TWO French referees could be active in Super League in the 2006 season, according to Rugby Football League Match Officials Director Stuart Cummings.
MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named an 18-man squad for this weekend's round 14 NRL Telstra Premiership clash against the New Zealand Warriors. The Storm (7-5) take on the Warriors (5-7) at Ericsson Stadium in Auckland on Sunday, June 12th at 2:30pm AEST.
THE Broncos impressive winning streak of eight consecutive wins is sure to come under fire this weekend in Canberra after the club was forced to relinquish eight players to State of Origin II and injury yesterday.
VODAFONE Warriors head coach Tony Kemp has shuffled the captaincy, recalled hooker Lance Hohaia and lost loose forward Sione Faumuina for Sunday?s NRL match against the Melbourne Storm at Ericsson Stadium.
The 24-year-old Faumuina is out for one game after taking an early guilty plea on a grade one careless high tackle charge from Saturday night?s loss to St George Illawarra.
And Hohaia returns immediately after serving a club-imposed one-match ban over a breach of protocol after the 21-4 win over Wests Tigers.
With Faumuina out, Betham moves back to his preferred loose forward?s position with Hohaia stepping back into the No 9 jersey.
Jones will assume the captaincy, which he had in the win over South Sydney two weeks ago.
?We want Monty to be able to concentrate solely on leading the defence which will need to be at its best against a side like the Storm,? said Kemp.
?He gave us so much value with his work in the middle of the park earlier in the season. That?s the work ethic we?ll need in our last 12 matches as we strive to make the finals.?
THE Canberra Raiders have announced the return of three key players for Saturday?s match against the Brisbane Broncos at Canberra Stadium, while two new faces are closer to playing their first NRL matches with the club.
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named a State of Origin depleted team to face the Dragons at Oki Jubilee Stadium on Sunday.
Coach Murrays team is;
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the Wests Tigers v Sharks Game at Campbelltown Stadium
THE 50th season of First Grade rugby league at Oki Jubilee Stadium will kick-off this Sunday when the St.George Bank Dragons clash with the North Queensland Cowboys.
STATE of Origin representative duties and an injury to key second rower Lance Thompson have forced St George Illawarra Coach Nathan Brown to make a number of changes for the Dragons first Sydney home game of the season this Sunday against the Cowboys.
THE Real Rabbitohs are pleased to announce its team to play the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in Round 14 of the 2005 Telstra Premiership this Saturday, June 11, kicking off at 7:30pm at Aussie Stadium.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his team to take on the Knights at Energy Australia Stadium on Saturday evening.
Coach Smiths team is;
MANLY today signed captain Michael Monaghan to a new three year contract.
BULLDOGS back rower Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out for an indefinite period following an injury sustained in last weekend's 21-all draw between the Bulldogs and the Rabbitohs at the Sydney Showground.
DASHING young Queensland centre Ashley Alberts will make his NRL debut for the Manly Sea Eagles in Saturday's Aussie Stadium clash against South Sydney.
NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his side to play the Eels at Energy Australia Stadium on Saturday night.
Coach Hagens team is;