FORMER Melbourne premiership star Ben Cross can move a large step closer towards a NSW Origin debut in front of Blues coach Craig Bellamy on Monday night.
AUSTRALIAN star Greg Bird has declared his desire to play five-eighth for NSW.
ANZ Stadium's slippery night-time playing surface is again in the spotlight with NRL clubs Penrith and the Bulldogs airing concerns.
THE Penrith Panthers have scored a 30-4 victory over an injury depleted Canterbury Bulldogs.
THE Cronulla Sharks have withstood a late charge from the North Queensland Cowboys to score a 24-18 victory in Townsville tonight.
A dominant first half has seen the Sydney Roosters record a 30-4 victory over a disappointing Canberra Raiders side at the Sydney Football Stadium in the opening club match of Round 9.
AUSTRALIAN five-eighth Greg Bird has called on NSW selectors to hand Kurt Gidley a starting role for the opening State of Origin clash.
AUSTRALIAN fullback Billy Slater hopes his indifferent Test debut won't cost him his place in the Queensland State of Origin side.
BEN Smith says it's the loss of his 2007 centre partner Timana Tahu that has really hurt the Eels.
"FREAK" was all Australian coach Ricky Stuart needed to describe Greg Inglis after helping create the Kangaroos first try.
A fast start has proved to be the crucial difference in the 2008 Centenary Test with Australia emerging 28-12 victors over New Zealand at the SCG.
RUGBY league legend Jack Gibson has passed away following a long battle with illness, aged 79.
DRAGONS forward Jarrod Saffy has today agreed to terms with the Club for a further two seasons, until the end of 2010.
NEW Zealand five-eighth Ben Roberts has been ruled out of Friday night's centenary rugby league Test against Australia because of a hamstring strain.
HAZEM El Masri returns for the Bulldogs in Saturday night's NRL clash with Penrith to stake a last-minute claim.