ADRIAN Rovere takes a look at the non-selection of Anthony Laffranchi...
NEW Zealand superstar Sonny Bill Williams says his team must use brains as well as brawn in Friday night's Centenary Test against a star-studded Australia.
AUSSIE backrower Paul Gallen says his Cronulla teammate Greg Bird is more than capable of filling Darren Lockyer's position in the Centenary Test against NZ.
KANGAROOS coach Ricky Stuart claims fans won't see Darren Lockyer at his best again until 2009, even if the Test skipper makes a successful return this season.
ALL the news from the weekend's play in Cardiff...
KANGAROOS captain Darren Lockyer has been ruled out of Friday's Centenary Test against New Zealand with a knee injury.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have sprung the biggest upset of the season by beating North Queensland Cowboys 28-24 and end their run of defeats this year.
THE New Zealand Warriors have held the Canberra Raiders out at a wet and empty Mt Smart Stadium today, taking the match 14-6 in atrocious conditions.
WINGER Matt Petersen has been granted an immediate release from the Gold Coast Titans to sign a two-and-a-half year deal with UK Super League club Wakefield.
PENRITH officials and the NRL have begun investigating the foam football throwing incident that marred Parramatta's win over the Panthers at CUA Stadium.
SHOULD an NRL match have 20 penalties or four penalties? Newcastle coach Brian Smith says the league should make up its mind.
THE Brisbane Broncos have defeated the Wests Tigers 34-22 in a high scoring contest at ANZ Stadium this evening.
THE Parramatta Eels have scored 20 second half points to defeat the Penrith Panthers 26-18 at CUA Stadium tonight. The Panthers led 14-6 at half time, but were unable to stop the surging Eels in the second half.
IN front of an almost full house in Newcastle, the Knights have brought the Gold Coast Titans 6 game victory run to an abrupt end, defeating the visitors by a narrow 13-12.
IT'S doubtful Blues selectors learned too much new about players in line for an Origin call-up from Friday night's City-Country clash in Wollongong.