ANY player who commits a shoulder charge using force will be automatically charged by the Match Review Committee from this weekend.
CIRCLE Waitangi Weekend on your calendar for the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines next year!
THREE NRL Telstra Premiership matches will be played on the Central Coast this year, NRL head of football Todd Greenberg announced on Wednesday.
PLAYERS will be given a maximum 10 day "cooling off period" for any contract they sign under a new rule proposed by the NRL.
EELS forward Pauli Pauli has been cited for a grade one dangerous contact charge for his hit on Panthers playmaker Jamie Soward in Parramatta's Round 12 win over Penrith.
THE ARL Commission has approved changes to the concussion rules to clarify the circumstances under which players must be removed from the field - and kept off.
THE NRL said on Friday that it would not tolerate any unacceptable behaviour towards referees and other match officials.
THE charges are in for Round 4 of the NRL Telstra Premiership, with one match to play tonight (Monday).
NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg says a strong desire to support match officials is behind changes to the Code of Conduct regarding the ability of coaches, players and officials to comment publicly on match officials.
THE NRL today outlined the new powers that the Integrity Unit will have to help it conduct effective investigations.