MELBOURNE Storm?s first official day of pre-season training hasn?t so much been about welcoming a host of new faces, but rather it?s the return of some familiar ones that has the club buzzing.
THE New Zealand team to compete at the World League sevens tournament in Sydney on January 24-25 named today are:
FRANCE has named a squad of players entirely from their domestic competition to try and win the inaugural European Nations Cup, which will be contested at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Sunday November 16. The side, which whilst still strong, is far from the Chanticleers strongest will need a big performance in order to knock off the very talented and high flying England A side.
GREAT Britain coach David Waite has made a few changes to his team that went
down 22-18 to the Kangaroos in the first test.
AUSTRALIAN prop Shane Webcke has no plans to follow his Brisbane Bronco's captain Gorden Tallis into representative retirement.
RUGBY Football League executive chairman Richard Lewis believes that the future for international Rugby League and the Great Britain team remains exciting, despite Australia securing the Think! Road Safety Test Series win on Saturday.
Lewis attended a meeting of the Rugby League International Federation Executive in London last Monday and is upbeat about the opportunities the international game will present to both Great Britain and the British game during the next five years.
ENGLAND A coach John Kear urged his Great Britain counterpart David Waite to call up his young guns for Saturday's "dead rubber" in the Ashes Series against Australia.
GREAT Britain rugby league centre Keith Senior is out of the third Ashes test against Australia after undergoing surgery on a hand injury suffered in Saturday's second test.
FIVE hours after Jonny Wilkinson kicked England to victory over France in the semifinals of the rugby union World Cup in Sydney, the French rugby league team also found themselves on the losing side against the old enemy in the final of the European Nations Cup.
DAVID Waite has been brutal and honest in his post match interview after Great Britain and Ireland threw away another chance of victory over the Australian Kangaroos.
ADRIAN Morley has been having a pretty good run of luck at the judiciary of late, being cleared to play for the Third Think! Don?t Drink Drive Ashes Test Match at McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield despite being put on report by Tim Mander for a high tackle on North Queensland player, Matt Sing.
LONDON Broncos have today added another young British player to the 2004 playing squad.
AUSTRALIAN prop Robbie Kearns has revealed he is likely to quit representative league at the end of the Kangaroo tour as father time and an emerging group of front row stars push him for his test spot.
FOLLOWING the Lion Red Kiwis sensational victory over the Kangaroos on October 18, North Harbour Stadium has reached an agreement with the Vodafone Warriors to again hold a pre-season match in 2004. The Stadium will host the Vodafone Warriors against the Penrith Panthers, who are the reigning Minor Premiers and NRL champions.
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