THE first round of players have been named in the 2004 Australian Kangaroos train-on squad. They include players who are with teams now out of NRL contention.
AN injury ravaged Ipswich Jets outfit has been eliminated from the Qld Cup finals with a 42-12 loss to Wynnum at Bendigo Bank Oval on Saturday Night.
LAST year's defending champions, the Mt Albert Lions were defeated by Marist Richmond Brothers.
Marist beat the Mt Albert Lions in New Zealand's Bartercard Cup Major semifinal, played on Saturday night at Ericsson Stadium as a curtain raiser to the Warriors/Tigers clash.
ST Albans Centurions will make history next month when they enter the draw for the world famous Rugby League Challenge Cup for the first time.
FRIDAY night footy kicked off in front of a huge crowd of over 35,000 at Brisbane's old Lang Park. It was a tremendous game of champagne footy and the last hurrah for an injury- ridden Dragons side who out-classed the might of Brisbane. The St George hero was hooker Mark Riddell who barged over for two tries and then slotted a 41 metre penalty goal on the stroke of fulltime, giving the visitors a one point victory over a desperate Broncos side. The result sent the Brisbane camp into despair as they crashed to their seventh successive loss and gave supporters had a nervous two day wait with Parramatta a chance of leap-frogging Brisbane for eighth spot and a finals berth.
AS Melbourne prepares for its first NRL final in three years coach Craig Bellamy believes the Storm?s recent record over opponents Canberra is irrelevant.
BRISBANE pair Andrew Gee and Petero Civoniceva are in danger of missing the club's qualifying final against Penrith after being charged with high tackles by the National Rugby League judiciary.
THE Directors of the St George Rugby League Football Club have recognised the invaluable service of Brian “Poppa” Clay and in an acknowledgement of respect, have made him the Dragons' Sixteenth Legend.
THE New Zealand Warriors have been cast as the dark horse of the National Rugby League (NRL) playoffs by premiership rivals.
THE Penrith Panthers have beaten the Parramatta Eels 40-22 in front of a sold out Penrith Football Stadium to become the 2003 Minor Premiers.
THE Roosters did something that most sides in the NRL haven't been able to do by beating Canberra 23-16 on a beautiful spring day at Canberra Stadium despite captain Brad Fittler struggling with an injury to his left shoulder right throughout the game.
IN an exciting clash, the Newcastle Knights have come away with victory at EnergyAustralia Stadium with a 34-26 victory over the North Queensland Cowboys this afternoon.
THE Melbourne Storm have come away with a comfortable 40-10 victory over a 12-man Manly Sea Eagles outfit at Olympic Park this evening.
THE Canterbury Bulldogs have overcome a determined but undisciplined Cronulla Sharks 28-14 at Shark Park this evening. The Bulldogs scored four tries to three and the Sharks were in the match until well past the 60th minute but the boot of Hazem El Masri again was worth it's weight in gold with the winger kicking six goals from six attempts.
MELBOURNE Storm celebrated winger Marcus Bai?s final game in Melbourne tonight with a 40-10 rout of the Manly Sea Eagles in the build up to next week?s NRL finals.