Rugby League

Silktails serenade openly at quarantine hotel

PEOPLE around Sydney’s Central Business District came to a halt at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel on Wednesday, as members of the Kaiviti Silktails team serenaded openly to celebrate the end of their 14-day isolation period...

25th February

Fijian rugby league club team sing their hearts out from quarantine hotel balconies

Members of the Fijian rugby league team, the Kaiviti Silktails, have sung a heartfelt hymn to thank the staff of a Sydney hotel where they have spent two weeks in quarantine. From their individual room balconies at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel in central Sydney, the Fijian players sung and clapped in unison, while other guests...

24th February

Girl power – Khan breaks barriers, is a level three rugby league coach

IN a very male-dominated sport renowned for brazen burly men bulldozing their way across the field, Mahezabeen Farzana Khan is making heads turn. The 37-year-old Nasikawa Vision College principal is a level three rugby league coach. And her passion for the sport was ignited in 2018 when a colleague at the Korolevu, Sigatoka, school encouraged...

23rd February

‘We’re not being protected as public targets’: Plea by NRL stars amid crackdown on bad behaviour

Several high-profile NRL stars claim they don’t feel protected by the code when they are targeted in public as their union warned heavier sanctions for player misbehaviour “won’t be a silver bullet”. As the Dragons prepare a response to the NRL over Corey Norman’s A$20,000 (NZ$21,600) fine and two-match ban – one game of which...

Former NRL star Sam Burgess has allegedly failed a drugs test after being stopped by police

Former NRL player Sam Burgess has been charged with traffic offences and allegedly failed a drugs test when he was stopped in the New South Wales Southern Highlands district. Highway Patrol officers stopped the 32-year-old in his BMW X5 on the Hume Highway at Braemar about 1.30pm (3.30pm NZT) on Monday. NSW Police say the...

22nd February

NRL: Māori All Stars forward Zane Musgrove set for three-week ban after sinbinning

Wests Tigers forward Zane Musgrove could be suspended for three matches after his sinbinning in the Māori All Stars’ draw with the Australian Indigenous team. Musgrove, 24, has been charged by the NRL judiciary for a grade two shoulder charge in Townsville on Saturday night. He was sinbinned in the 35th minute for the hit...

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