AFTER three years in exile from Davies Park, the Southern Suburbs Rugby League Football Club has taken its rightful place back at Magpie headquarters.
SOUTHS? first Queensland Cup outing may not have produced the Club?s desired results but the teams have regrouped in preparation for what is sure to be an explosive first home game this Sunday.
THE Sydney Airport Jets have completed their trials program, and are now ready for the real substance of any Rugby League season - the competition rounds.
The biggest news for Newtown this week is that half-back maestro Craig Field is due to return from a stint with the Pia club in France. Field made a sensational impact in the royal blue jersey last year, and no doubt coach Colin Murphy will be keen for the talented number seven to get back into the playing action as soon as possible.
WIGAN Warriors were the biggest winners in the Fifth Round of the Powergen Challenge Cup, as York City Knights and Whitehaven earned a place in the last eight alongside six Tetley's Rugby Super League teams.
Powergen Challenge Cup Fifth Round Results
RUGBY?S World Champions ? Bradford Bulls ? are delighted to announce that their new look website has received a record 3.1 million hits in its first live month since being launched in mid-February.
MANLY coach Des Hasler has named an unchanged side for Saturday's blockbuster against Sydney Roosters at Brookvale Oval.
FONE Zone Canberra Raiders Coach, Matthew Elliott, has named a preliminary twenty-man squad for the Raiders blockbuster clash with defending Premiers Penrith this Friday night at Canberra Stadium.
VETERAN South Sydney player Terry Hill has retired from rugby league following a tumultuous off season including a serious knee infection and a reported feud with coach Paul Langmack.
COACH Wayne Bennett has added forward trio Dane Carlaw, Neville Costigan and Tom Learoyd to the Broncos squad for this Sunday's clash with arch rivals the Parramatta Eels at Suncorp Stadium.
THE man who plays the role of the Penrith Panthers mascot, Paws, has lost the part following his conviction for welfare fraud.
THE team to play the Eagles this Saturday night at Brookvale has been announced. Both Michael Crocker and Craig Wing are out, and Stuart Webb & Peter Cusack move into hooker & the bench respectively.
THE Melbourne Storm have received a welcome boost on the eve of their opening game of the 2004 NRL season, with coach Craig Bellamy re-signing for a further three seasons.
MELBOURNE Storm fullback Robbie Ross has announced his retirement from rugby league due to ongoing injury.
THE Canberra Raiders have become the first club to be issued with a breach notice for exceeding the 90-second time limit for goal kicking.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons have left the fate of WIN Stadium's playing surface in the hands of the weather gods. And a handful of expert groundkeepers.
The club's chief executive officer Peter Doust inspected the ground yesterday after hearing a large portion of the field had been badly damaged by the weekend's Australian Supercross Nationals event.
Mr Doust said he was not shocked at the sight of a ring of brown and yellow grass despite the first home game, against the Newcastle Knights, being only three weeks away.