NEWCASTLE proved it could win without captain Andrew Johns after downing a gallant South Sydney 42-28 on Sunday in the National Rugby League clash at EnergyAustralia Stadium.
THE call-up of Darren Treacy, who quit rugby league two years ago, shows the depths Parramatta have gone to shore up a losing side decimated by injury for their match against the New Zealand Warriors in Auckland tonight.
THE Bulldogs will head into their biggest match of the season with the future of nearly half their first grade side in limbo after chief executive Steve Mortimer on Tuesday called off contract talks until next week.
THE big difference for prop Iafeta Palea'aesina this season is that he's not huffing and puffing his way around the rugby league field.
THE coach of the Warriors has given up a reason why Stacey Jones has not been playing up to his usually high standards so far this season.
CANBERRA Raiders Ruben Wiki and Tyran Smith were more than happy for their National Rugby League club to still be wearing the underdog tag when they visited Wellington yesterday.
THE Queensland Rugby League is likely to oppose any move to have extra time introduced for State of Origin matches, even if the NRL approves it for premiership games today.
THE Queensland Rugby League is likely to oppose extra time for this year's State of Origin series at a meeting in Brisbane tomorrow, plunging it into a boardroom battle with its NSW counterpart.
BRADFORD'S Odsal Stadium will host this year's Origin match, whilst Wigan, Huddersfield and Hull will stage the autumn's Test Series against Australia.
DANIEL Anderson looks to be a home run for the Kiwi coaching job if he wants it and if the Warriors let him.