The short term future of James O'Connor and his return to Australia is shored up. But confusion reigns about his long-term plans after the World Cup in Britain next year.
Port Adelaide has been assured by its apparel manufacturer ISC that it can produce a fresh batch of AFL-standard jumpers in just five days, clearing the path for the Power to wear its traditional black-and-white prison bar guernsey in Sunday’s elimination final clash with Richmond.
Kieren Jack believes Sydney will enter Saturday's qualifying final much fresher than the side "ambushed" by Fremantle in last year's finals series, but it's the Swans' rebranded all-star forward line shaping as the biggest difference to 12 months ago.
It’s the scourge of the game, the biggest turnoff for fans, players and coaches alike. But the NRL admits it is all but powerless to stamp wrestling out of rugby league.
Newcastle has moved to ward off the poachers by tabling lucrative offers to retain Sione, Chanel and Pat Mata'utia until the end of 2018.
There's plenty to play for as teams with final aspirations go into the last round.
More than half of the 40 players shortlisted for this year's All-Australian team are in contention for the first time.
North Melbourne is a serious contender to snare free-agent Bulldog Shaun Higgins, as the Roos continue their aggressive push into the free agency market.
Chatter about walk-outs at Collingwood swept the Twittersphere on Tuesday.
Rabbitohs star is free to play against the Sydney Roosters on Thursday.