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.
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.
MELBOURNE Storm will welcome back its State of Origin stars for this Sunday?s clash with the Brisbane Broncos at Olympic Park but may well be without underrated second-rower Peter Robinson.
FRIDAY 18th July 2003
MANLY expects to name a new chairman and coach within days as the shake-up at the National Rugby League club continues. The Sea Eagles are close to agreeing to terms with assistant coach Des Hasler for 2004.
FORMER Test player Paul Vautin has resigned from the Manly Football Club board, effective immediately.
MANLY five-eighth Ben Walker will play against the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League clash at Brookvale Oval on Sunday after recovering from concussion and neck problems. Walker has received a medical clearance and says he'll resume training on Wednesday.
THE Dragons are hopeful of an injury-free Origin finale tomorrow to avenge their embarrassing 36-16 loss to the Cowboys at home seven weeks ago when they meet again in their Telstra Premiership match this Saturday in Townsville.
ALLIGHT South Sydney Rabbitohs winger Ahmad Bajouri returns to first grade this Sunday against the Parramatta Eels.
HEAD Coach Daniel Anderson has named an unchanged line-up to the one that defeated Manly last round for this Saturday night's game against the Cronulla Sharks in Sydney.
SOUTH Sydney has re-signed improving fullback Brad Watts for next season. The 23-year-old Watts has overcome an early-season ankle injury to produce some eye-catching displays for the Rabbitohs in recent weeks.