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.
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.
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.
THE Wigan club has confirmed the signing of Aussie Prop Forward Luke Davico.
WORLD Champions Bradford Bulls have today pledged to support the players called before the disciplinary committee following yesterday?s game against Wakefield Trinity.
MICHAEL De Vere and Dane Carlaw have come straight back into the Brisbane starting side for this weekend?s clash with the Newcastle Knights at Energy Australia Stadium.
IN the build up to the Storm?s clash with the Wests Tigers this Saturday night, Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has resisted the urge to change his side following last week?s seven-point loss to the Bulldogs.
INTERNATIONAL winger Francis Meli, recently re-signed by the Vodafone Warriors until the end of the 2006 season, has been called back into the starting side for this weekend?s match-up with the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Ericsson Stadium.