WAYNE Bennett is very likely to return as national coach next season after being offered the position again by the Australian Rugby League.
THE much anticipated final between Australia and Great Britain has fizzled with the Kangaroos smashing Great Britain 44-4 in front of a sell out crowd at Elland Road, Leeds.
RE-DEVELOPMENT works at Oki Jubilee Stadium will see the St George Illawarra Dragons play their first four home games of the 2005 season at WIN Stadium in Wollongong.
LIONS coach Brian Noble will finalise his 17-man squad an hour before kick-off but is expected to recall Paul Sculthorpe and Jamie Peacock.
But scrum-half Sean Long could miss out after Danny McGuire and Iestyn Harris impressed at half-back in last week's win over New Zealand.
I'VE spent much of this week in down town Leeds. Being from Australia and all, getting used to the weather has been quite a challenge. But rest assured, come tomorrow night (or Sunday Morning Australian time), the locals will tear down the terraces at Elland Road
GREAT Britain coach Brian Noble has reacted angrily to the appointment of Englishman Russell Smith as referee for Saturday's Tri-Nations final.
GREAT Britain Head Coach Brian Noble has named a 19-man squad for this weekend?s sell-out Gillette Tri-Nations Final clash with Australia at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds (ko 6.15pm).
THE American Rugby League has earmarked US-born Knights forward Clint Newton as the man to captain the Tomahawks in a one-off international against Australia in Philadelphia on December 1.
WALES have released a 19-man squad for their Student Rugby League International against Australia in Treorchy on December 5 (kick-off 2pm) and coach Wayne Williams believes that he has a team capable of pulling off a shock win writes Ian Golden.
ENGLISH-BASED Kiwi Logan Swann has admitted an assault on a man in Auckland's Queen St last year.
ST George Illawarra Dragons centre Mark Gasnier will undergo surgery for a wrist injury according to today's Sydney Morning Herald. An Australian and New South Wales representative, Gasnier damaged ligaments in a training mishap and is likely to miss the start of the 2005 season. He reportedly joins new recruits Michael Ennis and Albert Torrens on the sideline with both players recovering from recent surgery.
SOUTH Sydney is considering a proposal to shift its home base to North Sydney Oval.
CRONULLA rugby league player David Peachey was arrested and released without charge after a mass brawl in Sydney's Kings Cross last night.
SOME of British rugby league's biggest names have rubbished talk of player burnout and say they would relish the opportunity to take on the Kangaroos in Australia next season.
CAFE Bono Cammeray, will be holding a BEARS AT BONO day on: