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.
AUSTRALIAN rugby league selectors have made two changes to its lineup for Friday's Tri-Nations Test against New Zealand.
ANDREW Johns has succumbed to a knee injury forcing his withdrawal from the Tri-Nations tour of Great Britain, the Australian Rugby League announced late today.
AUSTRALIAN winger Timana Tahu has been ruled out of the rest of Tri-Nations rugby league series with a hamstring injury.
KANGAROOS coach Wayne Bennett is expected to pull few surprises today when he names the Australian side to take on New Zealand in Saturday's Tri-Nations series opener.
ST George Illawarra backrower Ben Creagh has been called into the Australian squad after Parramatta's Nathan Hindmarsh was ruled out of the Tri Nations series with a knee injury.