MELBOURNE hooker Cameron Smith will become just the second Storm player to represent Queensland after he was today selected for the third and final State of Origin match to be played at Suncorp Stadium next week.
THE Australian Rugby League has ignored a plea from the Queensland camp to o overlook Bill Harrigan for next week's third State of Origin game, appointing him for a 21st appearance.
TONGA is chasing the services of two Kiwi rugby league stars for the Rugby World Cup.
AUSTRALIAN rugby league coach Chris Anderson has declared the Test five-eighth position wide open following the selection of Bulldogs playmaker Braith Anasta in the New South Wales Origin side.
THE captain of a Gold Coast rugby league team has been banned from playing or coaching for two years after pleading guilty to handling a referee in an aggressive manner.
THE Sydney Airport Jets Jim Beam squad, many of whom would qualify to play in an Under 21 competition, won their first match of the season last Saturday. The Jets defeated Central Coast outfit Ourimbah 27-26 in a drama-packed encounter, with players on report from both teams. The Newtown boys battled courageously to hang onto their narrow lead with only eleven players on the field at one stage, and proved they will be of real nuisance value in the remaining competition rounds.
ROUND 13 of the NSWRL Premier League competition saw the Dragons playing host to the Balmain side at Kogarah Jubilee Oval last Friday evening and beating them by 30-14 to remain in hot contention for top spot on the table.
FROM the Lion Foundation NJC that was run earlier this year, three composite
representative teams have been selected to play against the touring Barla,
Great Britain Young Lions Under 18 team throughout July 2003.
SIBBIT and Wood Selected for the 'A'
LONDON Broncos can confirm that former Kangaroo hooker, Jason Hetherington
will not be returning to the club after failing to recover sufficiently from post-season shoulder surgery.
WIGAN Warriors play Halifax twice in the Tetley's Super League in the month of August and both the game at the JJB Stadium and at The Shay have been pushed forward to the Sunday afternoons.
MATT Jobson made his first-grade debut for Newcastle in 2001 and but only managed four more appearances for the Knights leading into this year's National Rugby League (NRL) season.
THE Manly Sea Eagles will bring a depleted league line-up to play the Warriors at Ericsson Stadium on Saturday night ? but come with a heavyweight management team making no secret of its intentions to hunt for players.
RAIDERS winger Jamaal Lolesi has signed with the Bulldogs for two years after rejecting an offer from the Raiders.
CANBERRA halfback Michael Monaghan says he'd like to see Luke O'donnell playing alongside him at Manly next year, despite the Wests Tigers forward putting him out of the game for nine weeks by breaking his jaw early this season.