Stokes Keen on Assistants Job

WELLINGTON'S Gerard Stokes wants to continue as Kiwi assistant coach under newly appointed Daniel Anderson, but is unsure of his chances.

Roope Rooster Roundup

NORTHCOTE coach Duane Mann rates his side a top five chance for rugby league's Bartercard Cup despite the Tiger's 26-42 loss to Hibiscus Coast in the Roope Rooster semifinals.

Round 1 charges and injuries

SHARKS five-eighth Greg Bird, Roosters centre Justin Hodges and Dragons prop Jason Ryles face an anxious time today as they await whether or not they will be charged by the NRL judiciary.

Tasesa Lavea Hurt In Night Club Fight

FORMER New Zealand rugby league international Tasesa Lavea will be disciplined by Northern Eagles management after trading blows with teammate Alex Moore last week.

Finch admits Hayne got it wrong

REFEREES' boss Robert Finch has admitted Shayne Hayne made an error in packing down a scrum after the siren in Sunday's Cronulla-Melbourne. The decision to do so nearly cost the Storm victory.

Storm Reclaim Pride In The Jersey

MELBOURNE centre Steven Bell believes the club has reclaimed pride in the Storm jersey after showing great courage and tenacity to come back from a 22-point deficit against the Sharks in Cronulla yesterday.

Tickets on sale for Double Header

TICKETS have gone on sale for the National Rugby League's Easterdouble header at Telstra Stadium. The release of tickets follows on from the success Saturday's double header at Telstra Stadium, which attracted more than 40,000 fans.

Doust calls Hall over Ryles incident

DRAGON'S officials have assured judiciary commissioner Jim Hall that they will take action to clean up firebrand Test Prop Jason Ryles' on-field behaviour.

Hill & Ross Named For Panthers Clash

MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named five-eighth Scott Hill and fullback Robbie Ross for the Storms first home game of the year against Penrith this Saturday at Olympic Park (5.30pm).

Dragons Hire Hit Man

FORMER Kiwis rugby league enforcer Quentin Pongia will join St George Illawarra in May as cover for front rowers who are expected to be on State of Origin duty.

Kogarah Retrospective - Time For The Fans To Step Up

ON this night, 12 months ago, St.George-Illawarra supporters rallied for the return of the Dragons to Kogarah's Jubilee Oval. The R2K group hosted an Information Night at Kogarah RSL Club, with guest speakers including Frank Hyde, Robert Stone, Tony Squires and Dick Caine. Many supporters regard the Information Night as the catalyst for the long awaited return which was announced on the 5th of September last year.

Bird to face music, Hodges in the clear

TEENAGER Greg Bird could miss Cronulla's round three clash with Brisbane after being charged with a head-slam by the National Rugby League judiciary.

Mason set for recall

HARD running Bulldogs forward Willie Mason says he just wants to get on with playing football after coach Steve Folkes informed him that he will be playing first grade again ahead of Sunday's trip to Auckland.

Knights side for Roosters Blockbuster

THE Newcastle Knights have named an 18 man squad for this Friday night's clash with the Sydney Roosters at Energy Australia Stadium.


THE NRL survived week one without a draw in sight as crowds flocked in to see a round of bone crunching footy.

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