THE 2003 Queensland Cup finals series promises to be one of the most open on record with all five sides a genuine chance of claiming the title.
BRADFORD Independent Supporters Association (BISA) have announced a major coup for their General Meeting on 4 September with the news that RFL Technical Executive Stuart Cummings will be in attendance to take questions from fans.
IN Bulls Eye this week, Brian Noble and Stuart Fielden look ahead to Sunday's Tetley's Super League Round 25 game at Brentford when the Bulls meet the Broncos.
UTILITY forward Dave Mc Connell joined the Broncos this week from Chorley Lynx and has been named on a six-man substitutes bench for Sunday's home game against Bradford.
McConnell joins Wests Tigers duo Steve Trindall and Joel Caine in switching to Griffin Park on a short-term deal.
Rob Purdham, who was rested for last week's win at Halifax, will also come back into the side giving Rea nineteen to choose from. The final seventeen will not be confirmed until Sunday.
PAUL Cullen has named a 20-man squad to face Leeds Rhinos this Friday evening at Headingley, Kick-off 8pm.
MELBOURNE Storm?s long list of injured players will receive some relief this week as the club enjoys its second bye of the season before meeting the Manly Sea Eagles at Olympic Park in the final round of the NRL?s regular season.
TWO rounds to go and the race for the finals is really starting to hot up with some bumper matches this weekend. Only two of the seven matches have no bearing on the finals and in those two matches, the NRL will trial two referees on the field at once in an effort to improve the overall standard of officiating, which has come under intense scrutiny this year with some mind baffling decisions that have cost teams dearly at certain stages of the season.
CRONULLA Sharks have sought leave of appeal following the suspension of fullback David Peachey by the NRL judiciary last night.
ST George Illawarra back rower, Henry Perenara has joined the growing Dragons casualty list after being forced out with a season-ending shoulder injury.
IT'S coming into what the rugby league development officers describe as "reaping time" as Australian clubs swoop down on young players at provincial level and national programmes.
WARRIORS coach Daniel Anderson and his Sydney Roosters counterpart Ricky Stuart will let injured stars Stacey Jones and Brad Fittler decide for themselves whether they will play in Sunday's NRL grand final rematch at Aussie Stadium.
CRAZY John's chief executive Brendan Fleiter says he knew nothing of Manly's decision to pull the pin on sponsorship negotiations with the mobile phone retailer until informed by the media.
CRONULLA fullback David Peachey's appeal of a two-week suspension for a grade three contrary conduct charge will be heard at NRL headquarters in Sydney from 9am AEST today.
CANBERRA'S impressive win over the Bulldogs has been tempered by a leg injury to veteran five-eighth Jason Croker.
THE Canberra Raiders held off the Canterbury Bulldogs for a 21-16 win at the Sydney Showgrounds.