FORMER NSW rugby league skipper Ben Elias says Origin-appointed referee Paul Simpkins will be a liability for the Blues at next Wednesday's series opener at Brisbane.
PENRITH was reeling from what it believed to be a State of Origin snub from both NSW and Queensland rugby league selectors.
PAUL Simpkins has been appointed to referee the first State of Origin match at Suncorp Stadium on May 25.
NORTHS v BURLEIGH
Bishop Park, 2pm Saturday, May 21.
RUGBY League viewers from all over Australia now have the opportunity to watch the Queensland Wizard Cup.
ROUND 10 of the H Jersey Flegg Competition saw us come up against the North Sydney Bears.
MALTA rugby league international Paul Marzella has been named in Malta?s rugby union squad to contest Malta?s upcoming Rugby Union World Cup Qualifiers where Malta will meet Denmark in a home and away series as part of Malta?s RWC qualifying route.
THE Rugby Football League have confirmed their intention to increase the size of Super League to 14 clubs.
NEW Zealand coach Daniel Anderson was on Wednesday appointed as the new head coach of English Super League side St Helens.
THIS Saturday (21st May) 2SER FM?s ?A View from the Hill? will be taking calls from listeners on whatever you would like to talk about in Rugby League.
THIS year?s first State of Origin clash has a big impact upon proceedings at the weekend. With three teams having the bye and the rest left to piece together a side from what remains, round 11 looms as a tough task for tipsters.
FRIDAY, 20th May 2005
MORE people are attending games than ever before, membership revenue is above that of previous years and the team is exceeding last year?s performance. The vibes emanating from the Melbourne Storm are particularly positive since the former CEO of the St. Kilda Football Club, Brian Waldron, switched football codes to guide the Storm through choppy waters.
RABBITOHS captain Bryan Fletcher has inked a two-year deal with English Super League club the Wigan Warriors, starting next season.
MANLY coach Des Hasler has been rewarded with a new three-year contract following the Sea Eagles flying start to the 2005 NRL season. The new deal will see Hasler remain at Brookvale until the end of the 2008 season.