WELLINGTON'S Gerard Stokes wants to continue as Kiwi assistant coach under newly appointed Daniel Anderson, but is unsure of his chances.
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.
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.
FORMER New Zealand rugby league international Tasesa Lavea will be disciplined by Northern Eagles management after trading blows with teammate Alex Moore last week.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.