PONDER this question for a moment, ?What does it take to make a great scrum-half??. Imagination? Flair? Great hands? Eye for a gap? Flawless kicking game? Ability to marshal his troops round the field? A game breaker? Courage?
SYDNEY Roosters stand out lock Luke Ricketson has a chilling message for Penrith ahead of Sunday night's National Rugby League grand final at Telstra Stadium.
ANDREW Johns and Darren Lockyer are the only two modern players to make the Greatest Kangaroos touring squad.
THE Penrith Panthers have put together a tremendous display of wet weather footy to defeat the Roosters 18-6 at Telstra Stadium and claim the 2003 NRL Premiership.
EAST meets West in the battle for Rugby League supremacy. There are a thousand clich?s that can be used to describe the first Sydney grand final since 1996 and by now, I?m sure you?ve heard them all ad nauseam so I won?t bore you with the socio-economic differences between the two teams, their fans and cultures.
INTERNATIONAL Rugby League is on the rise, and just like Lebanon, Italy and Greece, now people who are based in Australia, England or New Zealand who were either born, or have parents/grandparents who are from Singapore now have a chance to represent their nation in the greatest game of all.
ST George Illawarra centre Mark Gasnier has withdrawn from the Australian train-on squad because an ongoing knee problem. The news means that there will be no Saints players representing Australia on the upcoming tour of the UK.
KIWI Ferns coach Lawrence Brydon is taking nothing for granted in front of his side's second women's league world cup game, against Tokelau at Albany today.
THE NZ Secondary Schools played the Australian Schoolboys in Palmerston North on Wednesday night.
THE results from today's games are in, as follows:
MAURICE Lindsay involved in TV Negotiations:
IN Bulls Eye this week, Brian Noble and Shontayne Hape look ahead to Saturday's Tetley's Super League qualifying semi final at Odsal when once again the Bulls take on the Rhinos with a place in the Grand Final the prize for the winner.
LONDON Broncos bowed out of the Tetley's Super League Play-Offs last Friday night after putting up a good fight against the current champions.
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