THE West Indies Rugby League will make history this Sunday when the team will take the field for the first time ever as part of the 2004 Middlesex Nines Qualifiers at St Albans?s Woollams ovals. The first clash for the representative side will be against London Amateur Rugby League club, Haringey Hornets, where coaching panel, Steve Pryce, Dean Thomas and Alan Hunte will have their first chance to see some of the talent that has made itself available for the initiative.
THE sides from the British and Irish Isles have kicked off the 2004 Victory Cup in Moscow in the best style possible, both recording victories over their opponents of the New Zealand Defence Force and the United States of America.
THE West Indies will make their Rugby League debut against Haringey Hornets on Sunday. The draw for the prelim tournament for the MX9s to be hosted by St Albans Centurions at their Woollams ground took place yesterday and pitches the new Windies side in with Haringey - the open age side put together by North London Development officer and London Skolars coach Alex Smits from local school players - and rugby union club Old Albanians, who play at Woollams.
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the game against the Raiders, on Sunday 16th May 2004 at Campbelltown
Stadium. Kick off is at 2.30pm.
PARRAMATA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his team to face the Melbourne Storm at Parramata Stadium on Saturday.
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THE Wests Tigers league team has confirmed a day and start time for their game against the Warriors at Jade Stadium in Christchurch.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has made one change to the team beaten by Newcastle last week for the game against St George Illawarra in Wollongong this Sunday. Kiwi international winger Matt Utai has been dropped to Premier League with Ben Harris promoted to join Willie Tonga in the centres.
THE St.George Bank Dragons welcome the return from injury of Origin squad members and starters Trent Barrett, Lance Thompson and Ben Hornby for this weekend?s round 10 clash with the Bulldogs at WIN Stadium.
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named his side to take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Express Advocate Stadium in Gosford on Saturday night.
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THE Manly Sea Eagles will travel to Auckland on Friday to prepare for Sunday's return clash with the New Zealand Warriors at Ericcson Stadium.
BRONCOS star centre Shaun Berrigan has been named in the Broncos line-up for this Friday night?s huge clash with the Newcastle Knights at Suncorp Stadium, just one week after injuring his hamstring at training.
STUART Raper has named his team to take on the Roosters at Toyota Park on Saturday night.
FONE Zone Canberra Raiders coach Matthew Elliott has named his team for this Sunday's round 10 clash with the Wests Tigers.
HEAD Coach Daniel Anderson has kept faith with the squad that lost to the Cowboys last round in Townsville for this week?s match against the Manly Sea Eagles at Ericsson Stadium.
MELBOURNE prop Alex Chan will return to the Storm side this Sunday to take on his former club Parramatta, after serving his second two-match suspension of the year.