INSPIRATIONAL Roosters captain Brad Fittler will join an elite band of players on Saturday night, when he plays his 300th first grade game against South Sydney at Aussie Stadium
WITH the NRL experiencing unprecedented levels of support, round 17 brings some fantastic clashes starting with the Dragons at home to the Broncos.
MELBOURNE Storm five-eighth Scott Hill faces a longer than expected stint on the sidelines after follow-up tests have revealed that the Test lock has nerve damage in the shoulder he injured three weeks ago.
KEY second rower Ali Lauiti'iti could make a surprise reappearance in the National Rugby League tomorrow night, according to an Australian newspaper report today.
STORM second-rower Peter Robinson has re-signed with Melbourne today in a deal that will see him remain with the club until the end of the 2005 season.
DRAGONS lock John Cross has been forced to delay his return from a rib injury and will miss tomorrow night's Telstra Premiership match with the Broncos at WIN Stadium.
NEW Zealand Warriors rugby league management have warned Mark Tookey to shed weight or be fined.
THE home crowd at WIN Stadium were going to accept nothing less than a win, and that's what the Dragons delivered, defeating the Broncos by 32 - 16.
BULLDOGS centre Nigel Vagana has signed a three-year deal with the Cronulla Sharks, ending weeks of speculation about his playing future and breaking the hearts of Bulldogs fans in the process.
A book is to be published to mark the 40th anniversary of the Mangere East Rugby League Club. League legend , Olsen Filipaina , speaks openly about his early days playing for the Hawks, Olsen also talks about the move from south Auckland to Sydney which left him so homesick he nearly quit and the racism he says mars the sport.
QUEENSLAND centre Paul Bowman announced on Thursday he would remain with the North Queensland for a further three National Rugby League seasons.
THE cloud over the third State of Origin game has lifted with the Rugby League Players Association received assurances from Suncorp Stadium management that the ground is safe.
THE Bulldogs will be given one final opportunity to retain strike centre Nigel Vagana, but the National Rugby League club looks to be fighting a losing battle.
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LONDON Broncos will return to Griffin Park on Saturday night after two months and a five-match winning streak on the road.