Leagues Apart

WITH the IRFU's All-Ireland League barely alive, attempts by Rugby League to foster a relationship here have met with a frosty reception from Landsdown Road. Brendan O'Brien investigates.

Serbia confirmed sixth entrant for Victory Cup

SERBIA-MONTENEGRO has been announced as the sixth participant for the 2004 Victory Cup which will be held in Moscow, St Petersburg and Kazan. The Victory Cup, which kicked off the first time in May last year was considered a huge success, with Russia pushing France all the way in the final in front of a crowd of over 7,000 on a weekday afternoon. The tournament helped Russia to qualify for funding from the Russian Sports Council, funding which has helped the event to expand and allow the inclusion of Serbia and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).

2004 Frank Hyde Cup kicks off on Saturday at Henson Park

SATURDAY, February 21st 2004 Henson Park 5pm - First leg of the 2004 Frank Hyde Cup series Newtown v. North Sydney 3pm - NSWRL Jim Beam Cup trial Newtown v. Macarthur Jets (newcomers to the Jim Beam Cup competition).

Bradford Bulls - Bulls Eye

IN this, the first Bulls Eye of the season, Brian Noble and Paul Johnson look ahead to Friday's opening Tetley's Super League encounter when last season's grand finalists, Bradford Bulls and Wigan Warriors clash at Odsal.

Bulls launch new mobile service

BRADFORD Bulls are delighted to launch a range of new mobile phone services for their supporters.

Broncos announce BBC London 94.9FM live web coverage

LONDON Broncos and BBC London 94.9fm are delighted to confirm rugby league fans across the world will once again be able to listen to live match commentary of every Broncos game (home and away, Super League & Challenge Cup) during the 2004 season.

English Super League Starts This Weekend

BRADFORD Bulls kick-off Super League IX when they take on Wigan on Friday in a repeat of last season's Grand Final.

Rea keeps Broncos on their toes

TONY Rea has named a squad of twenty who are in the frame to line up against Leeds Rhinos in Sunday's opening game of Tetley's Rugby Super League IX. Missing from the 24-man squad will be Mat Toshack, Lee Greenwood, Dave Highton and Andy McNally.

Nell McAndrew to kick off Super League IX at Odsal

THE UK?s most successful Rugby Club, World Champions Bradford Bulls, have today announced that international model and TV personality Nell McAndrew will get the Tetley?s Super League IX off to a great start at Odsal on Friday 20th February.

Yorkshire U18s County Cup Final - Teams Announced

HUDDERSFIELD Supporters Club Under-18s Final Milford Marlins v Stanley Rangers Sunday 22nd February 2004 Kick Off: 2.00pm for the Frank Dyson Trophy

QLD Town Throws Support Behind Storm Prop

MELBOURNE Storm prop Kirk Reynoldson may be taking on the Brisbane Broncos in Toowoomba tomorrow night, but he?ll have more than his fair share of supporters amongst the army of Broncos fans. Courtesy of a specially discounted ticket offer made available by Reynoldson himself, over 250 people from the bearded front-rower?s tiny hometown of Wandoan ? 350km West of Toowoomba - will make an eight hour round trip to cheer on Reynoldson and the Storm.

Sharks team for Raiders trial

A young Cronulla squad will travel south to Mollymook to play in a trial match against the Raiders' Premier League squad. The game will offer an opportunity for fringe first graders to put up their hands to challenge for a regular position in the top grade.

Gold Coast Team Bid Gathering Momentum

GOLD Coast backer Paul Broughton anticipates the NRL will flag his group as an expansion team this year.

Tony - My Defence is Good

BRISBANE Bronco's new boy, Motu Tony was hired to boost the Broncos' attack but he says he's ready to have his defensive skills examined.

Thompson Says Sorry

LANCE Thompson publicly apologised to his St George Illawarra team-mates for turning up to Monday morning's training session drunk.

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