Brisbane Broncos NRL player Payne Haas arrested, charged after alleged abusive behaviour

Brisbane Broncos forward Payne Haas has been arrested and charged by police after an incident in the northern NSW town of Tweed Heads. Key points: Haas was charged with offensive language and intimidating police He is set to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on February 2 The NRL integrity unit is aware of the … Read more

Wayne Bennett steps down as Queensland men’s State of Origin coach following 2020 series win

Wayne Bennett has relinquished the Queensland men’s State of Origin head coaching role to concentrate on South Sydney’s 2021 NRL premiership campaign. Key points: Bennett replaced Kevin Walters as Maroons coach ahead of their 2020 series win The Maroons said they understood Bennett’s decision to focus on the Rabbitohs Paul Green has been tipped to … Read more

Greg Inglis insists he is in right frame of mind for Warrington journey

GREG Inglis insists he is in the right frame of mind to wow at Warrington after struggling with mental health in the past. And he will look to pass on the right messages to people here, while staying up late to continue his work in Australia. 5 Greg Inglis is adamant he is ready to … Read more

Preferring participation over the podium one radical answer to $100m funding conundrum

Tokyo is just around the corner but the most ferocious contest in Australian sport is set to follow the Olympics, when the Government decides how it hands out funding. Key points: One of Australia’s most capped footballers wants the Government to prioritise grassroots funding over money for elite athletes The Government gives more than $100 … Read more

Newcastle’s Mitchell Pearce quits as club captain after inappropriate text messaging with Knights staffer

Newcastle will be forced to find a new captain for 2021 after Mitchell Pearce stepped down from the role following a text messaging scandal involving an employee at the NRL club. Key points: Mitchell Pearce has met the Newcastle playing group to tell them he is quitting after revelations he sent inappropriate texts to a … Read more