THE players in the 2004 City v Country Origin game have been named. For Country, Willie Mason, Amos Roberts and Glenn Morrison are named after a great start to their respective NRL seasons.
For City, Brett Hodgson's good form this season for Wests Tigers has been rewarded.
LEEDS Rhinos saw their winning start to Tetley's Rugby Super League IX blown away by St Helens with a 56-10 defeat at Knowsley Road on Friday night.
WIGAN Warriors extended Castleford Tigers' run without a victory in Tetley's Rugby Super League IX to nine games with a 42-28 win at The Jungle on Saturday night.
THE NZ Warriors finally chalk up their first home win when they defeated the Melbourne Storm by 20-14 this afternoon in Auckland and win the Mike Moore trophy played for between the two sides.
ST George Illawarra team mates Lance Thompson, Mark Gasnier and Mark Riddell have been named in the City team for next Friday's City vs Country Origin clash at Gosford. Matt Cooper and Brent Kite have been named in the Country side with Kite on the bench.
ROOSTERS captain Brad Fittler has just announced in the post-match press conference that he will retire at the end of the 2004 NRL season.
ONE way traffic right from the whistle this afteroon saw the Roosters easily defeat the Raiders at Aussie stadium by 28-8.
THE Bulldogs put their bite against a strong Broncos side in a close match at a sunny Telstra Stadium today, running out eventual winners by 25 to 18.
IT appears Cronulla have reverted to their usual selves, after being dished out a shellacking at the hands of arch rivals St George Illawarra. This leaves everyone vulnerable for elimination, after a few fine wins which saw Premier League players facing the axe.
TERRY O'Connor's Testimonial game Wigan Warriors versus London Broncos this Sunday 8th February has been moved from the JJB Stadium to Orrell Rugby Club, Edge Hall Road, Orrell and will now have a 2.00pm Kick Off.
BRADFORD Bulls Rugby Club has today announced that their Open Day, planned for this Sunday 8th February at Odsal, has been ?reluctantly? cancelled.
SKOLARS' start to the competitive season will have to wait another week as their Arriva Trains Cup game at Doncaster Dragons on Sunday was postponed. Heavy rain added to the flooding problems caused by last week's snow, but the call-off at 8.30 am on Sunday morning left coaching staff and players frustrated with the bus all set to depart and the side all fit and raring to go.
CRONULLA president Barry Pierce has confirmed that club fullback David Peachey has failed to show up for team training today, stating he's disappointed.
ST George Illawarra coach Nathan Brown is still a new chum by NRL standards.
JUST when you thought St George Illawarra's injury curse had ended, comes the news that the National Rugby League club has resigned itself to being without Jason Ryles this season.