South Sydney eye Burgess insurance: Report
The South Sydney Rabbitohs are preparing for a post-Sam Burgess era with a Dragons star on their radar.From 1908 until 1994, Australia’s first rugby league competition was ran by New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL). However, the league along with other minor premiers were re-unified to form National Rugby League in 1998. A look at some of the most memorable moments over the years.
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The Sydney Roosters have withdrawn their contract extension towards star centre Latrell Mitchell for 2021 and beyond.
Mitchell has been one of the most in-demand players for 2021 since the November 1 deadline has passed, with the Canterbury Bulldogs actively persuading the Kangaroos centre.
Pictures: The greatest moments in NRL history
From 1908 until 1994, Australia’s first rugby league competition was ran by New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL). However, the league along with other minor premiers were re-unified to form National Rugby League in 1998. A look at some of the most memorable moments over the years.
Latrell Mitchell: Canterbury officials in disagreement over Sydney Roosters star’s price tag, reports
The Bulldogs are expected to make a major play for Mitchell’s services in the coming weeks.Mitchell comes off contract at the end of the 2020 NRL campaign and is therefore free to negotiate with rival clubs.
2015 - North Queensland Cowboys vs. Brisbane Broncos
In first NRL final that ended in a draw, North Queensland claimed victory over Brisbane 17-16 in golden point extra time. It was their first premiership title. The winning goal was scored by Johnathan Thurston (R), who was awarded the Clive Churchill medal.
(Pictured) Matthew Scott and Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys hold aloft the premiership trophy after winning the 2015 NRL Grand Final match.
2014 – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Canterbury Bulldogs
Since 1971, Rabbitohs won their first ever title with the help of Sam Burgess’ (pictured) incredible performance that earned him the Clive Churchill Medal. The final score was 30-6.
Latrell Mitchell: Opinions divided as Roosters star linked with second Sydney club
The Roosters on Tuesday withdrew their contract offer to Mitchell amid unconfirmed reports the Bulldogs have also abandoned their plan to pursue the Australia centre.Mitchell, who comes off contract at the end of 2020, met with the Roosters on Tuesday.
2013 – Sydney Roosters vs. Manly Sea Eagles
With 18-8 lead, Manly had everything under control until the last 25 minutes when Roosters made a stunning comeback to win the final for the first time since 2002. Roosters secured 26-18 victory when Michael Jennings (pictured) broke through to ground James Maloney's grubber in the last few minutes of the game.
2012 – Melbourne Storm vs. Canterbury Bulldogs
In one of the most controversial moment in NRL history, Bulldogs’ James Graham (R) bit the ear of Storm’s Billy Slater (L), for which the former received a 12-match ban. Storm won the final 14-4.
2008 – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles vs. Melbourne Storm
Team Manly thrashed their opponents by the biggest ever margin (40-0) in the game’s history. The highlight of the game was Michael Robertson’s (L) hat trick tries that made him the first player to score three tries since Steve Renouf in 1997. The final also saw Steven Menzies equal Terry Lamb's record of 349 first-grade games.
Mundine advises Mitchell to 'get as much money as he can' as Tigers, Bulldogs circle
With Wests Tigers joining Canterbury in the mix for Latrell Mitchell after the Roosters pulled their $1.6m offer, family friend Anthony Mundine has urged the star centre to cash in.Mitchell has quickly become the NRL's hottest free agent after Sydney Roosters sensationally pulled their two-year $1.6 million contract offer, with Wests Tigers emerging on Wednesday as a potential suitor along with Canterbury.
2005 – Wests Tigers vs. North Queensland Cowboys
It was the first ever grand final appearance for both the teams, where West Tigers’ won 30-16. Tigers’ Brett Hodgson displayed an incredible performance by scoring five goals.
2004 – Canterbury Bulldogs vs. Sydney Roosters
In the first half of the game, Bulldogs were trailing 13-6, but in the second half they quickly covered the lead with the help of Matt Utai and Hazem El Masri. During the last few minutes of the game, Bulldogs were leading 16-13, when Roosters’ Michael Crocker (pictured) made a break on the 40m line but was tackled by Bulldogs Captain Andrew Ryan. The Bulldogs win the final 16-13.
2003 – Penrith Panthers vs. Sydney Roosters
In the last game with Penrith, Scott Sattler made one of the greatest tackle in NRL history. It was a turning point of the game when Sattler chased down and made a tackle on the Roosters’ winger Todd Byrne (in white), sending him out of the field. Panthers won the game – 18-6.
'Stay at home for less:' JT's advice to Latrell
Johnathan Thurston has issued a warning to Latrell Mitchell as he undergoes a highly publicised contract saga. According to a Courier-Mail report, Mitchell is said to be seriously weighing up a move to the Cowboys from the 2021 season onwards.Despite the young star's potential move to Thurston's former team, the North Queensland legend questioned whether Mitchell would find at another club the same success he had achieved at the Roosters."When I was doing contract negations, you stay at home for less," Thurston told 9News.
2001 – Newcastle Knights vs. Parramatta Eels
Parramatta Eels were trailing 24-0 at high time and did everything to fight back but fell short. Knights won the final 30-24. The highlight of the match was Timana Tahu's (pictured) second-half try, where he got tangled up with Luke Burt before putting the ball down inside the chalk.
1999 – Melbourne Storm vs. St George Illawarra Dragons
At half-time Dragons were leading 14-0 and everyone thought the game was going to end in their favor. However, Storm made a stunning comeback when Anthony Mundine knocked on over the try line that proved to be a turning point in the game. Storm quickly covered up the lead to 18-14. In the 77th minute, Brett Kimmorley bombed to winger Craig Smith but before he could ground it, Dragons’ Jamie Ainscough knocked him unconscious. The video referee gave a penalty try to Storm, which was successfully converted. Storm won the game 20-18.
1997 – Newcastle Knights vs. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Newcastle Knights’ Andrew Johns helped his team reach their first final against defending champions Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. Before the final game, there were concerns about Johns’ health as he had suffered a punctured lung, however, he went ahead and played the final. Both the teams were tied at 16-all and in the final moment of the game Johns ran down a narrow blind side and slipped a pass to winger Darren Albert who successfully scored, giving the Knights a 22-16 win over Manly.
NRL legend Mark Geyer urges Cowboys to drop Valentine Holmes plan to pursue Latrell Mitchell
Former NRL veteran Mark Geyer believes the North Queensland Cowboys shouldn't risk missing out on Latrell Mitchell while they wait for Valentine Holmes. The Cowboys have been linked with a move for Holmes since he made his high-profile move to the US in pursuit of an NFL career at the start of the year.Whilst the former Cronulla premiership-winner managed to play in four pre-season trial games for the New York Jets this year, he ultimately failed to make the cut for the franchise's 55-man player roster, leaving his immediate future in limbo.
1989 – Canberra Raiders vs. Balmain Tigers
In one of the greatest final, Canberra Raiders defeated Balmain Tigers 19-14. The final witnessed Canberra’s Steve Jackson come off the bench to score his memorable try that earned his team their first premiership.
1975 – Eastern Suburbs vs. St George
The 1975 final is best remembered for Graeme Langlands wearing white boots rather than the standard black. But the main highlight was his groin injury for which he was given a painkilling injection just before the game. Instead of reducing the pain it numbed his leg completely. Talking about the incident, he wrote in his book “Larrikin and Saint” – "It was an injection that went wrong. It wasn't the doctor's fault. The injection went in where the nerves shouldn't have been. They had moved because of all the injuries that I've had around the groin." Eastern Suburbs won 38-0.
(Pictured) Graeme Langlands talks to media during an NRL press conference at Sydney Cricket Ground on April 1, 2014.
1970 – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
In the 1970 final between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, South’s captain John Sattler turned out to be a star player. In the opening moments of the game, Sattler suffered a double fracture of his jaw after being punched by Manly’s John Bucknall. However, he decided to continue playing and said to his teammate Mike Cleary, "Hold me up so they don't know I'm hurt." South Sydney won the final 23-12.
'Unfair, unwarranted': Rabbitohs star hits out at Mitchell criticism
Mitchell was scheduled to join Cody Walker at a community day in Wagga Wagga but the Roosters ace was replaced by James Roberts.From 1908 until 1994, Australia’s first rugby league competition was ran by New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL). However, the league along with other minor premiers were re-unified to form National Rugby League in 1998. A look at some of the most memorable moments over the years.
(Pictured) John Sattler talks to the media during a NRL Grand Final media opportunity at Rugby League Central in Sydney on Oct. 3, 2014.
News Limited journalist James Hooper reported last week that the club is prepared to pay Mitchell $1 million a season to lure him from Bondi to Belmore.
Despite the exuberant contract offer, Mitchell has always expressed his desire to stay with the tri-colours, slamming reports that have suggested otherwise.
"Does anyone believes what @nrlonnine says these days really," he said on Instagram in response to an article from The Mole regarding his unhappiness at the club.
"But that's what you people do isn't it ruin people's perspective of me?
"I'll do what's right for my family and I...no one has any influence on my decisions." © Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited Latrell Mitchell social media
However, his future at the club is now uncertain, with the Sydney Roosters releasing a statement confirming that they had withdrawn their offer to Mitchell.
"The Sydney Roosters have today advised the management of Latrell Mitchell that the Club’s offer for 2021 and beyond has been withdrawn following discussions with Latrell today," the statement on their website said.
"Latrell has expressed that he would like to explore his options for season 2021, however, he remains under contract with the Roosters for season 2020."
Channel Nine reporter Danny Weidler shed light on the situation, suggesting that the club withdraw the offer that was worth close to $800,000 per year on Tuesday.
“Latrell Mitchell had a meeting today with Roosters coach Trent Robinson," he said on Nine News.
“At that meeting, he told Latrell Mitchell that the Roosters offer for 2021 has been withdrawn,
“The 800,000 a year deal has been taken away.
“It’s a strong stance by the Roosters.
“Latrell Mitchell will probably have to look towards the Bulldogs and he isn’t off contract for another season.
“He isn’t off contract until the end of the season so the Roosters may make another play for him.”
NRL 2020: Newcastle Knights sign North Queensland Cowboys centre Enari Tuala on one-year deal .
The Newcastle Knights have announced the signing of young North Queensland Cowboys centre Enari Tuala on a one-year deal. The 21-year old has joined the club for 2020 after managing just 18 appearances for the Cowboys since debuting in 2017.A former Junior Kangaroo and PM's XIII representative, Tuala thanked the club and is looking forward to the 2020 season. "I'm excited to join the Club," he said. © Getty Images "It's a fresh start and great opportunity for me."Everyone has been welcoming and I'm looking forward to learning from Adam O'Brien.