ROOSTERS assistant coach John Cartwright is set to follow-up his encouraging debut as USA rugby league coach by leading an emerging Tomahawks side on a tour of Australia.
CARDIFF Demons will donate all gate receipt profits from their Powergen Rugby League Challenge Cup match against Walney Central at Taff's Well RFC on Sunday 16 January (kick-off 1.30pm) to the Tsunami Earthquake Appeal.
BRISBANE Bronco forward Brad Thorn hasn't played a State of Origin rugby league game for more than four years.
LEEDS Rhinos boss Tony Smith is confident his team will be ready to face Australian champions Canterbury Bulldogs in next month's Carnegie World Club Challenge ? despite just one full scale warm-up game.
HALIFAX RLFC prop forward Chris Birchall has been named Scotland?s Rugby League player of the year.
HULL FC entertains local rivals Hull KR this Sunday 9 January at the KC Stadium, 3:15pm kick-off. Please let me know if you are reporting on this game and I will add you to the press list. If you have already applied please ignore this message.
7,500 tickets have been sold for the game so far compared to 6,500 tickets this time last year. Last season?s friendly attracted a bumper crowd of over 15,000 and the club?s officials are hoping to beat that figure at Sunday?s game.
AUSTRALIAN Test centre Michael De Vere, Huddersfield's high-profile close-season signing from Brisbane Broncos, is on course to make his comeback from a knee re-construction in March.
IT was just another a day at the office for the representative-acclaimed centre. After playing a prominent role in his side?s fifth round victory, his evening appearance at a popular nightspot was never in question. There, he could relive his fleeting moments of glory with coarse-grained admirers and have his manly constitution validated by the nearest blonde scrubber. After hours of beer-fuelled revelry with his representative teammates, the player?s night was crudely interrupted by security staff?s belated action to eject him.
DRAGONS captain Trent Barrett today ruled himself out of Origin 2 this week on medical advice after having played his first game in eight weeks on Friday night.
Barrett was today approached to play in Origin 2 this Wednesday after Brett Kimmorley tore his hamstring at NSW training this morning, but said he had to make one of toughest decisions of his career by declining.
ROOSTERS halfback Brett Finch has been selected for New South Wales for next Wednesday's State of Origin II match at Suncorp Stadium.
THE Parramatta Eels have beaten the Manly Sea Eagles 52-12 in a fiery clash at Parramatta Stadium.
THE Wests Tigers proved today what an exciting football side they can be by thrashing the New Zealand Warriors 50-4 today on a freezing day at Jade Stadium in Christchurch.
BARLA Great Britain Lions are to make three changes due to injuries from the side that beat the New Zealand Defence Forces..
QUEEN'S Park Rangers' Loftus Road home will stage the opening British match of the Tri-Nations series when Australia face New Zealand on 23 October.
It has previously hosted an Australian soccer international, which was a factor in choosing the venue.
THE Redcliffe Pepsi Dolphins bounced back from a loss to the Toowoomba Clydesdales with an impressive 34-8 win over the Jets. In the lower grades the A Grade side won a scrappy encounter 20-10 while the Colts defeated a determined Ipswich Side 20-18.
The award winners were:
Searle?s Garden Products Player of the Match
Keystar Motors Player?s Player of the Match
Hogs Breath Caf? Player of the Match
Leading Edge Sports Player of the Match
Old Boys Play of the Day
The monthly award winners were
Redcliffe Leagues Team of the Month
Belvedere Hotel Player of the Month
Attacking Player of the Month
Defensive Player of the Month