WHO ever said International Rugby League was dead should have been at Ericsson number two last night, as Cook Islands and Tonga battled it out in the 3rd Round of the Pacific Rim Tournament.
THE Melbourne Storm faced another year of having to put up with critics questioning their existence. The long term viability of a team in ?AFL mad? Melbourne remains doubtful, their low home crowds are mocked on a fortnightly basis and the lack of media interest in Melbourne makes you wonder if anyone cares.
BRITAIN?S most successful Rugby Club, World Champions, Bradford Bulls, have announced the signing of Forwards, Ryan Hudson and Andy Lynch from Castleford Tigers.
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PACIFIC RIM RESULTS
THE British Amateur Rugby League Association is delighted to announce that Britain's biggest Union, the GMB, have agreed to continue their sponsorship of the BARLA National Cup for the 2005 competition.
The Kiwis are holding on to hope of having winger Lesley Vainikolo available for next month's two tri-series league tests against Great Britain.
IT could be a Tony Puletua situation all over again for New Zealand Rugby League.
CARDIFF Demons have accepted an invitation to play in the 2005 Powergen Rugby League Challenge Cup, the final of which will be played in the Millennium Stadium on August 27.
KIWIS coach Daniel Anderson is accepting Bradford's decision not to release winger Lesley Vainikolo for the tri series tests against Great Britain
WALES must beat Scotland by 14 points or more in Glasgow this Sunday (kick-off 3pm) to have any chance of qualifying for the Rugby League European Nations Cup Final writes Ian Golden.
THE Oceanic Pacifica Rugby League Tournament Organisers are pleased to annouce that Erana Clark will be performing at the tournament. Erana Clark is the voice coach on the popular Australia Idol program and has recently released a new CD.
NEW Zealand rugby league selectors have called up three Bradford players in their team to play Australia in the second game of the Tri-Nations series on Sunday morning .
CRAIG Fitzgibbon was instantly recalled into an expanded Australian team for Saturday's return Tri-Nations rugby league test against New Zealand, while Brent Tate remains on the outer.
AUSTRALIAN coach Wayne Bennett has slammed plans to appoint New Zealand referee Glen Black to next week's Kangaroos-Great Britain match in the tri-nations rugby league series.