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Kelly double helps NSW to inaugual Women's Origin Win

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History was made on Friday night as the women of rugby league got their own night to play State of Origin for the very first time at North Sydney Oval. The ground that has seen legends walk on the hallowed turf, saw New South Wales and Queensland walk out to play in front of a packed house as the women finally got the national stage.

New South Wales would get the lead off the back of a second phase block play which saw Sam Brenner get the ball out the back and pass it to a flying Isabelle Kelly in just the eighth minute. NSW captain Maddie Studdon would kick a beautiful conversion from 6 metres inside the left hand touchline to make it 6-0 to the Blues.

It would not take long for Queensland to hit back, with Amelia Kuk held out just metres from the line. The next play, on last, Brittany Breayley would give her captain in Karina Brown a lovely cutout pass to send the captain over. Chelsea Baker would then go ahead and play the old "anything you can do, I can do better" card,…

Interview: Bootsfourkids Inc Founder Shaun Slater

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They say you can take a lot from a first impression, the first thing that struck me when chatting with Shaun was his humble nature and genuine character, often when something grows as quickly as this movement it tends to inflate egos a little, however, this rule does not apply here. So first off, who is Shaun Slater and how did he first get involved in Rugby League? Shaun is the youngest of 6 kids, born in Shepparton, Victoria 180 km north of Melbourne, before moving to Queensland at the age of 10 and that's where his passion for the game was born.

" I happened to live 3 doors up from the Easts Springwood Tigers JRLFC, so as a way to make friends I thought why not play rugby league, so I played rugby league from

Under 11’s to under 20’s for Easts Springwood Tigers, St Paul’s/ Logan Brothers & Slacks Creek Lions, I would say I was somewhat successful for a country Victorian boy who had no idea about the game. I made multiple representative teams, Logan City, South Coast, …

Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors Super League Round 19 Preview

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After losing three of their four encounters in May the tigers will be looking to take advantage of a wigan team that have Sean O’Loughlin , John Bateman and George Williams away on international duty.

Castleford also have some of their biggest hitters dropping from Friday nights encounter with Wigan warriors .
In form Alex Forster and the impressive mike mckeekan drop down along with Adam Milner ,Jesse sene Lafoa and youngster Callum  turner.

That is going to leave the tigers with a big hole in the middle and on the flanks. McShane , Ellis and Clare return and their certainly won’t be a lack of size with will Maher, Gadwin stringer , James green and exiting young speedster Tuoyo Egogo again looking to impress.
For Wigan the returning Liam Farrell is expected to play and a big experienced pack of Tony Clubb, Ben Flower ,Willie Isa and Taulima Tautai should have a little too much power for the castleford six .

On the flanks Liam Marshall and Tom Davies will be looking to step it up wi…

Rep Round Injuries and Suspensions

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Nathan Brown — forearm cork — TBC David Fusitua — ankle, pre-game — Round 16 Campbell Graham — quadriceps, pre-game — TBC Solomone Kata — hamstring — TBC Michael Morgan — bicep tear — TBC Sam Hoare — knee — Season Dylan Napa — ankle — TBC Latrell Mitchell — neck/leg — Round 16 Reagan Campbell Gillard — broken jaw — Round 22-23 Clay Priest — concussion — TBC Moses Suli — sternum — TBC Jack Williams — TBC Luke Lewis — calf tear — TBC Matt McIlwrick — ankle — Round 16 Chris Lawrence — concussion — Round 16 Mahe Fonua - broken arm - Round 25 Nene Macdonald - shoulder - TBC
BRONCOS Andre Savelio — ACL — Season Matt Gillett — Neck — Round 16-18 Payne Haas — Shoulder — Season Korbin Sims — Jaw — Round 16-18
WARRIORS Solomone Kata — hamstring — TBC Nathaniel Roache — Back — Season Leivaha Pulu — Ankle — Round 20 Junior Pauga — Knee — Mid-season Roger Tuivasa-Sheck — Ankle — TBA
EELS Mitchell Moses — Knee — Round 15-16 Will Smith — hamstring — Round 16 Greg Leleisiuao — Thumb — Round 15 Tony Williams — Knee — Season Beau Scot…

10 Nominees for the Next Immortals Announced on NRL 360

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The 10 man shortlist for the next Immortals to be named, was announced on Wednesday night by Ben Ikin and Paul Kent on NRL 360. The shortlist was whittled down from 92 potential nominees that are in the Australian Rugby League hall of fame. The other 8 people within the hall of fame are the 8 Immortals that have already earned their place in Rugby League folklore. The 10 players named were:

Mal Meninga - The current Australian Kangaroos coach and former Queensland Coach, Meninga had an incredible rugby league career spanning 3 different clubs. Playing for Souths Magpies in the Brisbane Rugby League Premiership, he would be selected for Brisbane multiple times from 1979-85, before heading to England for 2 years to play with St Helens. 31 games brought him 38 tries, before Meninga would move to Canberra. That move would bring him 3 premierships, 150+ games, and many other awards. Meninga would be named in both the Queensland and Australian team's of the century.

Ron Coote - A player …

Round 15 Team of the Week

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1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Robert Jennings
3. Greg Inglis
4. Joey Leilua
5. Corey Oates
6. Cody Walker
7. Ashley Taylor
8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
9. Josh Hodgson
10. Ryan James
11. Joseph Tapine
12. Angus Crichton
13. Jai Arrow
14. Michael Gordon
15. Paul Vaughan
16. Jack DeBelin
17. Joe Ofahengaue

Foster Extends Tigers Stay

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Alex Foster has penned a new 3 and a half year deal to stay at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle until the end of the 2022 season.

Foster has been a staple in the Tigers side and has recently found himself in the centres after numerous injuries in the Tigers ranks, the versatile utility having no problems adapting to his new role, even excelling in the position.

Foster first announced himself to Super League with the Leeds Rhinos in 2013,before spells at; London, Featherstone and finally Bradford. When Bradford went into liquidation Foster was released by the club, putting the then 22 year old's career on the line.

Castleford would offer a lifeline in the form of a trial contract with a view of a permanent contract, an opportunity Foster would grasp firmly with both hands, he has now been rewarded for his hard work with a bumper deal with the Tigers.

Matt