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NRL 2020 as it happened: Souths survive late surge to sink Tigers

That’s all for tonight’s blog. Thanks for tuning in. Keep it tuned to SMH Sport to see what both coaches have to say about the game and the incidents involving Josh Reynolds and Latrell Mitchell. The final siren has rung out at Bankwest Stadium. Souths have repelled a late Tigers …

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First ‘Super Time’ ends in a draw as Rebels and Reds split points

Down 18-8, the Reds looked dead and buried before O’Connor kicked a 75th-minute penalty and then redeemed himself in a major way. From counter-attack in back field, O’Connor ran left then offloaded Chris Feauai-Sautia, who threw an amazing one-handed pop pass for Alex Mafi to run onto and dive over …

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Titans snap winless home run as Warriors blow lead

And if they go, what hope left for the Warriors this season? They lost when they should have won on a happy hunting ground on Friday night, throwing away an early lead to go down 16-12 against the Titans at Cbus Super Stadium. Rookie Beau Fermor scores the match-winning try …

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‘Whatever it takes’: Melbourne clubs face up to nine weeks in hub

“Clearly that is a preference but there is some jurisdiction who require single accommodation,” she said. Super Netball is yet to make a call on which state will play host to the Melbourne sides for the start of the season with South Australia, NSW, Queensland and Western Australia all being …

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Why the Broncos may have to get bitter before they get better

The Broncos’ season continues to go from bad to worse.Credit:Getty From a distance I can see none of that. There are many things that ail the Broncos, but the key one is lack of leadership with no-one holding them to account, least of all the players themselves. Wipe away your …

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The AFL becomes Victoria on the move in a season of who dares wins

Not since round eight, 1952 – when four of the six games were played outside Victoria in National Round – have there been so many teams hitting the turf to play home games in foreign territory. And supporters in Queensland are expected to lap up the opportunity to see live …

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Give a bit of respect to Dean Pay, it’s time to end the silence of the Dogs

Do the people spreading this stuff have themselves or their beloved club at heart? You have to wonder. Canterbury have always been riven with internal politics, but some of the machinations of late prompts one influential figure to offer this: “We’re starting to look like the old Parramatta”. Under the …

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Patched-up Chooks run riot as super-sub Matt Ikuvalu bags five tries

If ever there was a night Trent Robinson’s men should have been vulnerable, this was it. Apart from the airport dramas and loss of Morris, hooker Jake Friend left the field with concussion midway through the first half and did not return, while Boyd Cordner (concussion), Daniel Tupou (ankle), Victor …

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NRL 2020 LIVE updates: Sydney Roosters winger scores record five tries

That’s all from us for the blog tonight. Every week the Roosters seem to lose another player or two to injury, every week you keep wondering is it really going to matter? Good night. Luke Keary scores for the Roosters.Credit:Getty Images For all his try-scoring heroics, Matt Ikuvalu might not …

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NSW grants exemption to Victorian teams as A-League chief faces uncertain future

FFA chief executive James Johnson stepped in to get the exemptions with the NSW state government over the line, holding direct conversations with Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Wednesday and then health minister Brad Hazzard on Thursday. Johnson has purposely tried to distance himself from A-League affairs because of its mooted …

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