Rugby League

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January 20, 1990 – Birth of Ray Thompson, Australian rugby league player

Ray Thompson (born 20 January 1990), also known by the nickname of “Ray-Ray“, is a former Papua New Guinea international rugby league footballer who played as a five-eighth, halfback and hooker. He was an Indigenous All Stars representative and spent his entire professional career with the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League (NRL). Born in Cairns, Queensland, Thompson is of Indigenous Australian and Papua New Guinean descent. He played his junior football for Centrals … Continue reading

Storm Retains Smith Until 2012 (2008)

Cameron Smith, Melbourne Storm captain, has agreed to stay with the NRL club for the next four seasons. Twenty-five year old Smith had been considering a move home to Queensland and the Gold Coast Titans for family reasons. But on Wednesday he signed a contract extension which will see him remain in Melbourne until the … Continue reading

Titans Hopeful of Robbie Farah (2008)

Gold Coast Titans are confident they will sign Robbie Farah by Christmas. Farah, the Wests Tigers’ hooker met with the Titans on Wednesday, but is yet to make a final decision. The Gold Coast set their sights on Farah after withdrawing a lucrative offer to Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith. While talks with Smith’s manager … Continue reading

Policy Change Needed For Meninga To Coach Kangaroos (2008)

For Mal Meninga to become coach of the national Kangaroos side, the Australian Rugby League (ARL) needs to change its policy. The “Fearnley Rule” doesn’t allow a state coach to take on the Australian coaching job as well. An Origin coach without an NRL club hasn’t had the national job since NSW mentor Terry Fearnley … Continue reading

2009 NRL Draw Released

On October 1st 2008, NRL Chief Executive, David Gallop, joined Broncos’ captain Darren Lockyer and Rabbitohs’ star Craig Wing at the Grand Final Live Site at Martin Place, Sydney. The event was the historic announcement of the 2009 Telstra Premiership draw. It marked the first time the draw was released in Grand Final week, ensuring … Continue reading

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