NRL 2021 round nine LIVE updates: Penrith Panthers face Cronulla Sharks; Parramatta Eels take on Sydney Roosters

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Why the NRL’s match review committee don’t even agree with each other

Frustrated with the four week suspension handed to Latrell Mitchell?

Think players punishments are too harsh? Or too light?

Michael Hodgson of the NRL match review committee.Credit:Cole Bennetts, Fox Sports screengrabs

Adam Pengilly has written this story, which takes you behind the curtains on the panel which determines how many matches player miss for foul play.

Johns brothers won’t be ‘laying out witches hats’ for Samoa

The Johns brothers have been walking headlines this week after Matthew put the pair’s ambition to coach Samoa on the radar.

Matthew Johns, Andrew Johns and Sonny Bill Williams.Credit:NRL Photos

But they won’t accept assistant coach roles.

Andrew Webster explains why.

Think Penrith is doing well in the NRL? Check out the rest of the club

This is an interesting read from my esteemed colleague Christian Nicolussi on the success of Penrith away from their first grade side.

The Panthers have long spruiked their academy and the depth the club now boasts is testament to those pathways.

Can anyone stop the Panthers?

Maybe Melbourne can. But it would take a brave punter to tip any other team in the competition on current form.

Penrith players celebrate win No. 8 in Bathurst last weekend.Credit:Getty

The Roosters are injury riddled, the Eels are yet to prove their September credentials, the Rabbitohs are fresh off a 50-0 belting at the hands of the Storm and the rest of the top eight don’t seem to be genuine contenders.

It’s the Sharks’ turn to try and stun the red hot mountain men tonight.

Friday night football feast

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

Sam Phillips here in the hot seat for what should be an entertaining four hours of rugby league.

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

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