LEEDS have joined the chase for Preston Campbell, together with a number of other National Rugby League and Rugby Super League clubs all wanting to get the talented utility to put pen to paper. Last years Dally M NRL Player of the Year, Preston is a fast and exceptionally skilful player, with halfback being one of his stronger positions on the field, but also performing admirably at hooker, fullback and on the wings.
ENGLISH Rugby Super League isnt the only competition taking a break this weekend, with the Summer Conference also having a week off to allow for the kickoff of the inaugural Amateur Rugby League Home Nations Championship.
NESTLES Lion Bar, last years collar sponsor for the Great Britain and Ireland Lions have extended their sponsorship for another year, and included being a major sponsor of this years Origin Series in Britain between Yorkshire and Lancashire.
THE York Nines tournament, which involved clubs from the English Summer Conference, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and France, is set to become an annual tournament after the strong success it had during the Golden Jubilee celebrations in the city.
THE 2002 Lancashire Origin squad has been named for the upcoming representative matches this Friday and next Tuesday.
THE 2002 Yorkshire Origin Series squad has been named for the two matches to be held this Friday and next Tuesday.
A meeting of NRL CEOs have seen fourteen of the fifteen clubs oppose the Broncos push for an introduction of a Club Australia style of centralised payment system. The Broncos were wanted it to be modeled on the Club GB system in the United Kingdom, where a handful of the top players received bonus payments from the RFL so the players stayed with Rugby League instead of jumping ship.
THE Northern Eagles board last night ask for special lenience from the National Rugby League as the club prepared for its transformation back into Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Since the failed merger ended at the end of last year, the Manly board have realised a dilemma that has arisen with the club still pretending to be the Northern Eagles.