NEW South Wales skipper Andrew Johns says he'll play in tomorrow night's third State Of Origin rugby league match against Queensland at Suncorp Stadium despite not being fully fit.
NSW coach Phil Gould won't discuss his Origin future but believes arch rival Wayne Bennett must stay on for Queensland's sake.
FORMER Queensland hardman Greg Dowling has launched his annual attack on the Maroons pack, claiming captain Gorden Tallis went missing in Origin I and Shane Webcke has been comprehensively outplayed by his NSW counterparts.
THE Queensland camp has raised the prospect of a player walk off if tomorrow night's third State of Origin rugby league match with NSW has to go to extra time.
QUEENSLAND will train today at Suncorp Stadium on the eve of the third Origin match against New South Wales.
IRELAND coach Daryl Powell has named his 28-man squad for the European Nations Cup later this year, and the side will be captained by Wigan prop Terry O'Connor.
The Irish side will take on France and Scotland in the pool stage of the inaugural competitioon in October and November.
THEY'VE worn the maroon of Queensland and now Chris McKenna and Craig Greenhill are on the verge of pulling on the green of Ireland.
ROUND 14 started off with an upset as cellar dwellers Newcastle travelled to Parramatta and upset the home team in a one point thriller. The result lifts Newcastle to 12th while Parramatta have been leapfrogged by Canterbury.
WIGAN Rugby League club today formally terminated their interest in Australian Centre Mark Gasnier.
WIGAN Warriors can today reveal they have signed 18 year old Kiwi Second Row Forward Harrison Hansen on a two year deal.
THEY mix together like champagne and wine cooler ? and now beer has driven the wedge deeper between Australian rugby and rugby league fans.
THREE New Zealand Warriors who broke a curfew and went out drinking before their National Rugby League match against the North Queensland Cowboys a fortnight ago have been fined by the club, chief executive Mick Watson said today.
CRONULLA captain Brett Kimmorley hasn't ruled out making a surprise comeback from a broken jaw in the Sharks' National Rugby League clash with the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday night.
BULLDOGS forward Steve Reardon has accepted a one-match suspension after pleading guilty to a grade one careless high tackle.
PENRITH Panthers coach John Lang has named a largely unchanged lineup for Friday nights match at Newcastle against the Knights.