THE Chairman of the Australian Rugby League, Mr Colin Love, has announced that the following players have been named in the train-on squad for the 2003 Philips Kangaroos:
ROUND 28 of the Tetley's Super League competition has come to a close with the teams now looking ahead to the competition's play-offs.
THE National Rugby League on Monday accused the players union of being "malicious" and called for a meeting with player representatives of the 15 clubs.
POLICE have interviewed a suspect over death threats made to Canberra rugby league captain Simon Woolford, the National Rugby League club said on Monday.
THE Warriors are laughing off rumours that controversial Roosters back Chris Walker is set to join the club.
FORMER Knights winger Adam MacDougall is holidaying in Hawaii with his girlfriend, just days after his sudden signing with South Sydney.
THE Bulldogs and Sydney Roosters, the pre-season premiership favourites, will meet on Saturday for the right to play in the National Rugby League grand final.
PENRITH players have been granted their wish thanks to Stacey Jones' right boot and the growing maturity of his New Zealand Warriors teammates.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has named an unchanged team to take on the Roosters this Sunday in the 1st Preliminary Final. Folkes has rewarded all 17 players from the Dogs team that defeated the Storm last Sunday 30-0 in the semi-finals.
THE Warriors have named an unchanged squad for this weekend's elimination final against the Penrith Panthers.
QUEENSLAND rugby league legend Arthur Beetson has been inducted as the sport's Seventh Immortal.
SYDNEY Roosters winger Chris Walker has re-signed with the premiers for the next two National Rugby League seasons.
THE sporting fraternity are currently in their busiest stage of the year, with some sports drawing to a close until next season, and many other sports preparing to commence for the summer. In the midst of all the commotion about how sides are going, and how sides went, spare a thought for the umpires and referees across all sports who battle hard each year for the respect they deserve. Whilst the sports themselves are more important than any one individual, one questions whether the players, spectators and governing bodies realise the seriousness of the current situation surrounding umpires and referees.
THE New Zealand Warriors will start favourites with the New South Wales TAB for their preliminary National Rugby League (NRL) final against the Penrith Panthers in Sydney on Sunday.
WEEK two of the NRL finals series kicked off with the Warriors getting up by one point over the Raiders at Aussie Stadium. It was a cracker of match with the Warriors being deserved 17-16 victors after fighting back from a 10-0 deficit and out-scoring the Raiders by three tries to two. With the scores locked up 16-all, Kiwi hero Stacey Jones delivered the knock-out punch with a field goal in the 77th minute.
The result spells the end for the Raiders in 2003. The Warriors will now meet minor premiers Penrith next week with the winner of that match advancing to the grand final.