SEAN Hampstead has been stripped of the State of Origin whistle for the third and deciding game in the series, to be played at Telstra Stadium next Wednesday night.
DRAGONS Centre Mark Gasnier has been recalled to the New South Wales side for the third State of Origin game, to be played next Wednesday night.
MANLY star Andrew Walker has announced his immediate retirement from rugby league after the NRL confirmed that he has returned a positive drug test.
IF Parramatta sack Brian Smith, he should immediately commence legal action and ensure he gets every cent that his contract demands.
WHEN Shane Richardson walks out of the Panthers Leagues Club for the final time, he should hold his head in shame. I don?t believe for a moment that his move to Souths is about facing a new challenge. It?s about the dollars and that?s that.
DEFENDING premiers Penrith have been knocked about by injury and the judiciary in the lead-up to the finals, with Ben Ross, Joel Clinton and Joe Galuvao all facing time on the sidelines.
PENRITH captain Craig Gower is expected to make an early comeback from a knee injury and play against the Canberra Raiders this weekend in an attempt to turn around the Panthers? form slump.
PENRITH will have virtually their full strength side on the field against the Canberra Raiders this Saturday after Queensland forward Ben Ross was tonight cleared of a striking charge by the NRL judiciary.
2003 Grand Final centre Paul Whatuira has signed with the Wests Tigers, it was confirmed today.
PREMIERSHIP winning winger Luke Rooney has been called into the New South Wales side to replace Anthony Minichiello, who became the second player in as many days to be sacked by ARL officials over the mobile phone voice message affair.