LONDON Broncos moved into the top six of Tetley's Rugby Super League with a 40-18 win over Widnes Vikings in Aberavon on Sunday.
The Broncos took their Round 13 clash to Wales, and they followed up last week's win at Bradford with a comfortable defeat of a Widnes side who trailed 34-6 at half time.
PLAYER by Player analysis for the Queensland and New South Wales sides to play in Wednesday night's opening Rugby League State of Origin game at the rejuvenated Lang Park, aka Suncorp Stadium.
CHANNEL Nine has dispatched yet another kick in the guts to loyal Rugby League fans by revealing that it will not be showing game one of the State of Origin series live in Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth. Instead AFL dominated states will have to wait until 9:30PM (Melbourne), 10:30PM (Adelaide) or 12:10AM (Perth) to see the replay.
NEW South Wales forward Ben Kennedy has been cleared to lead the Blues pack into State of Origin I after passing a fitness test on his hamstring.
WITH Round 13 of the NRL now complete, the eyes of the footballing world will be turned upon State of Origin One at Suncorp Stadium Wednesday night.
QUEENSLAND skipper Gorden Tallis has dismissed attacks on NSW coach Phil Gould as a "prank" to stir up his players for Wednesdays night's State of Origin opener at Suncorp Stadium.
ROUND 7 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup brought up some interesting results, none more so than Otahuhu Leopard's narrow victory over the Canterbury Bulls.
ROUND 13 kicked off with a depleted Roosters side going down to Braith Anasta's Bulldogs. It was a tremendous win for Canterbury but afterwards, it was Easts' coach Ricky Stuart who stole the lime-light with some hoo-har about being robbed. I've always been a big fan of coaches whinging after matches. I know some people think we follow the game to watch the players but don't be fooled. After referees, coaches run a close second as the most watched people in the game. Mind you, Ricky needs to sharpen up his act a little... I watched the entire press conference and not once did he use an expletive - hardly entertaining.
MANLY'S celebrations of its come-from-behind win over the Wests Tigers have been tempered today with halfback Jason Ferris one of three players charged by the National Rugby League judiciary.
THE struggling Cronulla Sharks say signing unsettled Kiwis rugby league centre Nigel Vagana is their top priority for next season.
THE Canberra Raiders have named a 19-man side for their top of the table clash with the Brisbane Broncos on Sunday at Canberra Stadium.
TWO former Test wingers will make their long-awaited returns to the National Rugby League this weekend. St George Illawarra flyer Nathan Blacklock and Newcastle's Adam Macdougall will meet each other in Friday night's clash at Newcastle.
COLOURFUL New Zealand Warriors winger Henry Fa?afili has signed a new three year deal that will keep him at the Warriors until the end of 2006.
THE crowd at Leichhardt Oval were after no less than a win from their team, and the Tigers tried their best to deliver, but were beaten by a determined Sea Eagles side 38-30, who finally have managed to win an away game in 2003. Surprisingly, after the reputation Leichhardt Oval has for visiting sides, the Tigers are yet to post a win at home in the 2003 NRL competition.
NATHAN Blacklock's return to rugby league has grabbed the headlines recently but another player has quietly made his comeback to the game in Australia.