THE Rockhampton Leagues Club Central Queensland Comets will look to local products David Nixon and Todd Brandon to lead the way in match one of the Minniecon and Burke Preseason Challenge taking place at Browne Park on Saturday, February 5.
RICHARD Fletcher has rejected a cross-city switch to Hull KR and will head for Australia after his Hull FC contract was terminated.
WIGAN and Great Britain skipper Andrew Farrell today received an OBE in the 2005 New Year?s Honours List.
SAINTS scrum-half Scott Moore kicked a late drop goal to give his side a narrow victory in their friendly at Knowsley Road.
Moore's score gave Saints their first lead of the match and sealed the win against the Super League newcomers.
SUPER League Champions Leeds Rhinos ran out convincing winners in the Tetley?s Festive Challenge.
LEEDS Rhinos have today swooped for Wakefield and Great Britain ace Gareth Ellis.
WIDNES boss Frank Endacott praised his side after they beat Warrington 12-6 in a re-arranged friendly originally scheduled for Boxing Day.
HULL FC's exciting new winger Nathan Blacklock is being tipped to become a black and white legend in Super League X by head coach John Kear.
GRAND Final winners Marcus Bai and Willie Poching will both return to the Rhinos side for the Champions second pre-season game against York City Knights at Bootham Crescent on Monday 3rd January, kick off 3pm.
GARETH Ellis will be staying with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for 2005 - according to Wildcats' boss Shane McNally.
AFTER a tough year for the Kiwis and the Warriors, New Zealand rugby league fans will be praying 2005 brings a turnaround in fortunes.
THE Brisbane Broncos believe they were not overworked this year, they just hit a period of bad luck towards the end of the 2004 season.
SPECTATORS at Bulldogs games will be able to "dob in a thug" by calling a hotline if they are being intimidated or harassed.
AT a recent basketball match between Wollongong and Canberra, the total lack of interest from the 4500 fans was amazing. Where the majority of any rugby league crowd is glued to the action on the field, the thousands who had paid close to $20 to witness a crack NBL match seemed oblivious that there was a contest on at all.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have reportedly budgeted $2.5 million to be spent on new players in the middle of next year.