PONDER this question for a moment, ?What does it take to make a great scrum-half??. Imagination? Flair? Great hands? Eye for a gap? Flawless kicking game? Ability to marshal his troops round the field? A game breaker? Courage?
AT the start of the 1909 season, the New South Wales Rugby League was losing the battle with the NSW Rugby Union for footballing supremacy in Sydney; yet by the end of 1910 RL was firmly established as the dominant code. This post recounts how a Wallabies v Kangaroos series played a crucial role in tipping the balance decisively in favour of the 13-a-side game.
SYDNEY Roosters stand out lock Luke Ricketson has a chilling message for Penrith ahead of Sunday night's National Rugby League grand final at Telstra Stadium.
ANDREW Johns and Darren Lockyer are the only two modern players to make the Greatest Kangaroos touring squad.
KIWI Ferns coach Lawrence Brydon is taking nothing for granted in front of his side's second women's league world cup game, against Tokelau at Albany today.
INFLUENTIAL playmaker Stacey Jones has been ruled out of the rugby league Test against Australia in Auckland on October 18.
SIMPLICITY is the key word New Zealand secondary schools rugby league coach Paul Bergman has been emphasising to his team ahead of tomorrow night's international against the Australian Schoolboys at Arena Manawatu.
RESULTS are in for Round 2 of the Lion Foundation Womens 2003 World Cup, and are as follows:
MAURICE Lindsay involved in TV Negotiations:
IN Bulls Eye this week, Brian Noble and Shontayne Hape look ahead to Saturday's Tetley's Super League qualifying semi final at Odsal when once again the Bulls take on the Rhinos with a place in the Grand Final the prize for the winner.
LONDON Broncos bowed out of the Tetley's Super League Play-Offs last Friday night after putting up a good fight against the current champions.
2 years - Contract length: November 2005
THE New Zealand Warriors will play a National Rugby League (NRL) match at Christchurch's Jade Stadium (Lancaster Park) in each of the next three seasons, thanks to Sydney club Wests Tigers.
2003...THE year of the 'Gunna'