Haumono a Bronco

LONDON Broncos have signed Manly's former international forward Soloman Haumono on a two year deal.

Australian pair face judicial review over Test brawl

AN international video review panel will decide on Monday whether Australian second rower Craig Fitzgibbon and prop Mark O'Meley have cases to answer over an incident which sparked a wild brawl in Sunday's Tri-Nations rugby league test.

Williams hopes hurt shoulder heals for World Club Challenge

YOUNG Kiwi star Sonny Bill Williams says he's confident his injured shoulder will mend in time for rugby league's world club challenge in England in February.

'Shrek' to face the music

MARK O'Meley has been ordered to face a disciplinary hearing for his role in a brawl at the conclusion of Saturday's loss to Great Britain. A dust-up between Paul Sculthorpe and Craig Fitzgibbon sparked a full-scale brawl. Neither player was punished but O'Meley was cited by the referee.

French keen to tackle Kangaroos

FRANCE has promised to play 'rugby gagne' - winning rugby - in an attempt to pull off one of the biggest upsets in rugby league history against Australia in Toulouse this weekend.

NRL Clubs wary of next years Tri-Series

NATIONAL Rugby League (NRL) clubs worried about their star players burning out have questioned the wisdom of staging another Tri-Nations tournament at the end of next season.

NRL Stick with tried and true

NEXT year's National Rugby League (NRL) season will again run for 30 weeks, with NRL chief executive David Gallop saying clubs can't afford to play a shorter season, despite complaints of player burnout.

PJ Marsh commences comeback

PJ Marsh says he never thought of quitting rugby league, despite a serious neck injury that sidelined him for the best part of two seasons.

Errant Refs could soon be binned

THE National Rugby League (NRL) is planning to revolutionise the game with a bold and controversial proposal to interchange referees next season.

Raiders sack Bulgarelli

CANBERRA Raiders centre Jason Bulgarelli has been sacked by the National Rugby League club and is the subject of an Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigation.

Georgia set to play their first International test

DESPITE not being accepted as members of the ERLF last month, Georgia, the newest League playing nation look set to play their first International match on May 7th 2005.

Scotland Rugby League Player of Year Awards

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Lions feast on Kangaroos

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Flu ravaged Brits will throw everything at Kangaroos

FLU-HIT Great Britain can book their place in the Gillette Tri-Nations final by beating Australia, a feat they have not managed for three years.

Great Britain squad named for clash with Kangaroos

GREAT Britain coach Brian Noble has named his latest 19-man Gillette Tri-Nations squad ahead of Saturday?s clash with Australia and there are call-ups for Micky Higham and Sean O?Loughlin. O?Loughlin was set to play in the Lions? opening game in Manchester a fortnight ago but fell victim to the virus that is still plaguing the British camp. So much so that Noble admits several of his squad might not be fully fit to face the world champions in a game that Great Britain need to win to be guaranteed a place in the Elland Road final. Iestyn Harris is already ruled out of this weekend?s encounter at Wigan?s JJB Stadium and Noble admitted: "It?s been harder this week than ever before. There are a few who might not be ready. "But anyone who knows me and knows this team would be aware that we are ready to play. "We?re a confident team. We know we?re playing the best side in the world but we?ve improved and we?re looking forward to it. We are excited, ready to play and want to beat Australia." Skipper Andrew Farrell confirmed that he has now completely recovered from his own personal battle with the virus. "It?s the first day, today, that I feel 100%," he revealed. "I?ve had it for eight days. Some people have had it for longer. "It?s not even about treating it with antibiotics, we?ve just been hammering it with carbohydrates and vitamins." Along with the introduction of the uncapped Higham and O?Loughlin, Leeds Rhinos utility player Chev Walker will return to the squad to replace Harris. And Noble had a word of praise for the players, such as Leeds forward Danny Ward, who have not figured in the tournament so far. "It must be disappointing for them not to get picked," he said. "They have all been tremendous in practice and have been the life and soul of the place, really." Squad: Paul Wellens (St Helens), Paul Johnson (Bradford), Stuart Reardon (Bradford), Brian Carney (Wigan), Chev Walker (Leeds), Keith Senior (Leeds), Martin Gleeson (Warrington), Danny McGuire (Leeds), Sean Long (St Helens), Ryan Bailey (Leeds), Andrew Farrell (capt - Wigan), Stuart Fielden (Bradford), Adrian Morley (Sydney Roosters), Gareth Ellis (Wakefield), Jamie Peacock (Bradford), Sean O?Loughlin (Wigan), Paul Sculthorpe (St Helens), Micky Higham (St Helens), Terry Newton (Wigan).

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