NRL Daily Blog: Team List Tuesday
Team lists for round 2 of the NRL Telstra Premiership will be announced today. Follow the NRL.com Daily Blog for a wrap of all our latest stories and news as well as early updates before teams are announced in the afternoon.
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7pm AEDT: That wraps up the blog for another day. Thanks for joining us. We'll be back again tomorrow at 7am with all the latest news and views from acros
6.33pm AEDT: With plenty happening in the rugby league world, NRL.com reporter Katie Brown is here to dissect all the major stories.
6.10pm AEDT: With a clash against a fired up South Sydney Rabbitohs side looming, Penrith Panthers prop James Tamou is mindful of containing Greg Inglis is they are to win.
5.40pm AEDT: Despite an opening round loss, the South Sydney Rabbitohs attack was fluid. It is their defence that players say needs improvement.
5.30pm AEDT: Wests Tigers team-mates praise Benji Marshall after strong performance in win v Sydney Roosters.
5.25pm AEDT: NRL and Jillaroos stars have continued to get behind the latest Junior League campaign, sharing their personalised videos and sharing their junior footy stories. In Kalyn Ponga’s clip, the Knights young gun replicates his Round 1 try against the Sea Eagles and encourages youngsters to follow his journey and #comeplayjuniorleague this season. Register here: playnrl.com/juniorleague
5.15pm AEDT: After a heart-breaking loss to the Titans, Iosia Soliola backs the Canberra Raiders forwards to step up in round 2.
4.35pm AEDT: For the fantasy buffs out there, here is some analysis from the Lone Scout ahead of the round two fixtures.
4.05pm AEDT: It was another big day of team reveals with several changes and inclusions, including the return of Billy Slater for his 300th NRL game.
3.35pm AEDT: When it comes to the weekly grind of rugby league, Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says no-one handles it better than Billy Slater.
2.55pm AEDT: With Adam Reynolds out for the South Sydney Rabbitohs for a few weeks, fellow half Cody Walker is ready to take on more responsibility.
Billy Slater has addressed the media ahead of his 300th NRL game - the 31st player to reach the milestone in Australian rugby league - and has confirmed that he will be playing in the game against the Wests Tigers.
2pm AEDT: Advice from All Blacks captain Kieran Read about breathing techniques is helping the New Zealand Warriors to remain more focused during matches.
1.30pm AEDT: Take a look at Bulldogs players discussing the big issue of the day: Aaron Woods's haircut.
1.15pm AEDT: Here's how close Darren Lockyer got to being named an Immortal in 2017.
12.45pm AEDT: Here's Rabbitohs centre Dane Gagai discussing the knee injury to Adam Reynolds.
12.15pm AEDT: Brad Walter at South Sydney Rabbitohs training reports that Adam Doueihi is likely to get the nod at halfback in place of the injured Adam Reynolds.
12.10pm AEDT: They may have started the season with a win but the Manly Sea Eagles can boast four individual stats league leaders after round one (including one stat they won't be so proud of).
11.55am AEDT: Josh Dugan has explained the mysterious try celebration that seemed to sweep the NRL last week...
11.45am AEDT: NITV's flagship NRL footy show, Over the Black Dot, is back in 2018 after a successful first season. The new season will run every Tuesday at 8.30pm, starting tonight.
11.25am AEDT: Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds has been ruled out for the next two to three weeks with a knee injury. Full story to come on NRL.com soon.
11am AEDT: Josh Dugan spent the morning at Menai Public School educations the kids on how to handle bullying while sharing some of his own personal experiences.
10.40am: ARLC Chairman Peter Beattie has responded via Twitter to his gaffe when asked about by Phil Gould about Cronulla's NRL mascot. "Yes I stuffed up the answer, just nervous in front of the great Phil Gould." See his tweet below and the clip from his appearance on Channel Nine's 100% Footy.
10.25am AEDT: Warriors fans - get footy tickets and help a good cause doing it.
10am AEDT: Former Shark Jeremy Latimore says he's happy to give his Dragons teammates inside information on his old club ahead of Thursday night's clash between the teams.
9.40am AEDT: Lachlan Croker had a long wait for his second NRL game, but the new Sea Eagles five-eighth is ready for bigger and better things with his new club in 2018.
9am AEDT: Who was the best fullback of round one? Did any lock outplay Jason Taumalolo? Have your say in NRL.com's Twitter poll of the round one team of the week.
8.10am AEDT: Dragons coach Paul McGregor asked young forward Luciano Leilua to play two games last weekend. Here's why.
7.50am AEDT: If you missed it, here is the first edition of NRL.com's new weekly show, Inside the NRL. Watch it below.
7.30am AEDT: Star England hooker Josh Hodgson may be out of action for the Canberra Raiders these days but he's still proving a valuable asset for Ricky Stuart's men, acting as another assistant coach at Raiders training this year.
7am AEDT: As he makes his recovery from a knee injury, Brisbane Broncos hooker Andrew McCullough says that if need be, he is ready to play the full eighty minutes.
7am AEDT: Penrith Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary did his potential Origin chances no harm with a composed performance in his side's win over the Parramatta Eels.
7am AEDT: Wayne Bennett was not happy following his side's loss in round one and he made sure he players knew about it.
7am AEDT: With a huge local derby looming against the St George Illawarra Dragons on Thursday night, Cronulla Sharks back-rower Wade Graham is expecting a tough battle in the forwards.
7am AEDT: For all the fantasy buffs out there, NRL.com has you covered with a comprehensive wrap of those that hit and those that missed.
7am AEDT: There were plenty of surprises in round 1 of the NRL Telstra Premiership and NRL.com reviewed all the action.