QUEENSLAND forward Carl Webb has been ruled out of next month's State Of Origin series decider against New South Wales in Brisbane.
ON 20th April 1908 North Sydney and South Sydney played the inaugural match of the NSWRL competition.
HUDDERSFIELD Giants prop forward Mick Slicker has retired from Rugby League due to chronic and persistent knee problems. The 26 year old Irish international has played only 8 games this year for the Giants and has reluctantly had to accept specialists verdicts that for his long term health and mobility it was time to hang the boots up.
CRONULLA fullback David Peachey is poised to accept a two-year contract with Widnes Vikings.
WIGAN legend Martin Offiah has urged his former club?s players to "show their pride in the shirt" during Sunday?s Powergen Challenge Cup quarter-final at St Helens.
NATIONAL League One (NL1) club Whitehaven are cautiously considering a proposed buy out by a local businessman. The Cumbrian side, which currently operates on a shareholder system, has fielded an offer from business park developer Tony Ansell. His plan is to buy a majority share in the club, and then raise 3-4 million pounds from investors in order to bring Whitehaven?s home Recreation Field up to Superleague standards.
WESTS Tigers captain Mark O'Neill won't be offerred a playing contract for 2006 but the club want him to take a position in junior development.
THE June 30 deadline for approaching players coming off contract next year is set to expire in a week which means round 16 is the last footy on offer before Rugby League?s homeless are rounded up and paraded about the landscape like a prized bull in the main arena at the Easter Show.
NEWCASTLE'S Kiwi contingent are facing the axe as the winless National Rugby League cellar dwellers look ahead to 2006.
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FOUNDATION captain Dean Bell is excited about the Vodafone Warriors? plans to recreate the club?s historic 1995 debut for their clash with original rivals Brisbane at Ericsson Stadium on Sunday.
In marking the club?s introduction to the Winfield Cup on March 10, 1995, the Vodafone Warriors have produced a special replica strip for the 2005 NRL team to wear for the 10th anniversary event.
THE Panthers have received a mid-season boost with news that Sanyo Oceania has decided to remain the club?s major sponsor for another two years.
BRONCO back Brent Tate will miss this Sunday's round-16 match against the New Zealand Warriors in Auckland due to injury.
THE Brisbane Broncos have today agreed to terms with three members of their NRL squad, leaving just two current first graders unsigned.