Hagan To Coach Maroons

WAYNE Bennett has confirmed he will step down as coach of the Queensland State of Origin team next year and he will be replaced by Newcastle coach Michael Hagan.

NZRL Awards Night - November 21st

THE New Zealand Rugby League?s Lion Foundation Awards evening is back in 2003 due to a commitment from major partner the Lion Foundation after a successful debut.

New executive committee for GCRL

THE Gold Coast Rugby League has a new executive committee in place after hosting its Annual General Meeting.

Broncos submerged - Season ticket offer extended

IT'S been a very busy few weeks for London Broncos, so busy in fact that resources are being stretched to the limit.

Harrigan Admits Abuse And Threats Were A Factor

RUGBY Leagues top referee , Bill Harrigan, has revealed his decision to quit as the National Rugby League's best referee was due partly to the abuse his family and friends copped for decisions he made on and off the field.

French Beat Spirited Irishmen

THE French rugby league side withstood a second-half fightback to get their European Champions Cup campaign off to a 26-18 victory in Dublin.

Preview - Australia v Wales

IN the final warm up match before the Test Series with Great Britain, the Australian Kangaroos line-up against the Welsh Dragons early on Monday morning (Australian time) in what should be a cracker of a contest.

Euro Nations Cup: Ireland V France - Preview

ITS been five years since the French last visited Dublin, the city where just two points separated the Chanticleers from the Irish national team, now in 2003, the Wolfhounds want revenge, and with a place in the European Nations Cup final on the line, it should be a thrilling encounter at Dalymount Park on Saturday November 1st at 5:00pm.

Russians Enjoy Riding The Learning Curve

RUSSIAN coach Evgeny Klebanov believes that Sunday's European Nations Cup clash with England A at Odsal will be a great experience for his team. The Russian side lost their opening fixture 74-4 at Wales last week, and come up against an England A side who suffered a narrow defeat to Australia on Tuesday.

Forum Sevens: Hits and Misses

THERE has rarely been a season where the importance of goal kicking has shone through like the one just gone. In one of the closest competitions of the modern era, near hits and misses by the men with the magic boots have elevated them to victory or cost them defeat. Throughout the season there were some stand out kicks, but the number of costly misses in the top rugby league competition in the world was absolutely appalling.

Lions look rusty against New Zealanders

THE importance of warm up games was shown last night when a very rusty Great Britain and Ireland squad took on New Zealand A at Headingley for the Lions only warm up game before next weeks first Think! Don?t Drink Drive Test Match against the Australian Kangaroos.

Great Britain Overpower New Zealand A

GREAT Britain gained a useful work-out ahead of the Ashes Series with a convincing 52-18 win over New Zealand A, but Kiwi full-back Lusi Sione grabbed the individual honours with a hat-trick of tries.

Aboriginal Teams Keen To Play In Junior Pacific Cup

IT has been confirmed that 4 Australian Aboriginal teams want to enter next year's Pacific Island Rugby League Association Junior Pacific Cup.

Australia v England A -Result

WORLD champions Australia were given a major fright by youthful England A, before making a winning start to their Kangaroo tour with a 26-22 success at Brentford.

Girdler Gets His Chance Against Wales

PENRITH Panthers centre Ryan Girdler will make his first appearance of the Think! Road Safety Kangaroo Tour when they face Wales in Bridgend on Sunday, while Phil Bailey and Shane Webcke return from injury for the clash. Girdler, 31, has not played since the NRL Grand Final at the start of October, when he suffered a calf injury.

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