Hopoate lashes out at NRL over treatment of son

Jamil served nine months of an 18 months jail sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company in 2014.

Hopoate was released earlier this year and has been playing reserve grade for Manly.

Hopoate Snr posted to Facebook on Wednesday, saying the NRL’s integrity unit was stopping Jamil from playing first grade this weekend.

“So my son Jamil misses out on debuting for the Eagles this week cause the NRL integrity unit said he’s not allowed,” he wrote.

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Roosters run riot to end Dragons' season

Needing to win their final three games of the regular season – and results to go their way – the Red V were simply never in the contest as the Tricolours secured their third win from their past four starts to rise up to 13th spot on the Telstra Premiership ladder. 

There was no stopping the three-time defending minor premiers who belied their lowly ranking in what was a faultless performance from start to finish. 

Blake Ferguson ran for a whopping 235 metres, Mitchell Pearce added three try assists to his ever-growing tally, while Daniel Tupou had his best game of 2016. 

Penrith Panthers beat Newcastle 42-6 for Knights' 15th-straight NRL loss

After an uninspiring first half at Hunter Stadium on Sunday, the Panthers and the Knights were locked at 6-6 at the break.

But Penrith dominated the second stanza, leaving the Knights to extend their club record losing streak to 15 games.

It also puts Newcastle into the top 10 on the all-time longest losing streak list.

The Knights enjoyed 60 per cent of the possession in the first half, but despite repeated opportunities they could not crack the Panthers' line.

Bird: Hayne will boost Titans finals assault

In a 20-minute press conference to herald his arrival on the Gold Coast on Wednesday, Hayne spoke about his desire to play football again in 2016 and how the Titans' ability to offer that opportunity was integral in him committing to the club for the next two years.

He could conceivably turn out for the Titans against the Warriors on Sunday but will undergo a thorough physical assessment by Titans medical staff before coach Neil Henry considers how to best utilise a player who has not appeared in the NRL in almost two years.

Hayne returns to NRL with Titans

Hayne, 28, departed the NRL at the conclusion of the 2014 season to pursue a career in the NFL after winning the Dally M Medal alongside Johnathan Thurston.

The custodian could feature for the Titans as early as their Round 22 meeting with the Warriors this Sunday, with a bumper crowd expected for what should be a significant day for Gold Coast.

Broncos burdened by injury blows

As the team completed their captain's run in Sydney on Friday Gillett was off having scans on the injury that he sustained whilst playing for Queensland in Game Three of the Holden State of Origin series on Wednesday night.

A final decision on the make-up of the Brisbane team will be made on Saturday morning with Alex Glenn likely to move from the centres to the back row, Lachlan Maranta to come in on the wing and Joe Boyce to play his first NRL game of the season and just the second of his career off the bench.

Hasler questions NRL medical staff professionalism over Morris Origin recall

NRL trio consorting with criminals does not look good

A photo posted by Paulo on his Instagram account allegedly showed the trio dining with former senior Nomad boss Paulie Younan and accused fraudster and money launderer Rafat Alameddine last Friday night, according to Fairfax Media.

Parramatta duo Norman and Paulo, along with fellow NRL player Segeyaro, were issued with official warnings by NSW Police.

"Organised Crime Squad detectives have issued consorting warnings to three current NRL players under section 93x of the Crimes Act 1900," NSW Police said in a statement.

Rabbitohs release Chris Grevsmuhl

Grevsmuhl played 29 NRL games for the Rabbitohs having made his debut in round one, 2015, scoring eight tries for the Club.

This was to be Grevsmuhl’s final season in the red and green having already signed a contract to join another NRL Club for the 2017 season.

Rabbitohs General Manager of Football Shane Richardson said: “Chris has developed his skills into an NRL footballer at our Club since making his debut at the beginning of last season.

“We wish him the best of luck in the future.”