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I was tempted to go to rugby: Thurston

It was a "sliding doors" moment that could have changed everything.But future Immortal Johnathan Thurston has no regrets after revealing he considered big money overseas rugby union offers before remaining loyal to NRL club North Queensland in 2010.

Eels chairman insists salary cap is clean

Parramatta chairman Max Donnelly has hit out at fresh claims the club is again cheating the NRL salary cap by providing free or discounted rental properties to its players.

At least 11 dead in Italian gorge flood

At least 11 people have been killed in southern Italy when they were washed away over rocks by a raging white-water creek in a deep mountain gorge that swelled suddenly after heavy rain upstream, officials said.

Keary set to make NRL return for Roosters

Sydney Roosters' push for the NRL minor premiership is set to get a boost with five-eighth Luke Keary likely to be included in their 21-man squad for Saturday's match against Brisbane.

Businesses mourns 'death' of energy policy

Australia's business community is furious the National Energy Guarantee has been effectively dumped, along with a pledge to legislate a cut to emissions in the electricity sector.

Pope vows no more cover ups on sex abuse

Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse crises in several countries, wrote an unprecedented letter to all Catholics on Monday, asking each one of them to help root out "this culture of death" and vowing there would be no more cover ups.