TONGA have held out a very brave Irish effort to record a 22-20 victory in the opening Pool C match of the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.
A quick look at Monday night's opening Pool 3 match between Tonga and Ireland.
AUSTRALIA have well and truly justified their World Cup favouritism with an opening 30-6 win over New Zealand in front of a very healthy crowd at the Sydney Football Stadium tonight.
IRISH Wolfhounds name a 19-man squad for their opening World Cup match on Monday against Tonga.
FRANCE has opened their World Cup campaign with a hard fought 36-18 victory over Scotland in Canberra.
THE Australia Indigenous Dreamtime side have defeated the New Zealand Maori in a highly entertaining contest...
ENGLAND have claimed the first win of the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, defeating a spirited Papua New Guinea 32-22 in Townsville.
FRANCE has completed their preperation for tomorrow's match against Scotland with a team run on Canberra Stadium.
FORMER Kiwi prop Craig Smith has come out of retirement to play for the New Zealand Maori against the Australian Indigenous team in the curtain-raiser to the official opening match of the 2008 Rugby League World Cup on Sunday.
A list of all the players for all the countries - and where and when to see them in action throughout the Rugby League World Cup tournament.
A quick look at the team line-ups and broadcast times for this weekend's opening matches for the Rugby League World Cup Finals.
LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM'S Vlado Mazevski looks at the Dragons' 2008 NRL season. More season reviews for other NRL clubs to follow in the days ahead.
LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM'S Paul Zines looks at the 2008 NRL season, club-by-club. More season reviews for other NRL clubs to follow in the days ahead.
CAPTAIN Nathan Cayless, Lance Hohaia and Manu Vatuvei are back in the line-up for the official opening match of the 2008 Rugby League World Cup against Australia at the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday night.
ST George Illawarra Dragons Five-eighth Jamie Soward has been selected in the Aboriginal Dreamtime team...