Melbourne forward Dale Finucane has played in three grand finals without a win and is out to break his duck in next week's NRL season decider.
Both the Rugby League World Cup and the Dally Ms will feature their biggest attractions - the players - after they ruled out a boycott.
Billy Slater endured nearly two years on the sidelines with back-to-back shoulder injuries and has been rewarded with another NRL grand final appearance.
England's Australian coach Eddie Jones is at it again - saying England prospect Marcus Smith is in a training camp solely to shine George Ford's boots.
Jonathan Joseph is among four British and Irish Lions omitted from England's squad for their three-day training camp in Oxford.
Western Force foundation player Pek Cowan has shed light on the worrying impact the club's Super Rugby axing has had on the playing group.
Queensland Cup grand finalists PNG Hunters will use Sunday's clash against Sunshine Coast to push their case for inception into the NRL.
Sydney Roosters forward Aidan Guerra grew up in North Queensland, but the lack of an under-20s competition in 2005 saw him leave the region.
Jillaroos captain Ruam Sims has withdrawn from Saturday's rugby league clash with Papua New Guinea after failing to recover from illness.
The Tokyo-based Sunwolves have replaced the axed Western Force in the Australian conference for the 2018 Super Rugby competition.
Jimmy Spithill is waiting for the imminent release of details of the 2021 America's Cup but definitely wants to contest it again after this year's defeat.
James Tedesco's signing was tipped to send Michael Gordon packing from the Sydney Roosters, but instead it convinced the veteran to play one more NRL season.
Brisbane great Justin Hodges says the 2006 grand final gameplan the Broncos used to shock Melbourne can still work in Friday's NRL preliminary final.
Potential buyers of the up-for-sale Gold Coast NRL club will get the chance to have their say before a decision is made on the new Titans' head coach.
Marking two years until Japan hosts the 2019 Rugby World Cup, fans have gathered in Tokyo where the Webb Ellis Cup has been unveiled.
Sevens star Charlotte Caslick is unsure of her longevity in the sport, but hopes to still be playing when Paris hosts the 2024 Olympic Games.