Clint Gutherson and Parramatta Eels dreaming of grand final

There is method to what some would call Gutherson’s madness. If you’re not playing football to try and win a premiership ring, why bother playing at all? “If you’re not playing footy to win the comp, you’re not playing for the right reasons,” Gutherson said. “You want to be winning comps. You want to do it the hard way, the easy way, you just want to get out there and rip in and put your body on the line. Clint Gutherson believes the Eels can win the competition.Credit:AAP “If you’re…

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Newcastle Knights CEO Phil Gardner opens up about the Nathan Brown departure

“We went with something different, particularly coming off three wooden spoons that this was a way to find out where we are as a club. Certainly, the traditional way to write and manage contracts is the better way to go. It gives the coach more certainty, it gives the club more certainty and the players know when that there is that period of tenure that it’s much simpler to then come to an amicable conclusion in rugby league. The break-up It was hoped the announcement of Brown’s departure at season’s…

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Operation Farewell Robbie Farah cranks up with injured Wests Tigert star set to run next week

Should Farah play on Sunday week in front of a packed house against Cronulla, it will have been just 29 days since he hobbled off ANZ Stadium against Canterbury. The retiring Farah, a noted quick healer, knows time is not on his side. The Herald has learned he’s already started jogging on a trampoline and has also used an anti-gravity treadmill. Tiger Tough … Robbie Farah will try to run on his broken leg next week.Credit:AAP Farah has already made peace with the fact if he doesn’t play again, but…

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Cronulla Sharks veteran Paul Gallen has no regrets after rejecting huge Newcastle Knights offer

Gallen had come to the end of the 2017 season when he spoke to former Knights footy manager Darren Mooney and Newcastle-bound Cronulla assistant James Shepherd about a move up the M1 Motorway. The cashed-up Knights were prepared to pay him as much as $750,000 for the season, only for Gallen – one of the few loyal one-club players left in the game – to settle on a Cronulla deal worth closer to $300,000. Gallen turned his back on almost half-a-million dollars to remain a one-club man.Credit:AAP “I thought we…

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Nathan Brown to leave Newcastle Knights immediately

Coach Nathan Brown has left the Newcastle Knights NRL club, effective immediately. The club says the decision, made in conjunction with Brown, was in the club’s best interests and revealed assistant Kristian Woolf will take over the team for the rest of their season. Nathan Brown’s time at the helm of the Knights is over.Credit:Marina Neil Brown announced last week he would leave at the end of the season amid reports the club was canvassing a replacement. However his exit has been brought forward following the 46-4 loss to Wests…

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