Ricky Stuart responds to controversial remarks about netball’s toughness

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has offered a backhanded apology for suggesting NRL mentors “might as well be coaching netball” if they can’t have tough conversations with their players, saying: “I hope netball take it as being good publicity for them.” Stuart’s comments prompted furious netball players and figures to

Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire denies form played a role in moving five-eighth Adam Doueihi to centre

Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire denies form had anything to do with his contentious decision to shift Adam Doueihi from five-eighth to centre, insisting he is just looking for a “change” to spark his inconsistent side. Maguire’s choice to shift Doueihi, the Tigers’ best player this season, to the centres

Newcastle star Kalyn Ponga ruled out for two weeks with an adductor strain

Newcastle star fullback Kalyn Ponga has been ruled out for at least two weeks after suffering an adductor strain in a major blow to the Knights. Ponga won’t play in Friday’s Magic Round clash against the Wests Tigers, and is expected to sit out another week. The Queensland Origin representative

Record cash windfall for Aussie stars

The WNBL has boosted its salary cap to a record high $420,000 for the 2021/22 season after a new pay deal was reached in a move that will secure the league’s future. Basketball Australia and the Australian Basketball Players’ Association have agreed upon a total player payment (TPP) system for

“Not everyone is going to like what we do” – Panthers brush off ring sledge to focus on premiership

Penrith Panthers players have laughed off Will Chambers’ premiership ring sledge as they vowed to continue their confident on-field gamesmanship, saying: “Not everyone is going to like us for what we do”. Chambers was seen sledging the Panthers players during Cronulla’s 48-0 loss to the mountain men in round 9.

Manly legend Graham Eadie reveals his health battles as he reserves high praise for Tom Trbojevic

When the dizzy spells kept reoccurring, deep down Manly legend Graham ‘Wombat’ Eadie knew something was wrong. Eadie had been feeling uneasy on his feet for roughly six months, but he kept putting the scares on the backburner hoping it was nothing to worry about. Then his good mate –

Lauren Jackson backs Liz Cambage to compete at Tokyo Games amid boycott threats

Australia’s greatest player Lauren Jackson has backed star Opals centre Liz Cambage’s stance on racial equality and hopes she will play at the Tokyo Olympics despite her boycott threats to “sit out”. Cambage caused a storm on Friday when she shared two images – one of a Jockey advertisement as

Broekhoff to consider protective measure

South East Melbourne Phoenix star Ryan Broekhoff has revealed he could wear a face guard when he returns from a serious eye injury as early as next week. Broekhoff won’t play in Saturday’s Throwdown against Melbourne United after suffering an inadvertent elbow to his left eye from Bullets guard Nathan

The selfless Melbourne United culture that has the NBL ladder leaders on the cusp of history

Melbourne United guard Mitch McCarron has lifted the lid on the team’s selfless culture that has the NBL ladder leaders on the cusp of history, chasing a club record 12 straight wins if they beat Perth on Wednesday night. According to McCarron, United’s success started during culture talks in the

Bulldogs-bound Naden still on Cleary’s radar

Penrith coach Ivan Cleary insists Brent Naden’s Canterbury signing won’t impact his chances of an NRL recall at the Panthers this season. Naden will depart the Panthers at season’s end after agreeing to a two-year deal with the Bulldogs. The Wellington-born outside back hasn’t played NRL this season after copping