THE Cronulla Sharks have withstood a late charge from the North Queensland Cowboys to score a 24-18 victory in Townsville tonight.
A dominant first half has seen the Sydney Roosters record a 30-4 victory over a disappointing Canberra Raiders side at the Sydney Football Stadium in the opening club match of Round 9.
AUSTRALIAN five-eighth Greg Bird has called on NSW selectors to hand Kurt Gidley a starting role for the opening State of Origin clash.
AUSTRALIAN fullback Billy Slater hopes his indifferent Test debut won't cost him his place in the Queensland State of Origin side.
BEN Smith says it's the loss of his 2007 centre partner Timana Tahu that has really hurt the Eels.
"FREAK" was all Australian coach Ricky Stuart needed to describe Greg Inglis after helping create the Kangaroos first try.
A fast start has proved to be the crucial difference in the 2008 Centenary Test with Australia emerging 28-12 victors over New Zealand at the SCG.
RUGBY league legend Jack Gibson has passed away following a long battle with illness, aged 79.
DRAGONS forward Jarrod Saffy has today agreed to terms with the Club for a further two seasons, until the end of 2010.
NEW Zealand five-eighth Ben Roberts has been ruled out of Friday night's centenary rugby league Test against Australia because of a hamstring strain.
HAZEM El Masri returns for the Bulldogs in Saturday night's NRL clash with Penrith to stake a last-minute claim.
ADRIAN Rovere takes a look at the make-up of the Queensland Origin squad...
NORTH Queensland will be out to prove they are more than a two-man team when they confront Cronulla without Matt Bowen and Test halfback Johnathan Thurston.
BRAD Fittler has called on Braith Anasta to demand NSW selection and lead his side out of a two-game losing sequence against Canberra on Saturday.
JOHNATHAN Thurston passed a fitness test on his injured ankle Friday morning and will play in Friday night's Centenary Test against New Zealand at the SCG.