THE National Rugby League referees have drawn a line in the sand and will be punishing any players who cross it as the clampdown begins on intimidation of match officials.
RUGBY League Foundation - St Paul's have another reason to be proud of their standing as a Rugby League College after beating Erindale College in the Australian Nutri Grain Cup on Saturday.
THE New Zealand Warriors are set to be rewarded for their on-field excellence and off-field innovation with a new 10-year licence to play in the National Rugby League.
TWICE a week for the last three months Michael Price has been driving from Wainuiomata to Palmerston North for training with the Central Falcons Bartercard Cup rugby league team. Sometimes he wouldn't be back home until midnight. The last fortnight that's got slightly better with team practices being moved to Levin cutting 90 minutes off the round trip.
DATE Time Team v Team Venue Jun 15 2.30pm Manurewa Marlins v Otahuhu Leopards Auckland Jun 15 2.30pm Marist Richmond Brothers v Eastern Tornadoes Auckland Jun 15 2.30pm Mt Albert Lions v Hibiscus Coast Raiders Auckland Jun 16 2.30pm Canterbury Bulls v Northcote Tigers Christchurch Jun 16 2.30pm Central Falcons v Wellington Franchise Palmerston North Jun 16 2.30pm Glenora Bears v Taranaki Wildcats Auckland
IF the New Zealand Warriors make the National Rugby League grand final the Kiwis will field a severely weakened side for their first international of the year. The grand final will be played at Stadium Australia in Sydney on October 6 - 24 hours after the Kiwis play Papua New Guinea in a one-off test in Rotorua.
LOGAN Swann has been shunted into the "disposable" lane at the Warriors.
THE Canterbury Bulldogs might be on a 10-match winning streak and atop the National Rugby League (NRL) standings but it seems their fans could not care less about seeing their club's record breaking run.
THE Warriors' dream of winning the National Rugby League (NRL) title becomes less of a fantasy every week. The club's eighth successive victory a 46-10 rout away to South Sydney on Saturday night further enhanced their growing reputation as legitimate title contenders.