THE 2008 Lion Red Premiership Preliminary Series kicks off on Saturday 29 March and to launch, defending Fox Memorial Premiers Manurewa take on Richmond Bulldogs (2007 titleholders) for the Stormont Shield, the first major peice of silverware on the line
TY Williams sees Friday night's NRL blockbuster derby against Brisbane as the perfect chance to invigorate the Cowboys' "sluggish" start to the season.
THE Auckland Vulcans suffered their second defeat in as many matches when beaten 34-18 at Wentworthville on Sunday.
BRISBANE are sweating on the fitness of representative fullback Karmichael Hunt, who is in doubt for Friday night's Queensland derby with the Cowboys.
WAIRANGI Koopu has replaced injured centre Jerome Ropati for the Warriors' third-round NRL clash against Manly at Brookvale Oval next Monday night.
THE Melbourne Storm have cleared NRL star Greg Inglis of any wrongdoing after unfounded allegations he was involved in a violent altercation.
THE Judiciary gaining credibility...
NORTH Queensland skipper Johnathan Thurston claims NRL fans will turn away in droves if shoulder charges are banned.
HE'S the fastest player at the North Queensland Cowboys - and it's not Matt Bowen, it's Obe Geia.
ST George Illawarra players deny the continued speculation around coach Nathan Brown's future has started to become a major distraction to their 2008 campaign.
THE million dollar question inevitably came up during Brisbane backrower Corey Parker's NRL contract negotiations - who is coaching the Broncos next year?
BRISBANE backrower Corey Parker has re-signed with the NRL club for another three years.
ALL the ins-and-outs for Round 3's action...
AFTER two wins from two The North Sydney Bears will field an almost unchanged line up as they travel to Windsor to face the Wolves in round three of the VB NSW Cup
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