Johnathan Thurston. (Getty)

Johnathan Thurston wins Golden Boot

Johnathan Thurston has been voted the best rugby league player in the world, winning the Golden Boot award for the third time.

Jarryd Hayne. (AAP)

Panthers and Roosters circling Hayne

Penrith and the Sydney Roosters are ready to pounce should Jarryd Hayne give up on his NFL dream.

Sydney Olympic Park. (AAP)

Blues get $20 million centre of excellence

NSWRL have hailed their proposed $20 million centre of excellence in western Sydney as a game changer for rugby league.

Kiwis do haka for Liverpool

Kiwis do haka for Liverpool hosts

The New Zealand rugby league team has thanked its Liverpool FC hosts with a memorable haka after using the training facilities of the Premier League giants.

Sam Burgess arrives back in Australia. (Supplied)

Rugby made me a better player: Burgess

Sam Burgess believes his ill-fated stint in rugby union will make him a better player upon his return to the NRL.

Re-signed Panther Watene-Zelezniak living dream

Soward set for big 2016 NRL season: Merrin

Key Panthers NRL recruit Trent Merrin is tipping his former premiership-winning Dragons teammate Jamie Soward to make his mark at Penrith in 2016.

Re-signed Panther Watene-Zelezniak living dream

No more lung dramas for me says DWZ

Dallin Watene-Zeleniak says doctors have assured him the collapsed lung that ended his 2015 NRL season is unlikely to happen again.

Queensland coach Mal Meninga. (AAP-file)

Meninga may still coach Origin, Australia

Mal Meninga may still coach Queensland and Australia in 2016 after the NRL suggested it may select an interim coach for the mid-year Test with New Zealand.

Kiwis bounce back to beat England

Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney has praised the response of his players as they squared the series with England with a 9-2 win in the second rugby league Test.

Dylan Walker and Sam Burgess. (AAP)

Burgess signing clouds Walker's future

Sam Burgess' signing with Souths has further clouded Dylan Walkers' future with the NRL club.