THE Newcastle Knights went into season 2011 full of confidence that the dramas that surrounded the club over the previous 12 months would become no more than fish and chip paper.
AS far as modern rugby league history goes, 2011 was a hugely unexpected result from the Bulldogs, with the club finishing just short of a top eight berth for the second successive year.
NEW Zealand Rugby League Chief Executive Jim Doyle announced today that registered player numbers for 2011 are up more than 38% from those of 2010.
2011 was an all too familiar sight for South Sydney.
A tribute to Geoff Bellew...
EMERGING Queensland mining company Guildford Coal has become a major financial contributor to the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys after signing on as a partner with the NRL club for season 2012.
MANLY Warringah Sea Eagles co-captain Jason King has today re-signed with the club until the end of the 2014 season.
PROMISING young centre Tautau Moga has celebrated his 18th birthday this week by agreeing to an extended deal with the Sydney Roosters keeping him at the club until the end of 2014.
POWERFUL front rower and fan favourite George Rose has re-signed with Manly Warringah Sea Eagles for a further two seasons.
TOYOTA Cowboys forward Ashton Sims doubled as Santa Claus today when he handed out the prizes for the NRL club's annual Christmas Card competition.
CANBERRA Raiders players Josh Dugan, Bronson Harrison, Trevor Thurling and Sami Sauiluma made a special $14,400 presentation to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance in Canberra on Tuesday afternoon, for the 2011 Points for Cash program.
AFTER a stellar 2010 season in which the Panthers finished the season in second place, there was some expectation that the Panthers would continue that momentum in 2011...
AFTER an unexpected Grand Final appearance in 2010, big things were expected from the Sydney Roosters in the 2011 NRL Season....
SOME good news out of the NRL Annual Conference...
BRISBANE Lions premiership ruckman Jamie Charman has accepted a new position but this time with a rugby league club, coming on board as the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys' kicking and catching coach.