International Rugby League Has A Place

THE news of Adrian Morley not getting suspended was great news not only for the Lions but also for International Rugby League. A judiciary panel ruled the sending off was sufficient penalty and did not ban him from the remaining two Tests. There was also more good news on the International Rugby League front today, with Chairman of the Rugby League International Federation, Colin Love , has revealed that a World Cup in 2007 is firmly on the agenda. After the recent test matches between the three big nations of Rugby League getting closer and closer, it has proven that International Rugby League has a future.

Jean Galia Medal Will Make Euro Nations Debut

THE Man of the Match in next Sunday's European Nations Cup Final will be presented with The Jean Galia Medal.

Morley Fined For High Shot

GREAT Britain prop Adrian Morley has been fined ?2,000 following his sending off for a reckless high tackle in the Think! Road Safety First Test against Australia on Saturday. The Sydney Roosters forward was dismissed after only 12 seconds of the clash following his challenge on Robbie Kearns in the opening tackle of the game.

Bailey's Tour Is Over

AUSTRALIA have confirmed that Phil Bailey will miss the rest of the Ashes series against Great Britain after sustaining two fractures in his eye socket.

European Nations Finalists Found

ENGLAND A will face France in the European Nations Cup Final at Warrington next weekend, with Scotland missing out on points difference following an 8-6 win in Narbonne, while Wales lost 22-4 to the English at Headingley. Scotland needed to win by more than five points in France to secure their place at Wilderspool, and looked on course for that when they led 6-0 at half time, Barrow's Lee Henderson scoring their try and Oliver Wilkies converting.

Anderson furious as Morley is free to play

KANGAROOS coach Chris Anderson, believes that the officials had encouraged dirty play in the remaining Ashes Tests by failing to suspend Great Britain prop Adrian Morley. With ARL director John McDonald, telling other panel members Morley would have been suspended for six weeks in the NRL, they ignored his plea and fined the Lions forward. NRL judiciary commissioner Jim Hall said Morley, because of his record, would have been liable for a suspension of up to eight weeks if found guilty in a premiership match.

Australia name 2nd Test Team

AUSTRALIA has made one change from the team that defeated Great Britain and Ireland in the first test, Michael De Vere has been named in the centres to replace the injured Phil Bailey.

Arising from the Ashes

TOUGH, uncompromising and relentless.

Connolly Doubtful Starter In 2nd Test

GARY Connolly is Great Britain's only injury concern ahead of Saturday's second Test against Australia in Hull.

Morley Has A Date With The Judiciary

GREAT Britain forward Adrian Morley will face a Disciplinary Committee on Monday following his sending-off in the Think! Road Safety First Test defeat to Australia on Saturday. The Sydney Roosters star was dismissed by referee Steve Ganson following the first tackle of the game, when he caught Robbie Kearns high.

Britain never say die, but Australia get the points

CONTROVERSY was one way to put the opening minute of the first Think! Don?t Drink Drive Ashes Test Match at JJB Stadium with Great Britain and Ireland?s Adrian Morley sent off after just 12 seconds for a high tackle on Robbie Kearns. The tackle, which was a very serious one, and deserved to be sent off, showed the pressure of the match, with Morley having a brain explosion.

Bulls Secure Rugby League's Biggest Kit Deal

TETLEY?S Super League Champions, Minor Premiers and Powergen Challenge Cup winners Bradford Bulls today announced a lucrative new five-year Kit deal with Australian Sportswear giants ISC.

North Harbour Stadium To Host Pre-season Game Between Warriors And Panthers

THE New Zealand Warriors will host NRL champions , Penrith , in a pre-season match to be held at North Harbour Stadium , Auckland , in February. The match has been scheduled for Sunday, February 29. The kick off time is yet to be finalised but it is expected to be at 5:30pm (NZ Time)

Inaugural Manly Kiwi Connection A Winner

THE first training session for elite Auckland based youngsters wishing to join the NRL via the Manly Sea Eagles has been a major success according to organisor, former Kiwi and Manly coach Graham Lowe.

Vaa'sa signs with Cowboys for 2004

AUCKLAND'S Hale Vaa'sa has signed with the North Queensland Cowboys for the 2004 National Rugby League season.

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