WELL, you?ve no doubt heard about how great a winger was or is Wendell Sailor or Lote Tuquiri, that Nathan Blacklock topped the NRL try-scorers list three year running. Older folk will no doubt remember Larry Corowa, or Les Kiss, or Michael Cleary or Ken Irvine as great wingers. All of them athletic, strapping players.
QUEENSLAND'S State of Origin rugby league squad have all been passed fit at today's team medicals in Brisbane. The Maroons have had their first training session with Origin rookies Michael Crocker, Scott Sattler and Matt Bowen blended into the team.
THE second State of Origin match between NSW and Queensland at Telstra Stadium on Wednesday night is officially a sellout.
QUEENSLAND captain Gorden Tallis says the Maroons won't be suckered into believing NSW matchwinner Andrew Johns is carrying any sort of injury less than a week out from State of Origin Two.
NSW will train for the first time at the venue for Wednesday night's second State of Origin clash with Queensland when the squad takes to Telstra Stadium this afternoon.
BRADFORD Bulls are pleased to announce that their latest pre-match entertainment extravaganza will feature a Grease theme, plus a special appearance from the multi-award winning Yorkshire Building Society Concert Brass Band.
THE sport of rugby league is set to celebrate its busiest weekend ever in the capital commencing on Friday 4th July.
QUENTIN Pongia the New Zealand Test Prop is joining Wigan for the remainder of the season.
THE National Rugby League would welcome a Sydney club relocating to a region such as the Gold Coast.
MELBOURNE Storm winger Marcus Bai will establish a landmark for club and country when he celebrates his 150th first grade match against the Bulldogs this Sunday at Olympic Park.
THOSE basketball skills New Zealand Warriors rugby league player Sione Faumuina uses on the field didn't come without practice.
ST George-Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust says prop Quentin Pongia will play against South Sydney tomorrow. Pongia has walked out on the NRL club less than a fortnight after making his Australian comeback to join English rugby league club Wigan.
ROUND 15 of the National Rugby League kicks off tonight with the Panthers hosting Newcastle at Penrith Football Stadium. The Knights will be without their five NSW State of Origin stars, including captain Andrew Johns, as well as suspended Blues forward Josh Perry.
NEW Zealand Warriors hooker PJ Marsh will be off the rugby league field and wearing a neck brace at least until the end of this week.
SOUTH Sydney prop Filimone Lolohea has re-signed with the Rabbitohs until the end of the 2004 National Rugby League season.