London Broncos announce new signing at International

LONDON Broncos, who are hosting Tuesday night's International match between England 'A' and Australia, are set to announce a new player signing for the 2004 season. Spectators at the game who purchase a match magazine will get the news first.

Swann Signs With Bradford

NEWLY-CROWNED Super League champions Bradford Bulls have signed New Zealand test loose forward Logan Swann, the club announced on Wednesday.

Cents head to Bradford in Challenge Cup

ST Albans Centurions face a daunting trip to Bradford in the first round of the Powergen Rugby League Challenge Cup - but thankfully they will not be playing holders Bradford Bulls! Instead, the Woollams-based Cents will make their Challenge Cup debuts against Birkenshaw from the Pennine League Premier Division, on November 29, having received a bye in the Preliminary Round.

Johns cleared of surgery on injured neck

INJURED Australian Test rugby league captain Andrew Johns has been cleared to resume weight training after being told he probably won't require surgery on his injured neck. The Newcastle halfback had mentioned the possibility of retirement if surgery was needed.

Harrigan Ready To Hang Up His Whistle

BILL Harrigan may have controlled his last game in the National Rugby League.

2nd New Zealand NRL Team Under Discussion

NRL Chief Operating Officer Graham Annesley met last week to discuss the proposal for a second team from NZ in the Telstra Premiership with NZRL Director Andrew Chalmers. ?The official position being put forward at present by the NRL is that at this point in time there are no plans to expand beyond the current numbers. The NRL have domestic issues which require addressing before considering any expansion options? stated Chalmers. The NZRL remains committed to facilitating the entry of a second New Zealand based franchise. ?The NZRL has told the NRL that it would push forward to put in place structures and mechanisms to support a southern franchise based in Wellington, in anticipation of the NRL revising it?s stance at a point in the future. Detailed planning for the second franchise has already commenced? stated Chalmers. The clear message is that while there are no plans for a change in format, if and when it does happen we should be prepared. The NZRL view is it is only a question of when. Chalmers said ?A team could be ready to go for the 2007 season. We will base our planning around this timeframe?. ?The NRL recognises the importance of a strategic partnership and alignment of objectives between the NRL and the NZRL, in relation to the ongoing development of the game both domestically and internationally?, Chalmers said. Discussions have already commenced this week with David Gray, CEO of the Westpac Trust Stadium. Stadium officials are reported to be enthusiastic and excited at the prospect.

'Rugby' World Champions - Aussies no longer? - Editorial

IN all likelihood Australia is very soon to relinquish the coveted title of Rugby Union World Champions.

Boylan to lead BARLA U23's

BARLA Great Britain U23s Manager Neil Baxter has announced that Ince Rose Bridge's Shaun Boylan will lead the BARLA side in Saturday's game against the Combined Services at HMS Caledonia.

New Zealand A lose to National league side

THE New Zealand A rugby league team were beaten by British National League Two 8-27 at Courgar Park in Keighley, England today.

Kangaroo Team Named To Play French Selection

THREE debutants have been named in Australia's rugby league team in its tour opener of Europe in Sunday's match against a French Selection in Carcassonne.

Kearns to captain Kangaroos

MELBOURNE Storm prop Robbie Kearns will captain his country for the first time when the Kangaroos take on a French selection side this weekend as part of Australia?s six-match tour of France, Wales and Great Britain.

New Zealand A Play National League 2 Side

SEVEN members of Keighley's Championship-winning team have been named in the National League Two representative team for Wednesday night's tour match against New Zealand A at Cougar Park.

Can England's rising stars topple the world champions?

THE world champion Kangaroos have not lost a Test Series to Great Britain since 1970 and they have not lost a Test Series on British soil for some 44 years.

New Zealand A Play National League 2 Side

SEVEN members of Keighley's Championship-winning team have been named in the National League Two representative team for Wednesday night's tour match against New Zealand A at Cougar Park.

Can England's rising stars topple the world champions?

THE world champion Kangaroos have not lost a Test Series to Great Britain since 1970 and they have not lost a Test Series on British soil for some 44 years.