NRL.com Daily Blog: Shock results kick off 2018
Round one of the 2018 Telstra Premiership is in the books. A pair of comeback wins by the Penrith Panthers and Gold Coast Titans were just two of a host of upsets.
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7pm AEDT: Thanks for joining us for today's NRL.com Daily Blog. We will be back tomorrow from 7am for all the news and views from the NRL.
6.21pm AEDT: With a local derby looming in round 2, Cronulla Sharks back-rower Wade Graham is expecting a tough battle in the forwards against the St George Illawarra Dragons.
4.54pm AEDT: From NRL.com reporter Dan Walsh; NRL CEO Todd Greenberg will meet with Todd Carney to discuss his chances of an NRL return.
4.10pm AEDT: Jamie Soward's power rankings for Rd 1 are in.
3.30pm AEDT: In case you missed it earlier, you can watch NRL.com's wrap on all the big news from the NRL over the weekend.
2.45pm AEDT: Cowboys forward Gavin Cooper has accused Sharks players of intentionally twisting Matt Scott's knee after the star prop's recovery from an ACL injury, a claim Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has strongly denied.
1.45pm: Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary did his State of Origin chances no harm with a starring role in Sunday's comeback win over the Eels.
12.51pm AEDT: This just in from NRL.com Brisbane reporter Joel Gould:
Broncos stars Darius Boyd and Matt Gillett have sat out the club’s Monday morning training session but both are set to be named in the team to take on the North Queensland Cowboys on Friday night.
Boyd’s training is being managed as he still battles a hamstring injury but the Broncos co-captain will train with the squad on Tuesday.
Back-rower Gillett will also train Tuesday but sat out Monday’s session after experiencing soreness after in his neck in the loss to St George Illawarra on Thursday night.
12.30pm AEDT: There are no charges from Sunday's NRL matches, with Brisbane's Jaydn Su'a to be suspended for a shoulder charge on St George Illawarra's Paul Vaughan on Thursday night after entering an early guilty plea.
12.20pm AEDT: The winners and losers of the opening round of the NRL Fantasy season are in.
12pm AEDT: The NRL's star halves are already justifying their pay packets, according to Brad Walter in today's Winning Starts Monday column.
11.20am AEDT: The Sydney Roosters have announced a triple signing, with young guns Latrell Mitchell, Joseph Manu and Nat Butcher all committing to the club through to the end of 2020.
9.20am AEDT: Was the Titans' win over Canberra the most impressive comeback of the opening round?
9am AEDT: It's a good time to check out the NRL ladder if you're a Warriors, Titans, Tigers or Knights fan - the bottom four teams of 2017 all sit inside the top eight after a stunning opening round in 2018.
8.25am AEDT: The Warriors shocked the Rabbitohs on Saturday night with a very rare win in Perth and it turns out they were shocked themselves when fitness guru Alex Corvo put them through the ringer in the pre-season, according to recruit Adam Blair. The early signs are good that the extra work is paying off.
8am AEDT: Missed a game over the weekend or want to relive the joy of your team's win (or the pain of a loss)? Check out our extended highlights packages which run at about 15 minutes each, and will come out 12 hours after full-time in each match.
7am AEDT: The Titans twice trailled by 18 points before staging a great comeback to beat the Canberra Raiders. Read about the inspirational win.
7am AEDT: In yesterday's early match, Parramatta proved no match for a Panthers team that turned in a great second half display.
7am AEDT: The coaches and captains of teams involved in yesterday's matches dissect what went right - and wrong for their teams. Watch what was said after the matches.
7am AEDT: Jaryd Hayne's 200th NRL match didn't end as he had hoped, but Eels fans still got to see one of their favourite sons back in club colours.
7am AEDT: Here is this week's NRL casualty ward. There are a few high-profile players expected to return this weekend after having missed round one.