Steven
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Plenty of good tickets left for Origin I

PLENTY of good tickets are still available for the first Harvey Norman - Fuji Film State of Origin clash at Telstra Stadium tonight (Wednesday May 26). Whilst a big crowd is expected with over 65,000 tickets already being pre-sold, there are still plenty available from both Ticketek and at the Stadium.

USA name squad for Victory Cup

THE United States Tomahawks side for this years Victory Cup tournament has been named. The USA side have named an 18 man squad for the tournament which will see them take on Ireland and Russia in the tournament in the hope of qualifying for the main Victory Cup Final.

Ireland and BARLA kick off their Victory Cup campaigns in style

THE sides from the British and Irish Isles have kicked off the 2004 Victory Cup in Moscow in the best style possible, both recording victories over their opponents of the New Zealand Defence Force and the United States of America.

Ireland triumph in Moscow

THE sides from the British and Irish Isles have kicked off the 2004 Victory Cup in Moscow in the best style possible, both recording victories over their opponents of the New Zealand Defence Force and the United States of America.

Victory Cup Groups and Fixtures

THE groups for the 2004 Victory Cup tournament have been released, with new comers Ireland to compete with Russia and USA in Group A, whilst the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) faces two of the powerbrokers of the tournament, in the shapes of the French Chanticleers and the England (BARLA) Lions.

Handling errors cost Russia against Orcas

BASIC handling errors has seen the touring Russian National squad hand over a 32 ? 16 victory to the Tasman Orcas in the first match of the NZ South Island tour. Russia who have send across a 28 man squad to New Zealand in preparation for the 2004 Victory Cup and European Nations Cup tournaments were their own worse enemy in the opening clash handing over the majority of possession to the home team.

City of Manchester Stadium favourite for Tri-Series final

THE Tri-Nations Final will be taken to a stadium of decent size and stature in the British Sporting World, with the RFL believed to be close to signing a deal with the City of Manchester Stadium trust.

Wayne Bennett confirmed as Australian coach

THE Australian Rugby League has confirmed today that former Queensland State of Origin, and current Brisbane Broncos coach, Wayne Bennett, will take over the reigns of the Australian Philips Kangaroos from Chris Anderson.

Serbia confirmed sixth entrant for Victory Cup

SERBIA-MONTENEGRO has been announced as the sixth participant for the 2004 Victory Cup which will be held in Moscow, St Petersburg and Kazan. The Victory Cup, which kicked off the first time in May last year was considered a huge success, with Russia pushing France all the way in the final in front of a crowd of over 7,000 on a weekday afternoon. The tournament helped Russia to qualify for funding from the Russian Sports Council, funding which has helped the event to expand and allow the inclusion of Serbia and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).

ARL play it safe and pick Newcastle for ANZAC test

THE Australian Rugby League have played the safe card in their recent decsion to host the ANZAC test match between Australia and New Zealand at Newcastle?s EnergyAustralia Stadium rather than the larger Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park) in Brisbane.

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