NRL news from around the web

'It just doesn't make sense': Thurston says he was blindsided by Paul Green's death

from ABC News: Rugby League

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 at 9:00am AEST

Johnathan Thurston speaks publicly for the first time since the death of former coach Paul Green, saying the news "came out of nowhere" and was "hard to comprehend".

Inside Manly’s ‘power’ struggle as duelling ‘political factions’ shine light on Hasler’s position

from FOX SPORTS League

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 at 8:57am AEST

The Sea Eagles are reportedly in the midst of a power struggle between club owners and management — and Des Hasler’s scrutiny of Manly powerbrokers could come back to bite him.

NRL rich list exposes struggling clubs’ ‘panic signings’ as heavyweights show how it’s done

from FOX SPORTS League

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 at 8:44am AEST

Veteran rugby league journalist Phil Rothfield says the findings in The Daily Telegraph’sNRL Rich 100 show some struggling NRL clubs are simply getting their recruitment strategies wrong.

‘It doesn’t fit’: Mal reveals ‘difficult’ selection conundrum as brutal Kangaroos cull nears

from FOX SPORTS League

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 at 8:16am AEST

With only three rounds left until finals, Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga is counting down the days until the start of the Rugby League World Cup.

How 'blockheads' rebuilt the Roosters' premiership charge

from ABC News: Rugby League

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 at 7:23am AEST

The Roosters have quickly become a popular pick to go all the way in 2022 and their revamped forward pack is leading the charge.

Rising Panther’s big statement; Roosters’ new recruit stuns with FIVE tries: Reserves Wrap

from FOX SPORTS League

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 at 6:10am AEST

He may be a late bloomer, but Penrith’s Soni Luke is showing why he should be in the conversation to fill Api Koroisau’s No.9 jersey next season.

‘The old two-card trick’: How Gus ‘outplayed everyone’ in Ciraldo move as Dogs linked to Madge

from FOX SPORTS League

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 at 9:53pm AEST

Michael Maguire may not be out of a job for long with the Bulldogs looking to add experience to their coaching staff after the appointment of rookie Cameron Ciraldo.

‘I’m sad, I’m angry’: Johnathan Thurston opens up on death of ex-coach Paul Green

from FOX SPORTS League

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 at 9:46pm AEST

A heartbroken Johnathan Thurston has spoken publicly for the first time since the shock death of Paul Green.

‘Knights are really concerned’: Ponga to be stripped of captaincy amid toilet video

from FOX SPORTS League

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 at 7:49pm AEST

Knights superstar Kalyn Ponga looks set to be stripped of the captaincy after a video emerged of him being kicked out of a toilet cubicle with teammate Kurt Mann.

‘It’s irrelevant’: NRL defends controversial finish, reveals why ref got it right

from FOX SPORTS League

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 at 6:10pm AEST

Dragons fans will tell you the finish to Sunday’s game against the Raiders was a square-up after what happened in Wollongong earlier in the year, but the NRL is adamant the officials got the call right to not award St George Illawarra a penalty from 15m out which would have sent the match to golden point.