NEW Zealand Warriors captain Steve Price has taken a swipe at media commentators writing his team's NRL chances off because of the injury to Wade McKinnon.
FORMER rugby league hardman Mark Geyer has warned NRL players about the dangers of late night binges.
TEST fullback Brett Stewart insists Manly are fitter and stronger than last season and ready for another early NRL onslaught.
COACH Wayne Bennett has named five new faces in Brisbane's 18-man squad for Sunday's NRL season opener against Penrith at Suncorp Stadium.
MANLY'S Test fullback Brett Stewart says he has fully recovered from off-season knee surgery and will play in their NRL opener against Cronulla on Saturday.
PARRAMATTA NRL officials are disappointed but will take no action against a group of players spotted drinking into the early hours of Saturday morning.
AUSTRALIAN duo Matt King and Trent Barrett are facing the prospect of long stints on the cold English rugby league sidelines.
CHAIRMAN Ray Haffenden has confirmed New Zealand Rugby League's (NZRL) 2007 financial result was worse than expected.
DEPUTY prime minister Julia Gillard has signed on as the inaugural No.1 female ticket holder of reigning NRL champions Melbourne Storm.
NATHAN Merritt, the NRL's leading tryscorer of 2006, has re-signed with South Sydney until the end of 2011 season.