QUEENSLAND Rugby League will see new kids on the block, Brothers Valleys admitted to the competition for season 2004.
KIWIS captain and Canberra player of the year Ruben Wiki is a certainty for New Zealand Rugby League's top award at the annual dinner in Auckland tonight.
GREAT Britain coach David Waite expects Saturday's third Test against Australia to be his last in charge.
Waite, comes to the end of his initial three-year contract at the conclusion of the series with the Kangaroos.
AUSTRALIA have named veteran Darren Smith in their squad for the third Test against Great Britain in Huddersfield.
Smith, who spent 2003 playing for St Helens, has been recalled at the age of 35 after a four-year absence.
TWO of rugby league?s all-time greats will be on hand to unveil 1895 International?s new official logo on a plaque outside Huddersfield?s historic George Hotel this Saturday (November 22).
AUSTRALIAN coach Chris Anderson is denying reports that some players are up in arms regarding the inclusion of Darren Smith in the team named to contest the 3rd Ashes Test at Huddersfield on Sunday.
GARETH Ellis is set to make his first Test appearance this weekend after being called into the Great Britain squad for the third Ashes clash against Australia.
THE Rugby World Cup has provided the ultimate wake up call to the NRL and Rugby League in general. Either the powers that be look to counter the effects the exposure the Rugby World Cup has generated upon the sport or they can sit back, do nothing, and take the head in the sand approach and hope it all goes away. Here?s a tip gents, they are here to stay and they have very deep pockets. A cashed up John O?Neill will be out looking for some more league players to undermine our game and chances are he?ll get them when you hear the league players are feeling a little envious or jealous about the exposure the rival codes is producing.
FORMER first grader Kurt Wrigley has joined the St George Illawarra Dragons coaching staff.
AUCKLAND-BORN prop Alex Chan is hoping that his wretched run of injuries will stop after making an off-season move to the NRL's southern outpost, Melbourne.
WARRIORS hooker PJ Marsh has finally had the brace removed from his neck after wearing it for more than four months.
BAY of Plenty rugby hooker Ngarimu Simpkins could be in breach of his contract after trialing for Sydney rugby league club Wests Tigers.
DRAGONS vice-captain Lance Thompson will take the passion he displays on the rugby league field into the boxing ring for the first time next month to raise money for charity.
KANGAROOS captain Darren Lockyer's call for a reduced National Rugby League season to help promote international rugby league has been endorsed by Wayne Bennett, his Broncos coach.
LONDON Broncos latest signing for the 2004 season is Salford hooker Dave Highton.