AUSTRALIAN Rugby League chairman Colin Love today announced a Kangaroos train-on squad for the 2005 Tri Nations from NRL non finalist teams:
WARRINGTON Wolves new signing Andrew Johns has dispelled fears he may be carrying an injury when he arrives at the club this week on a short-term deal.
HUDDERSFIELD?S play-off ambitions were all but ended at Griffin Park after an engage Super League win for London Broncos by 16-12.
WARRINGTON v Salford, Leigh v St Helens, and Wakefield v Widnes.
THE last round of this year?s NRL regular season is over, but boy do we have another cracking team! There were some real stand-outs over the weekend and the full results for the season can be found at Monday?s Expert. For now, please form a guard of honour as our boys run out for the last time. Here is the Round 26 League Unlimited Team of the Week.
2005 LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER OF THE YEAR: ANDREW JOHNS
Congratulations to Andrew Johns who has taken out the Leagueunlimited.com Player Awards for 2005.
ST George Illawarra Ben Creagh may be sidelined until the NRL preliminary finals if the Dragons make it that far.
THIS month?s edition of Rugby League Review hits the stands on Tuesday, 6th September. If you?re a Rugby League supporter, then Rugby League Review is a must. The September issue has plenty to sink you teeth into including:
PARRAMATTA crowd favourite Fui Fui Moi Moi and North Queensland's Origin prop Carl Webb will miss the entire NRL finals series unless they can successfully contest charges laid by the NRL match review committee today.
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PETERO Civoniceva reckons Brisbane skipper Darren Lockyer is ready to tear into the NRL finals following a three-week stint on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
WESTS Tigers coach Tim Sheens admits his young side will have to work hard on defence to be a force in its maiden NRL finals series. Sheens says the Tigers' defence was exposed in their surprise loss to Penrith yesterday and they must regroup before the qualifying final against North Queensland at Telstra Stadium on Friday night.
PARRAMATTA'S injury woes may worsen with prop Michael Vella expected to know the full extent of a hand complaint this week. With Eels and Test back rower Nathan Hindmarsh already sidelined with a knee injury, Vella will undergo x-rays on his hand in the next couple of days.
PREMIERSHIP winning winger Luke Rooney has been called into the New South Wales side to replace Anthony Minichiello, who became the second player in as many days to be sacked by ARL officials over the mobile phone voice message affair.
NEW South Wales officials have taken a firm stance against misbehaving players, today throwing the Blues preparation into chaos by dropping a further player from next Wednesday night?s first State of Origin match at Telstra Stadium.