Pasifika Names Still Being Mispronounced

Despite Pasifika making up at least half of all players in Super Rugby and the National Rugby League, sports broadcasters and commentators in New Zealand are still habitually mispronouncing Pacific Island names. The fact that current as well as former players across all codes are still having their names mangled ….

Raiders Players Charged With Drink Driving

Last year’s underage sex scandal was apparently not wake-up call enough for Raiders forward Corey Harawira-Naera, as he now once again faces possible sanctions by the NRL and Canberra after being charged with drink driving by ACT Police on Christmas Eve. Harawira-Naera and teammate Corey Horsburgh have in fact both ….

Masada Iosefa Killed In Quad Crash

Samoan International and former Panthers and Wests Tigers hooker Masada Iosefa has died. Iosefa died Monday night, on the eve of his 33rd birthday, after he was fatally injured in a quad bike accident. Born in Samoa, he was set to captain Rockhampton this coming season. He moved to Sydney ….

Brent Naden Provisionally Suspended By NRL

The NRL has provisionally suspended Penrith winger Brent Naden from participating in any sport classified as WADA-compliant. Naden reportedly failed an anti-doping test conducted after the club’s devastating final loss to the Storm. According to a statement issued by the league, the star winger tested positive for metabolites of cocaine. ….

Gerard Beale Says He’s Not Done With Footy

Gerard Beale says he’s far from ready to permanently hang up his super rugby boots – even as the Warriors prepare to conclude yet another season. Chances are Beale may have to start wrapping up his own rugby for the year too – especially since George Jennings has declared himself ….

Broncos Players & Club Fined For Bio-Breach

Brisbane coach Anthony Siebold may be one of the club’s bigger problems but he’s certainly not their only creator of internal folly. A bio bubble-breaching pub lunch earlier this month has now returned to bite the team where it hurts most, with 10 players effectively fined for breaching safety and ….

Broncos Centre The Victim Of Revenge Porn

As if a royally proportioned nightmare season of note isn’t enough to keep the Brisbane Broncos busy stomping out the fires raging on all sides, the team also now finds itself at the centre of a full-blown revenge porn scandal. A video showing Broncos centre Kotoni Staggs in a personal ….

Cartwright Stood Down After Refusing Shot

Enormous efforts are being made by the National Rugby League (NRL) to get some sort of action going, even as the world health crisis persists. As a precautionary measure, the organisation insisted that all three Queensland clubs receive a flu vaccination, adding that it was compulsory for every player, before ….

NZ Travel Restrictions’ Affect on Sport

The sports world in New Zealand is being hard hit by the travel restrictions that have been instituted to try to deal with the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak worldwide. The Warriors and Wellington Phoenix teams may soon be the only squads competing internationally for some time. The National ….

Exciting New Women’s NRL Developments

New NRL Women’s Competition Launches A new age is dawning on the NRL, most recently with the projected launch of a new women’s competition, following the immense success of the Rugby League Women’s World Cup. A flood of interest has prompted organisers to extend the initial deadline for the application ….