PROP Jason Ryles is confident a hand injury suffered in Australia's 44-12 Test win over France will not jeopardise the rest of his Tri Nations campaign.
COACH Wayne Bennett says he's made changes to Australia's side for Saturday's big Tri Nations clash with Great Britain to strike a balance in the forwards and because of the likelihood of firmer playing conditions at Hull.
KANGAROOS captain Darren Lockyer and forward Nathan Hindmarsh have both been ruled out of the rest of the Tri Nations rugby league series with injury.
CRAIG Gower will captain Australia for the first time when the Kangaroos take on France in a one-off rugby league Test in Perpignan on Saturday.
SYDNEY Roosters utility Craig Wing has been called up for the Kangaroos squad after captain Darren Lockyer and Nathan Hindmarsh were ruled out of the Tri Nations tour in a double injury blow.
COACH Wayne Bennett will trial Craig Gower and Scott Prince as Australia's possible Tri-Nations halves in Saturday's (Sunday morning AEDT) one-off Test against France at Aime Giral Stadium in Perpignan.
BAGS are packed and boots are polished for the 23 Kangaroos who depart for London on a 4.30pm flight this afternoon for the 2005 Tri Nations series.
PARRAMATTA forward Nathan Hindmarsh is expected to be ruled out of Saturday's Tri Nations clash in Wigan against a desperate Great Britain.
RAIN has finally stopped falling in Auckland this morning but the surface is sure to be slippery for tonight's Tri-Nations rugby league clash between Australia and New Zealand.
THE ARL will measure the dimensions of Ericsson Stadium this afternoon to see if the field meets international specifications ahead of tomorrow night's Tri-Nations rugby league Test between Australia and New Zealand.