ARGENTINA will make an International debut, on March 27 and March 30 when the team takes on an Australian Police Rugby League Team (APRLT).
YOU can?t get any closer to the action than when you?re a referee.
THE Brisbane Second Division Rugby League competitions began in all grades except the Albert Bishop Shield on Saturday 5 March.
BALMAIN PCYC Junior Rugby League Club is hosting a ?Come & Try Night?, 5pm this Thursday March 10th, at Birchgrove Oval.
THE Sydney Airport Jets won their War of the Worlds showdown with the Parkes Spacemen at Henson Park on Saturday, but the visitors from western NSW went away with plenty of positives.
AUCKLAND Sea Lions Kiwi Cup Coach, Lewis Godsmark, will be scratching his head following his team's 28 - 20 loss to Canterbury in the first round of the Lion Foundation National Junior Competition. Widely tipped as favourites to take out the competition, the Seal Lions take on a very handy looking Wellington side, this Saturday, at Wise Park in Wellington. Wise Park has long been a grave yard for Auckland teams, and I suspect that the local side could well have the cigar at full time in this match.
In the Foundation Cup, the Seal Lions were untroubled by the young Canterbury side and should have no difficulty this week, in dealing with the Wise Park bogey.
Auckland Crowns Kiwi Cup squad, this week, take on First National Northland, in the curtain raiser to the Warriors at Ericcson Stadium on Sunday. This Auckland side lacked consistency in their narrow win over Wellington in round 1 and the Wellington side could consider themselves unlucky not to go home with the two points.
This game will be televised on the Sky Sport Network but the channel is still TBA.
The other games Waicoa Bay travel to Christchurch to take on Canterbury at Rugby League Park on Saturday and the Crowns Foundation Cup side take on Northland at Cornwall Park, Auckland on Saturday at 12.45pm
LION FOUNDATION NJC - ROUND 2 FIXTURES
WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats coach Shane McNally was grateful to beat Leigh Centurions 38-26 but was far from happy with the way the visitors were allowed to keep the match alive for so long.
LONDON Broncos coach Tony Rea refused to use his club?s off-field problems as an excuse for their 48-22 engage Super League defeat at Bradford Bulls.
WIGAN got their season back on track at the Halton Stadium with a hard working performance against a gritty Widnes side. Three quick tries mid way through the second period changed the game around as the Warriors found themselves too strong for the home side.
STEVE Price will lead the Vodafone Warriors into battle when they open their 2005 NRL campaign against Manly at Ericsson Stadium on Sunday.
PENRITH Panthers coach John Lang has named a very strong lineup for Saturday nights clash against the Sharks at Toyota Park.
Coach Langs team is;
MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named his squad to take on the Newcastle Knights at Olympic Park in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon.
Coach Bellamys team is;
1 Billy Slater
2 Matt Geyer
3 Steve Bell
4 Matt King
5 Jake Webster
6 Scott Hill
7 Matt Orford
8 Robbie Kearns
9 Cameron Smith
10 Alex Chan
11 David Kidwell
12 Ryan Hoffman
13 Dallas Johnson
14 Dennis Scott
15 Glen Turner
16 Cooper Cronk
17 Brett White
Coach Craig Bellamy
WESTS Tigers will open their 2005 campaign against the Parramatta Eels this Saturday 12th March at Telstra Stadium. Wests Tigers will
be looking to kick off the season with a strong start against the Eels.
MISSING forward Willie Mason (foot), utility Reni Maitua (ankle) and centre Ben Harris (shoulder), the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs will field a near full-strength team for their NRL opening round clash with the Dragons this Friday night at Telstra Stadium.
THE Melbourne Storm proved that they are genuine contenders for the 2004 Telstra Premiership with a convincing 36-18 victory over the Canberra Raiders today at Canberra Stadium.