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.
FOLLOWING on from Canterbury's decision to rest it's star players, Penrith has followed suit by ruling out all of its NRL premiership-winning players.
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.
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.
GREAT Britain rugby league international Paul Sculthorpe has been appointed as the new captain of St Helens.
EXCITING Tongan recruit Wycliff Palu has been included in the St George Illawarra squad for this weekend's Cougar World Sevens rugby league tournament at Aussie Stadium.
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.
PARRAMATTA coach Brain Smith has today selected his 12 man squad for the Cougar World Sevens begining on Saturday. Smith is taking the tournamnet seriuosly and has named a first string side in order to retain the title they won last season and in 1997.
ENGLISH Super League boss Maurice Lindsay says Adrian Morley is unlikely to face any suspension from the game for his drink-driving conviction in the U.K. late last year.
I have say it irks me to see people in the Rugby League “media” and I use the term loosely in some cases, treating the Cougar World Sevens with such contempt that they continue to denigrate the event to a point where the negative coverage could be mistaken for Rugby Union bias, but alas, it's the people who supposedly care about the greatest game of all.
ANTHONY Mundine has taken time out from preparing to defend his WBA super-middleweight title against Japan's Yoshinoro Nishizawa at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre on Monday to support to the NASCA Aboriginal All Stars side in the World Sevens Competition.
THE Parramatta Eels have named their 25 man squad for the 2004 NRL season and it includes almost all of their off-season recruits, including recently arrived Englishman Chris Thorman.