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.
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.
ALTHOUGH the first team had the Bank Holiday Weekend off, St Albans
Centurions were still in action when their newly-formed Under-16 team pulled
off another fine victory, winning 30-20 at Greenwich Admirals. The side,
which was only formed this month by former first team skipper Lee Parkin,
has done so well in its two matches - they hammered Essex Eels in their
debut match a week earlier - that scouts from Super League club London
Broncos are taking a very keen interest in several players.
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.
BULLDOGS fullback Luke Patten says he is prepared to take another pay cut to stay with the National Rugby League club.
SECOND rower Ben Roarty is quitting high-flying Penrith in the midst of its dream National Rugby League season to secure his playing future in England. The Panthers have agreed to give 28-year-old Roarty an early release because they can't guarantee him a contract for next season.
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.
KIWIS and Bulldogs centre Willie Talau is expected to decide on his future with the National Rugby League (NRL) club this week.