TEST forward Ben Kennedy has been recalled to the Newcastle side for Friday night's National Rugby League blockbuster against the Bulldogs at Energy Australia Stadium.
CANBERRA second rower Ruben Wiki will miss two National Rugby League matches after entering an early guilty plea to a grade three careless high tackle charge.
NATIONAL Rugby League judiciary chairman Judge Greg Woods has refused the Wests Tigers leave to appeal the 11 week suspension of Luke O'Donnell on a dangerous striking charge.
MANLY chief executive Ian Thomson has given besieged coach Peter Sharp the dreaded vote of confidence.
TWELVE years ago the Penrith Panthers playing the Canberra Raiders would have been the firm favourite for Match of the Round in the 3pm timeslot on a Sunday afternoon. Simmons, Alexander, Geyer and Fittler would have matched up against Meninga, Daley, Stuart and Clyde. Tonight it was a different story out at Penrith Stadium, where a new breed of players including Gower, Wesser, Sattler and Ross lined up with Wiki, Croker, Schifcofske and Drew toughing it out in a good old fashioned game of Rugby League in front of a vigorous crowd of about 15,000 people.
A spirited fightback has seen the Canberra Raiders overcome the Penrith Panthers at Penrith Stadium tonight infront of a healthy crowd of around 15,000 people.
CANBERRA'S great start to the 2003 National Rugby League season could be tarnished with key forward Ruben Wiki landing in trouble with the judiciary.
CRAIG Wing and Anthony Minichiello are expected to cap off a successful 24 hours when they're named in the New South Wales preliminary State of Origin squad this morning.
HIGH-PROFILE South Sydney supporter Andrew Denton has publicly apologised to the National Rugby League club's fans following his on-air spat with Rabbitohs chairman George Piggins.
NORTH Queensland coach Graham Murray has recalled Ty Williams to the starting line-up despite the impressive form of Brenton Bowen in last night's National Rugby League win over South Sydney.