Kennedy is improving but still no certainty

NSW coach Phil Gould says injured second rower Ben Kennedy will be given until Sunday to prove his fitness for the State of Origin series opener against Queensland on Wednesday night.

Green Blues up against experienced Maroons

NEW South Wales must overcome Queensland's massive start in the experience stakes to win the 2003 State of Origin rugby league series.

Blues switch on as Gould sweats the fun out

THE New South Wales camp is happy with the progress of injured second rower Ben Kennedy as the countdown continues to this year's State of Origin series opener against Queensland.

Lewis statue aids Origin mind games

A life-size bronze statue of Queensland rugby league legend Wally Lewis has been returned to Brisbane's Lang Park.

Origin all clear for Queensland

EVERYONE in Queensland's rugby league team has been passed fit at the State of Origin medical in Brisbane today.

Menzies and Anasta in race to be Blues' 18th man

NEW South Wales coach Phil Gould has indicated Steve Menzies and Braith Anasta are in a two-horse race to be Blues' travelling reserve for State of Origin I against Queensland.

Johns nominates Lockyer as NSW's biggest worry

NEW South Wales has nominated brilliant fullback Darren Lockyer as the greatest threat to the Blues' hopes of wresting State of Origin supremacy back from Queensland this year.

NSWRL Premier League - Round 9 Review.

ROUND 9 of the NSWRL Premier League saw some rather large scores posted. The Cougars put on a polished performance over Norths. The thriller at Sydney Showgrounds between the Bulldogs and the Magpies certainly entertained the crowd as did the game played at Henson Park between the Newtown Jets and the Roosters.

NZRL Search Nets Results

AN Australia-wide talent search for future Kiwis rugby league internationals has produced encouraging results with at least a dozen potential players unearthed.

Wests Tigers in X Blades grip

X Blades, the football boot innovators, have taken a stranglehold on the Wests Tigers till 2007 with a further option for another three years till 2010.

Gurr stands down at the end of season

SYDNEY Roosters chief executive Bernie Gurr has advised the club he will be standing down at the end of the National Rugby League season.

Storm bring in forward support

WITH Storm front-rower Robbie Kearns away on State of Origin duty this week, coach Craig Bellamy has brought former Canberra and Bulldogs prop Nathan Sologinkin down from Brisbane Norths to bolster Melbourne?s forward pack.

Cronulla Upset With Peachey Rumours

THE Cronulla camp was both miffed and angered on Thursday at more talk of classy fullback David Peachey leaving the National Rugby League club next season.

Richard Villansanti returns for Sharks game

A year ago prop Richard Villasanti was leading from the front in a Vodafone Warriors team riding high in the NRL. Now he founds himself thrust back into action for a team desperate to get back on the winning path against the Cronulla Sharks at Ericsson Stadium on Saturday.

Kearney To Equal Hero's Record

ON the verge of equalling the record for the most premiership appearances by a New Zealander, Storm skipper Stephen Kearney says he is humbled to be overtaking the man he idolised as a youngster.

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