THE Premier League competition saw some movement on the competition ladder with some good performances put in and a return of one of the stars of Rugby League, Nathan Blacklock.
THREE players have tested positive for banned substances, the Rugby Football League's Doping Control Panel announced on Tuesday.
London Broncos winger Dominic Peters has been suspended from playing for 12 months after testing positive for stanozolol.
ALTHOUGH the first team had the Bank Holiday Weekend off, St Albans
Centurions were still in action when their newly-formed Under-16 team pulled
off another fine victory, winning 30-20 at Greenwich Admirals. The side,
which was only formed this month by former first team skipper Lee Parkin,
has done so well in its two matches - they hammered Essex Eels in their
debut match a week earlier - that scouts from Super League club London
Broncos are taking a very keen interest in several players.
HULL FC kept up the pressure at the head of Tetley's Rugby Super League with a fine 30-6 defeat of reigning champions St Helens at The Kingston Communications Stadium on Monday evening.
The Airlie Birds took a surprisingly comfortable two points against a Saints side which suffered its fifth defeat of the season and managed only one try.
BULLDOGS fullback Luke Patten says he is prepared to take another pay cut to stay with the National Rugby League club.
SECOND rower Ben Roarty is quitting high-flying Penrith in the midst of its dream National Rugby League season to secure his playing future in England. The Panthers have agreed to give 28-year-old Roarty an early release because they can't guarantee him a contract for next season.
INJURED Test winger Adam MacDougall has been frozen out by the Newcastle Knights pending the outcome of further talks over his future with the National Rugby League club.
THE consortium pushing for a National Rugby League team on the Gold Coast will meet with officials from a Sydney club in the next 48 hours to discuss relocating to the tourist strip.
FRIDAY 30th May 2003
THIS Sunday the St.George Illawarra Dragons return to OKI Jubilee Stadium Kogarah for their scheduled second match this season at the rebuilt ground against the Cowboys. Work continues on Stage One of the project, despite the terrible weather encountered by the builders.
SOUTHS halfback Willie Peters is in doubt for this weekend's game against Parramatta after suffering a fractured nose, concussion and an injury to his AC joint on Sunday.
ST George Illawarra coach Nathan Brown has named an unchanged line-up for this Sunday's NRL match against the North Queensland Cowboys at Oki Jubilee Stadium.
THE Canberra Raiders have named a five man powerhouse bench as they prepare for their first free to air game against the in-form Sharks this Friday night.
AN ankle injury to Vodafone Warriors? second row forward Awen Guttenbeil has forced head coach Daniel Anderson to make changes for Saturday night?s game against the Panthers.
MELBOURNE Storm five-eighth and Test lock Scott Hill will return from a shoulder injury for this Sunday?s clash with the Sydney Roosters at Olympic Park (3pm).