DESPITE the positive responces shown towards Rugby League Irelands plans for a Conference Competition, The rugby unions governing body were about to show their true colours.
WAYNE Bennett and Phil Gould on the same team?
RUGBY league?s most recognisable referee Bill Harrigan will stage a whistle-stop tour of the Gold Coast this month.
THE Sydney Airport Jets begin their 97th Rugby League season with a NSWRL Premier League trial match against fellow 1908 foundation club Balmain at Henson Park this coming Saturday, February 7.
BRITISH rugby league has been given a cash boost with the agreement of a new five-year television deal worth STG53 million ($A127.48 million) from now until the end of the 2008 season.
THE Bradford Bulls have named a strong squad to take on the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats at Odsal Stadium on February the 4th.
ST Albans has a week before the London Broncos stampede into town for their historic friendly against a London Barbarians XIII at Woollams. The game , next Thursday 12 February at 7.30pm, is certain to attract the biggest crowd ever for a rugby league match in St Albans and probably the biggest in Hertfordshire since Australia thrashed Samoa in the World Cup quarter-final at Watford in 2000.
LONDON Broncos will officially launch the new 2004 club guide at the press and fans' events on Monday.
THE UK?s most successful Rugby Club, Bradford Bulls, have today announced a change of time for their Open Day at Odsal, next Sunday 8th February. The event will now take place between 11.00am and 1.00pm.
DYNAMIC Penrith five-eighth Preston Campbell has given the Panthers a boost as they prepare to depart for rugby league's World Club Challenge, declaring he's fully fit and ready to torment English champions the Bradford Bulls.
MISSING Sydney Roosters centre Justin Hodges kept up the guessing game over his rugby league future .
NEWCASTLE put premiership-winning coach Michael Hagan under lock and key today after successfully getting his signature on a new coaching contract.
THE Fone Zone Canberra Raiders have lured another youngster from the Qld Cup competition, signing 21-year-old Steve Franciscus to a one-year deal today.
DAVID Peachey has been selected in a strong Cronulla squad for the NRL club's trial match on the Central Coast on Saturday night.
ONLY Redcliffe could have stood the pace and been in there fighting at the end against the mighty Valley Diehards in Sunday?s Grand Final. At a rough estimate I think five in every six of the 42,000 fans at Lang Park wanted to see Redcliffe win. They had nothing against Valleys but it?s the old Australian character to yell for the underdog and Redcliffe certainly were the underdogs of the match.