THE Queensland Rugby League is likely to oppose extra time for this year's State of Origin series at a meeting in Brisbane tomorrow, plunging it into a boardroom battle with its NSW counterpart.
Lion Red is back on the Kiwi jersey as naming rights sponsor of the Kiwi Rugby League team for the 2003 season, New Zealand Rugby League president Selwyn Pearson announced today.
DANIEL Anderson looks to be a home run for the Kiwi coaching job if he wants it and if the Warriors let him.
THIS afternoon at Stadium Toowoomba a Graham Mackay inspired Ipswich Jets have caused the first upset of the Qld Cup with a 34-24 victory over the Toowoomba Clydesdales in the ABC TV match after leading 22-4 at half time. Ex international Mackay was scintillating with four tries only blotting his copy book with a ten minute stint in the sin bin right on the half time hooter for a professional foul while half back Ricky Bird also had an outstanding match & being awarded the ABC man of the match award. Toowoomba had the early running scoring the first try before the Bird & Mackay show took over with Mackay having a hat trick by the interval & completing his fourth with an intercept try midway through the second half. Jets coach Gillmeister was relieved with his first up win in the competition while Toowoomba coach Kevin Walters was left searching for answers. Ipswich next week play Burleigh Bears at Bendigo Bank Oval while things get no easier for Toowoomba having to travel to Dolphin Oval at Redcliffe to play last years premiers.
TO a boy growing up in Brisbane in the 1950/60s George Lovejoy was the voice of Rugby League. My father and I listened to his Friday night preview at 6 p.m. on 4BH and hurried home from the Saturday game, whether it be a club game, Bulimba Cup, representative trial, Interstate or Test, to listen to his 6 o'clock review. (When I was old enough to own a transistor, I listened to his call during the game). The same scene was repeated on Sunday after a local club game.
THE New Zealand Rugby League is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Anderson as the coach of the New Zealand Kiwis for the next three years.
HERE are the details for trial matches to be staged at Henson Park this Saturday, February 22.
THE Metropolitan Catholic Colleges Rugby League Competition is inviting Referees who have time on Thursday afternoons to be part of one of the longest running schoolboy competitions in New South Wales.
TWO of Australias foundation Rugby League clubs, Newtown and North Sydney, have agreed to permanently honour a living Sydney legend who played with distinction for both of the 1908 clubs.
THE Newtown Jets are proud to be sponsored by Sydney Airport and the Petersham RSL Club.
SATURDAY, March 1st, 2003Central Coast Advocate Stadium, Gosford (formerly the Northpower Stadium).2.30 pm. Newtown v. Ryde-Eastwood (Jim Beam Cup trial)4.10 pm. Newtown v. Western Suburbs (NSW Premier League trial).
THE Swansea Bulls Under 15's will travel to Halifax and Bradford on the weekend on March 22nd & 23rd. The team, based at Morriston RFC in Swansea, will be play against Ovenden Under 15s in Halifax on Saturday 22nd March.
COACH Brian Noble and Mike Forshaw look at Sunday's Tetley's Super League Round 2 clash, which sees the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats as the visitors as the Bulls are set for an emotional return to Odsal.
Please note this game has a 3.00pm kick off
THE Bradford Bulls, Odsal Homecoming match on Sunday 9th March will be commemorated with a special souvenir edition of their new Gameday programme, Raging Bull.The programme, which includes special features on the Bradford Northern Legends match, Gareth Gates, along with 48 pages of top news, reviews, interviews and statistics, will be available from around Odsal Stadium for only 2.50.
NEWCASTLE lifted the tempo in the last 15 minutes to come from behind and beat the New Zealand Warriors 36-26 in a National Rugby League match at Ericsson Stadium.