''After capture, they were beaten with sticks, slapped in the face and kicked by some of the accused. It was then decided to execute the PW [prisoner of war].
A bitter dispute between the NSW Rugby League and NSW Leagues Club is about to reach boiling point over millions of dollars considered "the game's inheritance".
Twelve months on from the bizarre first half announcement that Steve Price would coach the Dragons in 2014, those close to the mentor believe we are finally seeing “the real” Price evolve.
Ben Te'o is almost certain to leave South Sydney after the Warriors joined the French rugby clubs chasing his services with an offer worth $650,000 a season.
NSW Origin winger Nathan Merritt has been dumped to the NSW Cup, with youngster Alex Johnston set to receive his first call up to the NRL. Michael Maguire's decision to axe Merritt comes after the flyer became the leading try-scorer in South Sydney's history two rounds ago.
Former Australia prop Jason Stevens is writing the screenplay on Mick Dennis, Spencer Walklate and the doomed Operation Copper after receiving funding from the NRL.
Melbourne Storm and Cronulla remain the favourites to sign the Benji Marshall but St George Illawarra, Parramatta and North Queensland are also believed to be interested in discussions.
League officials are considering a proposal to award a medal named in honour of Alex McKinnon to the man of the match in the City-Country fixture.
The hefty contingent of Kiwis among the Roosters and Dragons teams want the New Zealand national anthem to be played along with the Australian anthem before the clubs’ annual Anzac Day match.
Paul Gallen has welcomed the increasingly likely acquisition of Benji Marshall.