RELIEVED Newcastle captain Danny Buderus admits he had no idea how the rebuilt Knights would go in Saturday night's NRL opener against Canberra.
PARRAMATTA coach Michael Hagan has warned his players not to get carried away with the hype following their spectacular start to the 2008 NRL season.
THE Cronulla Sharks have kicked off their 2008 campaign with a determined 16-10 victory over the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval.
THE Newcastle Knights have claimed a comfortable 30-14 victory over the Canberra Raiders in Newcastle tonight. The Knights led 10-4 at half time.
WHO'D like to be a footy fan? Tonight at the newly named ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Bulldogs and Eels fans were treated to both the euphoria of a team on fire, and the lows of a bumbling side. The Parramatta Eels finally won the battle of a 'game of two halves'
SYDNEY Roosters back-rower Anthony Tupou says the pain of losing his Australian Test spot is spurring him on in 2008.
COACH Jason Taylor is confident South Sydney can get their NRL season back on track without star recruit Craig Wing.
CRONULLA lock Greg Bird will give his injured hamstring an early morning test in a desperate bid to play against Manly in the NRL match at Brookvale Oval.
PENRITH and New Zealand hard man Frank Pritchard says his new club captain Petero Civoniceva is among the toughest men he has met.
JOHNATHAN Thurston admitted he had to see a sports psychologist to get his head right before his comeback in the NRL season-opener on Friday.
THE Gold Coast has launched the 2008 premiership campaign in style with a comprehensive 36-18 victory over the North Queensland Cowboys tonight.
THE Sydney Roosters have managed to hold out a late surging Rabbitohs side tonight, defeating Souths 34-20 in the season opener of League
THE Sydney Roosters capped a horror opening night for arch-rivals South Sydney with a stunning 34-20 NRL win at ANZ Stadium.
EELS fullback Luke Burt says premiership expectations are being felt at Parramatta, but the NRL contenders are more than capable of dealing with the pressure.
CANBERRA officials have vowed to surround Todd Carney with a team capable of challenging for the NRL premiership after he re-signed with the Raiders.