THE Emerging nations will be the biggest beneficiaries from the cash windfall generated by the overwhelming success of the inaugural Gillette Tri-Nations Series.
GREAT Britain coach Brian Noble has admitted his players will continue to struggle against Australia until they learn to cope with high-pressure matches.
WAYNE Bennett is very likely to return as national coach next season after being offered the position again by the Australian Rugby League.
THE much anticipated final between Australia and Great Britain has fizzled with the Kangaroos smashing Great Britain 44-4 in front of a sell out crowd at Elland Road, Leeds.
AN Australian who has played in the NFL says NRL stars Willie Mason and Anthony Minichiello would be stars if they switched to the American game.
WESTS Tigers has scheduled five blockbuster home games at Telstra Stadium for the 2005 NRL premiership.
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
WE'RE back up and running for a whole new season in London and there is plenty to get excited about.
TODAY was the first day of training for the new London Broncos squad and it also marked another first for the club, as the 2005 campaign officially got started.
THE club has secured the services of its second Sea Eagle in the shape of exciting three-quarter Nick Bradley-Qalilawa.
ST George Illawarra Dragons centre Mark Gasnier will undergo surgery for a wrist injury according to today's Sydney Morning Herald. An Australian and New South Wales representative, Gasnier damaged ligaments in a training mishap and is likely to miss the start of the 2005 season. He reportedly joins new recruits Michael Ennis and Albert Torrens on the sideline with both players recovering from recent surgery.
SOUTH Sydney is considering a proposal to shift its home base to North Sydney Oval.
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