Lee Briers announced as Wales captain

LEE Briers will captain Wales for the first time on Sunday 16 October when Scotland are visitors to the Brewery Field, Bridgend in the opening match of the 2005 Rugby League European Nations Cup.

Lyon waiting for the crumbs

MISSING out on the 23-strong Australian Tri-Nations squad has not worried ex-Parramatta centre Jamie Lyon.

Bradford storm past 12-man Hull

BRADFORD and their blockbusting winger Lesley Vainikolo re-wrote the record books with a 12-try 71-0 thrashing of 12-man Hull to book a trip to St Helens for the Super League elimination final.

Rhinos hold out St Helens to earn Grand Final spot

LEEDS Rhinos held off a thrilling late fightback from St Helens to book a second-successive engage Super League Grand Final appearance following a 19-16 win.

NL1 Grand Final: Castleford vs. Whitehaven

WHILE the Rugby League world recovers from an epic NRL Grand Final, and looks forward to possibly one of the closest finishes of all time in ESL, a decider with arguably more at stake will be fought out at Widnes on Sunday. The Castleford Tigers will play the Whitehaven Warriors in the National League 1 Grand Final that will no only decide the 2005 champions, but also determine who will be elevated to the English Superleague in 2006.

Chads a Bronco, Not a Warrior

LONDON Broncos have made Australian hooker Chad Randall their first signing for 2006 ending speculation the former Sea Eagles would join the New Zealand Warriors.

Bears sabotage Sydney Airport Jets winning run

THE Sydney Airport Jets four-game winning streak was brought undone by North Sydney in the VB Premier League match played at North Sydney Oval on Saturday. The Bears led 26-8 at half-time, and contained Newtown's second half resurgence to run out winners by 28-18.

Broncos trio make trip down under

LONDON Broncos Academy team, after an impressive start to the season, have three players selected to tour Australia in August representing Great Britain BARLA U19s. The club is delighted with the selection of captain Michael Worrincy, leading try scorer, Ade Adebesi, and prop forward Louis McCarthy-Scarbrook for the tour.

Gareth Hock re-signs

WIGAN today announced that Gareth Hock, their young back row forward has extended his contract until the end of the 2005 season.

Roosters side named to face Wests Tigers

SYDNEY City Roosters coach Ricky Stuart has named his side to face the Tigers at Campbelltown. Fullback Anthony Minichiello Left Wing Gavin Lester Left Center Chris Walker Right Center Ryan Cross Right Wing Todd Byrne Five-Eigth Brad Fittler Halfback Brett Finch Prop Jason Cayless Hooker Craig Wing Prop Peter Cusack Second Row Michael Crocker Second Row Craig Fitzgibbon Lock Luke Ricketson Reserve Stuart Webb Reserve Chris Flannery Reserve Adrian Morley Reserve Anthony Tupou Extra Player Named Chad Robinson Extra Player Named Ned CatiC


MELBOURNE Storm foundation players Robbie Kearns and Matt Geyer will both celebrate significant milestones this week when the Storm hosts the New Zealand Warriors at Olympic Park on Saturday night.

Tate back for Broncos clash with Raiders

INTERNATIONAL centre Brent Tate will stake his claim for a recall to the Queensland Origin side in this week?s clash with the Canberra Raiders at Suncorp Stadium after overcoming a shoulder injury suffered in Brisbane?s loss to the Sharks.

Warriors named to face Melbourne Storm

THE Vodafone Warriors have been boosted by the return of three players from injury for this weekend?s round 16 match against the Melbourne Storm at Olympic Park.

Johns set to quit league

NEWCASTLE Knights superstar Andrew Johns is set to make a dramatic switch to rugby union despite declaring he would stay in rugby league just weeks ago.

Eels Squad Named to Play Panthers

PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his team to play the Penrith Panthers at Penrith Stadium on Saturday night. With star winger Matt Petersen and halfback Jaimie Lyon still on the injury list the Eels face a hard task overcoming a confident Panthers outfit who are showing signs of a return to form. Coach Smiths team is;

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