THREE years ago, Canterbury Bulldogs were caught breaching the NRL salary cap by A$400,000 for the 2002 season, and by A$600,000 for the 2001 season. The Bulldogs? punishment was harsh ? the loss of 37 competition points, and a fine of A$500,000.
IN Bulls Eye this week coach Brian Noble looks ahead to Sunday's Engage Super League Round 9 game at Halliwell Jones Stadium as the Bulls travel across the Pennines to take on the Warrington Wolves.
ST Helens V Leigh
PAUL Cullen has named a 20 man squad to face the Bradford Bulls this Sunday, kick-off 3pm.
DALLY M Medal winner and NSW Captain, Danny Buderus has today agreed to terms with the Newcastle Knights until at least the end of the 2008 season.
DRAGONS 32 v SEA EAGLES 6
Warriors 6 Tigers 24
MELBOURNE Storm winger Matt King crossed the line for a try in the 70th minute to put the in-form Storm within striking distance, but the Penrith Panthers had all the answers in tonight's NRL game at Penrith Stadium.
PANTHERS 36 v STORM 16
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 38 v North Queensland Cowboys 6
JASON Williams spent time in prison last year for assaulting a teammate and the New Zealander's rugby league career looked over.
ANTHONY Mundine may have to return to rugby league on pauper's wages if he wants to play with a premiership contender, with the NRL on Friday moving to clarify its salary cap rules in reaction to his prospective comeback.
THE NRL partnership committe today handed down a crushing blow to the bidders for a sixteenth NRL club. The Central Coast Bears, Wellington Orcas and Gold Coast Dolphins were all vying for a place in the world's toughest and most competative rugby league competition, the NRL for the 2006 season.