World Club Challenge venue decided

ELLAND Road will stage the World Club Challenge between NRL premiers Canterbury Bulldogs and Super League champions Leeds Rhinos on February 4.

Hungry for League

I heard George Negus once say, ? Making love is like cooking Paella? you have to stir the dish gently to not break the rice?. For me it?s more like cooking Scrambled Eggs; but I digress.

Child Progidies

IT seems like teenage sensations are all the rage in the NRL right now. Sonny-Bill, Benji, Karmichael- all big names, and all just out of school (and all Kiwis, but that?s another story). Will today?s youngsters be tomorrow?s superstars? A look back at rugby league Macauley Culkins from years gone by tells an interesting story.

NSWRL results from the weekend

NSWRL Results May 7-9, 2004

On-song Frank Hyde steals the show at Henson Park

THE Sydney Airport Jets defeated North Sydney 42-20 in their VB Premier League clash at Henson Park on Saturday, but the legendary Frank Hyde was the real show-stopper. The old trouper was on hand to see two of his former clubs go around, and at half-time he enthralled the crowd of more than 1500 with a faultless rendition of his signature tune, ?Danny Boy?. He even laid on an encore of his equally memorable conversion-attempt description, ?it?s long enough, it?s high enough, it?s straight between the posts? to the immense delight of the crowd.

Leeds Rhinos sign Lauiti?iti

LEEDS Rhinos today confirmed the signing of New Zealand rugby league star Ali Lauiti?iti, 24, on a two and half year contract with the giant Kiwi likely to make his debut in the Rhinos next home game against Salford City Reds on Friday 28th May.

Gould questions Penrith's build-up

NSW State of Origin coach Phil Gould has aired doubts over former club Penrith's easy ride up to the Interstate opener, following the selection of four Panthers for a bulked up 30-man preliminary squad announced by selectors yesterday.

West Indies debut v Hornets

THE West Indies will make their Rugby League debut against Haringey Hornets on Sunday. The draw for the prelim tournament for the MX9s to be hosted by St Albans Centurions at their Woollams ground took place yesterday and pitches the new Windies side in with Haringey - the open age side put together by North London Development officer and London Skolars coach Alex Smits from local school players - and rugby union club Old Albanians, who play at Woollams.

West Indies to make history this Sunday

THE West Indies Rugby League will make history this Sunday when the team will take the field for the first time ever as part of the 2004 Middlesex Nines Qualifiers at St Albans?s Woollams ovals. The first clash for the representative side will be against London Amateur Rugby League club, Haringey Hornets, where coaching panel, Steve Pryce, Dean Thomas and Alan Hunte will have their first chance to see some of the talent that has made itself available for the initiative.

Ireland and BARLA kick off their Victory Cup campaigns in style

THE sides from the British and Irish Isles have kicked off the 2004 Victory Cup in Moscow in the best style possible, both recording victories over their opponents of the New Zealand Defence Force and the United States of America.

West Indies Debut v Hornets

THE West Indies will make their Rugby League debut against Haringey Hornets on Sunday. The draw for the prelim tournament for the MX9s to be hosted by St Albans Centurions at their Woollams ground took place yesterday and pitches the new Windies side in with Haringey - the open age side put together by North London Development officer and London Skolars coach Alex Smits from local school players - and rugby union club Old Albanians, who play at Woollams.

Wests Tigers Name Squad for Raiders Game

WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the game against the Raiders, on Sunday 16th May 2004 at Campbelltown Stadium. Kick off is at 2.30pm.

Parramata Team to Face Storm

PARRAMATA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his team to face the Melbourne Storm at Parramata Stadium on Saturday. The team is;

Tigers confirm date in June for Warriors

THE Wests Tigers league team has confirmed a day and start time for their game against the Warriors at Jade Stadium in Christchurch.

Bulldogs name Team to play Dragons

MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has made one change to the team beaten by Newcastle last week for the game against St George Illawarra in Wollongong this Sunday. Kiwi international winger Matt Utai has been dropped to Premier League with Ben Harris promoted to join Willie Tonga in the centres.

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