A new Waikato-Bay of Plenty based team coached by Huntly league legend Tawera Nikau has been granted entry into the 2004 Bartercard Cup.
THE vested interests of the strong club bases in Sydney and northern England have been blamed for the abysmal state of International rugby league.
SOURCE: North Queensland Cowboys Fan Arena
THE Rockhampton Leagues Club Central Queensland Comets will kick off their 2004 season with a return trial match on January 31 against the Manly Sea-Eagles at Browne Park in Rockhampton.
SUPER League Treble Champions Bradford Bulls have announced a huge surge in popularity since the return to Odsal Stadium at the start of 2003.
AS I sit here listening to my collection of music from the ?70?s, I can?t help but dwell on Rugby League as it was back in years gone by. Way back when Rugby League was played by men who by and large were amateurs.
I was minding my own business and picking daisies when dad walked up to me and threw this strange shaped ball at me, it was a football. He said kick it- what does a kid in diapers do but try, miss the ball and loose his diapers ? but he patted me on the head and said ?you did good my son?.
ALLAN Bateman and Kevin Ellis both made try-scoring returns as Wales cruised to a record-breaking 74-4 victory over Russia in the European Nations Cup at Aberavon.
REPLACEMENT Karl Fitzpatrick converted his own last-second try to help Ireland make the best possible start to their European Nations Cup campaign with a 24-22 victory over Scotland.
NEW Zealand A are still looking for a win on their five-match British tour. Despite a spirited fightback NZ posted a 28-26 defeat to Warrington Wolves.
A young, and relatively inexperience French side has held their head high against the Australian Kangaroos, only going down 34 ? 10 despite limited preparation and being against a far more professional outfit in front of a near sell out crowd of 7,813 at Stade Albert Domec ? Carcassonne.
AUSTRALIA opened their five-match tour of Great Britain with an emphatic 34-10 win over a French Selection in front of a disappointing crowd of 7,813 in Carcassonne.
AUSTRALIAN coach Chris Anderson admits that his squad are giving him a selection dilemma, following their 34-10 win over a French Select XIII in Carcassonne on Saturday.
The Kangaroos bounced back from their Test Match defeat to New Zealand to secure a solid, if unspectacular, success against the French side.
BIG, strong and full of confidence, young Kiwi prop Dallas Rennie is looking forward to a successful 2004 NRL season with the Manly Sea Eagles.
DEAR me Wendell, your latest plea for respect will continue to fall on deaf ears as the Rugby World Cup further degenerates into a farce. We are the ones getting bored, not you.