JOHN Monie says France will need all their discipline to follow up its record-breaking European Nations Cup victory over Wales last weekend with another strong showing against Australia at Aime Giral Stadium in Perpignan.
THE Kiwis are bereft of accommodation for the final week of the Tri-Nations rugby league contest or suitable flights home after the British tournament organisers had assumed they would not qualify for the final.
SCHEDULING and refereeing came under fire after New Zealand moved to the top of rugby league's Tri-Nations tournament yesterday morning with a comfortable win over Great Britain.
STACEY Jones is finally hanging up his international rugby league boots, but it may not be a permanent retirement.
BRIAN Noble believes Australia are still Tri-Nations favourites and has predicted Craig Gower will be named Andrew Johns' halfback replacement for next Saturday's clash between the countries.
GREAT Britain has confirmed it will keep secret its halves combination for Sunday morning's Tri-Nations clash with New Zealand until just an hour before kick-off.
PETERO Civoniceva has warned his Australian team mates they will need to reproduce the "perfect half" in its Tri-Nations defence with New Zealand and Great Britain having bridged the gap in recent years.
KIWIS coach Brian McClennan has reacted angrily after Bradford winger Lesley Vainikolo was forced out of the British leg of the Tri-Nations for the second year in a row.
AUSTRALIA'S distaste for controversial New Zealander Glen Black - who is "uneasy" about refereeing his own country - has ended international rugby league's policy of using officials from neutral countries.
THE bond shared by the Kiwis will get them through their third rugby league test in as many countries in the space of a fortnight, says skipper Ruben Wiki.