THE Club would like to welcome successful businessman Jim Lawson to the North Sydney Football Club Board of Directors.Bears General Manager Greg Florimo was delighted with the appointment, "I'm very happy to have Jim on board. His business knowledge and his passion for the Bears will be a tremendous asset to the Club".Already Jim has speed up preparations for the new range of North Sydney on-line merchandise which will be available in November 2005.For more news go to the Bears official website at www.northsydneybears.com.au
WIGAN can today confirm that Danny Sculthorpe, the 26 year old prop forward, will be going on a season long loan to Castleford Tigers during the 2006 season.
FOLLOWING R2K's participation and fundraising efforts in the 2004 St.George Relay for Life event, the NSW Cancer Council has invited R2K to again enter a team in the 2005 event.
HOPES to have the World Club Challenge (WCC) be held in Australia next year were dashed this week, with the NRL confirming the game will be held in the UK. While a push to play the fixture on Australian shores had gained momentum earlier in the season, NRL officials have preferred to stick to the tried and true formula of playing the clash in the cooler climate of Britain.
IN the first instalment of our new regular feature of League Unlimited interviews, resident Leaguie Matt Starkey has a chat with newly appointed Queensland coach Mal Meninga.
FORMER captain Stephen Kearney has returned to the Melbourne Storm as one of the club?s two assistant coaches for season 2006, focussing on the players? defence and forward structure.
Round III, Tri Nations
Great Britain Lions 26 v New Zealand Kiwis 42
TOP Australian whistler Tim Mander - who officiated at the recent NRL Grand Final between Wests Tigers and North Queensland Cowboys - is set take charge of the deciding European Nations Cup Group A game in Dublin on Saturday afternoon.
ISN?T it great to see some real rivalry developing between the Kiwis and the Brits?
BAGS are packed and boots are polished for the 23 Kangaroos who depart for London on a 4.30pm flight this afternoon for the 2005 Tri Nations series.
THE Irish Wolfhounds Rugby League team have reported a clean bill of health ahead of Saturday?s ?winner takes all? European Nations Cup semi-final against Wales at Terenure College RFC this Saturday.
RUBEN Wiki, who will become the most capped player in world rugby league when he leads New Zealand out against Great Britain at Loftus Road on Saturday, has revealed the secret of his record-breaking success - the ?magic potion? he consumes after every match.
GREAT Britain has confirmed it will keep secret its halves combination for Sunday morning's Tri-Nations clash with New Zealand until just an hour before kick-off.
IRELAND vs Wales at Terenure College RFC, Dublin, Saturday 29th October, 3pm
STACEY Jones has been named in the Kiwis' squad to play against Great Britain on Saturday night at London's Loftus Road Stadium.