The first emotion for Elijah Taylor was disbelief. That was swiftly followed by shock.
Manly coach Des Hasler has paid tribute to Keith Titmuss as a "popular" Sea Eagle after the emerging forward died following a training session yesterday.
History lessons in the New South Wales camp could give them an edge tonight as they look to win their first State of Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium in 15 years.
Brad Fittler hailed Nathan Cleary's character as the New South Wales halfback answered his critics in a 34-10 flogging of Queensland to force a State of Origin decider.
The sides then traded tries, with the Ferns scoring through Honey Hireme-Smiler and Samoa through Ricshay Lemanu, before Stephens-Daly's impressive solo run extended the gap to 12 points at halftime.
Queensland's unlikely bunch of rookies have pulled off a State of Origin miracle in the city of churches, coming from behind to claim a famous 18-14 win over New South Wales.
Sonny Bill Williams is set to retire from rugby league after his Toronto Wolfpack side were denied a return to the Super League competition.
Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is switching codes - joining the Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL.
Otago left its best performance to last when winning the Southern Zone Championship in Timaru over the weekend.
The Warriors have reportedly swooped in with an offer of $850,000 a season to snatch Addin Fonua-Blake away from the Manly Sea Eagles.
The high-flying New Zealand Warriors have suffered a cruel double blow as they attempt to keep alive their slim chance of reaching the NRL finals.
Kevin Proctor could cop a further sanction to go with his four-week ban from the NRL for biting with he and Shaun Johnson also in possible trouble for breaking judiciary protocols.
Telstra has made a sensational u-turn in its decision to force out the Warriors' main sponsor - less than 24 hours after it was revealed that Vodafone would not be permitted to sponsor the...
Gold Coast captain Kevin Proctor's playing future could be decided on today when the forward fights a biting charge at the NRL judiciary.