The subtle change Parramatta have made to help Waqa Blake under Nathan Cleary’s floating bombs

If you didn’t already know, you could have sworn Nathan Cleary was at Parramatta training during grand final week. A young halfback was on the field, long after all his teammates had snuck off for selfies and to sign autographs. He was running this arc near the 10-metre line, kicking

Gunston tells Hawks he will go to Lions as free agent

Hawthorn’s triple premiership player Jack Gunston has told the Hawks he will move to the Brisbane Lions as a free agent this off season. Gunston had a two-year offer to remain at the Hawks but has chosen to exercise his rights as an unrestricted free agent to move to the

Why paramedic turned Eels star is ready to tackle ‘the best in the world’

Abbi Church knows “confronting” all too well. The 24-year-old’s work as a paramedic calls for 12-hour shifts, and can include helping to deliver a baby to taking someone from their home for the last time. It’s a reason coach Dean Widders trusts the Parramatta centre to fill the void left

Family connection could help lure Liam Martin to Parramatta

Parramatta is keen on securing the services of Liam Martin and their trump card could be his cousin, incoming Eels assistant coach Trent Barrett. Martin has one more year to run on his Penrith contract but will open to offers from rivals if he isn’t re-signed before November 1. Stephen

Munster wins Storm’s highest honour almost a year after ‘white powder’ scandal

Melbourne Storm playmaker Cameron Munster has won the first Cameron Smith player of the year award almost a year after his career was threatened by the “white powder” scandal. The 28-year-old won the newly named Storm award on Tuesday night at the club’s annual presentation night, polling 33 votes to

‘It’s been blown up’: Cartwright dismisses alleged sledge from ‘good mate’ Green

South Sydney forward Jed Cartwright says he has no issue with on-field comments made by Pete Green last week, and is adamant the Penrith trainer didn’t sledge him about his previously broken back. Cartwright has moved to put to bed a simmering feud between the Rabbitohs and Panthers, which ignited

Record defeat exposes worrying gap in AFLW, Hawthorn’s gesture for Indigenous players, fans locked out

Round five of the AFLW season featured a record-breaking margin, Hawthorn wearing their Indigenous guernseys in sign of respect and lockout crowds. Here’s what we learnt. A pioneer of women’s football says the massive gap between the best and worst AFLW teams, illustrated by Adelaide’s 96-point demolition of Greater Western

Blue and gold takeover: Eels into NRLW decider after huge upset

The blue and gold takeover of NRL grand final day is on after the Eels’ NRLW side joined the men with an almighty upset to seal a spot in their first women’s decider. Despite only avoiding the embarrassment of finishing the season winless in the last round of the regular

The decision to not play Max Holmes was ‘just brutal’, Scott admits

Geelong coach Chris Scott has admitted the decision to not play emerging wingman Max Holmes in the grand final was “brutal”, and that the 20-year-old probably could have played. Holmes hurt his hamstring in the preliminary final and was subbed out of the game, but there was no tear detected