THE AMNRL season kicks off this Weekend for 2003. This year will see the introduction of two new teams to the AMNRL. The Washington D.C. Slayers and Connecticut Wildcats will be playing their first games as part of the expansion of Rugby League in the United States.
BURLEIGH retained a share of fifth spot on the Queensland Cup ladder with a 26-16 win over Easts in a high quality ABC Television match at Langlands Park. The Tigers were first to score after 15 minutes when fullback Wade Liddell crossed after a Scott Thorburn bomb was not handled by the Bears. Five minutes later the scores were level at 6 all with Burleigh second row Stan Berryman crashing over after a set move.
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.
THREE players have tested positive for banned substances, the Rugby Football League's Doping Control Panel announced on Tuesday.
London Broncos winger Dominic Peters has been suspended from playing for 12 months after testing positive for stanozolol.
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.
THE Bulldogs have re-signed fullback Luke Patten for another three National Rugby League seasons.
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THE Bulldogs have withdrawn their latest offer of a new contract to Nigel Vagana, prolonging the stalemate between the Kiwis' star centre and the National Rugby League (NRL) title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.
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.
KIWIS and Bulldogs centre Willie Talau is expected to decide on his future with the National Rugby League (NRL) club this week.