SOME good match ups this weekend in the NSWRL Premier League competition. With the top of the table so tight, 3 teams on 12 points, and others nipping at their heels, the pressure is starting to go on to perform week in and week out.
ALL teams in New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition are not playing this weekend as it is a holiday weekend.
WIGAN have today announced that they have extended Kevin Brown's contract until the end of 2005.
TETLEY'S Super League champions St Helens have been identified as one of the clubs to have allegedly broken the salary cap.
TRY-SCORING sensation Billy Slater is confident he'll be fit to play for the Melbourne Storm against the Sydney Roosters in their National Rugby League match at Olympic Park on Sunday.
PENRITH fullback Rhys Wesser has re-signed with the National Rugby League club for another three years.
THE Bulldogs have re-signed fullback Luke Patten for another three National Rugby League seasons.
NEW Zealand international centre Willie Talau has become the first casualty of the Bulldogs' salary cap cheating, with the National Rugby League club resigned to losing him.
THE Warriors are scoffing at rumours Ali Lauiti'iti will resume playing in the next week or so.
NATIONAL Rugby League (NRL) video referees have been told to give attacking teams the benefit of the doubt this weekend following a series of controversial rulings in recent matches.
THE Brisbane Broncos have been boosted by three of their young forwards signing new National Rugby League contracts.
MANLY boss Ian Thomson has thrown his support behind a consortium bidding to base a National Rugby League team on the Gold Coast from 2006.
THE Bulldogs have withdrawn their latest offer of a new contract to Nigel Vagana, prolonging the stalemate between the Kiwis' star centre and the National Rugby League (NRL) title contenders.
THE Canberra Raiders will be chasing their first victory at Toyota Park in ten years when they meet Cronulla in tonight's National Rugby League clash.
CRONULLA captain Brett Kimmorley has warned the Sharks their stirring win over Newcastle will mean nothing if they lose tonight's crucial NRL clash with Canberra at Toyota Park.