Tamou not an Aussie citizen

New Zealand-born James Tamou isn't an Australian just yet.

He may wear green and gold, but star Kangaroos forward's passport remains black with a silver fern.

Kiwis won't be distracted - Roos

Sam Thaiday helps Cooper Cronk stretching a Kangaroos recovery session at Coogee Beach in Sydney.

Australia doesn't expect New Zealand to be affected by the off-field prescription drugs scandal.

Eels could play for nothing

Pointless exercise?: The Eels may be playing for no points, even if they are cap compliant.

It might be all for nothing even if Parramatta get themselves under the salary cap.

Storm embrace Bromwich video

Jesse Bromwich is a popular choice among his Storm teammates as Kiwis' captain.

Celebrations erupt as the Storm players find out one of their own will be Kiwi captain on Friday.

Thaiday's Inglis warning

Sam Thaiday has led his Aussie team-mates in backing Inglis to fire against the Kiwis.

Anyone criticising Greg Inglis does so at their own peril, says the veteran Broncos forward.

Warrior's sister's plea

Bodene Thompson's sister has leapt to the defence of the embattled Warriors.

"Think before you post", says sister of Bodene Thompson in light of "hateful" comments.

Eels reneged on coach three times

Blue and gold heart: Brad Arthur.

OPINION: The Eels are facing their darkest hour – but in Brad Arthur they have the right man to steer them out of the mess.

Who will decide the Anzac Test?

Jesse Bromwich will captain the Kiwis for the first time on Friday.

A look at the three key players from each side ahead of Friday's Anzac Test.

Cleary to help referees

Ivan Cleary when coaching the Panthers.

The former Warriors coach has been signed up by the NRL to refs and the review committee.

Sky in battle for league rights

New Zealand-born James Tamou is back again for the Kangaroos in Friday's trans-Tasman test.

It may not be televised on Sky but New Zealand league fans will be able to watch Friday's trans-Tasman test.

Third time lucky for DWZ

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is hoping he can finally pull on the Kiwi jersey on Friday night.

After twice being denied a starting spot, Watene-Zelezniak can't wait to run out for the Kiwis.

Thaiday picked on merit

Sam Thaiday feels blessed to be picked for the Kangaroos by Mel Meninga.

Broncos forward admits he's lucky to be selected by Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga for the Kiwis test.

Benji: Vatuvei incident 'out of character'

Manu Vatuvei has been granted medical leave by the Warriors.

Experienced winger's part in Warriors scandal doesn't go with personality, says former Kiwis teammate.

Kiwi shrugs off Eels drama

Manu Ma'u trains with the Kiwis in Sydney ahead of his test debut on Friday night.

Manu Ma'u is focusing on his NZ debut, but he's confident the Eels will bounce back.

Gubb soaks up winning feeling

Charlie Gubb on the charge against St George Illawarra on Sunday.

The only way to stop criticism is to win games, Warriors forward says.

Calls for salary cap consistency video

Former Storm CEO Ron Gauci has questioned why Parramattta has been allowed to continue earning points when the Storm ...

Former Storm boss asks why Parramatta can play on for NRL points when Melbourne couldn't following cap breach.

Kiwis still the world's best: Gallen

Sharks captain Paul Gallen says Australia needs to work hard to regain their spot atop the league world rankings.

Australian forward says Kangaroos need more than an Anzac test win over the Kiwis to be world No. 1.

Audio at centre of Eels findings video

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg announces sanctions for the Parramatta Eels on Tuesday.

NRL investigators were poring over more than 750,000 Eels documents when they discovered the explosive recordings.

Gould: Market to blame on Eels

The Parramatta Eels are playing for pride only in 2016 after being docked 12 competition points for a salary cap breach.

OPINION: An overheated market and lack of transparency to blame for the NRL's salary cap drama.

'Mr Fix-it' Harris unfazed by switch

Tohu Harris in action for the Melbourne Storm.

Kiwis utility's value again takes centre stage as he moves to five-eighth for Aussie test.

Eels players 'shattered' video

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg announces penalties for the Parramatta Eels after an investigation into the club's ...

OPINION: NRL chief steps up to the plate as a leader.

Trans-Tasman Broncos duel

Adam Blair has been playing international league for the Kiwis since 2006.

Kangaroos debutant Josh McGuire is mindful of facing his NRL club team-mate Adam Blair in Kiwis clash.

Eels win last-minute reprieve video

The Eels were fifth on the NRL ladder before all 12 of their competition points were docked.

Five Parramatta board members and club officials win injunction over deregistration from NRL.

Cooper Cronk's Kiwi pride

Jesse Bromwich has been playing for the Melbourne Storm in the NRL since 2010.

Kangaroos halfback reveals why he's made up for Storm team-mate Jesse Bromwich.

Prescription drugs a 'massive issue'

Banned forward Ben Matulino charges into the fray.

Mixing prescription drugs with energy drinks is a growing problem in the NRL, and in society.

Manu Vatuvei given medical leave

The Warriors have granted Manu Vatuvei leave on medical grounds.

Warriors winger among six players who breached team protocol on a night out.

Radradra eyes greatness

Semi Radradra models the Kangaroos jersey for the first time ahead of the Kiwis test in Newcastle on Friday night.

Australia's Fijian winger wants to be the best league player his home country's ever produced.

Kiwis block out distractions

Shaun Kenny-Dowall of the Roosters, who's struggling with a toe injury, is racing the clock to be fit.

Disrupted build-up not an issue for Kiwis as they focus on toppling Kangaroos.

Johnson escapes ban for tripping

Shaun Johnson has avoided a ban for tripping and he's free to play in the Kiwis test on Friday night.

The Warriors halfback is now free to play for the Kiwis against the Kangaroos on Friday.

Sharks youngster banned for drug use

Back-rower Jayden Walker is banned from playing under-20s until the latter stages of the season.

Under-20s Cronulla Sharks player Jayden Walker has been stood down for three months.

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