Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah conceded the club's seven-match losing streak has been his toughest period on the field, yet after the stretch was ended, he was quick to point out: ''We're not over it.''
It is the 25 per cent possession completion increase that has left Bulldogs coach Des Hasler baffled. Baffled as to why his side could finish with only 63 per cent of completions in near-perfect conditions against Newcastle last week. But just a few days on, his men completed 88 per cent of time with the ball in atrocious conditions against a hardened Brisbane side.
NSW are building on the foundations laid by Laurie Daley's predecessor, Ricky Stuart, writes Brad Walter.
Contract negotiations between Benji Marshall and Wests Tigers are officially on hold as both the team and the representative five-eighth attempt to turn their fortunes around.
Blues coach Laurie Daley has told skipper Paul Gallen he'll partner James Tamou in the front row against Queensland in the opening game of the Origin series.
The NRL will consider following the lead of the AFL in publicly releasing the number of positive illicit drug results as part of a new crackdown on doping in the sport.
League: When you have gone through the worst losing streak in your club's history, you will take a win however they come, even if it's wet, ugly, and somewhat controversial.
AFL: Ben Barba's magic generally rests with ball in hand. And boy was he back to his best on Friday night.
Join League HQ as the Bulldogs attempt to bounce back against the Broncos.
League: The NRL's new Athlete Biological Passport program involves player samples being sent to Cologne and London for examination as part of the new crackdown.