RUGBY league?s king sized headache receded slightly today, with an internal NRL inquiry clearing clubs of a number of misconduct allegations.
A clash between two of Rugby League's oldest clubs will provide the backdrop for the Australian debut of two players from one of the Code's newest playing nations.
WITH only a month remaining before the start of the season and no major sponsor secured, St George Illawarra are nevertheless confident the team won?t appear in ?clean skin? jerseys come the first round.
PARRAMATTA coach Brian Smith has attacked detractors of this weekend?s World Sevens, advising league officials to bar clubs that refuse to take the tournament seriously.
THE NRL will put the boot into the tardy goal kickers this season, today announcing that clubs would be slapped with fines of $2,000 and above each time a conversion or penalty takes more than 90 seconds to complete.