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Queensland Go Back-to-Back in Intense Women’s State of Origin

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A last-minute penalty goal was all that separated Queensland and New South Wales as the Maroons clinched their second straight Women’s State of Origin title over the Sky Blues. The successful defence of their 2020 title, which came after a grueling 70 minutes in front of 7,183 spectators at Sunshine Coast Stadium, means both states …

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NRL 2021: Warriors’ Coast Party and Karmichael Hunt’s Return Spoiled

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All 16 of the NRL clubs returned in Round 14 following the first game of State of Origin. But with some players from the game being rested for the week, the clubs affected most by Origin’s disruption still had challenges to overcome without key players. Some clubs handled the effects well as the Sea Eagles …

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NRL 2021: Golden Point Derby, Roosters And Eels Stunned

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The controversy generated last weekend by the NRL’s crackdown on high contact has carried over into Round 11, with a record 17 sin bins handed out across the eight games. The NRL again came under fire for alleged inconsistencies, and some critics have suggested the measures could be encouraging milking for penalties and contributing to …

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NRL 2021: Sin Bins Galore In Controversial Magic Round

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The NRL’s Magic Round was shrouded in controversy as a record-equalling 14 players were sin-binned through the course of the round and a further three sent off. The wave of on-field punishments came after the NRL announced it would take tougher action against above-the-shoulder contact, but has divided fans and commentators with several pointing to a …

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NRL 2021: Grand Finalists Run Riot, Eels’ Win Overshadowed

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The Penrith Panthers continued their perfect start to the season and the Melbourne Storm also had a field day in Round 9 of the NRL, both 2020 Grand Finalists holding their respective opponents scoreless while piling on 98 points between them. Other pre-season favourites for the premiership appear to have started slipping away from contention …

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