THE 2003 season started well for St George Illawarra with a 28-10 Charity Shield win over Souths.
ALLAN Langer is eyeing off another rugby league comeback.
ST George-Illawarra have made captain Trent Barrett a new four-year offer that would keep him at the club until the end of the 2008 season.
MELBOURNE Storm?s first official day of pre-season training hasn?t so much been about welcoming a host of new faces, but rather it?s the return of some familiar ones that has the club buzzing.
THE New Zealand team to compete at the World League sevens tournament in Sydney on January 24-25 named today are:
FRANCE has named a squad of players entirely from their domestic competition to try and win the inaugural European Nations Cup, which will be contested at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Sunday November 16. The side, which whilst still strong, is far from the Chanticleers strongest will need a big performance in order to knock off the very talented and high flying England A side.
AUSTRALIAN prop Shane Webcke has no plans to follow his Brisbane Bronco's captain Gorden Tallis into representative retirement.
RUGBY Football League executive chairman Richard Lewis believes that the future for international Rugby League and the Great Britain team remains exciting, despite Australia securing the Think! Road Safety Test Series win on Saturday.
Lewis attended a meeting of the Rugby League International Federation Executive in London last Monday and is upbeat about the opportunities the international game will present to both Great Britain and the British game during the next five years.
ENGLAND A coach John Kear urged his Great Britain counterpart David Waite to call up his young guns for Saturday's "dead rubber" in the Ashes Series against Australia.
GREAT Britain rugby league centre Keith Senior is out of the third Ashes test against Australia after undergoing surgery on a hand injury suffered in Saturday's second test.
FIVE hours after Jonny Wilkinson kicked England to victory over France in the semifinals of the rugby union World Cup in Sydney, the French rugby league team also found themselves on the losing side against the old enemy in the final of the European Nations Cup.
LONDON Broncos latest recruit for the upcoming campaign is strong running back rower, Troy Wozniak.
ST ALBANS CENTURIONS broke off from their winter hiatus to thrash South London Storm 66-4 at Harpenden on Sunday. In a friendly played to prepare for the Powergen Rugby League Challenge Cup on 29 November, Centurions got off to a flier with four tries in the first ten minutes against their National League Three rivals. However, South London dug in until half-time,
keeping the score to 20-0 before the Cents ran riot after the break.
AUSTRALIAN prop Robbie Kearns has revealed he is likely to quit representative league at the end of the Kangaroo tour as father time and an emerging group of front row stars push him for his test spot.
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