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.
CANTERBURY Bulls vs. Hibiscus Coast Raiders, 22 June 2002, 2:30pm Rugby League Park
A big-money offer is set to see Shontayne Hape quit the New Zealand Warriors and head to the Bradford Bulls. In another development yesterday, Kiwi coach Gary Freeman is looming as a serious candidate for the Wests Tigers coaching job.
Results from the Bartercard Cup matches played on June 15.
LEAGUE icon Stacey Jones, man of the moment Ali Lauiti'iti and the New Zealand Warriors are set to benefit from an NRL initiative for one-club players. A player who remains loyal to his franchise for 10 years will become salary cap exempt. This means his paypacket will not be part of the $A3.25 million cap, allowing clubs like the Warriors to spend their money on other talent.
IN Sydney, Freeman and Paul Langmack have been signalled out as top candidates to replace Terry Lamb at the Wests Tigers.