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.
NATIONAL Rugby League (NRL) players have called for an end to the public broadcasting of their on-field conversations with referees. Players claim their image and that of the game is suffering after dozens of them have been caught out using foul language on live broadcasts this season.
ROUND 10 of the Bartercard Cup sees Glenora host Marist Richmond at Harold Moody Park, Northcote at home to the Central Falcons and Eastern Tornadoes play Manurewa Marlins at Moyle Park, all on Saturday.
HARD-HITTING New Zealand Warriors rugby league prop Mark Tookey was feeling confident about his future and that of his club yesterday. Despite keen interest from several other clubs, Tookey had just signed a contract for another two seasons with the Auckland-based franchise.
THE results from this weekend's Bartercard Cup matches.
BLACKBURN Rovers's Ewood Park will host a rugby league international for the first time since 1911 when New Zealand tour Britain later this year, the British Rugby Football League (RFL) said on Sunday.