IN front of over 300 in the small Rhondda Valley town of Treorchy, Australia retained their unbeaten record in their UK leg of their Academic Ashes tour with a 38-10 win over Wales.
ONE of Queensland?s most faithful wing servants has confirmed his retirement from State of Origin, with Matt Sing opting to focus on club commitments.
QUEENSLAND Rugby League (QRL) broke new ground in 2004 when the Gold Coast?s Burleigh Bears won the Queensland Cup Grand Final in ?golden point? time, the result setting a new standard for football in the Sunshine State. It was the first time that the competition decider went into extra time with Easts Tigers and the Bears playing for 17 anxious minutes after the fulltime whistle.
WIGAN have welcomed their four new overseas signings - Australians Dennis Moran and Luke Davico and New Zealanders David Vaealiki and Jerry Seu Seu - to the club, but there is still no word on whether Mike Gregory will be involved in their coaching next season.
WARRIORS coach Tony Kemp will be the boss at the NRL club in 2005, despite the army of coaching talent at his disposal.
THE SINRL's UK development officer James Massara while searching throughout the student leagues in the UK in search of Singapore eligble players has stumbled across many Malaysian players. The SINRL wish to enter future tournaments in Europe such as the Middlesex 9's, York 9's and if funds permit the Dutch 9's next year.
IRELAND Wolfhounds 28
Tries:Manuel, Brody, Clarke, Dowling, Purdue, Roche
NSWRL Premier League
Played at the Sydney Showground
Sunday, July 11
Sydney Airport Jets 28:
BRADFORD 36-26 Wakefield
Bradford (20) 36:
Tries: Peacock, Reardon, Deacon, Vainikolo 2, Parker.
Goals: Deacon 6
Wakefield (12) 26:
Tries: Elima, J. Field, Solomona, Ellis, Spicer.
Goal: March 3.
Iestyn Harris returned to rugby league as Bradford saw off a battling Wakefield at Odsal.
The 28-year-old came on as a substitute after 53 minutes and had to play a defensive role as the Wildcats threatened an upset.
THE Dragons will give captain Trent Barrett and Lance Thompson until the eve of their clash with the Roosters to determine their fitness for Friday night's game at Aussie Stadium.
A message from Once Were Warriors actor Temuera Morrison was instrumental in getting Ruben Wiki to sign for the New Zealand Warriors, but the solving of his sister's whereabouts also clinched it for the rugby league star.
INSPIRATIONAL captain Steve Price on Monday set his sights on leading the Bulldogs to the 2004 premiership after announcing he was leaving the NRL co-leaders to join the New Zealand Warriors.
SIX players have been charged by the NRL judiciary for offences committed in round 18.
COWBOYS? forward Raul Rauhihi is doing what he does best and has broken away from the pack in Leagueunlimited?s player of the year awards. The powerhouse front rower scored two points over the weekend and takes outright first position with 21 points overall.
BULLDOGS captain and Kangaroo representative Steve Price has announced he is to join the New Zealand Warriors next season on a three-year NRL deal.