THE Tri-Series will have one game played in the Southern Hemisphere, with the NZRL to host the opening clash of the tournament between the Australian Kangaroos and New Zealand Kiwis. The rest of the tournament will be played in Britain, including the second Australia V New Zealand match which will most likely be played in London.
THERE were fears that Rugby League was losing its strangle hold on the PNG region, but thanks to two outstanding performances by representative sides, the game is back in growth mode at the moment in the country.
THE four home nations in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup was one area of the competition which received a lot of complaints by both the fans and media of the code, however that is not a reason why the concept should be thrown away for the 2008 tournament.
THE worth of the World Sevens competition for international sides have just been enhanced with news that as many as four players from the highly successful Papua New Guinea side been targeted by NRL and Super League clubs, and with Canberra Raider already securing the signature of one.
IT is still four years out till the renegotiation period, but the Channel 7 camp has already started planning their battle plans to steal one of the jewels from Channel 9?s sporting crown, pulling together what is expected to be one of the largest contracts offered for Australian sport on Free to Air television.
WANT to get fit for 2004? Wanting to play in a park football style competition? Or just want to play League for the first time? Well the Pennant Hills-Cherrybrook Stags registrations for season 2004 are almost here.
RUSSIA have brought across 13 players for this years Cougar Rugby League World Sevens, naming a strong squad which will have a serious chance of winning the International Trophy up for grabs in the tournament.
EXTREME heat, followed by an electrical storm may of kept some of the crowd away from today?s World Sevens Qualifiers, but it certainly didn?t effect the high standard of play, as 12 teams tested out the new rules which will take effect in the main tournament this weekend, whilst also trying to guarantee their own position in the season kick off.
NINE Welsh Rugby League clubs will do battle in the TotalRL.com Summer Conference with the entrance of the Newport Titans and North Wales Coasters into the premier competition.
RUGBY League in Britain has turned the corner and will start 2004 completely debt free, putting it in a far greater position to truly push the greatest game of all to the English public. Richard Lewis, who took over the position as executive chairman in March 2002 incurred a ?1.9m debt which was party made up from the loss from the 2000 Rugby League World Cup which lost ?700,000, as well as previous debts the RFL have been paying back for the last 15 years.