SOME of the positives from Rugby Union oganisations received by Rugby League Ireland.
THE Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) have made attempts to block the Rugby League Ireland (RLI) in its attempts to establish League in Ireland.
DESPITE the positive responces shown towards Rugby League Irelands plans for a Conference Competition, The rugby unions governing body were about to show their true colours.
BRITISH rugby league has been given a cash boost with the agreement of a new five-year television deal worth STG53 million ($A127.48 million) from now until the end of the 2008 season.
THE Bradford Bulls have named a strong squad to take on the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats at Odsal Stadium on February the 4th.
ST Albans has a week before the London Broncos stampede into town for their historic friendly against a London Barbarians XIII at Woollams. The game , next Thursday 12 February at 7.30pm, is certain to attract the biggest crowd ever for a rugby league match in St Albans and probably the biggest in Hertfordshire since Australia thrashed Samoa in the World Cup quarter-final at Watford in 2000.
LONDON Broncos will officially launch the new 2004 club guide at the press and fans' events on Monday.
SKOLARS' start to the competitive season will have to wait another week as their Arriva Trains Cup game at Doncaster Dragons on Sunday was postponed. Heavy rain added to the flooding problems caused by last week's snow, but the call-off at 8.30 am on Sunday morning left coaching staff and players frustrated with the bus all set to depart and the side all fit and raring to go.
DYNAMIC Penrith five-eighth Preston Campbell has given the Panthers a boost as they prepare to depart for rugby league's World Club Challenge, declaring he's fully fit and ready to torment English champions the Bradford Bulls.
MISSING Sydney Roosters centre Justin Hodges kept up the guessing game over his rugby league future .
CRONULLA president Barry Pierce has confirmed that club fullback David Peachey has failed to show up for team training today, stating he's disappointed.
ST George Illawarra coach Nathan Brown is still a new chum by NRL standards.
JUST when you thought St George Illawarra's injury curse had ended, comes the news that the National Rugby League club has resigned itself to being without Jason Ryles this season.
THE National Rugby League and its players could be only weeks away from signing off on the game's landmark first Collective Bargaining Agreement.
ONLY Redcliffe could have stood the pace and been in there fighting at the end against the mighty Valley Diehards in Sunday?s Grand Final. At a rough estimate I think five in every six of the 42,000 fans at Lang Park wanted to see Redcliffe win. They had nothing against Valleys but it?s the old Australian character to yell for the underdog and Redcliffe certainly were the underdogs of the match.