Brisbane will host this year’s NRL grand final for the first time in the league’s history with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirming Suncorp Stadium as the venue.
Rugby league supercoach Wayne Bennett has urged the NRL to ignore clubs he claims have “vested interests” and push ahead with expansion, adamant he could fix concerns over player depth as coach of a new club.
The NRL is eying off a month of double-headers and triple-headers as its navigates the logistical nightmare of moving the competition to Queensland.
Boyd Cordner has become the third high-profile Sydney Roosters player to retire in 2021, forced out of the NRL because of repeated concussions.
The NRL has forced players back into strict bubbles in the hope of saving next weekend’s Magic Round amid Sydney’s latest COVID-19 scare.
Brisbane’s NRL Magic Round may be affected, Sydney Roosters players have been sent for urgent COVID-19 tests and staff told to stay home as the NSW Government imposes restrictions for the Mother’s Day weekend.