The case against three men accused of being key players in an NRL betting scandal has been thrown out, with a magistrate finding there is not enough evidence to prove allegations they acted deceptively in placing bets.
Phil Gould believes NRL stars should face immediate deregistration when they are sacked for bad behaviour.
Bulldogs captain Michael Ennis says he would understand if Ben Barba wanted to quit the club for family reasons.
The Newcastle Knights' immediate future appears safe, with Nathan Tinkler's $10.3 million club bank guarantee remaining despite the sale of his interest in Whitehaven Coal.
There's winning a State of Origin, and there's winning a State of Origin at Suncorp Stadium. The task ahead of NSW is highlighted by the fact that just six players in the present squad have ever experienced the latter, an Origin win in Brisbane.
Several club chief executives believe the NRL and clubs should consider supplying players with bodyguards to keep them out of off-field trouble.
The wife of Bulldogs forward Frank Pritchard says her family has been hurt by racial abuse directed at them during last Friday's match at Brookvale Oval, and she is unlikely to return to Manly as a result of the ''degrading'' incident.
Mal Meninga was asked to leave a bar on Tuesday while celebrating the birthdays of Billy Slater and Cameron Smith.
Origin: For every Blake Ferguson there are any number of Nathan Merritts involved in rugby league, which makes the South Sydney winger's NSW call-up even more timely for the code.
Aaron Woods just wanted to play football again. Anywhere, any time, with the bright lights of State of Origin the furthest thing from his mind. But now, as he prepares to make his NSW debut next Wednesday, the Wests Tigers prop revealed how injury almost robbed him of his career before it ever took off.