FORMER New Zealand Test captain Quentin Pongia has joined the coaching staff at Super League side Widnes.
NATHAN Blacklock scored a try on his debut as Hull overcame their rivals Hull KR 54-12 in a friendly on Sunday.
The former Australian Test winger went over on 62 minutes and then celebrated his feat with a trademark back flip.
GREAT Britain coach Brian Noble has admitted his players will continue to struggle against Australia until they learn to cope with high-pressure matches.
GREAT Britain full-back Paul Wellens has said the future for British rugby league is still bright, despite the 44-4 thrashing by Australia in the Tri-Nations final.
GREAT Britain coach Brian Noble has reacted angrily to the appointment of Englishman Russell Smith as referee for Saturday's Tri-Nations final.
SATURDAY'S mouth-watering Gillette Tri-Nations final between Great Britain and world champions Australia will be refereed by England's Russell Smith.
New Zealander Glen Black was in line to referee the final at Elland Road.
BRADFORD Bulls skipper Robbie Paul will make his first start for New Zealand since April in Thursday's Test against France in Carcassonne.
Paul takes over at scrum-half from the injured Thomas Leuluai.
GREAT Britain produced a superb second-half display to overcome a spirited New Zealand side by 22-12, earning their first win of the Tri-Nations series.
GREAT Britain skipper Andy Farrell is among three or four players who could miss the Tri-Nations clash with New Zealand because of illness.
ENGLAND scored eight tries to crush France 42-4 in Avignon on Saturday and book a place in the European Nations Cup final against Ireland next weekend.
Leeds duo Mark Calderwood and Rob Burrow both scored hat-tricks with Hull wing Gareth Raynor and Salford forward Andy Coley adding further tries.