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9.05am AEDT: NRL.com’s Michael Chammas sat down with Wests Tigers halves Luke Brooks and Josh Reynolds this week to analyse footage of their best and worst in the NRL so far. It’s a quality insight for Tigers fans and footy fans in general. Watch it below.
8.50am AEDT: In women’s rugby league a 40-strong elite women’s representative squad has been named to take part in training camps plus receive access to top-level coaching, medical and high-performance staff, including big names Kezie Apps, Maddie Studdon and Ruan Sims.
8.30am AEDT: NRL.com’s Katie Brown had a chat with Broncos skipper Darius Boyd about his evolution into one of the game’s most respected players. Watch the interview below.
8am AEDT: Sam Thaiday has backed Anthony Milford to emulate the greats after watching him put in the work to match his undoubted talent in the past couple of years. “He’s coming earlier, leaving later. They are traits I have seen in some of the best players who have played our game.” Full story here
7.30am AEDT: Today’s the day to sign up for NRL Fantasy if you haven’t already, with cash prizes up for grab every week of the season as well as VIP trips and club champion prizes for the year’s best teams. Here’s NRL.com’s resident Fantasy guru Lone Scout’s last-minute tips for picking your starting squad.
7.15am AEDT: The late mail is in for the opening round of the Telstra Premiership season, with Sam Thaiday set to start at hooker for the Brisbane Broncos tonight. Check out NRL.com’s video preview for the season opener between the Dragons and Broncos below and our written preview here.
7am AEDT: There were two NRL.com Podcasts published last night. The first is Jamie Soward’s take on how long it will take Ben Hunt to turn the Dragons into a premiership force. Then, for a different take on the opening weekend of the season, listen to former Broncos, Maroons and Australian centre Steve Renouf discuss a few key points heading into week one.
7am AEDT: Heading into Saturday night’s historic double header in Perth, Rabbitohs coach Anthony Seibold has told of when he knows Greg Inglis will be right for a return to the No.1 jersey.