THE Wynnum Seagulls RLFC has today announced a three-year partnership arrangement with the Brisbane Broncos that will enable Wynnum Seagulls players to stay in the bayside district and still have viable opportunities in the NRL.
I?M sitting outside a cosy little caf? with a nice view of Parramatta River, waiting patiently for Eels? five-eighth John Morris to arrive. The wind comes to a sudden halt and I notice a glare in the distance ? white shoes, white teeth. This has to be him. I try to compose myself, albeit quite poorly, before he makes his way over to our arranged meeting place. ?Hi, I?m John Morris. Who the f*ck are you??
?THERE are languages other than words, numbers, symbols or nature. There are languages of the body. And prizefighting is one of them. There is no attempting to comprehend a prizefighter unless we are willing to recognise that he speaks with a command of the body which is as detached, subtle and comprehensive in its intelligence as any exercise of mind by such social engineers as Herman Kahn or Henry Kissinger?
ANDREW Johns is in doubt for the final leg of Australia's Tri-Nations campaign due to complications with his right knee.
GREAT Britain vice-captain Brian Carney fervently believes that the Lions have it in them to go one better than last year and win the Tri-Nations series.
THE Maltese public has been treated to a professional display of rugby league in all facets of the game at Marsa Stadium this afternoon where the home side, the Malta Knights defeated England Lionhearts by 36 points to 6.
Australia 28 v New Zealand 26
Horrid conditions at Ericsson Stadium didn't seem to affect the players on show tonight as both sides turned it on for the many fans that turned up for the 2nd game in the Tri-Series, with the Kangaroos taking the spoils in a close fought battle by 28-26.
RAIN has finally stopped falling in Auckland this morning but the surface is sure to be slippery for tonight's Tri-Nations rugby league clash between Australia and New Zealand.
KIWI officials are hoping a New Zealand victory on Friday will come with an added bonus - Stacey Jones for the remainder of the Tri-Nations tournament.
THE Cumbrian representative team once again proved to be a first-class lineup, defeating Ireland 64-4 on the weekend. The game played at Whitehaven?s Recreation Ground was a showcase of local talent, including 10 players who were a part of the Whitehaven Warriors team that recently missed out on Superleague promotion. The Cumbrian team continued the form they displayed in the corresponding game last season, when they went close to defeating a combined Australian and New Zealand team.
AND so?in the cold hard light of day, the stats and the score remain the same as they did last night. Kangaroos 28, Kiwis 26. A sense of disappointment, but also a feeling of pride for this gnarly old Kiwi supporter. Pride in the fact that, for now at least, my team is able to compete with the very best League team in the world. Not only are they able to compete but they came incredibly close to pulling off an historic victory. But for a lack of defensive attention for ten minutes and the odd errant goal kick, it was theirs.
ONE can understand the flow of emotions and excitement felt by the Malta players from down under when they set foot, most of them for the first time,on their father?s land on Friday 14th October. They are going to play the first ever international Rugby League match on Maltese soil against England Lionhearts on Saturday 22nd October at Marsa Stadium, Malta.
PROMOTION to the Great Britain squad will be up for grabs when England take on John Monie?s France at Headingley tomorrow evening.
HUDDERSFIELD Giants' Chris Thorman has revealed his delight at being named England captain for the upcoming games against France & New Zealand.
MALTA rugby league head coach Joe Grima has included Maltese local Robert Bonavia in the 18 man squad to take on England in this Saturday's Rugby League International Friendly at Marsa Stadium.