THIS season Cronulla have been ranked distant outsiders. Coming from the disaster of 2003, its little surprise that nobody thinks we?re a chance at the eight. Laurie Daley predicted thirteenth, RLW gave us twelfth. However, with a swag of new signings and a year of experience under our belts, the Sharks have a good a shot at the title as anyone. Much of our chances stem from the forward pack and the new found depth therein.
THERE are unconfirmed reports this evening that two Melbourne Storm players are under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting a young woman.
MELBOURNE coach Craig Bellamy wants the NRL to nominate the team receiving a first-round bye immediately proceeding the end of the previous season.
BRISBANE Broncos captain Gorden Tallis has questioned decisions made by referee Tim Mander during the club's trial match against the Sydney Roosters last weekend.
BRISBANE Broncos fullback Darren Lockyer has apologised for comments he made relating to the Bulldogs sex scandal at a corporate function today.
THE Bulldogs are continuing to test the patience of police, with winger Hazem El Masri today refusing to answer questions relating to the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Coffs Harbour last month. El Masri also refused to give police a DNA sample.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons are set to announce a new major sponsor for 2004.
BRISBANE brothers Shaun and Barry Berrigan have won spots in the Broncos starting side for their NRL season opener against the New Zealand Warriors at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday week.
SIX Bulldogs players have arrived at the Sydney Police Centre more than two hours after investigators were expecting them.
WARRIORS fans can breathe a sigh of relief with news star halfback Stacey Jones has resumed full contact training.
THE National Rugby League has extended the authority of its video officials and directed referees to clamp down on the grapple tackle ahead of the premiership kick-off in two weeks.
THE St George District Rugby League Football Club?s ?Legends Walk? will officially be opened at Oki Jubilee Stadium this Saturday at 2.30pm.
THE Bulldogs are poised to make a major announcement within the next couple of hours following a board meeting this afternoon in which allegations of sexual assault against players are being discussed.
THE Bulldogs board has elected to take no action against any players following a meeting tonight to discuss possible breaches of the club's code of conduct.
A Gold Coast push to become the 16th National Rugby League team has been positivly backed by a pledge from mayoral candidate Ron Clarke to upgrade Carrara Stadium.