WIGAN Warriors are pleased to announce that both Season Ticket prices and Matchday Admission at the JJB Stadium for Super League IX will be unchanged from 2003 which means watching the action live has never been better value.
KIWI rugby league centre , Nigel Vagana , has revealed he considered a code switch to an Italian rugby club before signing with National Rugby League (NRL) side Cronulla-Sutherland.
SOON to be Parramatta Eels player Chris Thorman says he will be living a dream when he eventually comes to Australia to play in the NRL next season. Thorman , who had the unique reputation for being the only Geordie player in the English Super League this season will be leaving England in the next few weeks to join the Eels in their pre season training. However, the 23 year, who played for the London Broncos this season has told a Newcastle Newspaper that he was shocked when first approached by the Eels.
MELBOURNE Storm?s 2004 Telstra Premiership hopes have been strengthened following former Manly head coach Peter Sharp?s decision to join the club as an assistant coach.
IT'S been a surprising lead-up to this Test Series for both sides, leaving no clear favourite now that the dust appears to have finally settled and the players can get down to doing what they do best.
GREAT Britain assistant coaches Brian Noble and Graham Steadman are delighted with the Lions' preparations for the First Test of the Think! Road Safety Ashes Series.
The Lions faced the England A side in an 'opposed session' at Salford on Wednesday morning as they step up their training ahead of Saturday's Ashes opener.
FORMER Lions captain, the late Alan Prescott will be honoured in the highest way with the Rugby Football League commissioning an exclusive silver medal in his name to be awarded to the 'Man of the Series' in the Think! Road Safety Ashes Test Series.
FORMER Great Britain Lions captain, Garry Schofield has said the 2003 team has no chance of ending the drought and stealing ?The Ashes? off the touring Australian Kangaroos outfit.
DAVID Waite has named a side with the potential of defeating the Australians in the inaugural Think! Don?t Drink Drive Test Match at Wigan?s JJB Stadium which will be played in front of a sell out crowd. It has been a long time since the Lions have been able to name a side which actually looks competitive in all its positions, and whilst there are problems with it, and areas which Australia has key advantages in, this side has the potential to match the Kangaroos for 80 minutes.
GORDEN Tallis has taken his talent and aggression into representative retirement but the Kangaroos have a ready made replacement for the 'Raging Bull' in Michael Crocker, according to Australian coach Chris Anderson.
IT was a case of anything you can do I can do better when Great Britain coach David Waite named his side Friday for the opening Ashes Test against Australia at Wigan on Sunday morning.
BARLA Great Britain U23s Manager Neil Baxter has announced that Ince Rose Bridge's Shaun Boylan will again lead the BARLA side in Saturday's game against the touring Australian Combined Services at Robin Park Arena.
WELSH Dragons coach, Neil Kelly, has delayed his sections for the match against England A this weekend at Headingley Leeds whilst he waits to find out on the fitness of Justin Morgan. The match is of a very high significance, with the winner going into the final which will be played a Wilderspool in Warrington against either Scotland or France.
THE Rugby Football League have secured another big name sponsor for this years Think! Road Safety Ashes Test Series with multi-national firm, Cadbury becoming an official partner. Cadbury will be giving away more than 35,000 Cadbury Dairy Milk bars to the fans that attend the three test matches which will be played in Wigan, Hull and Huddersfield over November, as well have provided a significant financial contribution which will go a long way to ensuring the RFL make a profit from the series.
DESPITE the claims by some fans that the current Great Britain and Ireland side named is not their best team, it is certainly capable of defeating the Australians on paper, especially when you compare it to the side of 2001 which beat the Kangaroos at McAlpine Stadium on November 11.