THE West Indies Ruby league Federation will celebrate a successful first year in existence when they hold their first presentation evening in the New Year.
RICHARD Fletcher has rejected a cross-city switch to Hull KR and will head for Australia after his Hull FC contract was terminated.
SAINTS scrum-half Scott Moore kicked a late drop goal to give his side a narrow victory in their friendly at Knowsley Road.
Moore's score gave Saints their first lead of the match and sealed the win against the Super League newcomers.
SUPER League Champions Leeds Rhinos ran out convincing winners in the Tetley?s Festive Challenge.
FORMER South Sydney Rabbitohs playmaker Owen Craigie is hoping to make an impression on the Widnes fans as the Vikings return to action on Boxing Day.
LEEDS Rhinos have today swooped for Wakefield and Great Britain ace Gareth Ellis.
LEEDS Rhinos duo Keith Senior and Ryan Bailey have been fined almost $4,000 by the English Rugby Football League after testing positive for the banned drug ephedrine.
WIDNES boss Frank Endacott praised his side after they beat Warrington 12-6 in a re-arranged friendly originally scheduled for Boxing Day.
GARETH Ellis will be staying with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for 2005 - according to Wildcats' boss Shane McNally.
TEN clubs will experience the NRL's experiment of a referee interchange system during the first five rounds of the 2005 season, that is assuming the trial goes the distance.
AFTER a tough year for the Kiwis and the Warriors, New Zealand rugby league fans will be praying 2005 brings a turnaround in fortunes.
THE Brisbane Broncos believe they were not overworked this year, they just hit a period of bad luck towards the end of the 2004 season.
SPECTATORS at Bulldogs games will be able to "dob in a thug" by calling a hotline if they are being intimidated or harassed.
AT a recent basketball match between Wollongong and Canberra, the total lack of interest from the 4500 fans was amazing. Where the majority of any rugby league crowd is glued to the action on the field, the thousands who had paid close to $20 to witness a crack NBL match seemed oblivious that there was a contest on at all.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have reportedly budgeted $2.5 million to be spent on new players in the middle of next year.