CURRENT All Black winger Ma?a Nonu has not ruled out an eventual move to Rugby League after his contract with the NZRU expires. Nonu, who was liken to the talented Tana Umaga early in his career, has signed with the All Blacks until the next World Cup in 2007. Nonu toyed with the idea of joining the Rugby League ranks earlier in the season, and was subsequently courted by an array of NRL teams. While it seemed the NZ Warriors were about to sign the 23 year old, Nonu decided to instead stay loyal to Rugby Union.
FORMER Kiwi Henry Paul is set to make a surprise return to rugby league after failing to make an impact in rugby with England and falling out with his club side, Gloucester, it was reported yesterday.
FORMER Queensland Origin halfback Adrian Lam has accepted the role of assistant coach at the Cronulla Sharks.
CENTRE Shane Elford will remain with NRL premiers Wests Tigers next season after South Sydney today released him from his new contract.
GIVEN the ramblings of the past few weeks, the silence between Australia and Great Britain has been deafening. In fact, they?re almost chummy.
LEE Briers will follow in the footsteps of Jonathan Davies on Saturday if he can lead Wales to European Nations Cup glory in Carcasonne against France (kick-off 5pm CET).
GREAT Britain coach Brian Noble has tipped his hand adding halves Richard Horne and Iestyn Harris to his team for Saturday night's Tri Nations showdown with Australia at Wigan's JBB Stadium.
PETERO Civoniceva has warned his Australian team mates they will need to reproduce the "perfect half" in its Tri-Nations defence with New Zealand and Great Britain having bridged the gap in recent years.
PARRAMATTA forward Nathan Hindmarsh is expected to be ruled out of Saturday's Tri Nations clash in Wigan against a desperate Great Britain.
IN Bulle Eye this week, Brian Noble and Lee Radford look ahead to Friday's Tetley's Super League game at Odsal when Hull FC are the visitors in the game of the round.
LONDON Broncos will run out to play Wigan Warriors on Anzac Day at the JJB Stadium. Once upon a time this day of remembrance would have been of major significance to the vast majority of the Broncos line-up.
ST.GEORGE Bank Dragons captain Trent Barrett has today been ruled out of the Dragons Anzac Day clash with the Roosters on Sunday at Aussie Stadium.
EELS lock Luke O?Dwyer has been injured at training and could miss 12 weeks of footy. O?Dwyer was named at lock for the round 7 match against the Sharks at Parramatta Stadium but is out having sustained a similar injury to that one that kept Nathan Hindmash out for most of last season, a replacement has not yet been named.
STOP the rot!
SAVE LEICHHARDT OVAL!
23rd April 2004
LEST we forget. The tribute to the mighty ANZACS is upon us again and in the spirit of the camaraderie and mateship that exists between the people of Australia and New Zealand, the annual ANZAC test will be fought out between Australia and New Zealand at Energy Australia Stadium this evening.