New Cowboy McLean ready to take on old teammates

New North Queensland Cowboys recruit Jordan McLean will be doing everything he can to make sure captain Johnathan Thurston comes away from Friday night’s testimonial match against Cameron Smith and the Storm a happy man. That’s despite the fact that the last game McLean played in the Telstra Premiership was for Melbourne, when his side […]

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Canberra Raiders young gun Nick Cotric won’t get caught up in hype

Canberra Raiders winger Nick Cotric has achieved so much before the age of 20 but to those who have known him the longest, he’s just like any other teenager. Cotric was a consistent threat on Canberra’s left flank in all 24 games last season, crossing the stripe 16 times in his first year in the Telstra […]

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NRL match preview: Eels trial

Newcastle Knights v Parramatta EelsDate: Saturday, February 24Location: Maitland’s no. 1 SportsgroundTime: 7pm Teams Newcastle 1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 3. Sione Mata’utia, 4. Tautau Moga, 5. Nathan Ross, 6. Connor Watson, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. Daniel Saifiti, 9. Slade Griffin, 10. Jacob Lillyman, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Aidan Guerra, 13. Herman Ese’ese. Interchange: […]

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Relaxed Pearce leading the way for improved Knights

Expectations among Newcastle Knights fans are high after three years of wooden spoons and the signing of several top recruits headlined by Mitchell Pearce’s arrival on a four-year multimillion-dollar deal. But the man himself is not feeling any extra burden to deliver. The veteran NSW halfback is used to being in high-pressure situations but says […]

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