CHANNEL 9?s coverage for the 2004 Cougar World Sevens has been confirmed with the commercial television channel only showing a 1 hour highlights package at 6:30pm in the areas of New South Wales, ACT and Queensland.
ADRIAN Morley could find himself sitting on the sidelines for the next six-months with the Rugby Football League (RFL) threatening to put a worldwide six month ban on the player following his serious drink-driving offence in Salford recently.
THE need to help Papua New Guinea reach the next level in competitiveness has received a huge boost with the Melbourne Storm and Brisbane Broncos uniting to form a pre-season tri-series between the two clubs and a PNG Select Side.
TWO Russian sides, and four French sides will all compete in Round Three of the 2004 Powergen Challenge Cup as the start of the semi and full time professional clubs enter the competition. Dynamo Moscow who recorded their first and Russian Rugby League?s first ever victory in the tournament last week over West Bowling (22- 18), will have a tough task against National League One side, Rochdale Hornets, whilst Locomotive Moscow will take on Chorley who finished second in National League Two this year.
WARRIORS? CEO, Mick Watson has come out and totally denied the speculation that his National Rugby League club were setting up at Rugby League academy in Samoa. The news, which hit the New Zealand press a few weeks ago, was believed to be part of a strategy by the NRL club to try and capitalise on the wealth of talent that is in the pacific, and seems to have been forgotten by other Rugby League clubs.
"I believe it's all about community spirit ... not individual spirit?. In a time where Rugby League is on the verge of hitting a golden era, something the sport has not enjoyed for a long time, the statement by Bulldogs CEO, Steve Mortimer, for the need for community spirit between the clubs has never been so evident.
THE West Indies Rugby League Federation (WIRLF) has launched its online presence at wirlf.com. The WIRLF is the governing body for the West Indies and Caribbean region and has a long term aim of establishing the sport of Rugby League in the different nations and provinces that make up the area.
FRIDAY the 13th is a date well known for strange things happening, and that may work well in Bradford?s favour as they look to defend their undefeated record on the World Club Challenge stage when they take on Penrith at McAlpine Stadium.
ITS time again for the Rugby League fans on the internet to vote for their international player of the year, their World XIII and Emerging Nations XIII and well as new award, Most Improved Team Award.
WIDNES Vikings will participate in the 2004 Rugby League International Federation World Sevens competition in Australia instead of an England representative side, according to a RFL press release today.