KIWI rugby league coach Gary Freeman today backed a call for a return to annual three-test series between New Zealand and Australia. New South Wales State of Origin coach Phil Gould said he wanted the Australian Rugby League to beef up its representative schedule in respect of both New Zealand and Great Britain.
WARRIORS front row forward Justin Morgan will depart the club at the end of the 2002 season and take up a post as player-coach for the Toulouse club in France.
BRISBANE centre Chris Walker should have no trouble finding a new home in the National Rugby League.
THE Telstra Premiership Rugby League Road Train Crosses the Tasman.
NZ Secondary Schools Champions St Paul's College, departs on Thursady to Sydney for their second game in the NSW Nutrigrain Cup. After beating Erindale College on the 14th of June, they now advance to the final 16 NSW/QLD knock-out competition that began with 400 teams).
WESTS Tigers coach Terry Lamb says he's been driven out of rugby league by people with "forked tongues".
FORMER test lock Jason Smith is expected to resist overtures from the National Rugby League and sign a new deal with English Super League club Hull.
THE National Rugby League has decided against granting the New Zealand Warriors' request for a 10 year licence.
BRISBANE winger Lote Tuqiri is believed to be only days away from making a decision which could spell the end of his international rugby league career.
ODELL Manuel, the biggest winger in the National Rugby League (NRL), has walked out of the Canberra Raiders and is heading home to Auckland to try to work his way back into the New Zealand Warriors. Manuel, 24, said he realised the day he landed in Canberra before the 2001 season that he had done the wrong thing in deserting the Warriors when they were in disarray.