Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart and Melbourne Storm counterpart Craig Bellamy tasked with shaping NRL rules for 2021


“I’m asking people to come along with an open mind,” Pearce said. “We’ll review what worked this year, what didn’t work and look at how we can make the game an even better product if we need to do anything.

Eels captain Clint Gutherson launches an unsuccessful captain’s challenge during round one in March.Credit:Getty

“Our management team will be getting a lot of information together that we will look at on the day.

“I’m asking people to come along so we can gather some ideas, bunch them up and chat to their stakeholders.

“The idea is we go into next year looking at what worked and take that forward, as well as the things that didn’t work so well and what we need to tweak.”

Stuart was one of the few coaches who backed the six-again and one-referee changes before they were introduced to alleviate fears the game was becoming “too defence-oriented and boring”.

“I was really losing faith in the game, I was getting annoyed watching rugby league because I thought there was too much mess after the collision,” Stuart said after they were applied for the first time in the Eels-Broncos clash on May 28.

Now Stuart and his great mate Bellamy will have a seat at the table when further changes are discussed.

Ricky Stuart has been a vocal critic of the game over the years, but now he will get a say on its future.

Ricky Stuart has been a vocal critic of the game over the years, but now he will get a say on its future.Credit:Getty

Cook is likely to be another influential figure. Speaking to The Sun-Herald in May, the South Sydney hooker revealed his proposal to increase the number of captain’s challenges and reduce the number of bunker referrals in 2021.

Under the plan, if a team wants the bunker to review a try, they will need to use up one of their two challenges to do so. The referees will get just one discretionary “wildcard” challenge, likely to be used towards the end of the game if there is a contentious call and the teams have no more challenges left.

Other aspects likely to be discussed include the interchange, concussion substitutes, knock-on rulings for contests in the air, the reviewing of tries while conversions are being lined up, scrums, reducing wrestling and tweaks that could minimise stoppages.

Teams generally opted not to avail themselves of the 20-40 rule this year, another new addition for the previous season.

Between them, Pearce, Stuart, Bellamy, Keary, Cook, Cecchin and Annesley have thousands of games of NRL experience as players, coaches or officials.

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“I deliberately haven’t spoken to any of them about their ideas because I want them to come along with ideas that are fresh, so we’re not chatting about them and debating them beforehand,” Pearce said. “That doesn’t really serve a purpose.”

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NRL draw 2021: Full schedule, who every team plays twice, rugby league news, Wayne Bennett, Rabbitohs, Craig Bellamy, Storm


The full 2021 draw is here… and we’ve dissected it to let you know who your team plays twice next season.

Rival coaches foes Craig Bellamy and Wayne Bennett open the season with a blockbuster Storm-Rabbitohs clash… and they’ll face off again in Round 9.

Besides being the two best coaches in the game, Bellamy and Bennett have a bit of history tracing back to when the Broncos made a play for Bellamy while Bennett was still employed as head coach.

Bellamy’s Storm haven’t got the easiest run. Last year’s premiers will meet runners up the Panthers twice, as well as the Raiders, Roosters and Rabbitohs among others.

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While Bennett’s Bunnies also have a battle on their hands. They will face all of last year’s top four teams twice. But they also face 2020 wooden spooners the Broncos and second last place the Bulldogs twice.



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NRL draw 2021: predicted ladder, premiers, wooden spoon Melbourne Storm, Penrith Panthers, Wests Tigers


Look away Tigers fans, we’ve got a predicted ladder for next year and it’s looking like a case of deja vu… another ninth place finish.

The full 2021 NRL draw is here which means fans can start pencilling in their favourite clashes and start predicting who will take home the premiership.

To help, Fox Sports Lab has pulled together a predicted ladder.

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It was generated by simulating the season 10,000 times and then looking at the percentage of times each team sat in each position.



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Melbourne Storm vs South Sydney Rabbitohs to kick off season


“If it’s not round one, it will be at some point in the season that the Warriors play a home game in New Zealand,” Abdo said. “What an opportunity for the Warriors to get recognition for their fans for what they sacrificed in 2020, the way they played, and the way they came together.”

The 2021 season will kick off with a battle between the two master coaches of the game after the full draw was released on Thursday.

Premiers Melbourne will take on Souths in their first home match in almost 12 months to open the 2021 NRL season.Credit:Getty

The season-opener will see a clash between Craig Bellamy and Wayne Bennett at the first game at AAMI Park since round three of the 2020 season.

The season will return to 25 rounds after last year’s condensed 20-round season and will begin on March 11. The Origin series will also return to mid-season, with venues yet to be confirmed.

“The draw is complex, we can’t get every fan and every club what they want, but what we have tried to do this year is balanced that all out,” NRL boss Andrew Abdo said.

The Warriors will learn in coming weeks whether they will again need to relocate to Australia to ensure a full NRL season.

The Warriors will learn in coming weeks whether they will again need to relocate to Australia to ensure a full NRL season.Credit:Getty

“What we’ve proven in 2020 is that we can adapt to change, if things change, if the environment changes, we’ll put the safety of players and the community at the forefront of those decisions and will be ready for to properly adapt to that change.”

If borders are still shut between New Zealand and Australia, they will be forced to relocate again to the Central Coast.

“We are confident the borders will be open but if they’re not, the Warriors will be ready for it,” Abdo said.

The 2021 season will be back to normal for players in terms of COVID-19 biosecurity protocols, but will change if there is a sudden outbreak.

“If that situation changes, then we will put together a set of protocols that is relevant to the risk level at the time,” Abdo said. “In 2021, if we forced to do it, it will be a lot more sustainable than it was in 2020.”

The NRL has made a deliberate effort to reduce the number of triple away stretches from eight to four in this year’s draw. The 2021 season will also see less five-day turnarounds, reduced from 26 to 25.

More local derbies will also be played on family-friendly weekends and public holidays, as Magic Round, Anzac Round and easter weekend games make their return in 2021.

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The Broncos will also play their first game under the Kevin Walters era on Friday at Suncorp Stadium against the Eels. A grand final rematch will feature between the Panthers and Storm in round three.

Full NRL 2021 draw

Round 1 (March 11-14):
Storm v Rabbitohs, AAMI Park, Thursday 8.05pm
Knights v Bulldogs, McDonald Jones Stadium, Friday 6pm
Broncos v Eels, Suncorp Stadium, Friday 8.05pm
Warriors v Titans, Mt Smart Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Roosters v Sea Eagles, Sydney Cricket Ground, Saturday 5.30pm
Panthers v Cowboys, Panthers Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Raiders v Tigers, GIO Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm
Dragons v Sharks, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sunday 6.15pm

Round 2 (March 18-21):
Eels v Storm, Bankwest Stadium, Thursday 8.05pm
Warriors v Knights, Mt Smart Stadium, Friday 6pm
Titans v Broncos, Cbus Super Stadium, Friday 8.05pm
Bulldogs v Panthers, Bankwest Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Sea Eagles v Rabbitohs, Lottoland, Saturday 5.30pm
Cowboys v Dragons, Qld Country Bank Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Tigers v Roosters, Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm
Sharks v Raiders, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sunday 6.15pm

Round 3 (March 25-28):
Panthers v Storm, Panthers Stadium, Thursday 8.05pm
Dragons v Sea Eagles, WIN Stadium, Friday 6pm
Rabbitohs v Roosters, ANZ Stadium, Friday 8.05pm
Raiders v Warriors, GIO Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Broncos v Bulldogs, Suncorp Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Eels v Sharks, Bankwest Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Knights v Tigers, McDonald Jones Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm
Cowboys v Titans, Qld Country Bank Stadium, Sunday 6.15pm

Round 4 (April 1-5):
Sea Eagles v Panthers, Lottoland, Thursday 8.05pm
Bulldogs v Rabbitohs, ANZ Stadium, Friday 4.05pm
Storm v Broncos, AAMI Park, Friday 8.05pm
Sharks v Cowboys, Sunshine Coast Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Titans v Raiders, Cbus Super Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Knights v Dragons, McDonald Jones Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm
Roosters v Warriors, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sunday 6.15pm
Tigers v Eels, Bankwest Stadium, Monday 4pm

Round 5 (April 8-11):
Rabbitohs v Broncos, ANZ Stadium, Thursday 7.50pm
Warriors v Sea Eagles, Mt Smart Stadium, Friday 6pm
Panthers v Raiders, Panthers Stadium, Friday 7.55pm
Titans v Knights, Cbus Super Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Bulldogs v Storm, HBF Park, Perth, Saturday 5.30pm
Roosters v Sharks, Central Coast Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Tigers v Cowboys, Leichhardt Oval, Sunday 4.05pm
Eels v Dragons, Bankwest Stadium, Sunday 6.15pm

Round 6 (April 15-18):
Broncos v Panthers, Suncorp Stadium, Thursday 7.50pm
Knights v Sharks, McDonald Jones Stadium, Friday 6pm
Storm v Roosters, AAMI Park, Friday 7.55pm
Sea Eagles v Titans, Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium, Mudgee, Saturday 3pm
Rabbitohs v Tigers, ANZ Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Raiders v Eels, GIO Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Dragons v Warriors, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sunday 2pm
Cowboys v Bulldogs, Qld Country Bank Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm

Round 7 (April 22-25):
Panthers v Knights, Panthers Stadium, Thursday 7.50pm
Titans v Rabbitohs, Cbus Super Stadium, Friday 6pm
Eels v Broncos, TIO Stadium, Darwin, Friday 7.55pm
Sharks v Bulldogs, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Cowboys v Raiders, Qld Country Bank Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Tigers v Sea Eagles, Bankwest Stadium, Sunday 1.45pm
Roosters v Dragons, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sunday 4.05pm
Storm v Warriors, AAMI Park, Sunday 6.15pm

Round 8 (April 29-May 2):
Raiders v Rabbitohs, GIO Stadium, Thursday 7.50pm
Storm v Sharks, AAMI Park, Friday 6pm
Broncos v Titans, Suncorp Stadium, Friday 7.55pm
Panthers v Sea Eagles, Carrington Park, Bathurst, Saturday 3pm
Bulldogs v Eels, ANZ Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Knights v Roosters, McDonald Jones Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Warriors v Cowboys, Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 2pm
Dragons v Tigers, WIN Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm

Round 9 (May 6-9):
Rabbitohs v Storm, ANZ Stadium, Thursday 7.50pm
Panthers v Sharks, Panthers Stadium, Friday 6pm
Eels v Roosters, Bankwest Stadium, Friday 7.55pm
Raiders v Knights, McDonalds Park, Wagga Wagga, Saturday 3pm
Tigers v Titans, Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Cowboys v Broncos, Qld Country Bank Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Sea Eagles v Warriors, Lottoland, Sunday 2pm
Dragons v Bulldogs, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm

Round 10 (May 14-16, Suncorp Stadium):
Tigers v Knights, Friday 6pm
Sea Eagles v Broncos, Friday 8.05pm
Bulldogs v Raiders, Saturday 3pm
Sharks v Rabbitohs, Saturday 5.30pm
Roosters v Cowboys, Saturday 7.45pm
Warriors v Eels, Sunday 1.50pm
Storm v Dragons, Sunday 4.05pm
Titans v Panthers, Sunday 6.25pm

Round 11 (May 20-23):
Cowboys v Knights, Qld Country Bank Stadium, Thursday 7.50pm
Warriors v Tigers, Mt Smart Stadium, Friday 6pm
Sharks v Dragons, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Friday 7.55pm
Titans v Bulldogs, Cbus Super Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Roosters v Broncos, Sydney Cricket Ground, Saturday 5.30pm
Raiders v Storm, GIO Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Rabbitohs v Panthers, Apex Oval, Dubbo, Sunday 2pm
Eels v Sea Eagles, Bankwest Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm

Round 12 (May 27-30):
Broncos v Storm, Suncorp Stadium, Thursday 7.50pm
Cowboys v Warriors, Qld Country Bank Stadium, Friday 6pm
Tigers v Dragons, Bankwest Stadium, Friday 7.55pm
Panthers v Bulldogs, Panthers Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Rabbitohs v Eels, ANZ Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Roosters v Raiders, HBF Park, Perth, Saturday 7.35pm
Sharks v Titans, C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Sunday 2pm
Knights v Sea Eagles, McDonald Jones Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm

Round 13 (June 3-6):
Dragons v Broncos, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Thursday 7.50pm
Tigers v Panthers, Leichhardt Oval, Friday 7.55pm
Storm v Titans, AAMI Park, Saturday 7.35pm
Knights v Eels, McDonald Jones Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm
Byes: Bulldogs, Cowboys, Rabbitohs, Raiders, Roosters, Sea Eagles, Sharks, Warriors

Round 14 (June 11-14):
Sea Eagles v Cowboys, Lottoland, Friday 6pm
Sharks v Panthers, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Friday 7.55pm
Titans v Roosters, Cbus Super Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Rabbitohs v Knights, ANZ Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Raiders v Broncos, GIO Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Warriors v Storm, Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 2pm
Eels v Tigers, Bankwest Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm
Bulldogs v Dragons, ANZ Stadium, Monday 4pm

Round 15 (June 17-20):
Broncos v Rabbitohs, Suncorp Stadium, Thursday 7.50pm
Cowboys v Sharks, Qld Country Bank Stadium, Friday 6pm
Panthers v Roosters, Panthers Stadium, Friday 7.55pm
Knights v Warriors, McDonald Jones Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Dragons v Raiders, WIN Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Storm v Tigers, AAMI Park, Saturday 7.35pm
Eels v Bulldogs, Bankwest Stadium, Sunday 2pm
Titans v Sea Eagles, Cbus Super Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm

Round 16 (July 1-4):
Roosters v Storm, Sydney Cricket Ground, Thursday 7.50pm
Warriors v Dragons, Mt Smart Stadium, Friday 6pm
Panthers v Eels, Panthers Stadium, Friday 7.55pm
Bulldogs v Sea Eagles, ANZ Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Raiders v Titans, GIO Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Knights v Cowboys, McDonald Jones Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Broncos v Sharks, Suncorp Stadium, Sunday 2pm
Tigers v Rabbitohs, Leichhardt Oval, Sunday 4.05pm

Round 17 (July 8-11):
Sea Eagles v Raiders, Lottoland, Thursday 7.50pm
Rabbitohs v Cowboys, ANZ Stadium, Friday 7.55pm
Bulldogs v Roosters, Bankwest Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Sharks v Warriors, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm
Byes: Broncos, Dragons, Eels, Knights, Panthers, Storm, Tigers, Titans

Round 18 (July 16-18):
Titans v Eels, Cbus Super Stadium, Friday 6pm
Sea Eagles v Dragons, Lottoland, Friday 7.55pm
Raiders v Sharks, GIO Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Cowboys v Roosters, Qld Country Bank Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Storm v Knights, AAMI Park, Saturday 7.35pm
Warriors v Panthers, Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 2pm
Broncos v Tigers, Suncorp Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm
Rabbitohs v Bulldogs, ANZ Stadium, Sunday 6.15pm

Round 19 (July 22-25):
Eels v Raiders, Bankwest Stadium, Thursday 7.50pm
Roosters v Knights, Sydney Cricket Ground, Friday 6pm
Cowboys v Storm, Qld Country Bank Stadium, Friday 7.55pm
Rabbitohs v Warriors, Sunshine Coast Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Sea Eagles v Tigers, Central Coast Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Panthers v Broncos, Panthers Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Dragons v Titans, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sunday 2pm
Bulldogs v Sharks, Bankwest Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm

Round 20 (July 29-August 1):
Roosters v Eels, Sydney Cricket Ground, Friday 7.50pm
Tigers v Warriors, Bankwest Stadium, Friday 6pm
Broncos v Cowboys, Suncorp Stadium, Friday 7.55pm
Dragons v Rabbitohs, WIN Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Knights v Raiders, McDonald Jones Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Storm v Panthers, AAMI Park, Saturday 7.35pm
Bulldogs v Titans, Bankwest Stadium, Sunday 2pm
Sharks v Sea Eagles, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm

Round 21 (August 5-8):
Knights v Broncos, McDonald Jones Stadium, Thursday 7.50pm
Raiders v Dragons, GIO Stadium, Friday 6pm
Eels v Rabbitohs, Bankwest Stadium Friday 7.55pm
Warriors v Sharks, Mt Smart Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Roosters v Panthers, Sydney Cricket Ground, Saturday 5.30pm
Sea Eagles v Storm, Lottoland, Saturday 7.35pm
Bulldogs v Tigers, Belmore Sportsground, Sunday 2pm
Titans v Cowboys, Cbus Super Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm

Round 22 (August 12-15):
Storm v Raiders, AAMI Park, Thursday 7.50pm
Dragons v Panthers, WIN Stadium, Friday 6pm
Broncos v Roosters, Suncorp Stadium, Friday 7.55pm
Rabbitohs v Titans, Central Coast Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Cowboys v Tigers, Qld Country Bank Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Sea Eagles v Eels, Lottoland, Saturday 7.35pm
Warriors v Bulldogs, Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 2pm
Sharks v Knights, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm

Round 23 (August 19-22):
Titans v Storm, Cbus Super Stadium, Thursday 7.50pm
Raiders v Sea Eagles, GIO Stadium, Friday 6pm
Panthers v Rabbitohs, Panthers Stadium, Friday 7.55pm
Tigers v Sharks, Scully Park, Tamworth, Saturday 3pm
Bulldogs v Knights, ANZ Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Eels v Cowboys, Bankwest Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Dragons v Roosters, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, 2pm Sunday
Broncos v Warriors, Suncorp Stadium, 4.05pm Sunday

Round 24 (August 26-29):
Knights v Titans, McDonald Jones Stadium, Thursday 7.50pm
Warriors v Raiders, Mt Smart Stadium, Friday 6pm
Roosters v Rabbitohs, Sydney Cricket Ground, Friday 7.55pm
Dragons v Cowboys, WIN Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Sharks v Broncos, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Storm v Eels, AAMI Park, Saturday 7.35pm
Sea Eagles v Bulldogs, Lottoland, Sunday 2pm
Panthers v Tigers, Panthers Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm

Round 25 (September 2-5):
Raiders v Roosters, GIO Stadium, Thursday 7.50pm
Sharks v Storm, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Friday 6pm
Eels v Panthers, Bankwest Stadium, Friday 7.55pm
Broncos v Knights, Suncorp Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Cowboys v Sea Eagles, Qld Country Bank Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Rabbitohs v Dragons, ANZ Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm
Titans v Warriors, Cbus Super Stadium, Sunday 2pm
Tigers v Bulldogs, Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Sunday 4.05pm

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Cyclone Nivar: Heavy rain lashes India as storm approaches


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widespread flooding in Chennai due to heavy rains and overflowing rivers brought the city to a standstill.



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NRL 2020: Every club’s breakout star, Jahrome Hughes, Storm, Stephen Crichton, Panthers, Xavier Coates, Broncos


This year has been like no other.

Players faced a tremendous amount of adversity, but they stepped up, with zero fuss, to put on some absolute masterclass performances.

From rookies to established NRL players going to a new level, every club has had at least one breakout star of 2020.

Here they are…

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NRL News: 2021 draw released, Round 1, Storm vs Rabbitohs Wayne Bennett, Craig Bellamy


Counting down the days until the 2021 season? This might make the wait easier.

Parts of next year’s draw have been leaked, ahead of the full draw being unveiled on Thursday.

The Daily Telegraph has obtained the Round 1 fixtures.

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Grand Final

Opening the season will be a blockbuster clash between mastercoaches Craig Bellamy and Wayne Bennett as the Storm host the Rabbitohs at home, AAMI Park on March 11. It will be their first game at AAMI Park since Round 4.



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Canterbury Bulldogs in secret meeting with Melbourne Storm superstar Josh Addo-Carr


Addo-Carr had initially sought an immediate release from the final year of his Melbourne contract in order to relocate to Sydney for family reasons. However, the parties agreed the 27-year-old would stay put when the premiers weren’t able to find a suitable replacement.

Instead, the man dubbed the Fox has become one of the hottest commodities on the open market for season 2022.

Storm winger Josh Addo-Carr spotted outside Belmore on Tuesday.Credit:Rhett Wyman

Addo-Carr had signed a heads of agreement to join Wests Tigers on a four-year deal had he gained an immediate release. However, that arrangement only applied if he was available for next season, meaning the speedster is free to negotiate with rival clubs. The Tigers are expected to remain in the mix for his services from 2022.

Addo-Carr is considering not only a change of club, but also a change in position. Having cemented his reputation as the game’s best winger, the two-time premiership winner is contemplating a switch to the No.1 jersey. The Matraville Sports High School product played fullback for much of his junior career and believes the experience of watching long-time Melbourne teammate Billy Slater dominate in the position will aid his own transition.

A switch to fullback will also likely result in Addo-Carr commanding more money at the negotiating table.

Josh Addo-Carr was one of the Blues' best in the Origin series.

Josh Addo-Carr was one of the Blues’ best in the Origin series.Credit:Getty

The Bulldogs haven’t settled on a fullback despite rotating Will Hopoate, Nick Meaney and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak through the role. However, they have made two notable additions to their back line in the form of Canberra three-quarter Nick Cotric and Roosters halfback Kyle Flanagan.

Addo-Carr won’t be the only star the Storm struggle to retain long term following another premiership season. As revealed by the Herald earlier this month, the Warriors are attempting to sign Jahrome Hughes. The halfback’s stocks have risen since transitioning from fullback and the Warriors are preparing a long and lucrative deal to lure him across the Tasman.

The Storm is also waiting for an official call from captain Cameron Smith, although he has indicated he won’t remain at the club given there are concerns his presence could impede the pathway of fellow hookers Brandon Smith and Harry Grant.

In other signing news, the Tigers secured Shaun Blore on a new deal that will tie him to the club until at least the end of 2023. The promising forward made his first-grade debut for the club in round 11 and went on to make a further four NRL appearances in his rookie season.

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“I’m so happy to re-sign with Wests Tigers,” Blore said. “The club has given me a shot and they’ve been so good to me and my family throughout that.

“I feel like I owe the club the best I can be and the best I can be for the next few years.

“I love it here – the boys have been really good to me and I’m extremely happy to sign on. The boys have truly made me feel part of the family and that’s definitely part of my decision to re-sign.”

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