Graham joins Wests Tigers

THE Wests Tigers have signed former Sharks lock Nick Graham after a small stint in the U.K. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed at this stage. Graham was forced out of Cronulla after a falling out with coach Chris Anderson. Both he and Dean Treister were released mid season by the Sharks.

Ambushed !

AUSTRALIA was outstanding, New Zealand outclassed and the July test rendered outdated at Aussie Stadium on Saturday night.

Tri-Nations Replaces League World Cup

A new annual Tri-Nations series involving Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain will replace the World Cup and the Lions tours until at least 2006. The Rugby League International Federation confirmed that the competition will be hosted by Great Britain for the next three years.

Bartercard Cup - Round 13 results

ROUND 13 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup has the Canterbury Bulls move to within 2 points of competition leaders, Hibiscus Coast Raiders, after their game in Christchurch. The top 5 for the playoffs now look settled, although a late charge by the North Harbour Tigers might just upset the apple cart.

ESL-Week 20 -Roundup

WARRINGTON Wolves piled on the misery for Tetley's Rugby Super League's basement side Halifax with a 66-6 win at Wilderspool on Sunday, while Bradford Bulls and St Helens came away from testing visits to Castleford and Wakefield and Huddersfield saw off Hull 30-14. Graham Appo was the star of the show as Warrington sent Halifax to their biggest loss this season, scoring four tries and kicking nine goals.

NRL wrap - ROUND 20

FRIDAY night saw Test footy cop another battering as the Kangaroos thrashed a rudderless New Zealand side at Aussie Stadium. The Kiwis belted out their traditional Haka but that was as close as they got to impressing the 30,000 strong crowd that came out expecting something special but were sorely disappointed.

Raiders thrash Sharks

THE Canberra Raiders have comprehensively defeated the Cronulla Sharks 40-12 at Canberra Stadium.

Huge Day For NZ Schoolboy

SCHOOLBOY prodigy Benji Marshall watched in awe as Andrew Johns dissected the Kiwis last Friday and he was a little disappointed the Kangaroos and Newcastle playmaker was absent injured when he made his National Rugby League (NRL) debut yesterday.

Graham joins Wests Tigers

THE Wests Tigers have signed former Sharks lock Nick Graham after a small stint in the U.K. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed at this stage. Graham was forced out of Cronulla after a falling out with coach Chris Anderson. Both he and Dean Treister were released mid season by the Sharks.

Anderson: "...back me or sack me"

DESPONDENT Sharks coach Chris Anderson has called on the Cronulla board to back him 100% or sack him.

Wests Tigers maul Knights in Campbelltown bloodbath

THE Wests Tigers have handed out a 52-12 hiding to the Newcastle Knights at Campbelltown Stadium. The Knights were never in the match as the Tigers ran riot in the first half to post a handy 24-6 lead at the break.

Thommo back

DRAGONS second rower Lance Thompson's passion to play has been rewarded with an early return from a foot injury making him available for St George Illawarra's clash with the Panthers this weekend.

Motu Tony Seeking New Club

THE Warriors have given Motu Tony leave to look for a new club as they struggle to fit him under the salary cap.

Bulldogs too good as Cowboys look to next year

THE Canterbury Bulldogs have eventually run out comfortable 42-22 winners over the North Queensland Cowboys at the Sydney Showground. It was the last throw of the dice for the Cowboys who saw their season evaporate following a controversial video ref call in the 70th minute.

The Roosters are crowing

THE old clich?, a game of two halves, came to the fore today at Penrith Football Stadium when the Roosters defeated the Panthers by 38-24.