NEW Zealand Residents coach Phil Prescott has included a number of Junior Kiwis and 2 members of the NZ Warriors squad in his Residents team.
The team is to play 2 games in Australia, NSW Country in Wollongong on October 1 and a Jim Beam selection side as the curtain-raiser to the first Tri-Nations test between the Kiwis and Kangaroos.
HAVING scored a fantastic 10-8 win over the Eels in week one finals action the Bulldogs Jersey Flegg side will this week face the Sydney Roosters in a sudden-death final. Dogs coach Andy Patmore has named a very strong outfit for the clash.
NORTHS General Manager Greg Florimo has announced a new coaching and training line up for 2006. An even blend of both coaching and playing experience together with local knowledge will feature with an expanded support staff. "Next year plans to be huge. We have spent the past couple of seasons doing it pretty tough, however I think we have turned the corner and I expect that we will profit both on and off the park, having built some solid foundations" said Flo.
MALTA and Greece will meet in a rugby league international friendly at the Fairfax Community Stadium (Seven Hills) in Sydney?s west, on October 8.
WESTS Tigers star five eighth Benji Marshall could postpone off-season surgery to partner Stacey Jones at the New Zealand scrumbase for the Tri-Nations rugby league series.
NEW Zealand international forward Ali Lauitiiti has agreed a two-year extension to his current contract with Leeds Rhinos which will see him stay at Headingley until at least the end of the 2008 season.
ST Helens coach Daniel Anderson says Wigan hooker Terry Newton should have been banned for more than 10 games.
FORMER New Zealand coach Frank Endacott will be in charge of Widnes for the last time at London on Sunday, he has confirmed.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons have today outlined details of their arrangements with the Wollongong Sportsground Trust for 2006 and expressed their desire for a continued long-term presence in the region.
SYDNEY City Roosters halfback Brett Finch is not looking for a move after a disappointing season in the NRL according to his manager, Steve Gillis.
SUPPORT for recovering Melbourne prop Robbie Kearns has come from an unlikely source -"rival" front-rower Jason Stevens.
BENJI Marshall has played 2nd fiddle to the genius of Darren Lockyer twice this year, but Wests Tigers skipper Scott Prince doesn't believe the Kiwi youngster will be overawed facing the Broncos five-eighth in Sunday's NRL semifinal.
KOGARAH'S OKI Jubilee Stadium will host only five out of twelve St.George-Illawarra home games in 2006 following a joint announcement between the Wollongong Sportsground Trust and the Dragons regarding a new lease agreement at WIN Stadium.
WESTS Tigers coach Tim Sheens expects his side's defensive effort in Sunday's National Rugby League semi-final against the Broncos to be at least the equal of their performance last weekend.
FORMER Balmain greats Wayne Pearce and Ben Elias are backing the Wests Tigers' inexperienced forwards to get the better of Brisbane's ageing warriors.