Women's Rugby League - Results and fixtures

FIXTURES for 20.11.05.Bradford Thunderbirds 36 Keighley Cats 6Wakefield Panthers 26 Castleford Panthers 6Hillside Hawks 50 East Hull 0Shaw Cross Sharks P Sheffield Hawks PPendle 0 Warrington 50Copeland P York Acorn P Frozen pitchDevelopment LeagueCrofton Cougars 12 Swinton Ladies 6Middleton P Brighouse Rangers P Frozen pitch Rochdale Ravens P Bradford Victoria P Frozen pitchChallenge Cup 1st RoundCastleford Panthers v York AcornCopeland Wildcats v Keighley CatsWarrington v Shaw Cross SharksDevelopment LeagueBradford Victoria v StanningleyBrighouse Rangers v Swinton LadiesMiddleton v Rochdale Ravens

Brothers Return to Stafford

BRISBANE Brothers will relocate its senior and junior teams to Gibson Park at Stafford in season 2006, continuing a lengthy assocation with the precinct.

Rugby League International Federation propose law changes

NEXT week's Rugby League International Federation board meeting here could close the door on players being registered in two competitions at the same time, preventing a repeat of Andrew Johns's UK stint this year.

Seagulls Proud to Show Their Manly Side

WHERES' Wally? That may be the last remaining question after Wynnum this week reverted to its former name, Wynnum-Manly Seagulls, the same moniker which the club sported in the 1980s while Wally Lewis, Gene Miles, Greg Dowling, Colin Scott and the French brothers graced the Kougari turf.

Wiki will stay a Warrior

KIWIS skipper Ruben Wiki has dismissed British reports that he has been offered a lucrative Super League contract by Monty Betham's new club, Wakefield Trinity.

League execs tipped to back Tri-Nations future

THE future of the Tri Nations tournament should be clearer later tonight (AEDT time) after the Rugby League Federation executive meets in Leeds.

Bennett may force changes in Kangaroo line up

WAYNE Bennett could not guarantee he wouldn't make changes to the Australian side to play rivals New Zealand in next weekends Tri-Nations final at Elland Road.

South London Storm win top award

SOUTH London Storm last weekend finished there season on a high when they were awarded the Club of the Year award by the Rugby League Conference. The National award is contested by all clubs playing in the top amateur Rugby League competition and South London won ahead of clubs from as far away as Cumbria to the north and Plymouth to the south.Storm were nominated for three awards narrowly missing out on two (Coach of the Year for coach Rob Powell and Player of the Year for Second Row/Prop Louis Neethling), but winning the Club of the Year award and also Louis Neethling gaining a place in the national Dream Team at Second Row.Arguably this was the award Storm wanted to win the most. Storm started the season off with one main aim and it was for the club to go back to its roots and become a club once more and a club for the players, spectators and the Juniors as a first thought and results to come second. This award proves that the Storm have indeed done that. ?This is a proud day for all those involved with the club. It is a shame for Rob and Louis who have been major forces both on the field and off it in the club but they deserve to be proud for being nominated for these prestigious awards.? Commented chairman Paul Brown on winning the award.?It is a great testament to the club that we have won this award and also won our division this year. The two do not always come together, a successful team does not always make for a good club and a good club does not always make for a great team but this year a great club helped this team become a great team.? ?The team played their hearts out all season and you could see they were playing for each other, making for a great club atmosphere at training and after matches. Many have put a great deal of time into the senior club and the many Junior teams we have and this is for everyone. It is a great day for the club and vindicates how hard people have worked.? South London Storm will be starting pre season training again in the new year. If you wish to take part please log onto www.southlondonstorm.com or call the club on 0700 596 8671.

Australia ends Great Britain's Tri-Nations campaign

FULLTIME score: Tri-Nations Game VI Australia 26 def. Great Britain 14

Beware the wounded Kangaroo

AUSTRALIA'S new captain Danny Buderus has admitted that fear of another sporting failure to follow the loss of the Ashes will drive the Kangaroos in Hull tonight. The 27-year-old Newcastle Knights hooker was thrust into the role of a potential Ricky Ponting when Darren Lockyer broke a bone in his foot during a training session in Paris two weeks ago, conceding that the captaincy would prove a poisoned chalice if Australia were to return home beaten for the first time since they suffered two shock defeats in France in 1978.

Pritchard cleared of serious injury

NEW Zealand second-rower Frank Pritchard was cleared of serious injury after being hurt in his side?s 38-22 Test win over France in Toulouse.

Comeback Kid takes to home stage

NOT much more than a year ago, Jamie Thackray was thinking of calling it quits and going to work in a warehouse. Such was the faltering rhythm of his rugby league career that it stacked up as the more realistic option.

Noble gets to grips with an image problem

FOR the second time in less than a year, Brian Noble tonight stands on the threshold of the greatest achievement of his career, one he has been working towards for more than two decades: ending Australia's domination of international rugby league. The Lions coach is desperate to showcase the British game by taking full revenge for last year's rout by Australia.

New Zealand 38 - France 22

NEW Zealand winger Jake Webster and second rower Frank Pritchard were taken to hospital for brain scans this morning as the Kiwis struggled to a late test win over France.

Buderus: Atmosphere won't faze us

AUSTRALIA captain Danny Buderus has thrown down a challenge to the home crowd ahead of Saturday's must-win Gillette Tri-Nations clash with Great Britain in Hull.

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