THE draw for the 1st Round of the Powergen Challenge Cup was made tonight at Ince Rose Bridge, with another array of fascinating ties drawn out of the bag.
NOT since the days of Widnes's legend Martin Offiah have the Vikings had a left winger with genuine pace.
FOLLOWING a rigorous final session in the build up to Sunday?s Irish encounter with the Bradford Bulls, co-coaches Marcus Tobin and Alex Smits have confirmed their 24 man traveling squad.
MANLY has a hot card up its sleeve to make the NRL's top eight this season - former Sydney Swans defender Troy Luff.
SOUTH Sydney coach Shaun McRae has learnt a valuable lesson since arriving at his new club - don't believe everything you hear.
EMBLAZONED with the Maltese Cross, the red & white strip of the Malta national rugby league team are set to embark on Coffs Harbour for this weekend?s Orara Valley Sevens at Coramba?s TOFOG Sportsground and they?re not just here to make up the numbers, says head coach Joe Grima.
KOGARAH Council have passed a Development Application (DA) that will allow the area outside Jubilee Oval facing the Princes Highway to be used as a training area. As a result, the surface of the area will now be upgraded. The Dragons had previously been granted with a temporary licence to use the area for a 12-month period.
ROBBIE Kearns has been there before and the popular second rower is looking forward to lead the Melbourne Storm again in 2005.
NEW Zealand Bartercard Cup team Hibiscus Coast Raiders have entered the Wollongong Sevens. The Raiders had a poor 2004, but their record over the past few years beforehand has been very impressive, winning the Auckland Rugby League's 2nd Division Competition (Sharman Cup) 2001
as well as Bartercard Cup 2001 Champions.
NRL coaches agreed at a meeting with Referees Coordinator Mr Robert Finch, Chief Executive Mr David Gallop and Chief Operating Officer, Mr Graham Annesley that only a few slight interpretation modifications needed to be made by referees for the 2005 Telstra Premiership.
GORDEN Tallis' down to earth honesty and upfront nature are his biggest assets in his new role as an NRL board member, according to Rugby League Professionals Association (RLPA) president Tony Butterfield.
THE Canberra Raiders have employed a visual expert for the 2005 National Rugby League season, aiming to gain an edge in attack.
PAPUA New Guinea Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) Board has appointed former Rabaul Guria coach Jeff Wade as its new chief executive officer under its Australian Rugby League-funded structure and recommendations.
WIDNES are hoping New Zealand A international Karl Guttenbeil will be cleared in time for Thursday's pre-season friendly against St Helens.
WIGAN today confirmed that their Captain Andrew Farrell will be out for four months following knee surgery which was carried out last night.