MELBOURNE chief John Ribot has questioned the validity of the City-Country rugby league match after top players were ruled out today for the second time in three years.
LACHLAN Murdoch has acted as a go-between to arrange a rugby league Test match between Australia and the United States in New York later this year, US league official David Niu said today.
TO All Newtown RLFC Members and Supporters:
Please find attached a booking form for tickets to the club's official launch for the 2004 season, to be held at the NSW Parliament House on Monday, March 1st, 2004. (7pm for 7.30pm).
You can download and complete the order form, and fax it to the Newtown RLFC on 95500244.
Alternatively you can make your bookings by phone.
Call Phil Sigsworth or Warren Robinson on 95500999 to secure your place.
LONDON Broncos have named their squad for their final friendly of pre-season against London Barbarians at St Albans on Thursday night. Only Australian forward Mat Toshack is definitely out through injury. All the stars, including skipper Jim Symock and try-scorer supreme Dennis Moran are expected to play.
1 Paul Sykes
2 Jon Wells
3 Nigel Roy
4 Mark O'Halloran
5 John Kirkpatrick
6 Robert Purdham
7 Dennis Moran
8 Francis Stephenson
9 Neil Budworth
10 Steve Trindall
11 Mat Toshack
12 Steele Retchless
13 Jim Dymock
14 Andrew Brocklehurst
15 Mitchell Stringer
16 Joe Mbu
17 Tommy Haughey
18 Andrew Hart
19 Dave Highton
20 Radney Bawker
21 Rob Jackson
22 Lee Sanderson
23 Lee Greenwood
24 Andy McNally
After a training session at St Albans on Sunday, coach Peter Tonkin selected 22 players which will be reduced to 20 for the game tonight. They represent six different teams from the south-east and include several interesting names, not least Skolars' Vietnamese half-back Huy Lee.
Of the St Albans players, hooker Richard Smith captained the RLC Lionhearts last year; Matt Thomas used to play for the Broncos academy; Adam Cox played second grade for Adelaide Rams; Dene Miller was in the NL3 2003 Dream Team;
Graeme Lumley and Alex Murphy made their debuts in our Powergen Challenge Cup defeat at Birkenshaw and Alex hopes to be watched by his cousin, Penrith Panthers star Luke Rooney, tonight! Penrith play Bradford in the World Club Challenge tomorrow.
LONDON Broncos will tonight play a team of representatives from other leading clubs in the south of England at Woollams, the home of St Albans Centurions, based on Harpenden Road, St Albans, Herts.
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POWERGEN CHALLENGE CUP 4TH ROUND
WIGAN WARRIORS V WIDNES VIKINGS
SUNDAY 29TH FEBRUARY 2004
COLIN Ward is only getting paid a dollar for it, but his final game of rugby league will be priceless.
CHRIS Anderson will coach the Dragons next week.
ST George Illawarra's Lance Thompson will enter the 2004 NRL season "bigger and stronger than ever" after being given a break to sort out his personal problems.
MELBOURNE centre Steven Bell will miss all four of the Storm?s pre-season trial matches after suffering stress fractures in his right foot several weeks ago.
HIGH profile recruits Terry Hill and Adam MacDougall will turn out for South's in the Charity Shield match against St George Illawarra at Aussie Stadium on Saturday night.
NATIONAL Rugby League (NRL) referees have a new incentive to perform to a high standard, with bonuses of $A10,000 being offered if they can get through the 2004 season without being dropped from first grade.
IT can get pretty chilly at the foot of the Blue Mountains in the dead of winter, but Penrith five-eighth Preston Campbell's first trip to England has introduced him to cold he's never felt before.
SEASON 2001 saw the Parramatta's players dubbed the `Baby Eels' en route to winning the NRL's minor premiership and a place in the grand final.