NSW coach Phil Gould says injured second rower Ben Kennedy will be given until Sunday to prove his fitness for the State of Origin series opener against Queensland on Wednesday night.
THE New South Wales camp is happy with the progress of injured second rower Ben Kennedy as the countdown continues to this year's State of Origin series opener against Queensland.
A life-size bronze statue of Queensland rugby league legend Wally Lewis has been returned to Brisbane's Lang Park.
EVERYONE in Queensland's rugby league team has been passed fit at the State of Origin medical in Brisbane today.
NEW South Wales coach Phil Gould has indicated Steve Menzies and Braith Anasta are in a two-horse race to be Blues' travelling reserve for State of Origin I against Queensland.
NEW South Wales has nominated brilliant fullback Darren Lockyer as the greatest threat to the Blues' hopes of wresting State of Origin supremacy back from Queensland this year.
ROUND 9 of the NSWRL Premier League saw some rather large scores posted. The Cougars put on a polished performance over Norths. The thriller at Sydney Showgrounds between the Bulldogs and the Magpies certainly entertained the crowd as did the game played at Henson Park between the Newtown Jets and the Roosters.
AN Australia-wide talent search for future Kiwis rugby league internationals has produced encouraging results with at least a dozen potential players unearthed.
EELS fullback Brett Hodgson will not be with the Eels next season after failing to come to terms on a new deal. Hodgosn is asking $230,000 a season and the Eels are willing to pay $150,000 a season leaving the fullback with little option but to look elsewhere. Parramatta do have last right of refusal meaning the Eels can make the final offer to Hodgson before he signs elsewhere.
X Blades, the football boot innovators, have taken a stranglehold on the Wests Tigers till 2007 with a further option for another three years till 2010.
AFTER re-signing today for at least a further two years, Storm winger Matt Geyer has predicted that Melbourne will once again reach lofty heights under the guidance of coach Craig Bellamy.
ST.GEORGE-ILLAWARRA supporters only have until close of business on Tuesday to write to Hurstville Council in support of the proposed $50,000 Jubilee Oval donation. The donation is subject to public comment and it is very important that the Council receives positive feedback about the proposed donation. The deadline to contact Rockdale Council is a week later on Tuesday, the 17th of June. The proposed Rockdale Council donation is also subject to public comment.
A Roosters side minus 7 of their top players played out of their skins but went down to the more experienced Bulldogs pack by 28 - 18 at Aussie Stadium.
ST George Illawarra Dragons winger, Amos Roberts received some good news today after being told he would not require shoulder surgery as expected. Indications are that Roberts may return in six weeks time.
ON the verge of equalling the record for the most premiership appearances by a New Zealander, Storm skipper Stephen Kearney says he is humbled to be overtaking the man he idolised as a youngster.