THE St Marys Sevens qualifiers kicks off today at 3:20pm.
MAROON officials are expected to go full steam ahead for a Wayne Bennett-Darren Lockyer Test coach-captain ticket at next month's Australian Rugby League board meeting.
THE last two spots in the draw for this weekend's rugby league World Sevens go on the line when the qualifying tournament gets underway this afternoon at St Mary's.
WIGAN Chairman, Maurice Lindsay, has announced in Sydney today that he intends to stand down as Deputy Chairman of the International Board at the
game's Annual General Meeting to be held in Sydney on Monday 26th January 2004.
AUSTRALIA'S first Rugby League club, Newtown, joins three other 1908 Originals in contesting the World Sevens Qualifying Tournament at St Marys on Wednesday, 21st January.
THE Gold Coast Rugby League is still accepting nominations for the inaugural Gold Coast Nines event to be held at Gold Cast Stadium Carrara over the weekend of 13/14/15 February 2004.
RUSSIA have brought across 13 players for this years Cougar Rugby League World Sevens, naming a strong squad which will have a serious chance of winning the International Trophy up for grabs in the tournament.
EXTREME heat, followed by an electrical storm may of kept some of the crowd away from today?s World Sevens Qualifiers, but it certainly didn?t effect the high standard of play, as 12 teams tested out the new rules which will take effect in the main tournament this weekend, whilst also trying to guarantee their own position in the season kick off.
NINE Welsh Rugby League clubs will do battle in the TotalRL.com Summer Conference with the entrance of the Newport Titans and North Wales Coasters into the premier competition.
THE UK?s most successful Rugby Club, Bradford Bulls, have today announced their Squad Numbers for the 2004 Tetley?s Super League season.
WIGAN Warriors can now confirm the Squad Numbers for the new season which gets underway at Bradford Bulls on Friday 20th February 2004.
SKOLARS started their warm-up for the forthcoming season with a convincing win against Pro-Plumb Essex Eels on Sunday. Whilst the likes of Doncaster and Hull KR will undoubtedly prove much sterner opposition, the game gave the new coaching team a good chance to look over many of the squad with several new faces impressing on their debuts.
GREAT Britain rugby league international Paul Sculthorpe has been appointed as the new captain of St Helens.
THE Fone Zone Canberra Raiders will leave for the Riverina city of Wagga Wagga next week for their annual preseason camp.
Players and coaching staff will depart for the camp next Tuesday (27th January), and will split time between Borambola Sport and Recreation centre and Wagga Wagga RAAF Base.
PENRITH Panthers strike weapons, Ryan Girdler and Preston Campbell, are in "some doubt" for next month's World Club Challenge match against Bradford, Penrith coach John Lang said today.