THE Penrith Panthers debut in the NSW Cup for 2014 having taken back control of their second tier team from feeder club, Windsor Wolves & will start the season with plenty of optimism albeit with the pressure of being installed as NSW Cup premiership favourites by betting agencies.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have recorded the first victory in the 2014 Telstra Premiership with a 28-8 defeat of the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium. A relatively low crowd of 27,282 was in attendance for the ‘blockbuster’ season opener.
THE sixth edition of the CRL's Bush Telegraph for 2014 includes information on Country v City tickets, the Greater Northern RL Academy program, Saturday's Tamworth trial and the Blues' Hogs for Homeless tour.
YEAR number three of Wayne Bennett’s four-year plan at Newcastle promises to be perhaps his best chance at sending the red-and-blues to premiership glory.
2013 was the year that Manly got so close, yet so far. The club will be looking to 2014 with optimism that they can go one step further.