Lion Foundation NZRL Awards 2004 - Award Finalists

THE New Zealand Rugby League take great pleasure in announcing the Finalists for the Lion Foundation NZRL Awards 2004. The Awards Dinner will take place on Friday 3 December at the Hyatt Regency in Auckland and will also be live on Sky Sport 1 from 8.00-9.30pm.

Noble not happy with ref re-selection

GREAT Britain coach Brian Noble has reacted angrily to the appointment of Englishman Russell Smith as referee for Saturday's Tri-Nations final.

Noble names squad for final

GREAT Britain Head Coach Brian Noble has named a 19-man squad for this weekend?s sell-out Gillette Tri-Nations Final clash with Australia at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds (ko 6.15pm).

Tomahawks V Kangaroos

THE American Rugby League has earmarked US-born Knights forward Clint Newton as the man to captain the Tomahawks in a one-off international against Australia in Philadelphia on December 1.

Wales squad to face Australia

WALES have released a 19-man squad for their Student Rugby League International against Australia in Treorchy on December 5 (kick-off 2pm) and coach Wayne Williams believes that he has a team capable of pulling off a shock win writes Ian Golden.

Kiwi test half becomes a London Bronco

LONDON Broncos are delighted to announce the signing of current New Zealand Test half, Thomas Leuluai, on a one year deal.

Campion shores up Warriors defence

THE NZ Warriors are tipped to toughen up for next season?s NRL, and a former North Queensland player will have a lot to do with it.

Call for conversions to be canned

PARRAMATTA CEO Denis Fitzgerald has controversially called for the conversion goal kick ? a 96-year rugby league institution ? to be axed.

Swann pleads on assault charge

ENGLISH-BASED Kiwi Logan Swann has admitted an assault on a man in Auckland's Queen St last year.

Peachey arrested for brawling

CRONULLA rugby league player David Peachey was arrested and released without charge after a mass brawl in Sydney's Kings Cross last night.

Smith will take charge of final

SATURDAY'S mouth-watering Gillette Tri-Nations final between Great Britain and world champions Australia will be refereed by England's Russell Smith. New Zealander Glen Black was in line to referee the final at Elland Road.

Glen Black to ref final

AUSTRALIA and Great Britain are set to lock horns over the appointment of a referee for Sunday's Tri Nations final with ARL officials ready to fight tooth-and-nail to have England's Russell Smith appointed to the game.

Morley hopes to turn the tables

ADRIAN Morley, the only Englishman plying his trade in Australia's National Rugby League, says he'll secure bragging rights from Bondi to Bundaberg should Great Britain win the Tri-Nations rugby league series.

Bennett adds his big guns to finals squad

DARREN Lockyer, Brent Tate and Ben Kennedy have been included into the Australian squad for the Tri-Nations final against Great Britain at Elland Road.

Bring it on say Brits

SOME of British rugby league's biggest names have rubbished talk of player burnout and say they would relish the opportunity to take on the Kangaroos in Australia next season.