AUSTRALIAN captain Andrew Johns admitted he had "crossed the line" and was paying the price for his carelessness in Newcastle's explosive National Rugby League clash with Wests Tigers.
LANCE Hohaia is recovering from a groin strain and will not be used if he has not recovered sufficiently by the weekend to ensure he can also back up against the Canterbury Bulldogs in Wellington on Friday, May 2.
DANIEL Anderson's headaches this week won't come from premature celebration.
AN emergency meeting of the Auckland Regional Council (ARC) yesterday decided to raise a loan for a $23 million upgrade of Ericsson Stadium, home of the New Zealand Warriors rugby league team.
MOUNT Albert and Hibiscus Coast will be strong, the Central Falcons and Taranaki weak when the national domestic competition kicks off this weekend, but between the two extremes there should be a levelling-out of abilities.
WELLINGTON'S Gerard Stokes wants to continue as Kiwi assistant coach under newly appointed Daniel Anderson, but is unsure of his chances.
RUGGED New Zealand Warriors forward Richard Villasanti will play for the Canterbury Bulls in their Bartercard Cup campaign opener against Taranaki at Rugby League Park on Saturday night.
THE New Zealand Warriors have cried "foul" over a Mt Albert Rugby League club promotion that offers young players a chance to train with the Canterbury Bulldogs.
NORTHCOTE coach Duane Mann rates his side a top five chance for rugby league's Bartercard Cup despite the Tiger's 26-42 loss to Hibiscus Coast in the Roope Rooster semifinals.
CLEVER Canterbury Bulldog five-eighth Braith Anasta has to be the one that got away for fellow National Rugby League (NRL) club South Sydney.