FINDING a halves partner for Stacey Jones is the most pressing concern for new Kiwis rugby league coach Daniel Anderson three weeks out from his maiden test in charge against world champions Australia.
RUSSIA'S national rugby league team are to make a five-match tour of the South Island in April 2004, culminating with a match against the South Island in Christchurch on Anzac Day.
THE NSWRL Premier League competition heads into Round 13 this weekend, starting tonight with the Dragons hosting Balmain. The Tigers beat the Dragons not too long ago, so after some patchy play last weekend, the Dragons will have to on their game if they want to hold onto their second spot on the ladder.
Dragons vs Balmain
Friday 4th July 2003, Kogarah Jubilee Oval. Kick off at 5.30pm. Ref: Tony Archer.
THE split Round 10 in the New Zealand Bartercard Cup competition has seen the first half of the round already played, the second half of the round to be played this weekend.
CHANNEL Nine will televise tonight's Brisbane Broncos match against St George Illawarra live to accommodate Mark Philippoussis' Wimbledon semi-final.
FORMER Gold Coast Chargers coach Phil Economidis says he's interested in the head coaching position at Manly next season.
THEY'RE the sort of off-loading stats normally associated with Ali Lauiti'iti, not a reserve prop under instructions last year to simply cart the ball up for National Rugby League (NRL) sinners Canterbury Bulldogs.
REFRESHED after a two-week sabbatical, Jerry Seuseu is itching to resume National Rugby League (NRL) duty for the New Zealand Warriors as attention starts to turn to the trans-Tasman test on July 25.
NEW Zealand Warriors hooker PJ Marsh will have to wait another three weeks before he finds out whether he is any chance of playing in the National Rugby League again this season.
WITH the NRL experiencing unprecedented levels of support, round 17 brings some fantastic clashes starting with the Dragons at home to the Broncos.
MELBOURNE Storm five-eighth Scott Hill faces a longer than expected stint on the sidelines after follow-up tests have revealed that the Test lock has nerve damage in the shoulder he injured three weeks ago.
MORE player movements continue to rumble at South Sydney with the Rabbitohs negotiating with Willie Manu from the Tigers and the signing of Ben Reynolds from the Panthers. Reynolds is the understudy to Craig Gower while current halfback Willie Peters is rumoured to be heading back to the U.K after what can only be classed as an unsuccessful stint in the NRL.
KEY second rower Ali Lauiti'iti could make a surprise reappearance in the National Rugby League tomorrow night, according to an Australian newspaper report today.
THE Penrith Panthers have continued their outstanding form with a 20-0 drubbing of the Sharks at Toyota Park to move into equal first place with the Brisbane Broncos after 17 rounds.
THE Cowboys finally end their 4 game losing streak with a fine win over the NZ Warriors by 30-10.