BRIAN Noble has named a side with a few changes for his side?s second outing in the 2006 Tri-Nations series.
AFTER the disappointment of a first round loss to England, the Les Chanticleers have put their Federation Shield campaign back on track with a convincing 28 ? 6 victory over Samoa at Colomiers.
WORLD Cup Europe Group Qualifier match, played at New River Stadium London, Saturday 28 October 2006.
NEW Zealand has until 3pm (AEDT) today to explain why it should not be docked its only two Tri-Nations points for fielding former Queensland Origin hooker Nathan Fien.
CENTRE Jamie Lyon will end a three-year exile after being named among five changes to the starting Australian team for Saturday's Tri-Nations rugby league Test against Great Britain.With his team unbeaten after its opening two series matches against New Zealand, Australian coach Ricky Stuart has opted to make wide use of his 23-man squad. Lyon takes over in the centres from Justin Hodges, utility back Ben Hornby replaces a resting Johnathan Thurston at halfback and Brent Tate takes over from Matt King on a wing.In the forwards, barnstorming second rower Willie Mason returns after missing game two against the Kiwis on October 21 because of concussion and Shaun Berrigan swaps his bench spot to replace Cameron Smith at hooker.Lyon has not represented the Kangaroos since 2003 after walking away from the Parramatta club in 2004 and later spending two seasons in England's Super League.Antonio Kaufusi has been ruled out of the Australian team for Saturday night's Tri Nations rugby league Test against Great Britain with a minor hamstring strain. He?s been replaced by Sam Thaiday on the bench.Australian team: Karmichael Hunt, Brent Tate, Mark Gasnier, Jamie Lyon, Greg Inglis, Darren Lockyer (C), Ben Hornby, Mark O'Meley, Shaun Berrigan, Petero Civoniceva, Willie Mason, Nathan Hindmarsh, Luke O'DonnellInterchange: Cameron Smith, Anthony Tupou, Brent Kite, Sam Thaiday.
NEW Zealand is in danger of being stripped of its two Tri-Nations competition points as the row over the eligibility of Queensland-born Kiwi Nathan Fien escalated today.
THE United States moved a step closer to qualification for the 2008 World Cup by beating Atlantic Group rivals Japan 54-18 in Aston, Delaware on Saturday.
LEBANON'S 2008 World Cup qualifying campaign eventually got under way in north London on Saturday after kick off was put back an hour. This initial delay, though, seemed not to have affected the Lebanese team, which leapt straight onto the attack against a massive Russian side. After just 9 minutes, strong running Wests centre Frank Samia went in from fifteen metres out, with fullback Samer El Masri converting with a well taken kick eight metres in from touch.
ENGLAND stayed on course for a place in the Federation Shield final with an impressive seven-try win over Tonga.
RUGBY League made its way to Athens when Greece held out a determined and much improved Serbia to win 44-26.