Steven
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Editorial: Time for clubs to think about more than just themselves

"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.

West Indies launch official website

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.

World Club Championship match confirmed

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.

Fan's choice International Awards

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 replaces England in World Sevens

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.

France name side to take on England A

FRANCE has named a squad of players entirely from their domestic competition to try and win the inaugural European Nations Cup, which will be contested at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Sunday November 16. The side, which whilst still strong, is far from the Chanticleers strongest will need a big performance in order to knock off the very talented and high flying England A side.

Preview: European Nations Cup Final

IT may have been a predictable final even months before the tournament actually kicked off, and whilst Ireland and Scotland went very close to causing an upset and knocking the French out of the tournament, the Chanticleers have made the final of the inaugural European Nations Cup, taking on the English rising stars at Warrington's Wilderspool Stadium.

Waite: We blew it

DAVID Waite has been brutal and honest in his post match interview after Great Britain and Ireland threw away another chance of victory over the Australian Kangaroos.

Morley cleared for Third Test

ADRIAN Morley has been having a pretty good run of luck at the judiciary of late, being cleared to play for the Third Think! Don?t Drink Drive Ashes Test Match at McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield despite being put on report by Tim Mander for a high tackle on North Queensland player, Matt Sing.

Britain never say die, but Australia get the points

CONTROVERSY was one way to put the opening minute of the first Think! Don?t Drink Drive Ashes Test Match at JJB Stadium with Great Britain and Ireland?s Adrian Morley sent off after just 12 seconds for a high tackle on Robbie Kearns. The tackle, which was a very serious one, and deserved to be sent off, showed the pressure of the match, with Morley having a brain explosion.

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