NRL news from around the web

Blake Ferguson rejects Brad Fittler’s NSW Blues camp invitation

from FOX SPORTS League

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 at 7:11am AEST

Blake Ferguson’s hopes of a NSW recall appear to be on rocky ground after he rejected Brad Fittler’s invitation to take part in a Blues bonding camp on Friday.

'This is rugby league’s #MeToo moment – but don't blame the NRL'

from Stuff.co.nz - League

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 at 5:06am AEST

OPINION: I’ve been asked one question more than any other in recent weeks: Is this the worst time rugby league has gone through?

Former Warriors coach Ivan Cleary returns to Penrith to finish what he started

from Stuff.co.nz - League

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 at 2:24pm AEST

Ivan Cleary channelled Martin Luther King on Saturday afternoon in Sydney when he said a dream seven years in the making at Penrith had finally become a reality.

Cameron McGregor steps down as Warriors and Auckland Rugby League chairman

from Stuff.co.nz - League

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 at 2:22pm AEST

Cameron McGregor has stepped down as chairman of the Warriors and Auckland Rugby League.

How much more can the NRL do to protect players from themselves?

from Stuff.co.nz - League

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 at 5:09am AEST

On Tuesday night, Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates held his annual Christmas drinks at the rooftop bar of the MCA building overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Slade Griffin isn’t ready to give up his spot so easily to his former Storm teammate Kurt Mann

from FOX SPORTS League

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 at 3:41pm AEST

Slade Griffin isn’t dirty the Knights have enlisted Kurt Mann to play hooker.

Former NRL star Luke Lewis reveals painful memories of his mother being bashed

from Stuff.co.nz - League

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 at 3:26pm AEST

Cronulla Sharks great Luke Lewis has described the night he watched his mother being dragged around by her hair in a disturbing insight into his childhood.

Tevita Pangai Jnr picks NSW, casting doubt on his Tongan representative future

from FOX SPORTS League

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 at 2:11pm AEST

Tongan wrecking ball Tevita Pangai Junior may have played his last game for the Mate Ma’a, saying his international representative future is up in the air. The Brisbane back-rower was in Sydney on Friday as part of a NSW camp under coach Brad Fittler after making himself available for the Blues next year. Despite still being eligible for Tonga even if he is picked for the Blues in 2019, Pangai said he was undecided about whether he would play for the powerhouse Pacific nation again.

Comment: Education is not enough, only punishment can fix this violent epidemic

from FOX SPORTS League

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 at 2:11pm AEST

I would rather eat glass than watch another abuse scandal of any nature unfold in the NRL.

Melbourne Storm’s spine hasn’t yet taken shape as the fight to replace Billy Slater heats up

from FOX SPORTS League

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 at 10:11am AEST

The 2019 season could be Jahrome Hughes’ time to shine in the Melbourne Storm No.1 jersey.