NEW Zealand will return to North Harbour Stadium for the first time since 1998 for their rugby league test against Australia on October 18.
PANTHERS coach Johnny Lang will be breathing a sigh of relief this week with the news that his in form 2nd rower , Joe Galuvao , has recovered from the calf muscle injury he sustained in last weekends impressive win over Wests Tigers.
NRL judiciary commissioner Jim Hall has been asked for a "please explain" for the second time this season over his failure to take action against players involved in on-field brawls.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs head coach Steve Folkes has announced his team for the Dogs big clash against the Raiders this Friday night at the Sydney Showground.
CHRIS Walker's offer to play in the National Rugby League for free may have won him a lifeline with the Sydney Roosters. And Brisbane also remains an option according to his manager Chris Orr.
THE National Rugby League have dropped referee Shayne Hayne following his controversial handling of Saturday night's Eels v Sharks game at Parramatta Stadium.
DANIEL Anderson has made one change to his starting 13 for the match against the Roosters.
TIGERS coach , Tim Sheens , has named his squad to meet the in form North Queensland Cowboys at Campbelltown on Sunday.
3:00pm, Sunday 31 August 2003
FRIDAY 29th August 2003 7:30PM.
NEW Zealand Warriors hooker Tevita Latu has been suspended for one match following the judiciary found Latu guilty of a grade one dangerous throw which will see him miss the important clash with the Roosters at Aussie Stadium.
NEWCASTLE Knights pair Robbie O'Davis and Timana Tahu are set for their return this Sunday against St George Illawarra Dragons at OKI Jubilee Stadium.
THE NRL's decision makers will discuss the Gold Coast's bid for a place in the premiership at a meeting next month after the consortium concerned impressed officials in Sydney.
FRIDAY 29th August 2003
BULLDOGS v CANBERRA at Sydney Showground at 7.35pm.
SYDNEY City Roosters coach , Ricky Stuart has not named his Captain and 5/8 Brad Fittler in his team for Saturdays game against the NZ Warriors at Aussie Stadium.
PASSIONATE Broncos captain Gorden Tallis has cautioned officials about over-softening rugby league.