WELLER Hauraki's voice softens when he recalls his brush with a bullet in Sydney's Kings Cross.
MELBOURNE back-rower Ryan Hoffman is "working around the clock" to ensure he's fit for this weekend's NRL clash with Cronulla at Olympic Park.
MELBOURNE have blasted the New Zealand Warriors for refusing to allow Brent Tate to defend Storm captain Cameron Smith for an alleged grapple tackle.
SOUTH Sydney centre Nigel Vagana has quashed speculation he's set to retire from the NRL.
SCOTLAND Rugby League today confirmed the Widnes Vikings coach Steve McCormack as their coach for this year's Rugby League World Cup in Australia and also announced a five figure sponsorship deal with one of the UKs biggest retailers, The Co-operative.
HE is rated the NRL's best fullback by premiership-winning coach Craig Bellamy but Billy Slater isn't getting too excited about his form.
BULLDOGS skipper Andrew Ryan says his side will prepare for Sonny Bill Williams to play in Friday's clash with South Sydney with knee scans on Wednesday.
THE Rugby Football League has determined that the final Northern Rail Cup Group Three qualifying game between Celtic Crusaders and Doncaster RLFC which was postponed will not be re-arranged.
CELTIC Crusaders and the Welsh Rugby League have announced a new partnership to develop youngsters to play rugby league in Wales.
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THE NRL has moved to outlaw shoulder charges in tackles where more than one defender is involved.
THE odds of Dragons coach Nathan Brown being the first NRL axed in 2008 have shortened dramatically following St George Illawarra's woeful season-opening loss.
CANBERRA Raiders representative forward Neville Costigan has been ruled out for six to eight weeks with a quadriceps strain.
MELBOURNE skipper Cameron Smith has become the second player to be charged with making a grapple tackle from the opening round of the NRL season.
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