THE Canberra Raiders have recorded a surprise victory over premiers, the Newcastle Knights with the Raiders running out 30-24 winners after leading 29-12 late in the second half.
THE Brisbane Broncos have won a hard fought match against a gutsy Penrith Panthers side tonight in front of 10,099 fans at Penrith Football Stadium on what was a very chilly Saturday evening.
IN a blow to the transit lounge policy of the Sydney Roosters, the Brisbane Broncos have re-signed Carl Webb for a further two seasons.
CURRENT Sharks and Australian centre, Chris McKenna may be playing in his last test match this evening as he weighs up a lucrative offer from English club, Hull, home to former Australian and Eels/Bulldogs lock, Jason Smith. McKenna is now 28 and while the Sharks have put an offer to him, he is yet to accept but will give the Sharks the rights to last offer as he tries to get an estimate of what he is worth on the open market.
THE NRL have taken some positive steps in the last few days with the latest initiative being cheap tickets in an effort to get fans back to the games and supporting their teams.
PARRAMATTA have signed Newcastle utility, John Morris, to a three year deal that will see him at the club until the end of the 2005 season.
AUSTRALIA KANGAROOS vs GREAT BRITAIN LIONSFri Jul 12, Aussie Stadium, 7.30pm
LONG suffering NRL fans will have good reason to smile this morning with an announcement that a NRL game will finally be available on both the PC and PS2 platform with a release date yet to be confirmed but it's thought the game will be available by Christmas. There is no word on whether the game will be available on XBox or Nintendo Game Cube.
PARRAMATTA sceond rower, Ian Hindmarsh, has signed with the Canberra Raiders for three seasons after being squeezed out of the Eels due to salary cap restrictions.
THE following is an audio media release with Andrew Johns and his comments on his selection as Australian captain for the first time. Media release courtesy of the Newcastle Knights and ARL.