Fed-up Johns says he doesn't need a pep talk

AN irritated Andrew Johns has virtually dared NSW selectors not to pick him for game one of this year's much-hyped State of Origin rugby league series.

Bennett Has Major Concerns With Golden Point

QUEENSLAND coach Wayne Bennett has expressed grave concerns over the Australian Rugby League?s decision to introduce the ?golden point? rule to Origin football following the rule's spectacular failure on the weekend.

Gould says Hopoate isn't cut out for Origin football

NEW South Wales coach Phil Gould has defended his selectors' decision to omit in-form Manly winger John Hopoate from the Blues' 25-man State Of Origin rugby league squad.

Bulls Eye - Part 1

IN this the first of two Bulls Eyes this week, coach Brian Noble looks at the biggest game in Super League as first placed Leeds Rhinos travel to second placed Bradford Bulls with top spot being the prize on offer at Friday's clash at Odsal Stadium.

Aizue finally revealed

HULL Kingston Rovers have finally got their man after unveiling 26yr old Papua New Guinean international forward Makali Aizue as the clubs latest signing.

Rea drops three with sweeping changes for Sunday

THREE players have been dropped and another seven positional changes have been made to London Broncos team ahead of Sunday's game with Wakefield.

Elliott glad to have Wiki cleared

CANBERRA coach Matt Elliott is pleased to have Ruben Wiki in his side to take on the New Zealand Warriors in tonight's National Rugby League clash in Wellington. And why wouldn't he be?

Bell starts Storm signings

MELBOURNE Storm has made headway this week with several players coming out of contract after centre Steven Bell re-signed today in a move that will keep him at Melbourne until the end of 2005.

Raiders win well in Wellington

A wet and soggy Wellington greeted the players with the Raiders, the home side, keeping the Warriors winless in windy city defeating them by 18-10.

The Rise And Rise Of Monty Betham

NEW Zealand Warriors skipper Monty Betham has modified his tackle technique but won't be toning down his aggression after two appearances before the National Rugby League judiciary that put him on the sideline for two games.

$100,000 at stake for Jubilee Oval

R2K strongly encourages St.George-Illawarra fans to write in support of both Rockdale & Hurstville Council's Draft Management Plans for 2003 to 2006. Both Rockdale & Hurstville have allocated $50,000 towards the Jubilee Oval Community Appeal in their draft budgets, which are subject to public comment.

Broncos keep the Bulldogs scoreless

TRY as they did the Bulldogs could not haul in the visiting Broncos at Telstra Stadium, going down in the end by 24-0, the first time since 2001 the Bulldogs have not posted any points in a match.

Bailey in doubt for Sunday

ST George Illawarra prop Luke Bailey is in doubt for Sunday's National Rugby League game against South Sydney with a back injury. Bailey has been troubled by a back problem since the Dragons' win over Cronulla in round eight.

Round 11 - Fridays Preview

ROUND 11 is another exciting round of NRL rugby league with some tough picks to make for the tipsters.

Vagana expected to sign on Monday, MacDougall's future clouded

HOT on the heels of star halfback Brent Sherwin re-signing with the Bulldogs for another five years, teammate and New Zealand international Nigel Vagana is also tipped to sign a long-term deal, most likely on Monday.

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