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.