Indigenous All Stars captain Cody Walker and rugby league Immortal Mal Meninga call for the national anthem to be changed, with Walker saying Advance Australia Fair does not represent him or his family.
In effectively banning Ben Barba from ever returning to its competition, the NRL has sent a clear message to abusive players. But given its history on such matters, can it be trusted?
The NRL says there is "no place" for Ben Barba in rugby league after its integrity unit find he was involved in a physical altercation with his partner.
Todd Greenberg says Ben Barba won't have a way back into the sport if he is found to have assaulted his partner, saying "we won't tolerate misbehaviour and the sanctions will be extremely strong".
The troubled Dally M winner's off-field problems continue to hinder his career and he is in hot water again over a significant breach of his contract stemming from an alleged incident at the Townsville casino.
Former coal tycoon and discharged bankrupt Nathan Tinkler defends his track record, shrugging off suggestions he left a trail of unpaid debts in the wake of his collapsed mining empire.
Weeks after being deregistered by the NRL as a result of an integrity unit investigation, Shane Flanagan resigns from his position as head coach of the Cronulla Sharks.
Maroons and Australia great Greg Inglis announces a timeline for his retirement from the NRL, setting 2020 as his final year in the game.
A Sydney magistrate tells North Queensland Cowboys forward Scott Bolton his status as a high-profile sportsman is of "no consequence to the court or to me" as he is given a 12-month good behaviour bond after a woman accused him of touching her.
After collapsing in a coffee shop, rugby league immortal Andrew Johns reveals he has been undergoing treatment for seizures over the last few years.