ONLY a trial? Maybe. Very disappointing? Definitely.
YORKSHIRE Irish defeated counterparts Lancashire Irish in the inaugural Clash of the Irish Roses 24-10 at Oldham St. Anne's RLFC.
BACK from two years on the sidelines, Cory Bond has rediscovered his passion for league and looks set to feature as a spearhead for the Tweed Heads Seagulls.
WIDNES boss Frank Endacott praised the courage of his players after their home win over Bradford Bulls.
WARRINGTON are without full-back Daryl Cardiss and new signing Chris Bridge.
The hosts have drafted in forwards Warren Stevens and Paul Noone to offset the loss of Paul Wood, who suffered ankle ligament damage at London.
HUDDERSFIELD are likely to be unchanged from the side that won at Leigh.
But half-back Paul March and forwards Iain Morrison and Jon Grayshon are added to the squad, while hooker Brad Drew will make his home debut.
WIDNES club captain Terry O'Connor is poised to make his Vikings debut as long as he recovers from a calf strain.
And stand-off Owen Craigie has shaken off a sprained ankle, which disrupted his debut at St Helens.
WAKEFIELD, the surprise package of Super League IX, face another crucial test of their resurgence when Wigan visit Belle Vue on Saturday.
HUDDERSFIELD Giants? coach, Jon Sharp, blamed a disappointing first half performance for his side?s 36-28 home defeat at the hands of Hull in the Engage Super League at the Galpharm Stadium.
LEIGH coach Darren Abram felt his side had missed a golden opportunity to register their first Engage Super League victory after a 26-22 defeat at Warrington Wolves.
WAKEFIELD maintained their resurgence with an 18-16 win over Wigan that puts them top of the embryonic Super League table after the opening two rounds.
A Newcastle Knights rugby league player broke into a university dorm and put his hands down a woman's pants during an alcohol-fuelled rampage with other Knights players, it was reported on Sunday.
THE Parramatta Eels were in devastating form as they cleaned up the Roosters 34-16 on a wet and windy night in the Central West town of Parkes.
BRISBANE?S experiment of playing boom youngster Karmichael Hunt at five-eighth in place of rested Australian captain Darren Lockyer showed glimpses of promise on a night when Melbourne confirmed their finals credentials again in 2005.
CRONULLA prop Jason Stevens will miss the opening to the NRL premiership after damaging medial ligaments in his knee.