Rugby

Holler for a Marshall: Ruckman, Jones to return for Saints

Ruckman Rowan Marshall and midfielder Zak Jones will come straight back in for the Saints, who will try to rebound against Port Adelaide after a humiliating belting by Richmond. Club sources said Marshall was fit again from his foot problem and would come into the team that was thrashed by 86 points by the reigning premiers last week. Rowan Marshall is set to come straight back into St Kilda’s side.Credit:Getty

NRL star decides to quit Sharks after John Morris sacked

Chad Townsend has told Sharks teammates he is leaving at the end of the season to join North Queensland. The Cronulla halfback has agreed to a three-year deal with the Cowboys, worth a reported $2 million. Watch The 2021 NRL Telstra Premiership Live & On-Demand with No Ad-Breaks During Play. New to Kayo? Try 14-Days Free Now > Townsend had the option of activating a clause in his contract to

Alun Wyn Jones signs on for another year at Ospreys

Alun Wyn Jones extends his record-breaking career as 35-year-old Wales captain signs on for another year at Ospreys as he eyes a FIFTH Rugby World Cup in 2023 Alun Wyn Jones has signed for another year with Wales and the Ospreys aged 35 Jone has already become the most capped player of all-time last autumn, on 157  He could also become the third ever player to feature in five World Cups

England to take on Fiji in Rochdale for Rugby League World Cup warm-up

England will prepare for this year’s World Cup in England by facing 2013 and 2017 semi-finalists Fiji in Rochdale on October 15. The match is being staged in the town to mark a long-standing association between Rochdale and Fiji that dates back to the 1960s, and marks Rochdale Hornets’ 150th anniversary. It will also provide a crucial part of Shaun Wane’s bid to lift the World Cup. Wane said: “This

Momirovski banned for three games after failed judiciary bid

Penrith have suffered their first regular-season ‘loss’ with centre Paul Momirovski suspended for three games after failing to have a dangerous contact charge downgraded at the NRL judiciary. Momirvoski landed in hot water for his high shot on Brisbane playmaker Tom Dearden last Thursday, but was determined to have his dangerous contact charge downgraded from a grade two to a grade one. Paul Momirovski won’t be available for the Panthers

Ex-NRL star hit with drug-driving charge

Ex-NRL star Sam Burgess has been hit with a drug-driving charge after secondary saliva test results allegedly came back with a positive result for cocaine. Police confirmed the additional charge against the 32-year-old who had been due to face court in May for other traffic matters. Mr Burgess was subjected to a roadside drug test after officers pulled over his BMW X5 on February 22 while he was driving on

‘This year is different’: Jones says Dees are better than 2018

Milestone man Nathan Jones has declared his Demons are a better version of their 2018 selves and have only just started to “scratch the surface” in their quest to end a premiership drought that has lasted almost six decades. The Demons made it to a preliminary final in 2018, beating Geelong and Hawthorn in their opening two finals before losing to the Eagles in Perth. That excitement dissipated in 2019

Hastings agrees to two-year deal with Wests Tigers

Jackson Hastings is set to sign a two-year deal to join Wests Tigers next season. Sources with knowledge of negotiations expect a formal announcement within the next 48 hours as the clubs finalise the paperwork that will ensure Hastings' return to the NRL after three years in the UK Super League. Wigan star Jackson Hastings will return to the NRL with Wests Tigers next season.Credit:Getty As reported by the Herald

Dees face selection squeeze, Hawks set to replace Patton in mid-season draft

Unbeaten Melbourne are facing an extreme selection squeeze for Saturday night’s Anzac Day eve blockbuster against reigning premiers Richmond, with Ben Brown and Sam Weideman fit to play and Steven May and Bayley Fritsch both possibilities to return. The Dees surged in the final quarter to beat a persistent Hawthorn by 50 points at the MCG on Sunday, continuing Melbourne’s best start to a season in 27 years. Clayton Oliver,

A tight Warriors win? Roger that

Matt Dufty described Roger Tuivasa-Sheck as one of the world’s best fullbacks of the last few years during the week, before setting himself the task of being better than him on Sunday. And for a few minutes, when Dufty showed off his trademark speed to give St George Illawarra the lead midway through the second half, he was. But Tuivasa-Sheck also proved why he was once crowned the Dally M