Former Australian player Craig Fitzgibbon has rejoined the Kangaroos ranks after being added to Tim Sheens’ coaching staff.
Knights captain Kurt Gidley urged his teammates to keep their heads up.
North Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston has again raised concerns over a Cowboys conspiracy as his coach pledged to ‘‘walk nude through Pitt Street’’ if Kieran Foran’s try wasn’t an obstruction.
For the second time in less than two years, a controversial video refereeing decision involving Kieran Foran has gone against North Queensland to hand Manly a 26-21 victory on Friday night.
Former Dally M Medallist Ben Barba emerged from an early-season slump to inspire Brisbane to a comprehensive 32-6 victory over a flat and frustrated Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium on Friday night.
Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says wrestling tactics are creeping back in and ruining rugby league.
Raiders hitman Josh Papalii says his cousin and heavyweight boxing contender Alex Leapai is an inspiration.
Penrith have released Tim Grant from the final two years of his contract, allowing the prop to join South Sydney next year.
The Bulldogs became the first club in history to win three consecutive one-point games after a dramatic come-from-behind 15-14 win over South Sydney on Friday at ANZ Stadium.
Cronulla captain Paul Gallen could make a shock early return against the Sydney Roosters on Saturday.