PARRAMATTA Eels centre Jamie Lyon is out of football indefinitely after being granted time off by club officials today.
BRISBANE Broncos legend Allan Langer is back at the club - but not as a player. The veteran halfback has been called in to training by coach Wayne Bennett to help fine-tune the game of Brett Seymour, who lines up against Stacey Jones when the Broncos play the Warriors at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.
THE National Rugby League competition is not expected to expand beyond its 15 teams, with submissions from the Central Coast, Gold Coast and Wellington expected to be knocked on the head next month.
THE Bulldogs have lost a sponsorship deal potentially worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in the wake of the sex scandal that continues to trouble the club.
BULLDOGS Chief Executive Steve Mortimer says he was not aware that Police were investigating the possibility of a seventh player having information about last month's alleged sexual assault in Coffs Harbour.
TIM Mander has confirmed his status as the game's new number one referee, today being appointed whistle blower for the season opening clash between defending premiers Penrith and the Newcastle Knights on Friday night.
IT would appear that Steve Mortimer is losing control of the Bulldogs, with confirmation that his pleas for players to look more presentable when being interviewed by police fell on deaf ears.
PENRITH Panthers fullback Rhys Wesser will be out to claim his first State of Origin jumper this year with confirmation that Brisbane's Darren Lockyer is no longer a threat.
SIX Bulldogs players are set to be charged over the alleged sexual assault of a 20-year-old woman in Coffs Harbour last month.
MELBOURNE Storm boss John Ribot says he did the right thing by not telling the NRL about sexual assault allegations against two of the club's players.