ONE solitary game was played over the weekend in New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition as the teams had a rest for the New Zealand A side and the Wellington U18 side to be ready to take on their respective NSW Country sides on Sunday.
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THE NRL's leading try scorer, Amos Roberts, today agreed to join the Sydney Roosters.
THE Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs will be hosting a gala event ?Berries to Bulldogs? - 70 Year Anniversary Dinner to celebrate 70 Years of Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs history, tradition and pride on Wednesday evening the 28th July in the Ballroom at The Westin Sydney, 1 Martin Place, Sydney.
CRONULLA five-eighth Greg Bird, suspended for 10 matches earlier this season for kneeing, is in trouble with the NRL judiciary again.
CRONULLA have continued their foray into the player market, with Wests Tigers three quarter Luke Covell agreeing to terms with the club. Covell is most noted for his goalkicking ability, an area in which Cronulla is decidedly lacking.
TEST winger Timana Tahu admitted on Monday he was leaning towards leaving Newcastle at the end of the NRL season.
LEAGUEUNLIMITED?S player of the year awards has a new joint leader this week with Roosters half back Brett Finch scoring three points and jumping two places. Finch is joined by Cowboys powerhouse Paul Rauhihi who scored two points from the same match, moving up to 19 points overall.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs is pleased to announce that Shaun McRae has been appointed Head Coach of the South Sydney Rabbitohs for seasons 2005 and 2006, with Arthur Kitinas moving into the NRL Assistant Coach role.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has hit out at the New Zealand Warriors for wasting time during their upset 20-10 win.
IRELAND squad for next weekend's game v England being named tomorrow night.
THE Bartercard Cup match between Hibiscus Coast Raiders and the Eastern Tornadoes was played in typical Whangaparoa weather, 40 minutes sunny, and 40 minutes dreadful.
SCOTLAND A have named six players from the TotalRl.com Conference in their squad to take on the RLC Lionhearts on Sunday 13 June at Hamilton RFC.
Liverpool Buccaneers are well represented with prop Ash Carroll, formerly of Chorley Lynx, captaining Scotland again and being joined by club-mates Jon Fitt - of Liverpool Hope University - and three-quarter Mark Webster, who was a regular for Thatto Heath in the National Conference this winter. All are Scotland A regulars but coach Kevin Rudd has made six changes to the 17 who beat Ireland in the final game of last season.
QUEENSLAND Cup rugby league fans were dealt up a treat today when Wynnum defeated Redcliffe 30 - 28 in todays tv game. The standard of football was first rate and the game went down to the wire.
BROTHERS Valleys clash with Easts Tigers marks the return of Josh McCartney to the playing field.