NRL 2021 round 11 LIVE updates: Warriors v Tigers and Sharks v Dragons

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Walsh to start at fullback

Warriors whiz kid will start at fullback tonight.

That’s some rap given Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is in the same side.

Simpkin returns for Tigers

The late mail is in.

Young hooker Jake Simpkin returns to the squad after being named on the interchange. Playmaker Jock Madden made his debut off the bench last week but has been omitted.

Why Warriors’ extended stay is a hammer blow for World Cup

For the last two years, the Warriors have made the Central Coast home.

But New Zealand may not be anywhere near full strength at this year’s World Cup because of the club’s prolonged Australian trip.

Tohu Harris and the Warriors have spent months away from New Zealand already.Credit:Getty

The Warriors hoped to return to New Zealand by July but the club on Friday confirmed they would stay in Australia for the remainder of the season.

Esteemed colleague Christian Nicolussi has filed this story with the latest on the blow to New Zealand’s World Cup hopes.

Imagine rugby league had just been invented… would it even be legal?

Herald columnist Darren Kane has posed that question.

You can read the full column here.

Enough on the crackdown for now. Let’s talk some football.

Will we see more sin bins tonight?

That’s the $1 million question in every NRL game at the moment.

There blitz on head high contact continued last night. Two Cowboys players were sent to the sin bin in the first half, leaving the home side with 11 players for a five minute stretch.

The issue continues to divide the game.

It’s time for some Friday night football

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of tonight’s NRL double header.

Sam Phillips here in the hot seat.

First up, the Tigers face the Warriors at Central Coast Stadium.

The night’s prime time slot has been handed to the Sharks and Dragons, who will square off in a local derby at Kogarah.

Keep it tuned to this page for instant updates, highlights, reaction and everything in between.

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