THE Newcastle Knights kept their slim semi final hopes alive with a tough 31-22 victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs in a surprisingly good game at Aussie Stadium today.
THE Manly Sea Eagles have defeated the Canberra Raiders 36-22 today at Brookvale Oval today.
WALES have named an 18 man squad to travel to Scotland for their Parkhouse Recruitment Rugby League Conference International this Saturday at Hamilton RFC (kick-off 2.30pm). Wales have won this trophy for the past two years and a win over Scotland will give them a great chance of obtaining a hat-trick.
AFTER a short break over the Christmas period the Redcliffe Pepsi Dolphins are back at Dolphin Oval, in preparation for the 2004 season.
A new face on the 2004 Wigan Rugby League squad photograph of 2004 is young forward Bob Beswick.
THE UK?s most successful Rugby Club, Bradford Bulls have this morning left for Portugal as they prepare for the World Club Challenge game against Penrith Panthers on February 13th.
LONDON Skolars player/coach Alex Smits has recently spent a week in Dubai with the London Broncos in their training camp.
BILLY Peden has shocked the London Broncos club by retiring in order to take up a new coaching role with his former club Newcastle Knights.
The forward had only recently announced his intention to play on for one last year.
1895 International, the fund-raising group that recently provided financial assistance to the successful Mediterranean Cup in Lebanon, has put its support behind the West Indies Rugby League Federation (WIRLF) for the 2004 season.
FRANCE have named a strong side for their Sydney World Sevens campaign, which includes the two Australian based French internationals, Daniel Dumas and Dimitri Pelo from the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks club.
JANUARY 9 marks a very special anniversary for US sport although few Americans will know about it. For it was on 9 January 1954 that a USA team played their first ever rugby league international. The touring Americans were hammered 31-0 by France fifty years ago today at the famous Parc de Princes Stadium in Paris, in front of a crowd of 20,000.
WITH the 2004 Cougar Bourbon World Sevens just around the corner, Five teams have named their 11 man squads for the two day tournament.
I had a thought........ Would an English Challenge Cup competition work in Australia?.
NEW Zealand Warriors centre Clinton Toopi has re-signed with the National Rugby League (NRL) club for another two years.
ESL newcomers Salford are poised to complete the signing of New Zealand Warriors centre John Carlaw.