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Michael Ennis tips Ben Barba to return to his prime for ambitious Cronulla Sharks

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Michael Ennis believes the new season could spark a revival of the old Ben Barba, who tested the patience of Sharks fans last year with a patchy campaign that ended on the Cronulla bench.
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Barba Eyes Sharks, Maroons No. 1 Jersey

TripleM Sydney - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
"Obviously all I have trained is at fullback, that's my best position - I won a Dally M there," Barba told AAP.

Selection scrap: Cronulla's Ben Barba is in the running for the fullback slot. Photo: Getty Images

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Auckland: Ben Barba may keep his super-sub tag, with the Cronulla utility uncertain whether he has done enough to claim the No.1 jersey.
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Make or break seasons starting at the Nines

Fox Sports - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
ONE gave up his Olympic dream to for a train and trial crack at an NRL contract. Another has a Dally M medal but can't command a regular starting spot at his club.

Updated round one team predictions

Fox Sports - ‎17 hours ago‎
Reigning NRL Rookie of the Year Jack Bird has been training at fullback in the pre-season, where he is set to replace Michael Gordon (Eels), although Valentine Holmes and Ben Barba are breathing down Bird's neck. The exit of Anthony Tupou (Wakefield) ...
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Auckland Nines Day One talking points

NRL.COM - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Ben Barba: Again there were no shortage of candidates but we'll give it to Ben Barba, who turned in a vintage display from inside his own half to cut between two Dragons defenders and sprint away to score a try that wound the clock back to his Dally ...

Players with a new job at your NRL club

Fox Sports - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Following the arrival of James Maloney and Chad Townsend, Bird has been forced to find a new position and will be given first crack at claiming the no.1 following the departure of Michael Gordon.
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No finals, but young Sharks show promise in Nines

Cronulla News - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
However, it was experienced first graders like Ben Barba, Jack Bird, Chad Townsend, Luke Lewis and Gerard Beale who provided the necessary class in their team's opening day wins.
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LISTEN LIVE: Charity Shield & All Stars

TripleM Sydney - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs), 2. Edrick Lee (Canberra Raiders), 3. Will Chambers (Melbourne Storm), 4. James Roberts (Brisbane Broncos), 5. Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights), 6. Ben Barba (Cronulla Sharks), 7. Tyrone Roberts (Gold Coast Titans), ...

Charity Shield, NRL trials, All Stars Ultimate Guide - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
He'll be out of position at five-eighth and is still at least third in the pecking order to reclaim the Sharks fullback jersey but a return of the Ben Barba who won the Dally M would be a welcome sight for footy fans everywhere. Barba has scored four ...

Barba signs contract with Jets

The Queensland Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
It is Barba's love for the Jets, which is reciprocated in kind, that has seen him return to the club. "I know he feels comfortable here," Jets co-coach Ben Walker said. "It is a great environment for him. "Marms can turn up on game day at our last ...

Charity Shield - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Indigenous All Stars: Greg Inglis (c), Edrick Lee, Will Chambers, James Roberts, Dane Gagai, Ben Barba, Tyrone Roberts, Ryan James, Ray Thompson, Andrew Fifita, Joel Thompson, Sam Thaiday, Greg Bird, Interchange: Tyrone Peachey, Jack Wighton, ...
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Bumper batch of Nines rookies

Fox Sports - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Ben Barba showed some flashes of brilliance with two tries. He'll be a must-have at $184,000 if he can score the fullback spot for round one.
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Cricket smashes NRL, union in ratings - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
It's a different story for individual players. Ben Barba has been off his game for a couple of seasons. Barba's confidence has been down since the day he left the Bulldogs to join the Broncos.
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Injuries threaten breakout Auckland Nines performances

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Injuries have threatened to overshadow the performances of Ben Barba, Blake Green, Jack Bird, Tom Trbojevic and rookie Gideon Gela-Mosby after the first day of the Auckland Nines.
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NRL All-Stars Preview: Indigenous All-Stars v World All-Stars takes place on Saturday - ‎6 hours ago‎
Ben Barba starred in 2013 with a hat-trick while Greg Inglis crossed for Indigenous All-Stars last year. Only one All-Stars match has surpassed 40 points while the NRL All-Stars passed 16 points just once.
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Sharks ride their luck against Dragons

NRL.COM - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
A show-and-go from Ben Barba, running wide inside his own half, saw him slice through the line and it looked very much the 2012 version of the former Bulldogs fullback who raced away to score to put the Sharks up 10-4.

Your club's Nines danger man

Fox Sports - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Ben Barba: His NRL career might have cooled off but there's no doubt Barba can still be one of the game's most exciting players on his day.

Success all in the blood for this flying Northern Pride newcomer

The Cairns Post - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
At 196cm and 100kg, the 26-year-old has previously been likened to Greg Inglis, while he grew up chasing cousins Dane Gagai, Ben Barba and Josh Hoffman around fields in Mackay. Ahwang's dad Ronnie is also the cousin of triple-jumper Al Joyner, who ...

Coaster leads Broncos Murphy an NRL chance

The Sunshine Coast Daily - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
He toiled away in the New South Wales Cup last year as NRL Rookie of the Year Jack Bird and No.7 Jeff Robson held their positions as fullback-come-utility Ben Barba assumed a place on the bench. "He got some great reviews down there and played very ...