Are The British Based Players Worth It ?

NEW Zealand national coach, Daniel Anderson is faced with a dilema of sorts. He must decide if time constraints will make it worth his while to bring current Kiwi team members, utility Robbie Paul, fullback Richie Barnett, wingers Lesley Vainikolo and Tevita Vaikona and centre Shontayne Hape back from Great Britain to join the Kiwi squad for the NZ-Australia test in Sydney on July 25th.

NZRL Appoint Peter Cordtz As General Manager

THE NZRL Board of Directors have confirmed the appointment Peter Cordtz as General Manager of the New Zealand Rugby League.

Stokes Gets 2nd Chance

GERRARD Stokes is thankful his reputation has remained intact after last summers controversial tour of Great Britain by the Kiwis.

ESL Sunday Games - Preview

WIDNES Vikings can kick-start their top six chase when they visit Castleford Tigers on Sunday afternoon.

Wakefield Hold Out Halifax

WAKEFIELD and former Featherstone stand-off, Jamie Rooney, combined superbly with veteran half-back Brad Davis and Richard Newlove to lay on all three of their side's tries and also kicked five goals from six attempts to get his side up to a 22 - 18 win over bottom placed Halifax.

Wigan Pip Warrington In A Thriller

ANDY Farrell made a dream comeback from his knee injury by kicking the drop goal which gave Wigan a 21-20 win over Warrington on Friday night. Farrell had not played since the opening weekend of Tetley's Rugby Super League VIII, but kicked four goals and the crucial drop goal to see off the Wolves at The JJB Stadium. Shaun Briscoe scored two tries for the Warriors, with Adrian Lam also crossing, while a 12-point haul for Lee Briers, with a try, three goals and two drop goals, added to scores for Sid Domic and Brent Grose, was just not enough for the visitors. Warrington cashed in on brilliant kicking from skipper Briers to deservedly lead 12-6 at half-time. In a see-sawing game played at a frenetic pace, Briers darted over for Warringtons third try and the conversion made it 18-18. Two Briers' drop goals edged Warrington in front before Farrell levelled it with a penalty and then hit the crucial one-pointer to grab the win the match seconds from time. Wigan 21 Tries: Adrian Lam, Sean Briscoe 2 Goal: Andrew Farrell 4 Drop Goals: Andrew Farrell 1 Warrington 20 Tries:Lee Briers, Sid Domic, Brent Grose Goal: Lee Briers 3 Drop Goals Lee Briers 2

Saint Helens Unstoppable

A hat trick each for Saints hookers Keiron Cunningham and Mick Higham as St Helens bounced back to winning ways at Knowsley Road.

Bulldogs defence WINs out.

THE Canterbury Bulldogs have tackled their way to victory to defeat the St George Illawarra Dragons by 18-16 at WIN Stadium this evening.

Penrith extend their winning streak to five matches

THE Penrith Panthers have extended their winning streak to five matches with a good 26-18 win over a very disappointing Canberra Raiders outfit this evening.

Dragons cruelled by suspect call

THE St George Illawarra Dragons have been pipped 18-16 by the Canterbury Bulldogs in controversial fashion at WIN Stadium tonight.

Cowboys win but may lose Morrison

THE North Queensland Cowboys have stormed home to trounce Wests Tigers 26-8 at Dairy farmers Stadium tonight.

Barrett to have x-ray and consult ankle surgeon

DRAGONS captain Trent Barrett, who missed this afternoon's Telstra Premiership match with the Bulldogs at WIN Stadium, will have x-rays tomorrow and will consult an ankle surgeon over the next two days to determine if he needs surgery.

Kearney Puts Friendship Aside

WHEN Storm skipper Stephen Kearney runs out on to ANZ Stadium tomorrow to take on the Brisbane Broncos, he will put friendship aside as he goes head to head with good friend and former Melbourne hooker Richard Swain.

Hodgson out, Weyman in

RAIDERS forward Michael Hodgson has been forced to withdraw from tonight's match against the Penrith Panthers through injury with a hamstring strain.

Toopi Sidelined For 6 Weeks

NEW Zealand Warriors centre Clinton Toopi has been ruled out of the National Rugby League for six weeks with a hand injury.

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