minutes remaining gave the Dragons a 25-18 win over the Canberra Raiders and a two-point first-place lead in the National Rugby League

Maroons star Cameron Smith quits weeks before Origin opener

May 15, 2018

Cameron Smith has retired from representative rugby league, finishing a career that included 11 wins in the last 12 State of Origin series for Queensland and leading Australia to two World Cup titles

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