WELL, you?ve no doubt heard about how great a winger was or is Wendell Sailor or Lote Tuquiri, that Nathan Blacklock topped the NRL try-scorers list three year running. Older folk will no doubt remember Larry Corowa, or Les Kiss, or Michael Cleary or Ken Irvine as great wingers. All of them athletic, strapping players.
QUEENSLAND'S State of Origin rugby league squad have all been passed fit at today's team medicals in Brisbane. The Maroons have had their first training session with Origin rookies Michael Crocker, Scott Sattler and Matt Bowen blended into the team.
THE second State of Origin match between NSW and Queensland at Telstra Stadium on Wednesday night is officially a sellout.
QUEENSLAND captain Gorden Tallis says the Maroons won't be suckered into believing NSW matchwinner Andrew Johns is carrying any sort of injury less than a week out from State of Origin Two.
NSW will train for the first time at the venue for Wednesday night's second State of Origin clash with Queensland when the squad takes to Telstra Stadium this afternoon.
THE sport of rugby league is set to celebrate its busiest weekend ever in the capital commencing on Friday 4th July.
QUENTIN Pongia the New Zealand Test Prop is joining Wigan for the remainder of the season.
ROUND 15 of the National Rugby League kicks off tonight with the Panthers hosting Newcastle at Penrith Football Stadium. The Knights will be without their five NSW State of Origin stars, including captain Andrew Johns, as well as suspended Blues forward Josh Perry.
NEW Zealand Warriors hooker PJ Marsh will be off the rugby league field and wearing a neck brace at least until the end of this week.
SOUTH Sydney prop Filimone Lolohea has re-signed with the Rabbitohs until the end of the 2004 National Rugby League season.
HENRY Perenara hopes his maiden start for St George-Illawarra will be the springboard to a prolonged stay in first grade at the National Rugby League (NRL) club.
IT doesn't amount too much but the Canberra Raiders reckon 66kg has helped them muscle into the top tier of the National Rugby League (NRL).
NORTH Queensland second rower Chris Muckert will miss Saturday night's clash with Parramatta after being found guilty of a grade one dangerous throw by the National Rugby League judiciary.
PARRAMATTA utility back Luke Burt has suffered a recurrence of a collarbone injury and is unlikely to play again this year in the NRL.
ST George Illawarra captain Lance Thompson will play against South Sydney with a fractured cheekbone at WIN Stadium on Saturday night, despite fears the Rabbitohs will target him.