IN an early season boost to their State of Origin campaign, Queensland have received the welcome news that Broncos stalwart Shane Webcke will make himself available to the Maroons this year.
SYDNEY Roosters coach Ricky Stuart has named his team to take on the Penrith Panthers at Penrith Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
THE Real Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its team to play the Parramatta Eels in the round 2 of the 2005 Telstra Premiership this Sunday, March 20, kicking off at 3pm at Aussie Stadium.
FORMER Manly centre Albert Torrens will make his debut for the Dragons this Saturday night in their round 2 Telstra Premiership clash with Melbourne Storm at WIN Stadium.
PENRITH Panthers coach John Lang has named his team to face the Sydney Roosters at Penrith Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Despite their first round loss to the Sharks last weekend the Panthers emerged relatively unscathed on the injury front and coach Lang will be happy about second rower Tony Puletua's early guilty plea and his subsequent inclusion in the Panthers squad.
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MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach has named new recruit Ben Czislowski (former Bronco) as the replacement for the injured Mark O'Meley in the front row for this Friday night's clash with the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville. Czislowski came off the Bulldogs interchange last Friday to perform strongly and has now been rewarded with a starting position.
FORMER St George Illawarra and Kiwi Test prop Craig Smith will make a return to the NRL after signing a one-year deal with Newcastle. Smith will most likely lace on the boots in Round 4, when the Knights take on the Cowboys at Dairy Farmers Stadium.
SHARKS half back Brett Kimmorley will miss this weekend's clash against Manly after pleading guilty to a grade one careless high tackle, his first suspension ever in the NRL.
JEROME Ropati has been promoted to the starting line-up while Sione Faumuina and Tevita Latu both return from off-season operations for the Vodafone Warriors? second round NRL clash in Brisbane on Saturday night.
FULLBACK - Billy Slater (Storm) Bagged a hat trick of tries and led the way for the Storm as they trounced the hapless Knights. Boy he's got some pace about him!
CAN we please try that again? Last Friday was not the start to the season that Dragons fans wanted. The team played below our expectations & there wasn?t enough Red & White in the stands for a game against one of our traditional rivals.
MELBOURNE Storm, which demolished the Newcastle Knights in Sunday's NRL season-opener, has named an unchanged line-up for this weekend's road game against the Dragons in Wollongong.
SHARKS coach Stuart Raper has selected his team for this Sunday's game against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. With Brett Kimmorley sidelined with suspension, Adam Dykes slots into halfback with Greg Bird moving into a familiar five eighth position.
IN form prop Jason King has a chest injury and will miss Sunday's blockbuster against the Cronulla Sharks at Brookvale Oval.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his team to play the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Aussie Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Coach Smiths team is;