Queensland Cup Draw for 2004


RFL to start 2004 debt free

RUGBY League in Britain has turned the corner and will start 2004 completely debt free, putting it in a far greater position to truly push the greatest game of all to the English public. Richard Lewis, who took over the position as executive chairman in March 2002 incurred a ?1.9m debt which was party made up from the loss from the 2000 Rugby League World Cup which lost ?700,000, as well as previous debts the RFL have been paying back for the last 15 years.

Rugby Football League To Start Year With Clean Slate

THE Rugby Football League will start 2004 in the black after wiping out a ?2m debt, according to its new boss. The RFL appointed Richard Lewis as their first executive chairman in March, 2002, and he inherited the bulk of a ?1.9m debt.

Castleford Hope Newlove Will Recover

CASTLEFORD are optimistic new signing Paul Newlove will be fit for the start of Tetley's Super League IX. The former Great Britain centre, who was recently signed from St Helens, missed the Boxing Day defeat at Leeds due to a chest illness and a foot injury.

Chev Walker Returns to Help Rhinos get Home

DANNY McGuire scored two tries as Leeds saw off Castleford in their Boxing Day clash.

Logan Laments Bad Luck

HULL Football Clubs Scottish international Scott Logan has suffered an injury that will keep him out of action for five months. The former Sydney Roosters forward missed five months of last season after breaking his leg and dislocating his ankle against Wigan in April.

Wildcats Too Good for Rovers

ESL side Wakefield Wildcats overpowered National One derby rivals Featherstone Rovers 34-14 in a heated friendly on Sunday. Featherstone's Jim Carlton was given his marching orders after a 50th-minute flare-up with Michael Korkidas, who was sin-binned.

Britain Seeks To Return to World Cup Series

BRITAIN are pushing for a return of the rugby league World Cup in 2008 to replace the Tri-Nations tournament. The possibility of holding the event will be discussed when the International Federation meets in Sydney on 26 January.

Lebanon to host expanded Med Cup in 2004

LEBANON have been confirmed hosts for their third Mediterranean Cup tournament in a row, and in what should be Rugby League?s largest Mediterranean Cup to date. The Mediterranean Cup was part of the original Rugby League World Cup dream, the establishment of small regular tournaments around the world to both raise interest in the sport, together with an aim to improve the competitiveness of national sides.

NNRLB/Sunergy Rotterdam International League Nines 2004

THE NNRLB have agreed terms with Sunergy/Rotterdam and Rotterdam City council to hold an International Nines tournament in the city on 7th August 2004.Plans are at an advanced stage with a world wide selection of developing League Federations showing interest.

7's Draw Released

THE draw for the Cougar World Sevens rugby league tournament has been released.

Watch Out For The Bunnies - Hill

HIGH ranking South Sydney recruit Terry Hill said the Rabbitohs would be "ultra-competitive" in 2004.

Widnes Face Tough Competition in 7's

WIDNES will face champions Parramatta and Cronulla Sharks first up in their qualifying pool at next month's World Sevens. The Vikings are representing Great Britain in Sydney and also using the tournament as part of their pre-season training camp in Australia.

Warriors Face Tough Draw in 7's

THE New Zealand Warriors have been drawn in the same pool as the Newcastle Knights and Manly Sea Eagles for January's Cougar league world sevens.

Follow up on Troy Wozniak

ON the 25th of December I wrote an article about Troy Wozniak being released from the London Broncos. Since, I have since been informed that the information I received about the story was not all true.

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