NEW South Wales Origin assistant coach Laurie Daley predicts Phil Gould will stay on as Blues rugby league coach. And veteran lock Luke Ricketson believes the Blues will lose their edge over Queensland if Gould isn't at the helm for the 2004 series.
KIWI coach Daniel Anderson has tonight announced his Kiwi test side who will take on Australia next Friday night in Sydney.
AUSTRALIAN Rugby League chairman, Colin Love has announced the Kangaroo Test side which will take on New Zealand at Aussie Stadium, Sydney on Friday 25 July at 7.30pm.
INJURED New Zealand Warriors hooker PJ Marsh is confident he will make a successful comeback after neck surgery, although he admits there is a "slight chance" he may never play rugby league again.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons have comfortably defeated the North Queenland Cowboys by 36-16 in Townsville tonight.
DRAGONS chief executive Peter Doust has confirmed that St George Illawarra back rower Lance Thompson has taken a substantial pay cut so the club can retain Shaun Timmins, Mark Gasnier, and Nathan Blacklock under the salary cap.
FRIDAY night footy kicked off to see the mighty Panthers juggernaut continue to sweep all before them. This time Penrith over came an Origin weary Knights outfit in Newcastle. With a bye still in hand, the Panthers are now looking odds-on to claim the 2003 minor premiership.
RADISSON Maine Wests Tigers are pleased to announce Mark O?Neill has re-signed with the club for a further two years.
FOURTEEN tries and the highest scoring game so far in the 2003 NRL competition, and the Roosters came out on top of the Sea Eagles by 50-26.
A tough encounter for the Raiders at home saw them scrape to a win over the Tigers by 28-26.
THE Parramatta Eels have put on early points to out-gun the South Rabbitohs by 34-20 at Aussie Stadium this afternoon.
FOLLOWING his selection for Friday night?s Australia versus New Zealand Test match Melbourne Storm skipper Stephen Kearney is set to move even closer to Gary Freeman?s record for the most international appearances by a New Zealander.
THE New Zealand Warriors have won a hard fought 31-24 victory over the Sharks at Toyota Park this evening.
INAUGURAL Melbourne Storm front-rower Robbie Kearns is set to become the first player to be with the club for ten years after re-signing yesterday in a deal that will keep him involved with the Storm beyond his playing days.
BRISBANE have walked away from Melbourne?s Olympic park with two points after outlasting the Storm and winning 26-22 in extra time.