FORMER Great Britain captain Ellery Hanley will be inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame this week, as part of four new members.
Hanley, who also went on to coach Great Britain, will join Eric Ashton, Martin Hodgson and the late Dougie Clark in entering the Hall of Fame.
LEEDS Rhinos and Bradford Bulls have announced their respective 18-man squads for the engage Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday.
ALL tickets for the 2005 engage Super League Grand Final have sold out.
CASTLEFORD coach Dave Woods might have to wait until the end of the month to discover if he has a future with the newly-promoted Tigers in engage Super League.
LEEDS Rhinos half-back Danny McGuire looks certain to miss the Gillette Tri-Nations Series after being told he needs to undergo groin surgery.
STACEY Jones played his first match for the Kiwis last Saturday night after two years of international retirement and helped direct the Kiwi team to a memorable 38-28 win at Telstra Stadium.
Australia 28 v New Zealand 38
New Zealand has overcome their many critics by beating Australia 38-22 at Telstra Stadium tonight in front of 28,255 spectators at Telstra Stadium. After the Kiwis lead 18-0 early, the Kangaroos charged back to lock the scoreboard up at 18-all at halftime.
LANCE Hohaia is set to tour with the Kiwis' for the English leg of the Tri-Nations rugby league series after favourable results from a scan today.
SCOTLAND are set to hand debuts to at least five players in tomorrow?s European Nations Cup tie against Wales at Bridgend. The fifth will become the 100th player to represent Scotland since senior rugby league internationals began in 1995. Gateshead full-back Wade Liddell, wingers Jon Steel of Hull KR and Dougie Flockhart from Dumfries, Halifax hooker Ben Fisher and St Albans Centurions forward Nick Surtees are all expected to be in the 17 and with the uncapped forwards Dave Simm (Edinburgh Eagles and Wigan St Judes) and Steve Deviney (Easterhouse Panthers) also vying for a place on the bench, new faces abound.
AUSTRALIAN winger Timana Tahu has been ruled out of the rest of Tri-Nations rugby league series with a hamstring injury.
THE third and final between the NZ Maori and the Cook Islands test held yesterday in Hastings saw another tough battle for both sides, with the Cook Island coming out the victors.
INJURED Kiwi hooker Lance Hohaia has to await scans on his lower leg after being stretched off Telstra Stadium on Saturday night.
WALES are going into Sunday?s crucial Rugby League European Nations Cup opening match against Scotland at the Brewery Field, Bridgend (kick-off 3pm) in a confident mood writes Ian Golden.
IN a closely fought encounter at the Brewery Field, Bridgend, a crowd of over a thousand saw Wales narrowly overcome a strong Scotland side.
KIWI five-eighth, Nigel Vagana, is free to play in Friday's return Tri-Nations match in Auckland after being cleared of a dangerous throw charge on Saturday night.