Tri-Nations unlikely down under before 2006

RUGBY Football League executive chairman Richard Lewis has revealed the Tri-Nations tournament is unlikely to be staged in the southern hemisphere before 2006.

Steelers cautious about the future

THE Illawarra Steelers are looking to the future with cautious optimism after posting mixed results on their 2004 balance sheet. While the Steelers Club posted an encouraging profit of more than $498,000, the company overall, which is also responsible for football and other operations, returned a $648,400 loss.

Details of the proposed Newtown Jets Southern Aurora charter tour to Parkes.

FOLLOWING several inquiries about the possibility of travelling on the Southern Aurora charter train to the Newtown-Group 11 trial match at Parkes on Saturday, February 19, here are the proposed tour details:

Skolars squad strengthened

LONDON Skolars are continuing to expand the current squad by today unveiling new signing Shannon Jarvis from Wollongong,Australia.The big 23 year old front row forward will add steel to the Skolars pack and brings a wealth of experience having played for Illawarra Steelers at youth level.

Tomahawk attack at Orara Valley

INTERNATIONAL Stadium this Australia Day is where when the US Tomahawks national rugby league side takes on the best of the Coffs Coast.

Blacklock picks Hull will go all the way

EXCITING new Hull FC signing Nathan Blacklock believes the club have what it takes to lift the Super League crown as he prepares to get into the Christmas spirit.

Bulls launch away shirt in Ireland

THE UK?s most successful Rugby Club, World Champions, Bradford Bulls, yesterday launched their new ?Away? shirt in the Republic of Ireland. The shirt, in the traditional Irish green colour, has the name of one of Ireland?s leading Charities, the Jack & Jill Foundation, on the sleeve and the Bulls will make a donation to the Charity for every shirt sold.

RFL attack corruption in rugby league

THE Rugby Football League has struck a deal with betting exchange Betfair to help combat match-fixing and illegal betting.

Wollongong Sevens Seek Sponsor

LAST year Wollongong solicitors McGuire & McInerney generously became sponsor of the Wollongong Sevens at the last minute. McGuire & McInerny's Mark McDonald has sportingly given organisers the go ahead to seek other options for 2004 and may either return as naming rights sponor or aid the (University) club and tournament in another capacity, depending on our ability to attract alternative support.

Halfback Headaches

ST George Illawarra, the mighty club who seem to firmly have a grasp of the NRL perennial underachiever tag have gone from the Penthouse to the Outhouse.

Walker looks to Perth

DISGRACED football star Andrew Walker - banned from rugby league for two years after taking cocaine - wants to return to rugby and is eying the new Super 14 franchise in Perth.

Local residents receive exemplary presentation

REPRESENTATIVES from Kogarah Council and St.George DRLFC's Robert Stone gave local residents an exemplary presentation on the continued upgrade of Oki Jubilee Stadium.

Toyota right behind North Queensland league

THE North Queensland Toyota Dealers and the QRL Northern Division are pleased to announce Toyota as the new naming rights sponsor of the Toyota Foley Shield Competition for a minimum of two years beginning in the 2005 season. This investment from the North Queensland Toyota Dealers will effectively guarantee the future of this great competition. Toyota is pleased to be involved in the Foley Shield competition as it is a direct link with their current investment with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys. Toyota and its local North Queensland Toyota Dealers are great supporters of rugby league and sponsoring the Foley Shield is another way that they can cement their current association with the Toyota Cowboys while also contributing back to the local North Queensland region.

The Price is right for the Warriors

STEVE Price might have a new club and a new home but he?ll still have the same job in the 2005 NRL after being named as the Vodafone Warriors? new captain.

Dragons make junior development a priority

2005 sees the Dragons reintroduce a Jersey Flegg (under 20 years of age) team, through the combination of the St George and Steelers sides of 2004.

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