McRae has great hopes for South Sydney

SOUTH Sydney coach Shaun McRae has learnt a valuable lesson since arriving at his new club - don't believe everything you hear.

Malta enters the Sevens scene

EMBLAZONED with the Maltese Cross, the red & white strip of the Malta national rugby league team are set to embark on Coffs Harbour for this weekend?s Orara Valley Sevens at Coramba?s TOFOG Sportsground and they?re not just here to make up the numbers, says head coach Joe Grima.

DA approved for Jubilee training field

KOGARAH Council have passed a Development Application (DA) that will allow the area outside Jubilee Oval facing the Princes Highway to be used as a training area. As a result, the surface of the area will now be upgraded. The Dragons had previously been granted with a temporary licence to use the area for a 12-month period.

Kearns Captain Again

ROBBIE Kearns has been there before and the popular second rower is looking forward to lead the Melbourne Storm again in 2005.

Hibiscus Coast Raiders enter the Wollongong Sevens

NEW Zealand Bartercard Cup team Hibiscus Coast Raiders have entered the Wollongong Sevens. The Raiders had a poor 2004, but their record over the past few years beforehand has been very impressive, winning the Auckland Rugby League's 2nd Division Competition (Sharman Cup) 2001 as well as Bartercard Cup 2001 Champions.

The NRL rule book won't be re-written this season

NRL coaches agreed at a meeting with Referees Coordinator Mr Robert Finch, Chief Executive Mr David Gallop and Chief Operating Officer, Mr Graham Annesley that only a few slight interpretation modifications needed to be made by referees for the 2005 Telstra Premiership.

Tallis gets nod of approval

GORDEN Tallis' down to earth honesty and upfront nature are his biggest assets in his new role as an NRL board member, according to Rugby League Professionals Association (RLPA) president Tony Butterfield.

Raiders see season clearly

THE Canberra Raiders have employed a visual expert for the 2005 National Rugby League season, aiming to gain an edge in attack.

Video Ezy Charity Shield Vital for Dragons in 2005

DRAGONS coach Nathan Brown believes the 2005 Video Ezy Charity Shield will be one of the most keenly contested games of the season for his St George Illawarra Dragons as they clash with South Sydney at Aussie Stadium on February 19, 2005.

History re-visited

SPECTATORS at the TOFOG Sportsground in Orara Valley this weekend will most probably see the fixture between Malta and Sydney University as another entertaining sevens match on a day that will see some of the world?s best rugby league players take to the field on Australia?s east coast.

Runaway Bay to test Tomahawks

AFTER a strong showing against the Australian Kangaroos, the American Tomahawks expect to face a good test from the new look Runaway Bay Mixwell Cup side on the 29th of January.

Mario Fenech to make historic comeback!

RUGBY league legend Mario Fenech is set to make an unexpected comeback return to rugby league in his debut match for the Malta Knights when they take to the field for the Orara Valley Sevens at Coffs Harbour this weekend.

Longreach to launch Qantaslink

OUTBACK Longreach has staged a major coup, named as the official launch site for this year?s nationwide QANTASLink Bush Blitz.

Lyon to start, Widnes wait for Guttenbeil nod

WIDNES are hoping New Zealand A international Karl Guttenbeil will be cleared in time for Thursday's pre-season friendly against St Helens.

Major injury blow for Andrew Farrell

WIGAN today confirmed that their Captain Andrew Farrell will be out for four months following knee surgery which was carried out last night.

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