'It’s a sealed deal for this year that he wants to be a Blue, which is great news for NSW, not so good for Queensland.'
Jarrod Mullen's brush with the law comes after the ex-Newcastle Knight spent two days in intensive care in early December after overdosing on drugs at a party.
Dr Deidre Anderson has assumed the top job at the players' union after a summer in which rugby league's treatment of women was in the spotlight.
Plans to put the heat on the role of player agents in cap rorts is an overdue measure for a group that treads lightly but wields significant influence in the code.
Between players being stood down, relocation talk and administrative power plays, the game is beginning to resemble reality television.
The NRL Integrity Unit will examine whether player managers knew Cronulla were cheating the salary cap.
Robbie Farah rolled back the years to steer Wests Tigers to a dominant win over the Warriors, leaving them top of the ladder after two games.
For many years a strong Brisbane line-up meant good news for Queensland's Origin hopes, but the side now looks more like a success factory for NSW.
The Parramatta winger will wake up on Friday morning with a genuine chance of upsetting his old teammates at the Roosters.
The Manly coach is still searching for his first win after Luke Keary laid on four first-half tries for the premiers, who lost Brett Morris to a knee injury.
Tevita Pangai Jnr will be overlooked for NSW should he choose to play in the mid-year Test for Tonga against New Zealand.
Cronulla have defeated Gold Coast 20-6 to ensure skipper Paul Gallen had something to celebrate after equaling the club record for most appearances.
The other bloke in the 'Big Papi' video is eager to atone for his poor first season for Parramatta as he takes on his close friend.
Money will determine rugby league's future footprint. But where will that money come from?
Jason Taumalolo suffered a concerning knee injury as Tevita Pangai Jnr unleashed in an ominous performance for a resurgent Brisbane.
Adrian Lam was overcome with emotion when son Lachlan revealed he would be making his NRL debut on Saturday.
Manly star Daly Cherry-Evans knows all about the Roosters' all-star left edge after trying to stop them during opposed sessions with the Australian team.
The 22-year-old told teammates after Christmas he wanted to play left centre in the grand final. Souths are just glad he's finally in the right position.
Club powerbrokers at both Manly and Cronulla have bristled at any suggestion of relocation.
It's all well and good for players like James Graham to act the hero when it comes to head knocks. Hero stories were never meant to be followed.