THE St George Illawarra Dragons wish to advise that Head Coach Wayne Bennett has urgently returned home to Australia from the United Kingdom for family reasons.
PURSUING a seventh successive finals appearance in 2011, the Sea Eagles will have to do their best to steer clear of the ill-timed injuries and suspensions which brought their 2010 season to an underwhelming end.
THE questions that were asked were all the sorts of things we expected.
POWELL BOOSTS HIS SQUAD: AND GIVES THE RUMOUR MILL A REST
RETIRED Jetstar Gold Coast Titans star Mat Rogers will receive the fitting send-off a dual international deserves when former players and coaches from both Rugby League and Rugby Union join forces for
A huge final weekend of trials - get the lineups for YOUR team here! Includes World Club Challenge!
THE Melbourne Storm have named a 23-man outfit for their final pre-season trial against the Brisbane Broncos at Dolphin Park, Redcliffe.
CANBERRA Raiders captain Alan Tongue has been declared fit to play and will lead the Green Machine against the Bulldogs in his home town match in Tamworth.
ON paper, Souths should be primed to make a run for the top eight. The true test for the Rabbitohs is to show the required mental and physical toughness to defend their try line.
THE Gold Coast Titans have named a 21-man squad for Saturday's trial game against North Queensland in Cairns.
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CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN Bulldogs supporters will get their first look at recruit Frank Pritchard in blue and white this Saturday when the Bulldogs take on the Canberra Raiders at Scully Park, Tamworth.
CAPTAIN Kurt Gidley returns for the club when the Newcastle Knights take on the Cronulla Sharks for this weekend's trial in Muswellbrook.
BRISBANE enter 2011 in the wake of a stunning decision to drop the axe on head coach Ivan Henjak three weeks before the start of the season. But it remains to be seen how Henjak's ousting will effect the side's onfield performance.
NOT the Broncos finest hour...