MELBOURNE chief John Ribot has questioned the validity of the City-Country rugby league match after top players were ruled out today for the second time in three years.
LACHLAN Murdoch has acted as a go-between to arrange a rugby league Test match between Australia and the United States in New York later this year, US league official David Niu said today.
TO All Newtown RLFC Members and Supporters:
Please find attached a booking form for tickets to the club's official launch for the 2004 season, to be held at the NSW Parliament House on Monday, March 1st, 2004. (7pm for 7.30pm).
You can download and complete the order form, and fax it to the Newtown RLFC on 95500244.
Alternatively you can make your bookings by phone.
Call Phil Sigsworth or Warren Robinson on 95500999 to secure your place.
THE worlds most successful Rugby Club, Bradford Bulls, have announced that they have been working with O2 to provide them with a real time business solution for e mail on the move. The Bulls will be taking the Blackberry product, one of O2?s data products.
LONDON Broncos have named their squad for their final friendly of pre-season against London Barbarians at St Albans on Thursday night. Only Australian forward Mat Toshack is definitely out through injury. All the stars, including skipper Jim Symock and try-scorer supreme Dennis Moran are expected to play.
1 Paul Sykes
2 Jon Wells
3 Nigel Roy
4 Mark O'Halloran
5 John Kirkpatrick
6 Robert Purdham
7 Dennis Moran
8 Francis Stephenson
9 Neil Budworth
10 Steve Trindall
11 Mat Toshack
12 Steele Retchless
13 Jim Dymock
14 Andrew Brocklehurst
15 Mitchell Stringer
16 Joe Mbu
17 Tommy Haughey
18 Andrew Hart
19 Dave Highton
20 Radney Bawker
21 Rob Jackson
22 Lee Sanderson
23 Lee Greenwood
24 Andy McNally
After a training session at St Albans on Sunday, coach Peter Tonkin selected 22 players which will be reduced to 20 for the game tonight. They represent six different teams from the south-east and include several interesting names, not least Skolars' Vietnamese half-back Huy Lee.
Of the St Albans players, hooker Richard Smith captained the RLC Lionhearts last year; Matt Thomas used to play for the Broncos academy; Adam Cox played second grade for Adelaide Rams; Dene Miller was in the NL3 2003 Dream Team;
Graeme Lumley and Alex Murphy made their debuts in our Powergen Challenge Cup defeat at Birkenshaw and Alex hopes to be watched by his cousin, Penrith Panthers star Luke Rooney, tonight! Penrith play Bradford in the World Club Challenge tomorrow.
LONDON Broncos will tonight play a team of representatives from other leading clubs in the south of England at Woollams, the home of St Albans Centurions, based on Harpenden Road, St Albans, Herts.
THE worlds most successful Rugby Club, Bradford Bulls, have today launched their brand new website for 2004, featuring an innovative animation promoting the Bulls Super League opening match against Wigan Warriors.
LONDON Broncos romped to a 98-0 win over the London Barbarians at St Albans on Thursday night with a magnificent show of rugby league. The local side, comprised of players from National League 3 and 2 teams, was blown out of sight once the game had been held up for two floodlight failures caused by local power surges.
BRADFORD Bulls have run out convincing 22-4 winners over the Penrith Panthers in the Word Club Challenge this morning.
A hot humid night greeted the Dragons and Rabbitohs for their Charity Shield clash tonight at Aussie Stadium. The Dragons never looked threatened as they took out the game in front of 21,500 fans by 34-8.
IN the lead-up to Wednesday night's `Joanne Mackay Helping Hand Cup' at Oki Jubilee Stadium, R2K caught up with Mark Coyne, Jeff Hardy and David Niu for an interview on the Dragons All-Stars clash with the USA.
COLIN Ward is only getting paid a dollar for it, but his final game of rugby league will be priceless.
CHRIS Anderson will coach the Dragons next week.
AFTER what seems an eternity the rugby league fan can satisfy his hunger tonight with what promises to be an excellent game of footy between 2 sides who are keen to impress.
MELBOURNE centre Steven Bell will miss all four of the Storm?s pre-season trial matches after suffering stress fractures in his right foot several weeks ago.