FORMER Kiwi league international Tasesa Lavea may be targeting an Auckland NPC rugby berth, but recovering from knee surgery is his immediate concern.
THE struggling Cronulla Sharks say signing unsettled Kiwis rugby league centre Nigel Vagana is their top priority for next season.
NATHAN Blacklock's return to rugby league has grabbed the headlines recently but another player has quietly made his comeback to the game in Australia.
THE Cronulla camp was both miffed and angered on Thursday at more talk of classy fullback David Peachey leaving the National Rugby League club next season.
QUEENSLAND coach Wayne Bennett has expressed grave concerns over the Australian Rugby League?s decision to introduce the ?golden point? rule to Origin football following the rule's spectacular failure on the weekend.
THE Australian Rugby League board last night backed New South Wales and voted to introduce the "golden point" rule for this year's State of Origin series, despite Queensland's strong opposition to the proposal.
AUSTRALIAN and NSW skipper Andrew Johns has declared his commitment to rugby league's State of Origin series and said his public fall-out with coach Phil Gould stemmed from their mutual passion for the game.
NEW Zealand Warrior Mark Tookey is holding on to hopes that he might be able to crack the Queensland State of Origin league side this season.
SOME new faces in the City and Country squads named tonight. Canberra prop, Ryan O'Hara has impressed enough to be included in the country squad which has 13 different players from last year.
Dragons player, Matt Cooper, pushed Cronulla Shark Phil Graham aside while Cowboy Glenn Morrison has edged out Raider Jason Croker.
Country will be captained by Andrew Johns.
SOME interesting results from last weekends Fox Memorial round.
Glenora were obviously dedicating their match to late club stalwart and Auckland Rugby League executive, George Rainey, who passed away last week.
Last years Fox champions, Hibiscus Coast, went down to an improving Marist side in what was a very entertaining game.