NRL won't risk cap to save stars

NRL chief executive David Gallop says he is willing to risk losing representative stars such as St George Illawarra centre Mark Gasnier to rugby union if it means preserving the salary cap.Gallop says the NRL will not relax its rules to keep the likes of Gasnier and fellow internationals Anthony Minichiello and Willie Tonga from switching codes. He says the salary cap is responsible for creating one of the most even competitions in the game's history, and he is not willing to jeopardise that to retain one player.Dragons three-quarter Gasnier is believed to be in talks with Australian Rugby Union officials about a switch next season, with rumours of contracts worth up to $750,000 a season said to be on offer.

Broncos sweat on Webcke

ANXIOUS Brisbane Broncos officials hope to find out today whether prop Shane Webcke will be available for Sunday's NRL clash against Parramatta.

In Melbourne for the Commonwealth Games? - Where to watch Dragons v Rabbitoh's

AFTER the heartbreaking loss last week in Golden Point extra time against the Panthers, this week the Dragons back up against Russells Rabbitoh's on Sunday. The Dragons still have a number of players out with injury, but will welcome Trent Barrett back with open arms as his leadership and passing game were both sorely missed last week. After losing the Charity Shield the team should be fired up to knock off the Rabbitoh's and register their first win of the season. This weeks match will be shown at The Grosvenor Hotel at East St Kilda at 2:30. With the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony being held that night after the match, we would like to invite all and sundry to also come into The Beach at The Arts Centre to watch the Closing Ceremony on the big screen. This is a great place to soak up the atmosphere of the final night of the Games, and the tram from the Grosvenor takes you straight up St Kilda Rd to the Arts Centre! Plan is to meet up there at 5:30 if you are able to make it. WHAT: Dragons v Rabbitohs + Commonwealth Games Closing CeremonyWHEN: Sunday 27th March 2:30pmWHERE: Grosvenor Hotel 10 Brighton Rd, East St Kilda for the footy - followed by The Beach At The Arts Centre at 5:30 Look forward to catching up with you this weekend!!

Rammo's rant

FIRST up, apologies for my absence last week, had a corked thigh which ruled me out. I?m back and hitting it up hard this week though with normal service having resumed here at LU.

Fox Sports Exclusive: Less NRL

GET a calculator out and find if the following equation is achievable.

Round 6: Tigers maul lacklustre Warriors

A classy display from Castleford heaped more pressure on Wigan as Ian Millward?s Warriors were soundly beaten 38-18 at the Jungle.

Round 6: Hull clinch close-fought victory over Wildcats

HULL arrested a run of three straight engage Super League defeats against Wakefield at Belle Vue, although their 28-20 victory was not as convincing as they might have wished.

Round 6: Giants claim comprehensive win

RAMPANT Huddersfield ran in 11 tries as beleaguered Harlequins suffered a 64-14 drubbing at the Galpharm Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Round 6: Catalans edge out Warrington

CATALANS Dragons gave new coach Mick Potter a dream start to his reign by pulling off their first away victory in the engage Super League at the expense of a stunned Warrington by 28-26.

Round 6: Leeds edge out Salford

LEEDS wore down Salford?s spirited resistance to edge a hard-fought encounter but Karl Harrison?s men left Headingley with their pride intact and their reputation enhanced despite going down 20-12.

Round 6: Saints too good for Bradford

FORMER Bradford favourite Leon Pryce helped wreck his old club?s 18-match unbeaten run in Friday night?s engage Super League table-topping clash at Knowsley Road as St Helens got bast the Bulls 38-16.

Bears go down to the Bunnies

IN hot conditions the Bears Premier League have been defeated by a strong South Sydney outfit 28-14 at T G Milner Field on Sunday.

Player managers in trouble

TWO leading rugby league player managers have reportedly been found to have broken salary cap rules following an investigation into the New Zealand Warriors NRL salary cap scandal.

Officials to meet over crowd violence

NEW South Wales Police Minister Carl Scully will raise the possibility of using a riot squad to control crowd violence when he meets with club and National Rugby League officials today.

Nervous wait for Quinn

NEWCASTLE utility Anthony Quinn has a nervous wait as he prepares to contest a two-match ban at the NRL judiciary tonight.

Advertising Opportunities

  Latest Tweets

Advertising Opportunities