WITH all the hype surrounding the first State of Origin match, Round 10 of the NSWRL Premier League has snuck up on us.
ROUND 8 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup has some interesting match ups as always.
STATE of Origin casualty Justin Hodges' manager has called on the NRL to allow clubs salary cap exemptions as compensation for players injured in representative games.
A short, sharp pain followed by a burst of warmth and a sensation of fluid running down the forehead through the eyes, across parts of the face and into the mouth giving a tasteful metallic flavour. White blood cells rush frantically to the scene of the damage, desperately trying to clot the open wound. By this stage a clearly visible cut has spilt blood all over the right hand side of Michael De Vere's head, which is promptly actioned by referee Bill Harrigan who insists De Vere seek medical attention in compliance with the game's bleeding regulations.
QUEENSLANDER Justin Hodges is considering legal action against Suncorp Stadium after suffering a serious knee injury in last night's State of Origin match against NSW, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.
QUEENSLAND began scouring its playing ranks for State of Origin answers on Thursday as questions continued to be posed about the state of the Suncorp Stadium playing surface.
STATE of Origin casualty Justin Hodges will NOT seek legal action against Suncorp Stadium despite a season-ending injury on the uneven playing surface last Wednesday.
QUEENSLAND centre Justin Hodges has been given legal advice he could sue after injuring his knee at Suncorp Stadium during Wednesday's State of Origin match.
TONY Rea has again named the same team for this Sunday's game at Castleford Tigers.
IN Bulls Eye this week, coach Brian Noble, second row forward, Jamie Peacock and hooker James Lowes look ahead to Sunday's Round 14 Tetley's Super League clash at Wilderspool when the Bulls travel across Pennines to take on the Wolves.
WIGAN Warriors Coach Stuart Raper has announced the following team for Friday's Tetley's Super League home clash with Hull at the JJB Stadium, 8pm Kick Off.
WING Matt Petersen signed a new two-year contract with National Rugby League (NRL) strugglers the Parramatta Eels yesterday.
KIWIS veteran Stephen Kearney will set a new appearance record for a New Zealander in the National Rugby League (NRL) when he leads the Melbourne Storm against Penrith on Saturday night.
A noisy crowd at Energy Australia Stadium in Newcastle saw their home side claw back from a 12 point deficit at halftime to win at the death by 32 - 30.
QUEENSLAND duo Gorden Tallis and Tonie Carroll are likely to drop out of Brisbane's side for Sunday's top of the table National Rugby League match against Canberra.