THE Newtown RLFC, Australia?s first Rugby League football club and proud to be sponsored by the Sydney Airport Corporation and the Petersham RSL Club, is 97 years old on Saturday, January 8, 2005.
LEEDS CEO Gary Hetherington has rubbished reports widely circulated at the weekend that the Rhinos have asked New Zealand rugby union star Justin Marshall to play for them in the forthcoming World Club Challenge.
BRADFORD Bulls have announced that Second Row Forward Jamie Peacock will be the new Team Captain for Super League X. He takes over from Robbie Paul who will remain as Club Captain.
NATHAN Blacklock scored a try on his debut as Hull overcame their rivals Hull KR 54-12 in a friendly on Sunday.
The former Australian Test winger went over on 62 minutes and then celebrated his feat with a trademark back flip.
ORARA Valley Axemen rugby league club have released the draw for the upcoming Sevens tournament to be held at the Coramba Sportsground in Coffs Harbour on Australia?s east coast in two weeks.
THE NRL have been in secret negotiations with the Gold Coast Dolphins consortium as their bid for entry into the NRL starts to gain some much needed momentum with the NRL, ARL and News Limited all showing bi-partisan support for the bid.
A Development Application (DA) has been lodged with Kogarah Council for the installation of permanent lighting at Kogarah's Oki Jubilee Stadium. The lighting upgrade is fully funded as $8 million was allocated to Oki Jubilee Stadium following the re-election of the Coalition Government.
The installation of permanent lighting will prove beneficial for the sporting and community events that are currently staged at the site and will ensure that Oki Jubilee Stadium remains competitive with other sporting venues going forward.
THE great game of rugby league could be only months away from the biggest bidding war in its history with Bulldogs back rower Sonny Bill Williams ready to test his value on the open market.
TO protect the JJB Stadium pitch for the rest of the football season and the start of Super League X, which is now just over a month away, it has been decided that the proposed pre-season games between Wigan Warriors and Salford City Reds and Wigan Warriors and London Broncos will now take place at alternative venues
HULL coach John Kear is confident his side can match the might of Leeds and Bradford following the signing of Kiwi duo Stephen Kearney and Motu Tony.
"When we first joined Super League we were here to participate," said Kear.
BRADFORD Bulls have beaten off competition from several Super League clubs to capture 17 years Loose Forward Mark Flanagan from Saddleworth Rangers.
LEIGH Centurions have continued their charge into Super League X with the announcement they have signed Bradford Bulls? prop forward Richard Moore.
HULL FC head coach John Kear has named a nineteen man squad ahead of Sunday?s derby clash against local rivals Hull KR at the KC Stadium, the big kick-off is at 3.15pm.
AUSTRALIAN Aboriginals 50 v 24 BARLA Great Britain Lions TEST MATCH Kitchener Oval, Gunnedah Country, NSW
THE seriously understrength Sydney Airport Jets led the star-studded Bulldogs VB Premier League team 28-26 with only ten minutes left to play in Sunday?s match at the Sydney Showground, but were torn apart in those final minutes as the Dogs piled on four tries to claim a 48-28 win.