NEWCASTLE have confirmed Alex McKinnon has been transferred from the intensive care unit at Melbourne's Albert Hospital to a spinal rehabilitation ward in a Sydney hospital.
NRL Head of football Todd Greenberg has issued a crackdown on players who put opponents into dangerous positions - but says lifting tackles are here to stay.
UNDER-fire NSW five-eighth James Maloney has promised his Sydney Roosters teammates he'll end his form slump with a big performance against Cronulla.
FREMANTLE forward Michael Walters will have surgery on his ankle, possibly sidelining him for the rest of the AFL season.
TYRONE Vickery was axed as Richmond coach Damien Hardwick opted to reshape his forward line for Thursday night's clash with Brisbane.