FOR the past two weeks Featherstone Rovers RLFC have been in negotiation with Mr Rudder, an Australian passport holder, with a view to him playing at the club this season. These negotiations had reached an advanced stage. However due to recent information received regarding work permits and the quota system we are no longer in a position to offer Mr Rudder a contract.
WIGAN winger Brian Carney has called for Ireland to be included in the proposed 2008 World Cup as a stand-alone nation after Monday?s announcement that a tournament will be held to celebrate the centenary of the game in Australia.
THE Kiwi player at the centre of a tug-of-war between Manly and South Sydney will make his debut for the Sea Eagles in the club's opening trial on February 7.
THIS is your official invitation to the inaugural League Unlimited 2004 season launch at One World Sport Parramatta. The launch will be hosted as a trivia night with some fantastic prizes for the winning team not to mention some mystery door prizes given to some lucky punters on the night.
SYDNEY Roosters and Great Britain forward Adrian Morley has apologised to England's Rugby Football League for his off-season drink driving incident, paving the way for him to start the NRL season.
WARRIORS' Head Coach Daniel Anderson has named a squad with an average age of just 19 for the coming season's first trial match against the St. George-Illawarra Dragons on February 5.
ANTHONY Mundine has confirmed that he will take the field for the Dragons All-Stars on Wednesday, the 18th of February at Oki Jubilee Stadium (6:00 pm kick-off).
IT is still four years out till the renegotiation period, but the Channel 7 camp has already started planning their battle plans to steal one of the jewels from Channel 9?s sporting crown, pulling together what is expected to be one of the largest contracts offered for Australian sport on Free to Air television.
HUGE New Zealand Warriors prop Jerry Seuseu will quit the league club at the end of this coming season, it was reported yesterday.
ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA have expressed concerns about plans to dump more than 4000 tonnes of soil on WIN Stadium and turn it into a motorcycle track one month before their opening game of the season at the ground against Newcastle.
QLD?S top teams will battle it out during the inaugural Body Science 9?s Rugby League Challenge
THE UK?s most successful Rugby League Club, Bradford Bulls are launching a new healthy lifestyles initiative delivered by The Bradford Bulls development team, which will target key stage 2 children in the Bradford South and West area.
THE UK?s newest dedicated rugby store http://www.talkin-rugby.co.uk is offering to kit out an amateur club in a brand new playing strip when it opens its first ever store in Shaw, near Oldham next weekend (Saturday 7 February).
SUNDAY sees the Skolars start their second Arriva Trains Cup campaign with a trip to National League 1 side Doncaster Dragons. The potential encounter with former Skolar PJ Solomon is now dependent on the result of the league's disciplinary committee after he was sent off in a friendly last week.
THE NRL will put the boot into the tardy goal kickers this season, today announcing that clubs would be slapped with fines of $2,000 and above each time a conversion or penalty takes more than 90 seconds to complete.