THE New Zealand Rugby League take great pleasure in announcing the Finalists for the Lion Foundation NZRL Awards 2004. The Awards Dinner will take place on Friday 3 December at the Hyatt Regency in Auckland and will also be live on Sky Sport 1 from 8.00-9.30pm.
RE-DEVELOPMENT works at Oki Jubilee Stadium will see the St George Illawarra Dragons play their first four home games of the 2005 season at WIN Stadium in Wollongong.
LIONS coach Brian Noble will finalise his 17-man squad an hour before kick-off but is expected to recall Paul Sculthorpe and Jamie Peacock.
But scrum-half Sean Long could miss out after Danny McGuire and Iestyn Harris impressed at half-back in last week's win over New Zealand.
I'VE spent much of this week in down town Leeds. Being from Australia and all, getting used to the weather has been quite a challenge. But rest assured, come tomorrow night (or Sunday Morning Australian time), the locals will tear down the terraces at Elland Road
GREAT Britain coach Brian Noble has reacted angrily to the appointment of Englishman Russell Smith as referee for Saturday's Tri-Nations final.
GREAT Britain Head Coach Brian Noble has named a 19-man squad for this weekend?s sell-out Gillette Tri-Nations Final clash with Australia at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds (ko 6.15pm).
THE American Rugby League has earmarked US-born Knights forward Clint Newton as the man to captain the Tomahawks in a one-off international against Australia in Philadelphia on December 1.
WALES have released a 19-man squad for their Student Rugby League International against Australia in Treorchy on December 5 (kick-off 2pm) and coach Wayne Williams believes that he has a team capable of pulling off a shock win writes Ian Golden.
THE NZ Warriors are tipped to toughen up for next season?s NRL, and a former North Queensland player will have a lot to do with it.
PARRAMATTA CEO Denis Fitzgerald has controversially called for the conversion goal kick ? a 96-year rugby league institution ? to be axed.
ENGLISH-BASED Kiwi Logan Swann has admitted an assault on a man in Auckland's Queen St last year.
CRONULLA rugby league player David Peachey was arrested and released without charge after a mass brawl in Sydney's Kings Cross last night.
SATURDAY'S mouth-watering Gillette Tri-Nations final between Great Britain and world champions Australia will be refereed by England's Russell Smith.
New Zealander Glen Black was in line to referee the final at Elland Road.
ADRIAN Morley, the only Englishman plying his trade in Australia's National Rugby League, says he'll secure bragging rights from Bondi to Bundaberg should Great Britain win the Tri-Nations rugby league series.
SOME of British rugby league's biggest names have rubbished talk of player burnout and say they would relish the opportunity to take on the Kangaroos in Australia next season.